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B.A.S.H. 2010 Update

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Kinzers, PA

It’s all about US

Check out pictures from the BASH here.

Our Sunbeams will be part of the display for the huge crowds that come to the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association live “Spring Steam Up”.

Of course you should bash the BASH with a live Sunbeam too and without steaming, please.

Recommended arrival time is 8 to 10AM. Later OK.
All Sunbeams will be parked as a group and Beamers in non-Beams will be allowed to park nearby.
Entrance to R & T is $5.00 per person IF you show a Rootes Review or old TEAE newsletter.

Don’t get the newsletter? You must not be a member of TEAE. Join here. Depending on the specifics of  your membership, just around $30 a  year.

Ted Casey’s your host at this entertaining educational and large operating exhibit of live steam equipment of yesteryear. Everything is operating from huge prairie steam traction engines, earth moving equipment, farm equipment, stationary power equipment and a Shay train that provides rides.

Local Dutch country food is available along with excursions to local Amish shopping centers like Paradise,  Intercourse and Bird-In-Hand and factory outlets of Lancaster. There is something for everyone.

We also plan to have the Tiger TAC process in place.

Please Pre-register with Tom Calvert by phone at (410) 255.8964 or by email to

Early arrivals on Friday May 7th

Enjoy a comedy dinner theater, How The Other Half Loves,  at the Rainbow Dinner theater.
Please send $44/person for dinner and theater payment to Tom Ehrhart before April 23.

Room discount

At the adjacent Best Western Motor Lodge for $84.99 those staying overnight.
Reference “Rootes America” for group rate.
Online reservations, select “Paradise” hotel
or call: (717) 687-7683

Details on TEAE’s website

Other links of interest:

More info: call Ted Casey at  ( 717) 354-9276  or Tom Ehrhart at (717) 832-1116

B.A.S.H. 2010

Bring A Sunbeam Here

Saturday May 8th is Steam Up day at Rough & Tumble: a living experience where equipment in use when America was a burgeoning industrial and agricultural empire is fired up and running again for a large public following. Everything from tiny to HUGE stationary engines, traction engines, Ag and earth moving equipment, a Shay engine with passenger train rides, and more. There is an early 20th century life style exhibit, a AutoHaus and a variety of other displays.

And of course, our Beams will be on display in the Sunbeam Corral. After all, this is an educational experience. We might as well educate the public about our hobby, too.

  • The gate opens at 8 a.m.
  • Entry to R&T is $5/person.
  • You must present a copy of Rootes Review to the gate keeper to park in the Sunbeam Corral. (Applies to Beams and your private vehicles.) Otherwise you will be banished to parking outside with the other public door bangers. Can’t find your copy? Members go here and print one out! (Read back issues there, too!  You’ll need to log into the members area to do that.)
  • A dollar or two donation will be solicited to defray BASH expenses upon your arrival in the Corral.

Lunch is on your own at the Food Court. Local Lancaster County Dutch Country food is offered. We’ll do our best to harness ourselves as a group and eat together at Noon.

Ted Casey will give us a personal tour of the historical association facilities. He will also arrange transportation to local Lancaster County shops and factory outlets for those who aren’t entertained with history and steam.

Tiger Authentication (TAC) is planned. Please preregister. See below.

For those who prefer to arrive Friday and socialize, an evening with a scrumptious all-you-can-eat Rainbow Dinner theater experience is in store for you. Playing is a comedy, “How The Other Half Loves.”

Deadline for $44/person dinner theater group rate is April 23, 2010.
Make checks payable to: Tiger Tom’s and mail to: Tiger Tom, 1924 Black’s Bridge Road, Annville, PA 17003
Contact Tiger Tom by phone (717) 832-1116 or email to

Rooms have been blocked with special rates at the adjoining Best Western Revere Inn & Suites. Great parking for our cars too.
Deadline for group hotel rate ($84.99/couple) April 10, 2010

Contacts / Additional Info:

Keep up with 2010 BASH info here.

Need a flier about this event? Click here.

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BASH 2010

35th Annual BASH
Bring A Sunbeam Here

Rough-N-Tumble Engineers Historical Association event in Kinzer, PA  near Lancaster

Date: May 8, 2010
Start time: 10 a.m.

A family day of watching, listening and smelling machines actually work, exhibits, antique cars, Sunbeams (yours). An educational and entertaining day.

Dinner theater Friday evening (May 7) for early arrivals.

More info on this event to follow

Want to participate in the planning? Contact TigerTom

B.A.S.H. 2009

Bring a Sunbeam Here

May 15-16, 2009

The Carlisle Import Kit/Replicar Nationals 2009 is our destination but it’s the camaraderie of the club that is remembered throughout the year!

We will once again kick off the BASH with a visit to Allenberry Resort & Playhouse on Friday evening May 15th. Enjoy dinner (along with Allenberry’s famous sticky buns!) and the comedy, “Steel Magnolia’s”. We hope you can join in on the fun!

Dinner at the playhouse is $51 for each adult.

We will have a tent on the Fairgrounds show field Saturday the 16th which will serve as our hospitality site with donuts and coffee for the early risers and lunch served between 11:30 and 1:30.

Lunch is $8 for each adult. Children under 12 are free.

A tentative excursion to the US Army Heritage & Education Center in Carlisle is being planned for the afternoon. The Heritage Center’s “Living Heritage Day” features reenactments along with exhibits inside and outside the center.

We will wrap up our day with a scenic tour through countryside with a stop for dinner (meal at your own expense).

Please join us for a great weekend with your fellow Sunbeamers!

More info on the Carlisle show is available here

If you have any questions, please contact Carl or Vonda Moon at (717) 600-2021 or at

Download the flier here with info on sending your payment.

BASH: 2006 Jim Thorpe, PA

31st Annual PA BASH
Jim Thorpe, PA
20 May, 2006

Plan to spend a day in the hamlet of Jim Thorpe, previously Mauch Chunk, at the gateway to the Pocono Mountains. Jim Thorpe is an interesting, educational and fun place for us to visit. It’s contribution to American history is legendary. The end (hanging) of the Molly Maguires, the burial site of Jim Thorpe and probably the most influential but least recognized, is Asa Packer. Mr. Packer founded the Lehigh Railroad, Lehigh University and Packer Hospital among other accomplishments. You can’t help but get caught in the town’s history as you walk through it with your “Beamer” smile.

We will stage as a group outside of town at the home of Bruce Quarles. We’ll then caravan into town as a group no later than 11:30AM, stopping by the Jim Thrope memorial for group photos, then on to special parking arranged for Sunbeam’s at the train station. We’ll be the center of attention in the town for the day. Red cars in back row, Green and others in front. We’ll have a very hearty buffet lunch at 1:00 PM and a short meeting at the Molly Maguires pub. No hangings, please. We’ll then assemble in small groups and begin a walking tour to a variety of historical sites and participate in the town’s annual celebration of the famous Olympian Jim Thorpe’s birthday with a parade, bands, a variety of activities. Or just hang around the Beams and the train station. For those who want, we will meet again for dinner (your own $). Overnight lodging is available for those desiring to stay overnight. There will be a party and swimming at Quarles’ for those who desire to stay for the evening.

The walking tour includes visits to the Asa Packer mansion, The Old Jail were Molly Maguires were incarcerated before being hung, the Mauch Chunk Museum and model train and a tranquil walk along Stone row. There is an additional charge per person of $3.00 for children up to $5.00 for adults at the museums and $7.00 at the Mansion. This town sees $ signs, but it’s worth it.

Buffet includes your choice of Beef Teriyaki, Chicken Marsalla, Baked Stuffed Shells, Salad, Rice, Veggies, Rolls, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Soda and Water.

The BASH cost of $16.00 per person (11 and under, free) includes the buffet and refreshments throughout the day and evening. There is a $3.00 parking fee for each Sunbeam.

Preregistration requested to assure adequate food at buffet. Please send checks payable to,
Allan Bruce Quarles, 116 Panther Run Road, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.
Include amount of $16.00 per person and $3.00 for each Sunbeam.

For additional information
Call: Bruce Quarles at 570-677-2780


11:30 AM caravan departs from Quarles on Panther Run Road)
12:30 PM Meeting and Lunch at the Molly Maguires Emerald restaurant
2:00 PM Begin walking tour and showing off cars to tourists
5:00 to 6:00PM Meet at parking lot/train station for farewells and beginning of the evening shindig.


Meet at Quarles home to caravan to Jim Thorpe. Click here for map from EXIT 74 of Interstate 476, NE Extension of PA Turnpike.

NOTE: If you cannot make the 11:30 departure time from Quarles, proceed directly to Jim Thorpe parking behind the train station. It may be necessary to remind the attendant that the first 20 Beams park free. Last we checked, parking for non-Sunbeam cars is $5.00 for the day. It may be possible to find a side street in town to park without charge.

DIRECTIONS to Quarles:

After toll booth @ exit 74 of I-476
Left at stop sign, East on Rt 209
1/8 Mi LEFT on HARRITY ROAD (Before going under Turnpike Bridge)
North on HARRITY ROAD to “T”
Right onto PA-903
Proceed approximately 3 ¾ mile
Right on FAWN
Look for TEAE Banners on right, 116 Panther Road


This is a special event weekend for the village of Jim Thorpe because of the Birthday celebration. Lodging is at a premium. Don’t delay.

The Parsonage B&B
61 West Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
(570) 325-4462

Country Inn & Suites (exit 74 I-476)
1619 Interchange Road
Lehighton, PA 18235
800 456-4000

Click on the sites below for more INFORMATION ABOUT the HAMLET OF JIM THORPE

Jim Thorpe, the village
Molly Maguires
Asa Packer
Mauch Chunk Museum
Scenic Rail