Local Event: Antique Buick Show

—Saturday, June 30, Hershey, Pa. (Rain or shine)

The Mason-Dixon Chapter of the Buick Club of America is holding their annual show. Primarily a Buick show but open to all other makes. New location: At A.A.C.A. Museum, 161 Museum Drive. Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m., Show 9-3. $15 registration includes one free admission to museum. Info: Larry DiBarry (717) 263-3804 or Dick Beckley (717) 395-7128.

Gettysburg Region Summer Picnic

Again at beautiful Codorus State Park just east of Hanover, Pa. Enjoy the enclosed air-conditioned Classroom Building overlooking the lake, or take a folding chair to enjoy the view outdoors. Arrive 11:00 a.m. or after; serving will commence around 1:00. Take your antique car and relax with fellow club members. The region will provide grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, silverware, cups and plates. To help off-set the cost of the event, the cost is $5 per person (free if under age 12). Each member is asked to take a covered dish or dessert to share. Refrigeration is available.

Cut-out response sheet is an insert in the March/April issue of the Gas Buggy GazetteRegistration deadline is July 2.

DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK: From I-83, take Exit 8 and drive 17 miles on Rt. 216 west to the Park.

Or, from Route 30, turn onto Rt. 116 west; travel 7 miles; turn left onto Grandview Road; continue to next signal light; turn left onto Rt. 216; drive 2 miles to the park.


The Classroom Bldg is round and easy to notice.

If entering the park from Sinsheim Road: Turn right onto Rt. 216 (Blooming Grove Road). Cross over 2 bridges. Turn right onto first road to the right (Marina Road). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Or, if entering the park from Smith Station Road: Turn left onto Rt. 216 (Blooming Grove Road). Cross over one bridge. Turn left onto 2nd road on left (Marina Rd). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Or, if entering the park from the east on Rt. 216: Cross over 2 bridges. Turn right onto first road on right (Marina Rd). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Or, if entering the park from the west on Rt. 216: Cross over one bridge. Turn left onto 2nd road on left (Marina Rd). Follow road straight to the end, where you will see the Classroom Bldg. overlooking Lake Marburg.

Information: Annette Yost (410) 635-2530.

Covered Dish Deadline: March 6th

Held at the East Berlin Community Center at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 11. Please bring a dish to share with fellow members. Spend the day enjoying excellent homemade food along with some great camaraderie.

This year we will be setting up a table for pictures. Dig around in your old albums and bring a few interesting photos, car or club related, of you, your spouse, or one of your past vehicles.

After dinner, either Bingo will return, or we will have a game-show type quiz. Details are still being worked on.

Your donation of a small inexpensive door prize is welcomed, though not required. There will be several very nice club-sponsored door prizes!

Deadline for sign-up is March 6. The event is FREE. For more info. contact Ron or Valerie Green (717) 443-3903 cellular, or e-mail [email protected]

DIRECTIONS: The East Berlin Community Center is located 3 blocks west of the intersection of Harrisburg Street (Rt. 194) and West King Street (Rt. 234), which is the traffic light in the center of town. Follow the signs marked “Community Center”.

Sundaes at the Movies

This year, our annual ice cream social is on a Sunday, January 21st and we have a new location: Dover Fire Hall, 30 East Canal Road. We’ll begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

This fun event is an opportunity to get out of the house and shake off the mid-winter blues. Members will enjoy delicious ice cream with all the toppings, and we’ll also be treated to some very old Gettysburg Region films, as well as a slideshow of 2017 events.

Wear a hat, please: something new or old or silly. We will also hold our door-prize drawings, so please bring a nice door prize—something car-related, or just fun.

Cut-out response sheet is an insert in the Nov./Dec. issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. The deadline to sign up is January 9, and the cost is only $5.00 per person, non-refundable.

Contact: Roxanne Vandermark Hess (717) 792-0858.

You can view more information and directions on our Events Calendar.

Penn College Tour: Deadline Extension

*The following was recently e-mailed to our members from the tour planner Jim Yemzow.


 Since the newsletter was so late, and most won’t receive it till later this week, I’m extending the cut-off date for the Penn College tour till Saturday the 28th.

We will meet at the Sheetz in Duncannon (1550 State Road right along Rt. 11/15).  It’s on the right, past a Dollar General.  We’ll leave there at 7:15 and arrive at the Perkin’s Restaurant in Selinsgrove (1394 N. Susquehanna Trail right along Rt. 11/15) for breakfast.  We’ll leave there at 9:30 to arrive at Penn College in Williamsport by 11:00.  Anyone not wishing to eat at the Perkins, can travel there by themselves to meet up with the group by the scheduled departure time.

If you’re interested in going please contact Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  [email protected]   or Pat Shaffer (717) 258-4964  [email protected]  
Both phones have voice mail so leave a message and we’ll get back to you or better yet send an email.

Tour to Penn Tech

Pennsylvania College of Technology, Automotive Restoration Course Tour   

The following was recently e-mailed to GRAACA members from Jim Yemzow.

I’ve arranged to have a tour on Saturday, Nov. 4th at 11:00 am.

Those invited are members of Gettysburg Region of AACA, Harrisburg Area Volkswagen Owners Club (HAVOC), and two other VW clubs. The instructor, as well as students, are coming in on their own time to welcome us and present an idea of what they’re learning to perpetuate the collector car hobby.

For the past six years the Gettysburg Region has monetarily supported this program. HAVOC also contributed to the scholarship program this year. If you’re curious to see how your money is being used, join us. I’ve been to “Penn College” three times already and know you won’t be disappointed.  
We’ll be meeting at the Perkins restaurant, 1394 N. Susquehanna Trail in Selinsgrove PA, (right along route 15 north), for breakfast and leave there at 9:30 am to continue on to Williamsport, PA. If there’s enough interest, a closer rendezvous will be arranged so we can travel together to Selinsgrove. Details will be provided to those registering and we would be leaving the Carlisle area by 7:00 am.


There’s no charge for the tour, so I’m hoping for a large turnout.  The drive along route 15, with mountains on one side and the river on the other, should be quite scenic in early November. This may be your last chance for a tour this year!
Please register by Monday, October 23rd, by contacting Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  or (717) 258-4964  or  [email protected]  

Fall Tour 2017: September 30th

Today we’re highlighting the GRAACA’s 2017 Fall Tour which is right around the corner. You can also find this and other events on our Events Calendar

We will be driving through the lovely back roads of York and Lancaster counties on our way to the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster. This site is a living history village dedicated to preserving early Pennsylvania German life — with picturesque historic buildings featuring living history demonstrations of farming and crafts from the 1700’s and 1800’s. 

The tour starts at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing with coffee and doughnuts beginning at 8:30 a.m. We will depart on the tour at 9:15, taking mostly back roads. Driving time will be about 2 hours.

We will be having boxed lunches in the picnic grove (weather permitting) or in one of the historic buildings if needed. Choose from beef, ham, turkey, tuna salad or chicken salad sandwiches. You also get pickles, olives, celery, and carrot sticks, macaroni salad, a cookie, and soft drinks. 

The cost is $24 per adult (including refreshments, lunch, and admission) or $19 for children aged 3-11 or free (without lunch) for children under age 3. 

Cut-out response sheet is in the July-August issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. Deadline to register is September 14. Contact Doug Cline (717) 697-6406.

DIRECTIONS to tour’s start (E.M.M.R.): Take Route 15 to cross-road at milepost 25.9 (south of Dillsburg, north of York Springs). Turn east — this is Latimore Valley Road. Go 0.2 mile, turn right onto Old Route 15; go 0.2 mile and turn left onto Baltimore Road. In 0.1 mile, bear right. At top of hill, turn left into E.M.M.R. parking lot. 

Reprinted from The Gas Buggy Gazette and edited for the website. 

Summer Tour 2017

Saturday, August 26th

A special opportunity. Meet friendly and modest Irenee DuPont Jr., who has owned a 1936 Olds for 81 years and a 1918 Cadillac for 77 years. See his “daily driver” cars, hear his engineering knowledge, drive around his 500-acre estate, walk through his 17 bedroom house, and hear his pipe organ play. This is a special invitation not available to the general public–but bring guests if you wish.

We’ll be starting our tour at The Markets at Shrewsbury. They open at 8 a.m., so get there anytime, see their crafts, gifts, and food vendors, and have breakfast and refreshments on your own there. 

We will leave there promptly at 9:30 a.m. and take small roads and 2-lane highways all the way, stopping mid-way at the Dutch Way restaurant in Gap, Pa. for a delicious buffet lunch. We’ll have a scenic stop along the way, too, so you can stretch your legs. Our destination is the estate “Granogue” near Montchanin, scenic northernmost Delaware, about a 2-hour drive from the starting point.

Send no money: All costs are on your own. We have a special all-inclusive buffet rate of $14.5 person for lunch including meal, dessert, drinks, tax, and tip. Cut-out response sheet is in the May/June issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette. Deadline to sign-up for the tour is August 14.

Directions to tour’s start: The Markets at Shrewsbury are on the Susquehanna Trail north of Shrewsbury, south of Exit 8 of I-83. (GPS address, 12025 Susquehanna Trail South, Glen Rock, Pa. 17327.) We will be parking in front of Penn Dutch Furniture (blue roof).

If traveling from the north or south, I-83 is a main route. Take exit 8; turn onto Rt. 216 West. Go 0.7 miles to stop sign; turn left onto Susquehanna Trail South. Go 1.5 miles and turn left into the Markets.

Contact Jerry Black 717-334-3638 or John Sayler 717-796-1895.