Established in 1978, the Chesapeake Bay Chapter
is one of 40 chapters of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club. We're
an active group; events are varied, frequent, and occur in different
parts of our membership area, which includes Maryland, Northern
Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
The Hudson-Aire is our award-winning
newsletter, sent to our members six times yearly. We usually
schedule 8-10 activities per year, a mixture of annual events
and unique or one-time-only gatherings. Here's but a short list
of some of the interesting things we've done over the past few
Annual events include our group participation
in the (Md.) and Rose Hill Manor (Frederick, Md.) antique
car shows and the Rockville (Md.) show, of which we are
an official sponsor. We also hold a Holiday Party (Christmas
/ Chanukkah). Two or three times a year we have a "dining
meet" such as "Rhonda's Crab Run" or the
"Fast Food Cruise", both held in Southern Maryland.
For several years we've held an overnight meet in Colonial Beach,
Va., just to enjoy the sights, and each others' company. We have
been one of the official sponsors of the "Orphan Car
Tour" held yearly in the Washington-Baltimore area since
1990. For many years we held "Marbury Motors Meet",
and annual picnic gathering in Southern Maryland.
On Mothers' Day weekend we sponsor the annual
Doc's Apple Blossom Meet, a legendary 3-day get-together
for Hudsonites that's been held in Front Royal, Virginia since
1964. For a brief story of Doc's Meet click the history
link. For photos of the latest Doc's Meet click
Once in awhile we'll try something different,
just to keep things interesting!
In April of 2013 and 2014 we held "Delaware
Excursions", two-day driving tours in Delaware (including
the Wilmington area and the Eastern Shore portion). This took
us along scenic routes to discover interesting museums and collections
of art, antiques and automobiles, as well as historic buildings.
In October, 2014 we partnered with the Tri-State
Mountain Roads Chapter of the H-E-T to hold the Autumn Leaves
Tour, a two-day driving tour that took us from Frederick,
Md. to Cumberland, Md., then back to Northern Virginia.
In October of 2015 we held a cookout in honor
of our guest Heidi Hetzer, a 78-year-old German lady driving
around the world in her 1930 Hudson.
Other past events include a visit (on two
occasions) to the Tucker automotive collection of David
Cammack, then housed in Alexandria, Va. On several occasions
we've gathered at Vintage Motorcar Company, a restoration
shop in West Virginia run by Hudson owner Paul Rose, for tech
sessions. We've ridden the Walkersville Southern Railroad
(Frederick, Md.) as a group, on two different occasions -- one
of them being a joint meet with the Mid-Atlantic Packards
car club. Back in the days when GM still made vehicles in Baltimore,
we toured the plant.
CBC members like to drive their cars and "do