Covered Dish Dinner 2018


This year’s covered dish (potluck) dinner was held at the East Berlin Community Center on Sunday, March 11. After everyone stuffed themselves silly, we were treated to several rounds of Bingo–with prizes–while our food digested.

Another treat was in store as members were asked to dig up their old photos, car or club related, and show them off. Quite a few people did just that and filled up several tables with their pictures. It was great to hear folks share their memories.

Many thanks to Ron Green who organized the event, and to everyone who pitched in to make the day a success by bringing prizes or food, helping with set-up/clean-up, or helping with the raffle or Bingo.

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

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 2018


We kicked off 2018 with our annual ice cream social on Sunday, January 21st at the Dover Fire Hall. Our gracious hostess Roxanne Vandermark Hess did a wonderful job organizing the afternoon (and this was her first time hosting this event, too!).

In addition to the raffle and slideshows created by our photographer Ken Meyers showcasing all that we did in 2017, including the Founders Tour, there were a few new surprises. First, members were invited to wear a hat, be it old, new, or even silly. And boy did some people really deliver!

Second, we were treated to a recently unearthed treasure. Gettysburg Region member Fred Gable has been in the club since the very beginning, and as it turns out he had taken a home video back in 1953 of one the region’s very first meetings. The video was sent to the AACA Library where the librarians were able to digitize the film. As a result, both the library and our club now have a DVD copy of the short film which captures moments from the board meeting, a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield, and even some friendly racing games between the members. Fred made sure to come out to the social on Sunday and, along with Don Barlup, provide insightful commentary. Many thanks are due to Fred, Don, and the AACA Library for helping preserve our club’s history.

Our next event will be our annual dinner featuring the installation of officers. Hope to see you there!

David Frazier Auction

The following information was sent to us from David E. Frazier of Taylorsville, MD, who has been collecting for 60 years:

March 9 and 10, 9:00 AM -The Auction of the David Frazier Model A and Vintage sign collection by Parzow Autioneers will be held at Frederick Fairgrounds, Buildings #12 and 13, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

Part 1, March 9th, consists of ’30 Coupe, 31 Tudor in parts, a few Model T parts, a few V-8 parts, closed car trailer, and open car trailer, license plates, and literature, etc. 

Part 2, March 10th consists of approximately 170 signs and cabinets and anything remaining from March 9th.  For pictures, go to and enter Auctioneer Parzow’s ID #2894, go to Mar. 9 and 10 and click photo gallery.

*The photo is courtesy of and features one of David Frazier’s automobiles.


Hello Gettysburg Region members,

Some of you still haven’t paid your region dues yet for 2018. This is a reminder that there is a $10 surcharge for all dues received after January 31st. Time is running out!

Also, don’t forget to pay your National AACA dues, too. You must be an AACA member in order to belong to the Gettysburg Region. 

Region dues should be sent to Ed Rogers at 200 Westview Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Make checks payable to “Gettysburg Region, AACA”.

Spotlight: Hamburg Swap Meet

Hamburg Swap Meet & Car Corral

Sponsored by the Ontelaunee Region AACA

March 4th, 7 am – 2 pm

Hamburg Fire Co. Field House

127 South 4th Street – Rear (Pine Street)

Hamburg, PA 19526

Adults $2.00, Children 12 & under FREE

Rain or Shine

Over 100 indoor spaces. Unlimited outdoor space and car corral.

January 9, Board Meeting & Latimore Show

This is just a note to remind everyone that our board meeting on January 9th will be immediately followed by a discussion on the 2018 Latimore Car show. It may seem a bit early to start thinking about June, but it’s already time to finalize some things like artwork and flyers.

If you’d like to volunteer your services or have some ideas to contribute, please join us! We have two new co-chairs this year, Ken Buohl and Bob Schultz, so come out and show your support.

And let’s hope the snow passes us by.

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.