GRAACA Spring Tour – Postponed

This event has been POSTPONED. We may try to have this in the summer or fall. Check back for updates.

 

Join us May 16th for the GRAACA Spring Tour starting at Bill Wessels’ second Antique Car Barn just south of Dillsburg for coffee and donuts from 9 am until 10 am. View over 20 pre and post war cars in this collection that contains completely different cars than seen on the 2019 Fall Tour.

         We will then travel on two lane roads for approximately one hour through rural Adams County to our next touring site: The Gettysburg Battlefield. We can follow the battlefield auto tour at our own pace. We have allotted approximately two and a half hours to allow you to stop at the monuments and exit your cars for photos and time to read the plaques and information boards. Don’t forget to find our Region “logo” at the Eternal Flame Peace Monument. We end the tour with a buffet lunch at General Pickett’s Buffet at 2:00 pm. This will again be a slow pace tour and we encourage you to bring out your “oldest cars”. 

Directions to Wessels’ (different location than previous Fall Tour): 

From 15 South: Go past Bakers Restaurant in Dillsburg approximately 3.1 miles and make a left onto Old Cabin Hollow Road (M&P RV is across the road on 15). Go 1.4 miles on Old Cabin Hollow Road to a stop sign in Franklin Town. Make a right onto Baltimore Road / 194. Continue 2.3 miles on Baltimore Road / 194 and at the white Barren Lutheran Church sign (on left) make a left onto Mt Top Road (no stop sign). Continue 0.2 miles on Mt Top Road and arrive at Wessel’s on left.  

From 15 North: Go past the EMMR Museum sign (has racecar on it) at Latimore Valley Road approximately 3.6 miles and make a right onto Old Cabin Hollow Road (M&P RV is across the road on 15). Go 1.4 miles on Old Cabin Hollow Road to a stop sign in Franklin Town. Make a right onto Baltimore Road / 194. Continue 2.3 miles on Baltimore Road / 194 and at the white Barren Lutheran Church sign (on left) make a left onto Mt Top Road (no stop sign). Continue 0.2 miles on Mt Top Road and arrive at Wessel’s on left.  

Cost per person: $20 which includes coffee, donuts, buffet lunch and a few door prizes.   

Physical Addresses: Bill Wessels’, 150 Mountain Top Road, Dillsburg, PA (GPS use 150 Mt Top Road, Dillsburg, PA). 

General Pickett’s Buffet, 571 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA. 17325 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 6thDue to necessary headcounts required for General Pickett’s Buffet Wednesday May 6th is the absolute last day for registrations. So please mail in your insert prior to that day.  

Questions: contact Ron and Val Green at (717) 443-3903 or Karl and Mary Krouch at (717) 697-9543. Send event registration insert to: Karl Krouch, Sr., 711 West Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. 17055  Cut-out Response sheet is in the March-April issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette.

 

GRAACA Spring Tour 2020

–Saturday, May 16, 2020

         Join us May 16th for the GRAACA Spring Tour starting at Bill Wessels’ second Antique Car Barn just south of Dillsburg for coffee and donuts from 9 am until 10 am. View over 20 pre and post war cars in this collection that contains completely different cars than seen on the 2019 Fall Tour.

         We will then travel on two lane roads for approximately one hour through rural Adams County to our next touring site: The Gettysburg Battlefield. We can follow the battlefield auto tour at our own pace. We have allotted approximately two and a half hours to allow you to stop at the monuments and exit your cars for photos and time to read the plaques and information boards. Don’t forget to find our Region “logo” at the Eternal Flame Peace Monument. We end the tour with a buffet lunch at General Pickett’s Buffet at 2:00 pm. This will again be a slow pace tour and we encourage you to bring out your “oldest cars”. 

Directions to Wessels’ (different location than previous Fall Tour): 

From 15 South: Go past Bakers Restaurant in Dillsburg approximately 3.1 miles and make a left onto Old Cabin Hollow Road (M&P RV is across the road on 15). Go 1.4 miles on Old Cabin Hollow Road to a stop sign in Franklin Town. Make a right onto Baltimore Road / 194. Continue 2.3 miles on Baltimore Road / 194 and at the white Barren Lutheran Church sign (on left) make a left onto Mt Top Road (no stop sign). Continue 0.2 miles on Mt Top Road and arrive at Wessel’s on left.  

From 15 North: Go past the EMMR Museum sign (has racecar on it) at Latimore Valley Road approximately 3.6 miles and make a right onto Old Cabin Hollow Road (M&P RV is across the road on 15). Go 1.4 miles on Old Cabin Hollow Road to a stop sign in Franklin Town. Make a right onto Baltimore Road / 194. Continue 2.3 miles on Baltimore Road / 194 and at the white Barren Lutheran Church sign (on left) make a left onto Mt Top Road (no stop sign). Continue 0.2 miles on Mt Top Road and arrive at Wessel’s on left.  

Cost per person: $20 which includes coffee, donuts, buffet lunch and a few door prizes.   

Physical Addresses: Bill Wessels’, 150 Mountain Top Road, Dillsburg, PA (GPS use 150 Mt Top Road, Dillsburg, PA). 

General Pickett’s Buffet, 571 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg, PA. 17325 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 6thDue to necessary headcounts required for General Pickett’s Buffet Wednesday May 6th is the absolute last day for registrations. So please mail in your insert prior to that day.  Insert is in the March-April issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette.

Questions: contact Ron and Val Green at (717) 443-3903 or Karl and Mary Krouch at (717) 697-9543. Send event registration insert to: Karl Krouch, Sr., 711 West Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. 17055  

 

Leaf Peepers Fall Tour

—Saturday, October 26, Manchester, Pa.

         Join us for the joint AACA Gettysburg Region’s and Pierce-Arrow Society Chesapeake Region’s fall foliage run on Saturday, October 26th. We will start the morning with coffee and donuts at 9:00 am at our first location, GRAACA member William H. Wessels’ private Formal Cadillac car collection in Dillsburg, Pa. He has Cadillacs from the teens through the 70’s. There is ample trailer parking on the grass if you wish to trailer your vehicle to the starting point. We are encouraging members to bring your “old cars” as this is a shorter tour, measuring approximately 80 miles roundtrip, all on two-lane roads to enjoy the fall colors.

At 10:00 am we will depart from Wessels’ for a 25 mile ride to our second private car collection owned by GRAACA member Jay Crist. He has amassed the largest collection of stand-up to drive package and milk trucks. Jay’s vehicles include many rare antique trucks, of which there are examples from Auburn, Divco, Mack, PackageCar, and Thorne, to name a few.

From there we will continue with a 10-mile ride along the Susquehanna River to our lunch stop to be served at 1:00 pm at the John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville. Here we will have a limited menu from which we can choose from 4 entrees. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

This concludes the tour, leaving time to return to our trailers and home before dark. Our route back to Dillsburg (with directions) will be on other scenic two-lane roads. Price is $25.00 per person. Guests are welcome. More information contact Karl and Mary Krouch at 717-697-9543 or [email protected] Registration form in the July/August issue of the Gas Buggy Gazette or call Karl Krouch.

Starting address 709 Harrisburg Pike, Dillsburg, Pa. 17019

Directions: From route 15 North in Dillsburg, turn onto Harrisburg Pike, just past Wessels Used Cars lot. (sharp right turn) Go past Back to Basics Western Wear, park in grass field. Sign posted.

From route 15 South, go past Wessels Used Cars lot. Get in the left lane. At the second light, turn left (route 74 South). Travel 1 block, turn left on Greenbrier Lane. Travel 3 blocks. Turn left on Harrisburg Pike. Go past 809 Harrisburg Pike. Parking on left just before Back to Basics. Watch for sign.

 

Summer Tour to 50th Swigart Museum Meet

—August 9th-10th, Huntingdon, Pa.

         The Gettysburg Region AACA is planning an overnight tour to the 50th Swigart Museum Car Show hosted by the Allegheny Mountain Region AACA at the Swigart museum in Huntingdon, PA.

         Mark you calendar for Friday, August 9th and Friday, August 10th, optional Sunday, August 11th if you want to tour the storage buildings.

         You are responsible for your own reservations and schedule for traveling, below are several driving routes.  You can enjoy the weekend of festivities beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday with a tour of the storage building or just attend the show on Saturday.

The drive to Huntingdon using back roads is very scenic and relaxing or you can travel Route 22/322 west from Harrisburg or the Pa. turnpike west to Route 522 N. to 22/322 W. My favorite route is Rt. 641 W from Mechanicsburg, Carlisle to Rt. 522 N to 22/322 W.

This route will take you over two mountains with lots of scenery and little traffic with a nice lunch & rest stop at the intersection of 641 and Rt.75 at Spring Run, Pa. Follow 641 to Rt. 522 at Shade Gap and continue north to 22/322. Turn left toward Huntingdon and the Swigart Museum will be on your right about four miles before getting to Huntingdon.

Check your old fashion maps for the best route from your location and enjoy the trip.

The schedule of events and registration form are in the July/August issue of The Gas Buggy or click here: http://www.swigartmuseum.com/2019Meet.pdf. Contact Bob Shultz @ 717-766-0457 or [email protected] with questions or information.