Text Box: The 2001 meeting committee has decided that the 3rd Annual GOHS meeting will be held in Jonestown PA, in conjunction with the Hershey Antique Auto Show, the first week in October.  Of course we will provide all the details at a later date, but for those of you who must request your vacation by the end of this year, be sure to pick the first week in October.  The show starts Wednesday, and runs through Saturday.  Like most shows however, the last day is a bust, so for all intents and purposes, Friday is the end of the show.  We will have the meeting on Friday evening again, allowing everyone to get refreshed after the days activities.  The motel is brand new, and nice.  It takes 15 minutes to get to the show grounds from the motel.  There is quite a bit of gas and oil stuff at this show.  Actually, there is more at this show, than at a lot of gas shows!!  This is the grand daddy of them all for antique car swap meets.
Reasons for our decision are as follows. Iowa Gas - we projected a maximum of 15 members to attend, and there are very few area activities for additional sightseeing.  Oil City - the show promoter has passed the show on to the Chamber of Commerce, and they have changed the dates to April 21 & 22.  Too early, and itís the same weekend as Spring Carlisle.  Dixie Gas - nothing wrong, great place, just wanted to go somewhere different!!  Columbus - the new motel at the show there is out of sight, price wise.  Bottom line .... HERSHEY HERE WE COME!!!!!
Text Box: Thanks to Lee Herbermann for digging up this little gem.  On August 19th, 2000 at the RM Auctions Monterey Sports Car Sale, the original 1969 Porsche 917-K, owned by Steve McQueen, and driven in his 1970 movie ďLeMansĒ, hit the auction block.  Are you sitting down?  It went for $1,320,000.00 !!  Thatís right, somebody paid over $1.3 million for a piece of Gulf History!!  Oh, I guess Porsche had something to do with it, and, ok, so it was owned by a movie star and used in a movie.  Itís still got to be the biggest sale of Gulf memorabilia ever!!  I have contacted the auction house in effort to get the owners name, thinking maybe we could pick up a new member!!  For us common folk, there are great videos of this movie out there, and they go for around $20.  Some folks get up to $35 for them, but they can be had cheaper.  Lots of Gulf shots in the film, and itís a great racing film besides.  It was one of the first to use quality in-car footage.  Donít watch this right after a big lunch, cause it puts you right in the driverís seat, and the action is real!!  There are posters that Gulf stations gave away in 1970, as a promotion for the film, and there is also a poster advertising the posters!!  Many of the movie photograph supply houses offer stills of the movie, and I have 5 or 6 different color shots of McQueen in his Gulf outfit.  There are countless diecast models of this car, but to be honest, getting one with the number 20 as shown here, which was his number in the race, is tough.  Most are the later cars, numbers 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.