Golden Quill Award 2016

A message from our President:

Given out yearly by Old Cars Weekly to publications related to the old car hobby. Hundreds and possibly up to a thousand newsletters apply for recognition with only a handful receiving an award. Entrees consist of AACA, CCCA and marquee clubs and are judged by professional editors, book authors, etc. Criteria for newsletters is based on use of color / or black and white visuals, quality of writing, photographs, creativity, balance of articles (human interest, technical, historical, events, ads, classified, columns, etc). All bases for a quality newsletter are covered.
 
The Gas Buggy Gazette is once again recognized by many in the old car hobby to be one of the best. A successful newsletter can boost a regional club and raise pride of the membership. Congratulations to John Sayler and all the region members who contribute articles to make our newsletter a success.
 
Ron Green      

WANTED Annual Picnic: Boat Captain & Skippers Mate

This message was recently sent out from GRAACA President Ron Green via e-mail to our club members. In hopes of generating more interest in this exciting opportunity at our Annual Picnic this year, we are re-posting it here!

Depending on the amount of interest from members wanting to take a short 30 minute cruise on the lake, I am looking for someone (or two) familiar with operating a 12 to 14 passenger pontoon boat. Tours would begin after dinner and depending on the number of people there could be 4 to 5 tours. Please email me if interested in helping Val and I out by being our captain(s) for the day. Boat tour sign up and cost will be via the registration insert in the next newsletter.
 
Ron Green

Local Car Show at Linvilla Orchards

Antique Car Show & Flea Market

at Linvilla Orchards

Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

 

ABOUT THE EVENT:

For almost four decades, Linvilla Orchards has partnered with the Historical Car Club of Pennsylvania for their Annual Spring Meet. Skip back in time and stroll through our field filled with history and nostalgia for all.  Car enthusiasts will enjoy more than 250 spectacularly restored and maintained antique, classic, muscle cars and more!  Previous meets included a 1913 Ford Model T, 1938 Ford Woody Wagon, 1958 Chevy Impala and a 1962 Chevy Corvette!  Awards will be presented for the best-maintained cars in a variety of classes, such as Best Brass & Best Restored Pre-1929 vehicle.  For more information visit www.linvilla.com.

 

OTHER THINGS TO DO:

 

Fishing At Orchard Lake: Trout fishing begins late March, until the water gets too warm in May, when the action switches to Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappies, Bluegill and Catfish. Trout fishing resumes in the fall and continues through early November. No fishing licenses required! Hours of operation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Garden Center: May is spring planting time and Linvilla will have a plethora of colorful flowers and plants.   

 

Playland Playground: Wooden structures in the form of trucks, boats, tractors and trains allow children to have a fun and safe place to exert their energy while letting their imaginations run wild. Hours of operation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The Bakery: The Bakery is open year round offering freshly baked pies, breads, cakes, cookies, hors d’oeuvre trays, as well as our legendary cider donuts. Hours of operation 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

The Barnyard: Our Barnyard features white tailed deer, calves, goats, emus, peacocks, and our adorable pot-bellied pig. Our barnyard friends are out everyday and will enjoy your company.

 

DATE & TIME:

 Sunday, May 21, 2017

 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine)

 

LOCATION:

 Linvilla Orchards

 137 West Knowlton Rd

 Media, PA, 19063

Approved Bylaws

Well, after months of hard work, the new bylaws of the GRAACA have finally been completed and were approved by our members on March 14, 2017. Many thanks should be given to our President Ron Green!

The bylaws contain important information about how our club is run including rules and guidelines for officers, elections, membership, dues, audits, and much more. We believe that such information should be available to all our members. Therefore, they may now be viewed by anyone interested by visiting our About page and clicking on the link to download a PDF of the document. Or, simply click here: GRAACA Bylaws.

AACA Annual Meeting 2017

Once again, the AACA held its Annual Meeting in Philadelphia at the Sheraton Hotel from February 9th – 11th. However, Gettysburg Region members got to experience one slight change, as we had our own booth at the trade show!

That’s right. The 2017 Founders Tour is creeping closer, and closer. So, to get the word out about what we all know is going to be a fabulous week, our Tour Chair and Co-chair, Howard King and Annette Yost showed up early on Thursday to set up. With our banner hanging high, visitors to the booth got to view a slideshow highlighting some of the tour’s events, ask questions, take a brochure on the tour or a flyer about the Latimore Valley show, or maybe just grab a piece of candy (always a good “hook”). 

Also, thanks to Destination Gettysburg, we held a drawing for a signed print of the historic Gettysburg train station. It was a huge hit, and we would like to congratulate Linda MacFarland who got to take this beautiful work of art home.

By the time Saturday afternoon rolled around, so many people had stopped by the booth that every single brochure was gone! Lots of folks seemed extremely enthusiastic about all that we have planned, and some have already booked their hotel room. If you happen to be one of these eager beavers, please make sure you send in your request for registration information to the AACA National Headquarters as soon as possible. Some registration packets have already been sent out. We have 150 spaces to fill.

Cruise-in at Al’s Pizza

Al’s Pizza, 6 Tristan Dr., Dillsburg, PA, has extended an invitation our members to participate in a monthly cruise-in/car show to be held at the restaurant the first Saturday of each month from April through December.

In April, Nov. & Dec. the hours will be 1:00 – 4:00PM. From May through October, the hours will be 4:00 – 7:00PM

Enjoy good food, meet new people, and get those beautiful cars out of the garage and on the road!

Ron’s Antique Radio Museum

One of the stops on the 2016 GRAACA Fall Tour (October 13-14) was Ron’s Antique Radio Service Station. Whether you were able to attend or not, we highly recommend that you stop by and see all that Ron has to offer! 

Located in Bedford County, PA, he has an extensive collection of antique radios dating from the 1920’s to the 1960’s on display as well as a 1950’s service station. There’s no charge! He even repairs old radios.

To learn more, visit http://ronsantiqueradioservicestation.com/.

 

Sundaes on Saturday 2017

What better way to kick off the new year than with ice cream?!

On Saturday, January 21st, the GRAACA met at the Mt. Holly Springs Church of God. Pat Shaffer once again acted as our gracious hostess.

As usual, everyone got to enjoy much more than sundaes. There was a raffle, a wacky glove contest, and a trivia game where people had to guess how certain minerals are primarily used in cars (tricky!). In addition, thanks to our previous Historian Ken Myers, all were treated to a slideshow highlighting the club’s events during 2016.

Many thanks are due to everyone who came out and helped make this day a success whether it was with set-up, clean-up, planning, or through donations of raffle items, snacks, table-toppers, etc. We would also like to extend a special “thank you” to the Mt. Holly Springs Church of God for allowing us to use their amazing facilities.

To see more photos, visit our Facebook page.

December 5 — Founders Tour Meeting

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.  I know everyone is busy this time of year but it is also when we have to kick the planning into high gear.  We have already had numerous phone calls about the tour from all over the U.S. and Canada.

 

We will have a meeting on Dec. 5th  at 6pm at EMMR.  Please respond to Annette Yost (410) 635-2530 so that she knows you received it and so she have an idea who is coming.  Bring your thinking caps.  A lot of work has been going on getting the book formatted.  We will discuss costs, advertising, parking and logistics, hospitality,… the whole nine yards… we need you there!