The Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club was founded in 1978. We’re an active group with frequent and varied events occurring in all parts of our membership area which includes Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.

We have, regularly participated in the antique auto show in Frederick, Maryland at Rose Hill Manor in August and the big show in Rockville, Maryland in October of which we are a sponsor. We also help sponsor the Orphan Car Tour ( which takes place every year in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Our uniquely CBC events include an annual Hudson Day at the Taneytown, Maryland History Museum, a Holiday Party every December, a summer picnic and two or three “Driving to Dining” meets each year with names such as “Rhonda’s Crab Run” or the “Fast Food Cruise”.

On a weekend in May, our CBC helps the Tri-State Mountain Roads Chapter organize a three-day get-together for Hudson enthusiasts in Winchester, Virginia. “The New Doc’s Meet” has been running every year since 1964. For a brief history, click “Doc’s Meet” in the menu bar at the top of this page.

We regularly get together with other HET chapters and old car clubs for driving tours such as “The Delaware Excursion” on the Delmarva Peninsula traveling along scenic routes to visit museums, art collections and historic buildings.

And, there is “The Autumn Leaves Tour” through beautiful autumn scenery in Western Maryland.

Once, we joined our friends at Mid-Atlantic Packards for a ride on the Walkersville Southern Railway and, another time, for a tour through a winery and museum in Frederick, Maryland.

Over the years, there have been visits to:

    The Tucker automotive collection of David Cammack in Alexandria, Virginia.

    Vintage Motor Car Company, a restoration shop in West Virginia run by Hudson      owner Paul Rose, for tech sessions.

    The General Motors Assembly Plant on Broening Highway back in the days when GM assembled cars there.

For many years, we held the “Marbury Motors Meet” near a former Hudson dealership in Maryland once owned by the father of a CBC member.

And, there have been many backyard cookouts, local driving tours and visits to interesting sites and events. CBC members like to drive their cars and “do stuff”.

The Hudson.Aire is our award-winning newsletter, currently edited by Lynn Horn and sent to our members six times yearly by, either, email or the US Postal Service.

For more information about our chapter or the HET Club or for a free copy of the Hudson.Aire, please contact Jon Battle by email at