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webmaster
02-23-2018, 11:45 AM
AACA Museum in Hershey, PA Tour
Depart 9:30 am
August 4, 2018

Details to follow.


Register here. (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/aaca-museum-tour-hershey-pa-parking-lot-bmw-cca-national-capital-tours-413846?utm_source=apis&utm_medium=apim&utm_campaign=apic&utm_content=rss)

rhop101
02-26-2018, 03:08 PM
Join us for a cruise through Northern Maryland and South Central PA with Stops at the Hopkins Family Garage and the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum!

We will meet at 8:30 north of Frederick, off Route 15, and then head north east into the scenic countryside with an occasional stop until we reach the Hopkins Family Garage around 11. Where we will take a break, wander the property, enjoy the collection of vintage cars with a starting demonstrations and plenty of chances for Photopps. Donuts and local produce from Central PA Orchards will be provided. Food and cars what more can you ask for!

From there we will continue north crossing over the Susquehanna river and then a few more backroads before we arrive at our lunch stop around noon, Fenicci's Hershey's oldest Italian Restaurant around 1. We will then head over AACA Museum around 2:30 to check out what's on display in the museums 3 stories of exhibit usually a large variety of cars old and older.
We are meeting at the Goodwill Store Parking Lot off Route 15 starting at 8:30am.

The cost for the tour is $5 per person over 18. If you cancel before the close of registration you will be refunded.
The Cost for the AACA Museum will be $12/ per person. Kids are welcome and have lower priced tickets.

rhop101
02-26-2018, 03:12 PM
Let us know if there are any ideas you want to do?

There are lots of orchards in the area and a Racing Museum that could make up a fun future tour. Any more ideas?

rhop101
06-26-2018, 08:34 PM
We will be having a midday Lunch at Fenicci's in Downtown Hershey! Note the Start Time changed to 9:00am from 9:30. We will meet at 8:30. See you then!

rhop101
07-02-2018, 09:06 PM
Registration is now open!

rhop101
07-08-2018, 07:52 AM
We are considering trying Maps.Me and a .kmz gps file for this tour as a supplement to go along the directions. When this file is imported into Maps.Me it will display in the App and be bookmarked for future use, so no need to go into history or reclick any links in an email!

It will download the road maps as well so it can be used offline and it will show your location on the map via your phones gps even without cell service so if you get lost it will show where you are and the route in red so all you have to do is backtrack and the red line will show you when you have returned to the route!

Sorry Turn by Turn is not possible yet which would be the ultimate prize :P.

rhop101
07-26-2018, 08:48 AM
Thank you to the couple folks who have signed up already! I will send out the first email blaster with route details and the maps.me compatible file by end of the day Monday. I am going to check the route for construction work this weekend coming up. Looking forward to seeing everyone August 4th!

ShinobiDave
07-27-2018, 10:04 AM
I know for some tours, two way radios are often used. Will you be using any for this (or future tours), and if so, any recommended types/brands? Thanks!

rhop101
07-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Hi ShinobiDave,

I use channel 7 on my radio and will be bringing a few for people to use. If you have one feel free to bring it if you're coming. I've always used Motorola, but have no preferences. 2 way radios are by far the best way to communicate quickly between cars on tours like this.

For All,

I test drove the route Saturday and for the most part we are good to go. I found due to the rain last week a few bridges were out later in the route and with more rain expected this week, I will need to adjust the planned route to compensate. I will send out a email blaster with the route tonight for those who have signed up already.

pseto
07-30-2018, 08:25 AM
Hi ShinobiDave,

I use channel 7 on my radio and will be bringing a few for people to use. If you have one feel free to bring it if you're coming. I've always used Motorola, but have no preferences. 2 way radios are by far the best way to communicate quickly between cars on tours like this.



since almost everyone has a cellphone, you can use the free app Zello which functions just like a 2 way radio.

meganlin
07-31-2018, 04:34 PM
Yet again is the time for another tour and yet again there has been poor advertising for it. You shoud post on facebook, instagram and send out email alerts informing people of the tours! The tours are so wonderful but many people do not know when they are because people do not browse this website daily. I encourage you to spread the word via social media.

pseto
08-01-2018, 08:40 AM
Yet again is the time for another tour and yet again there has been poor advertising for it. You shoud post on facebook, instagram and send out email alerts informing people of the tours! The tours are so wonderful but many people do not know when they are because people do not browse this website daily. I encourage you to spread the word via social media.
This event has been advertised in our email blasts and social media for some time now, so I'm not sure why you're not seeing it.

pseto
08-01-2018, 08:40 AM
Yet again is the time for another tour and yet again there has been poor advertising for it. You shoud post on facebook, instagram and send out email alerts informing people of the tours! The tours are so wonderful but many people do not know when they are because people do not browse this website daily. I encourage you to spread the word via social media.
This event has been advertised in our email blasts and social media for some time now, so I'm not sure why you're not seeing it.

meganlin
08-01-2018, 11:36 AM
Paul,
I suggest sending out another email and posting on facebook and instagram. Who manages the instagram? It needs to be kept more up to date.

bimmer32five
08-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Meganlin, maybe you should be the solution rather than complaining. Volunteer to help. Complaining gets nowhere. Obviously you saw the tour someplace. It’s posted prominently on social media and email blasts. It’s sounds like it’s just an issue with you. Our tours are well received and well attended.

So are you volunteering?

meganlin
08-02-2018, 11:51 PM
I did provide them with useful suggestions on how to advertise/broadcast it. I am not in charge of their social media or email accounts to do it myself, so its easy for you to say I should do something about it. I am surprised that you are saying the tour is well received when no one has signed up, please double check. I saw the tour months ago and wrote it on my calendar; it is being very poorly advertised on the appropriate platforms. So are you going to check your facts first?

rhop101
08-03-2018, 09:17 PM
I'm sure the web marketing team wouldn't mind more help to improve coverage. This month's Board Meeting is at Chuy's Wednesday. You are certainly welcome to come and discuss this if you don't think we are doing enough to advertise and maybe you can figure out there is some way you can change that. I didn't know where to start when I planned my first tour, but when a call went out for ideas I stepped up and came up with a tour and executed it with help from other tourmeisters. And that's the kind of thing that we mean when we suggest volunteering. Even if its just starts out with a little bit of help.

The club is always looking for more people to step up and help fill niches and support, I don't use social media outside of Facebook so I can't say I know where to start with Instagram and I get inundated everyday with emails from all kinds of groups and sites and so to me sending out too many is just frustrating for people. None of us in the tours section have access much outside of Motorsportreg. I'm here to plan tours and enjoy them, I tend to leave the advertising to others.

Each Tour I've taken time to make up routes, call restaurants, test and retest routes, check the food is ok, find places to rest and regroup, answer questions from prospective tourers, print out directions. This goes for the other tourmeisters and their tour planning as well. So to hear we're not doing enough is a bit frustrating.