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 years:

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 the CBC and the Tri-State Mountain Roads chapter co-sponsor the annual 3-day get-together for Hudson enthusiasts known this year as "The New Doc's Meet". Traditionally known as "Doc's Apple Blossom Meet", it's been running yearly since 1964! For a brief story of Doc's Meet click the history link. For photos of a recent Doc's Meet click here.

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 stuff"!



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