Southside Meeting

On October 4th there will be a meeting of the Southside Chapter of the GTA. Tom Freeman would like to see as many folks as possible to discuss events and brewery tour. We’ll be meeting at 7 at Partners Pizza II, 834 Glynn St S, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Call Tom at 678-725-4937 for more information.

Monthly Meetings

The monthly meetings are the THIRD Tuesday of every month with Odd months being at Mazzy’s Norcross; EVEN months at Keegan’s Irish Pub in Vinings. Our next meeting is Tuesday October 18th at Keegan’s Irish Pub in Vinings where we will review the past events and preview the upcoming events.

Fire Brigade Tour

The Fire Brigade Tour was a lot of fun for the cars, leaving on a scenic route from Fayetteville to Pine Mountain passing over 6 fire stations. Thanks to Hugh McAleer for organizing and running the route and David Burke for the photography. We couldn’t have wished for better driving weather.

Pumpkin to Pig Drive
Join us on our regular fall drive to Bert’s Pumpkin Farm on October 29, followed by lunch at the renowned Poole’s BBQ. The route is outlined later in the newsletter. Peter Cronin will be leading the classic tour.

Fall Color Drive

Bring out your cars (and blankets) for a beautiful fall color drive and picnic on Saturday November 5th. We will start at the McDonalds near the intersection of GA 20 and I-75 in Carterville and wind our way through the hills, mountains and back country of north west Georgia to our destination, Cloudland Canyon State Park. If you have never been, you will not want to miss this drive. It’s one of the most beautiful parks in Georgia. Inside the park there is a great pavilion where we can have a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views from the Canyon overlook.

If you are up for a hike, there are some wonderful hiking trails for all skill levels. Our plan is to depart McDonalds around 9:30 am and arrive at the park by 12:00 noon, have lunch, enjoy the area for as long as you like, then make our way home as a group or on your own. The physical address of the McDonalds starting point is 5651 GA 20/Canton Hwy, Cartersville.

RSVP to Marty Grier at

More Drives
On the calendar we have a tentative Blue Ridge journey to the Swan Drive in on October 15. RSVPs to will determine if it’s a go or not. Tony is also putting finishing touches to the Driving Dead tour the following week on October 15. We will send out notices about these and all other drives as they are finalized.