Latimore Valley Car Show 2021 in Review

Festivities resumed this year at Latimore Valley Fairgrounds! Our annual car show took place on Saturday, June 12, and despite having gray skies in the morning, it was an overall success. with 122 cars on the field.

         Attendees got to experience some new things this year. Lunch was provided by the York Springs Lions Club and Rock-It Pizza & Subs food truck from Newberrytown. Also, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing hosted a valve cover racing event at our show. It was a hit, and there’s talk that attendees might get to take part in the fun at Latimore again next year.




Latimore Valley Car Show!

Less than a week away!

Our annual Latimore Valley Car Show is Saturday, June 12th. Yes, that’s next Saturday!

  • Check out the wide array of antique cars
  • Spend some money in the flea market
  • Enjoy delicious treats provided by the Lions Club and food trucks
  • Stop by the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing
  • Take part in valve cover racing (or cheer on the contestants)

We hope to see your there!

White Elephant Table at Latimore Show

A reminder for our members:

We are in need of donations for our White Elephant Table at the Latimore Valley Car Show on June 12.

The White Elephant table is a good way for the club to raise a little extra money. You can either bring them to Latimore on the day of the show–the earlier in the day the better–or contact Pat Shaffer at 717-258-4964.

If there is something of an unusually large value, please give her a heads up on that also.

With your assistance we can have a wonderful White Elephant sale this year!


GRAACA Spring Tour

Join us Saturday, May 8th for the GRAACA Spring Tour starting at Bill Wessels’ second Antique Car Barn just south of Dillsburg for coffee and donuts from 9 am till 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 lunch in Gettysburg 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, lunch (final menu to be determined based on Covid restrictions still in effect in May) and a few door prizes.   

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

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

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 23rd.  Registration form in the March-April issue of The Gas Buggy Gazette.


Final Dues Notice!


If you’ve already paid your National & Regional dues for 2021, thank you and disregard this notice. 

For the rest of you:

This will be the last reminder to renew your membership in AACA National and AACA Gettysburg Region.  National dues should have already been paid, as they were due by December 31st   You must renew with National to be a Regional member!  Regional dues should be paid by January 31st.

National dues are: Regular $40, Student $12, and Junior $10

Make check payable to AACA and mail to:

AACA, 800 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA  17033.

You can also renew online at or call them at (717) 534-1910 and renew with a credit card.

Regional dues are:  Regular $25, Regular w/1st class mail on newsletter $29, and Student $15

Make check payable to Gettysburg Region of AACA and mail to:

Ed Rogers, 200 Westview Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA  17055



     If you have no desire to continue your membership, please notify Ed Rogers (717) 697-2009 or [email protected]  or Jim Yemzow (717) 243-5810  or [email protected] 

     Also, if your address, phone number, or email address has changed this past year, use the above contact information to let us know so we can change our records.  


Christmas Party & Sundaes on Sunday – Cancelled

Originally planned for December and January respectively, both of these events have been cancelled due to current restrictions on gatherings. Regrettably, we do not foresee these restrictions being lifted in the coming months. Thanks are due to Nancy Schaffer and Roxanne Vandermark Hess for doing their best to plan these events and keep up with guidelines this year.


President’s Message: Many Thanks!

I belong to several national clubs and numerous regions and chapters of those clubs. Most of the President’s messages that I read bemoan what could have been and wasn’t for 2020.  Enough said!

Let’s talk about our successes for 2020!  I write this on October 25th after spending a very enjoyable day touring with 30 cars and many region members on our Annual Fall Foliage Tour.  It was a super tour. We needed this, so thank Martha and Bob Channel for making it happen.

Our Summer Tour, led by Pat Shaffer and Jim Yemzow was equally enjoyable. Thanks!

Our Summer Picnic at Codorus State Park, while hot, was enjoyed by those 30 folks who attended.  No one went away hungry!

Yes, the numbers were down, but the level of excitement and enjoyment was high.

On the National level, with the help of our Region and others, AACA was able to save the Grand National and the Eastern Fall National. A big thank you to those at National Headquarters and your National Board of Directors for making this happen, as well as the Gateway Center in Gettysburg for allowing us to hold these events on their property.

Speaking of National, by the time you read this we will have moved into our new National Library and Headquarters building. Our Region has supported this move financially and I hope, if you have not made a personal donation, you will consider it when you renew your National dues. Every dollar is important. This structure is the pinnacle of our hobby and I encourage you to visit it and see for yourselves.

On behalf of your Region Board of Directors, we thank you for your support, wish you the safest holiday season, and hope and pray for a better 2021 for the hobby and our nation and the world.


Happy Motoring!

  ~Don Barlup


Update from National AACA


AACA and its affiliates will continue to monitor issues related to the coronavirus, as well as abiding by CDC and other governmental agency recommendations. Our members are our utmost concern, and we will work diligently to keep you informed of changes to scheduled events as they arise. As such, we have two new developments that we would like to notify you of…

The AACA Western Spring Nationals and Founders Tour in April have been canceled. The Phoenix Region will process refunds as soon as possible. AACA, this region, and their volunteers put a lot of effort into this dual event and are deeply disappointed in having to make this decision. As in all our affected events this year, if there is a possibility of finding a safe and suitable new date the club and regions will explore those in the future.

In addition, we are also sad to announce that the AACA Central Spring Nationals in Auburn in May has also been canceled and will not be rescheduled. AACA always enjoys putting on this great event for our members and, along with RM Auctions, deeply regret this turn of events. Registration checks will be returned as soon as possible, and judges’ reimbursement will take place shortly.

As you may or may not be aware, the National AACA staff is working under difficult circumstances at present. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered a statewide shutdown of all non-life sustaining businesses in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, therefore our national headquarters and library are in fact closed. The majority of the staff are doing their best to work from home, so please be patient with our response times to your calls, emails and mailed requests.

We are hopeful that our normal schedule can return beginning in June, but all of that remains to be seen. As stated, your health and that of our nation is the most important factor in all our determinations. We wish you all the best in this very trying time for all of us.

AACA Library Update

A message from Library Director Chris Ritter:

As of 8:00 PM Thursday March 19th, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has ordered a statewide proclamation shutdown of all non-life sustaining businesses in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes the AACA Headquarters and the AACA Library & Research Center. SOME, but not all, staff will be working from home, answering emails and phone calls as best as possible but there may be a significant delay in responding. Our email address is [email protected]

Thank you in advance for your patience during this time. The entire staff at AACA wish you and your families all the best during this difficult time and urge you to take necessary precautions to keep safe and healthy.

Quarantine Update


I hope you all are well. I’m sure most of you are aware that the Gettysburg Region and National AACA are trying to put the health and safety of its members first in the months ahead. Many of our club events have been cancelled or rescheduled. Please make sure you read your newsletters and check the AACA’s website frequently.

So far, we have had to cancel our March Covered Dish Dinner. The Spring Tour is still on for the time being, but we will be sure to keep you updated with any changes.

I know that for some of us cabin fever is already setting in and we’re itching to get our cars out of the garage. Be patient. Stay healthy. Feel free to contact me if you have any quarantine projects going on. This could be a great opportunity to spend some time in the garage and tinker! If you want your story published in the newsletter, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail: [email protected] or 240-651-9071.


Be well,

Angelica Yost

Webmaster and Newsletter editor