Ladies Day has been cancelled for May 19th due to the rain which just won’t seem to let up. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience and for the late notice. We kept watching the weather and holding out hope, but alas, it seems more storms will push through tomorrow.
April 28, 2018 — Hosted by Karl and Mary Krouch
Fog greeted us in the morning, but Mary Krouch had a talk with the weather, and by 10:00 it was blue skies. The poker run started at Carlisle Country Market where everyone got the chance to do a bit of shopping, grab a cup of coffee and their directions (along with the first card) before heading out. We had the best turnout on a tour in years with over 70 people signed up!
The next stop was Carlisle Cemetery where we were met by Kelly Krouch from the Daughters of the American Revolution. In historic costume, Kelly told us the story and legend of “Molly Pitcher” (aka Mary Ludwig Hays), an American patriot who served during the Battle of Monmouth.
After the cemetery, we went on a leisurely drive past a watercress pond and the 1720 stone home of James Letort who was a French-Swiss fur trader and the first settler of Carlisle.
Our third card was picked up by the swimming pool in Boilings Springs before driving to Leidigh Road where we all gathered around a Sycamore tree estimated to be between 300 and 350 years old. At over 9 feet across, it took 11 of us to circle the tree.
After another jaunt along back roads, we arrived at our final official destination: Citizen’s Fire House in Mechanicsburg. Poker hand winners received prizes, and Karl and Mary even had “loser” door prizes from local businesses. We then all tucked in to a delicious hot turkey lunch cooked up by the firemen and did the two things our club does best: eat and talk!
After lunch, Karl and Mary extended an invitation to everyone who came out to stop by their house and “toy shed” to see their car collection! It was a great way to end the day just before the storm clouds moved in.
Many thanks go to the Krouch family, DAR, and the Citizen’s Fire House for working so hard to make the day an incredible success. Thanks are also due to everyone who signed up. We hope to see you at the next event!
~Photos courtesy of Christina King and Angelica Yost. To see the full album, visit our Facebook page.
ANNOUNCING THE ANTHRACITE REGION’S CRUISES AND CAR SHOW
The Anthracite Region AACA is based out of Hazelton, PA. Beginning May 6th, they will be hosting a total of six car cruises to several interesting places in Pennsylvania including Heisler’s Dairy Bar, Jerry’s Classic Car Museum, and the No. 9 Mine and Museum. Proceeds benefit various charities.
Check it out:Anthracite Region 2018 Cruises
Anthracite Region AACA 33rd Annual Car Show
Sunday, July 1st, rain or shine! Open to all vehicles.
Tri-County Little League Baseball Field, McAdoo, PA
Special awards for Best of Show Stock, Best of Show Modified, and pre-registered AACA Senior & First Juniors. See flyer for registration guidelines.
Most of you reading this probably already know about Carlisle. The city itself is host to several automotive themed shows and auctions throughout the year, but there’s one event in particular that takes place every spring which car enthusiasts on the east coast (and around the world) flock to. We don’t even refer to it by name. Months in advance, you’ll hear people simply ask, “You going to Carlisle this year?” or “Will I see you at Carlisle?”
It’s the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral, and Auction, and I’ve been going with my mother and grandfather almost every year for nearly 20 years. School and work has been missed for this pilgrimage (shh!). Indeed, for the antique “automophile,” the car hobby can become a sort of religion, and Carlisle is one of it’s sacred (though smaller) sites.
We jumped in the truck around 5:45 am Friday morning, empty backpacks and wish-lists in hand. Our arrival time was a little before 8:00 on this particularly chilly day, though, having braved snow and rain in years past, all we needed were cups of hot caffeine to come up with a plan of attack and get going. My parents headed in one direction, my grandfather and I in the other.
Whether you’re searching for chrome work, tools, accessories, books, new or original parts, an expert, a rare find, or a new obsession, Carlisle has it all. Over the year, we’ve found all of the above and then some, and yesterday was no exception. Some of our finds included parts for a ’72 MGB and a ’16 Overland, license plates, sanding tools, shop coats, rags, kneeling pads, an MG expert, and so much more.
After 2 trips back to the truck to empty our backpacks, we finally called it quits at 3:30. Despite having split into groups, all of us ended up trekking up and down every aisle, not wanting to miss a thing (at one time I think we estimated this to be about 9 miles but if anyone has an exact distance, my aching feet would love to know).
April 22 is the last day of the meet for anyone who hasn’t made it there, yet. As for me, I’m taking a day to recoup, and pretty soon I’ll be planning ahead for 2019!
~Angelica Yost –Webmaster, age 28
July 29, 2018 – Reisterstown, MARYLAND: 15th Annual All Car & Truck Show (Former Meadowood Show): Reisterstown Regional Park, 401 Mitchell Dr., Reisterstown, MD.
Theme: Friendly, fun show! Sponsored by the Free State Region Vintage Chevrolet Club and Buick Owners of MD, BCA supporting an animal welfare organization. Top 35 Stock, Top 6 Modified, Best of Decade and Long Distance awards. All makes/models/eras welcome.
10 AM – 3 PM; to be judged arrive by Noon. Pre-registration $10 by July 16; $15 Day of Show. Food available, door prizes, 50/50, dash plaques to first 100 registered, rain or shine.
Registration: Reisterstown 2018 Flyer
Lower Paxton Township Friendship Center
1st Annual Auto Show
Saturday, April 28, 2018 (rain or shine)
5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Friendship Center’s Financial Scholarship Fund for Families and Children
Prizes will be awarded based on People’s Choice.
The deadline to register for the Spring Tour is April 18th!
This year we will be visiting little known treasures of Cumberland County.
Our tour includes a short stop at Carlisle cemetery to see the Revolutionary war hero Molly Pitcher’s monument and grave site. Weather permitting, we will meet a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) who will give us insight to the life and legend of Mary Ludwig Hayes. The tour will take us past the Letort and the head waters with watercress farms that date back to the early 1900’s. You can check out the trout fishing at Boiling Springs Lake as we tour by this scenic location. We will also stop and visit a 300+ year old sycamore tree that measures 27 foot around! How many Region members does it take to circle the tree while holding hands? We will find out. The Tour ends with a family style dinner of roast turkey with all the fixings.
This is a shorter tour and we encourage members to bring out their “old cars” as we will be on as many back roads as possible with NO mountains.
Questions? Contact Mary or Karl Krouch, Sr. at 717-697-9543.
More information online? Visit the Events page.
CALLING ALL LATIMORE CAR SHOW VOLUNTEERS:
The date for the pre-show meeting at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds has been moved from May 6th to April 29th at 3:oo pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience. The date had to be moved up due to a scheduling conflict at the fairgrounds.
Contact Ken Buohl if you have any questions 717-321-3189.
We’re looking for volunteers to help at our
Latimore Car Show on June 9th!
We need help with parking, registration, selling raffle tickets, food service, manning the White Elephant table, and more…
Contact Ken Buohl (717) 321-3189.