Please contact Laurie Fromm at for any event additions or corrections.   For questions about individual meets, please use the contact information for each event.

Friday, March 2-4th

Sweethearts & Orphans XIX

Waxahachie, Texas

The North Texas Chapter invites you to join them for Sweethearts & Orphans XIX in historic Waxahachie, Texas!  For those who are not familiar with this event, the “Sweethearts” part refers to the fact that this meet is held to honor Valentines and Sweethearts, albeit a few weeks after February 14. The Orphans part refers to “orphan cars”, those wonderful, historic automobiles whose manufacturers have disappeared into the mists of time – great American independent marquees like Hudson, Studebaker, Willys, Graham-Paige, Nash, Kaiser-Frazer, Packard, AMC and hundreds of others. There are also “corporate orphans” – historic marquees from Chrysler, Ford, and GM – such as LaSalle, DeSoto, Edsel, and more. More recent orphans like Plymouth, Oldsmobile, Mercury, Pontiac and others are welcome, but we ask you bring pre-1990 cars only, original or restored to “stock appearance”. All 1942 and earlier vehicles, regardless of marquee, will be eligible to participate in the meet. No customs or rods, please! We love all cars but S&O’s focus is automotive history, not automotive art!

Preliminary agenda, subject to change:

·         March 1 - evening hospitality room and registration open.

·         March 2 - hospitality/registration room open, driving tour 9 am-3 pm, dinner on your own.

·         March 3 - hospitality/registration open, car show around the Courthouse 10 am-3 pm. Sweethearts Date Night that evening 7-10 pm, specifics TBA.

·         March 4 - awards ceremony 9 am-10:30 am. Departure.

The main reasons for S&O will never change: (1) to bring "orphan” and vintage car owners together to make and renew friendships; and (2) to take time during the Valentine Season to honor the wives, girlfriends, or significant others that put up with our old car obsession all year long. So, c’mon, join us… Sweethearts & Orphans is a non-judging meet. S&O is about friendship, not competition.  Please contact Larry Kollie, S&O 2018 Meet Director, (972) 903-9037 or AKLOL1915@GMAIL.COM

Saturday, March 3rd

Mid-South Chapter HET Winter Meet

Burns, Tennessee

The winter meet of the will be held at The Forge Restaurant in The Inn at Montgomery Bell State Park, 1000 Hotel Avenue, Burns, TN 37029. We will meet at the Conference Center at 9:30 and the meeting will begin in the Forge Restaurant at 10:30. The restaurant opens for lunch at 11:00. The restaurant and lobby overlook Lake Acorn, one of three lakes in the park. The Forge Restaurant has a buffet as well as a menu from which you can order. To avoid stairs, park on the lower level next to the hotel. The Park was once the center of the Iron Industry in Middle TN. The site of the first Cumberland Presbyterian Church is also located at Montgomery Bell State Park. The church was founded in 1810 in the log cabin home of Reverend Samuel McAdow. A replica of the cabin and a church are located within the park. They are a very short walk from parking. For more ambitious visitors there are numerous beautiful trails in loops from a half mile to 10.5 miles. From Interstate 40: Take Exit 182 (Fairview/ Dickson Hwy. 96). Turn to go West on Hwy. 96. Stay on Hwy. 96 until it dead ends at Hwy. 70. Turn right (East) on Hwy. 70, off-ramp provided. Stay on Hwy. 70 approximately 3 miles. Main Park Entrance is on the right.  Follow the signs to the Inn and Restaurant. If you have questions after that, call Al Guardo at (615) 830-8352.

Saturday, March 10th

MO-Kan March Meeting

Meriden, Kansas

Meet hosted by Jim Durand.  Please meet at 1pm at Gambino’s Pizza, 7232 K-4 Highway, Meriden.  Phone (785) 484-2323.  Contact Jim at (785) 484-2765 for additional questions or details.

Saturday, March 10th

Southern California Meeting

Glendale, California

Jim Cherry will be our guest to talk about the concept cars of the 20th century (1938-1970). Jim has a treasury of previously unpublished photos and graphics and sheds light on the forgotten creativity. Beyond the abundance of photographs, there's brochures, print ads, toys, models, magazine covers, and even packaging featuring cars of tomorrow.  He will talk about visionary California kustomizers George Barris and Ed Big Daddy Roth alongside legendary Detroit designers Harley Earl and Virgil Exner. In addition, Jim will include advanced, almost-made-it-to-production models like the Tucker 48 and Davis Divan alongside homebuilt concept cars. The luncheon meeting will be at the Central Grill, 801 N. Central Ave., Glendale at 1pm on Saturday, March 10th. Space is limited in the meeting room so reservations are necessary - call Susan R. 626/260-1090 and leave a message to save a spot. We will be ordering off the menu.

Saturday, March 10th

CIC tour of Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs, California

Meet at Museum, voted by CNN Travel as one of the World’s 14 Best Aviation Museums.  Please join for a guided tour of one of the largest collections of flyable WWII aircraft.  A new hanger opened in May 2017 which holds exhibits and aircraft from the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  We will also see a private collection of WWII Insignia Art that is being shared for a limited time only! This is a must see museum, with 59 flyable and static planes on display inside four climate-controlled hangars totaling 86,000 square feet inside and with more outside on the tarmac. Lunch plans are in the works for this meet, plan to drive those Hudsons! Contact Terry Kale (714) 523-0403 for additional details.

Saturday, March 10th

Rock Mountain Meet

Loveland, Colorado

Meet at 10am at Bob Troendly, Brass Era Restoration SPECIALIST, 835 S Saint Louis Ave, Loveland.  Some of our group visited Bob’s collection a few years ago and were stunned by the quality of work he had performed in restoring some very rare brass era cars. A Contractor by trade, Bob is now retired and spending more time on his hobby.  Lunch plans to be determined.  Please contact Todd Lentz for additional information.

Sunday, March 18th

Chicago – Milwaukee Meet

Gurnee, IL

The Planning Committee invites everyone to join them at the Olive Garden, 5590 Northridge Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031 at 11:30am 

Saturday, March 24th

Impala Bob’s Car Show

Mesa, Arizona

Entry fee is $30 per vehicle. Entry form & details must be returned by March 15th to sign up. Limited to 160 vehicles. Plan is to meet at Errol and Dawn Heimlich’s home not far from the airfield. We will then caravan over to Falcon Field. If possible and if there is interest, we can caravan back up the street about 1/2 mile to the Sunshine Acre’s Children’s Home. This is the charity that we are donating to from the Orphan Car show fall meet each year. They do have a tour that may or may not be available on Saturday due to staffing.  Please call Impala Bob (480) 981-1600 for additional information. 

Saturday, March 24th

North Texas March Business Meeting

Grapevine, Texas

Meeting will be held at Fuddruckers Restaurant, 2001 N. Highway 121 – Grapevine.  Phone (972) 724-0072.  Fuddruckers is located off of the frontage road off of Highway 121 just north of the Bass Pro Shop.  The frontage road is one-way south. You cannot reach Fuddruckers from the frontage road. We will have parking out front if we can get there by 1:00 PM. Please contact Don Mozynski (972) 635-2122 for additional details.

Saturday - Sunday, March 24-25th

Northeast Chapter Winter Banquet

Deerfield, Massachusetts

Meet at Red Roof Inn around 3pm; rooms have been set aside from $77-$81 plus tax.  Please call (800) 733-7663 by February 24th, use Hudson Club #B289HUDCLU to receive discounted rate.  Please bring snacks and beverages; a collection will be taken to order pizza around 6pm on Saturday.  Sunday, breakfast on your own at Williams Sugar House, dinner at Deerfield Inn.  Please RSVP sending the following information:

Sunday dinner menu is baby green salad with choice of:

·         New England Braised Beef

·         Herb crusted white fish

·         Slow roasted turkey

Bread/butter, seasonal sides, coffee/tea, and seasonal fruit crisp included $33 non NEC Member and $23 MEC member (subsided by chapter).  Send selction and check made out to NEC HET by March 16, 2018 to: Jerre Hoffman, 27 Howard Street, Chicopee, MA 01013

Thursday – Sunday, April 5-8th  

NW Chapter April Meet

Portland, Oregon

These are the combined dates for 2 HUGE SWAP MEETS IN PORTLAND OREGON, the largest swap meets in the west.  The PIR (Portland International Raceway) Swap Meet and the Portland Swap Meet is hosted by Dick & Phyllis Riggs..  Transport between the meets is provided.

April 7th - NW Chapter Official Business Meeting & Dinner (location TBD) at 5pm.  The PIR Swap Meet   ( will be Thursday thru Saturday 7am – 5pm at the Portland International Raceway,  1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, Oregon. ( Admission $5 (Children under 12 are Free) and $10 parking. Look for the Hudson sign at Dick Riggs booth 6001,2,3,4, & 5 at the PIR!!  Stop by and visit
The Portland Swap Meet will be held at the Expo Center, at 2060 N Marine Drive, Portland.  Event is Friday, 7:00am - 7:00pm, Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm. Admission on Friday and Saturday is $7.00 per day and on Sunday $4.00 w/ Ladies FREE (children under 12 are FREE)

For questions or additional details, contact Dick or Phyllis Riggs (503) 707-9689 /email:

Saturday, April 7th

Mo-Kan Chapter March Meeting

Abilene, Kansas

Please join Mike & Jennifer McCall at noon at Brookville Hotel, 105 East Lafayette Avenue, Abilene, Kansas.  Phone (785)263- 2244.  Contact Jennifer at (913) 439-9567 for additional questions or details. 

Saturday, April 28th 

Southern Indiana Chapter’s Annual Crank-up meet

Shelbyville, IN

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Southern Indiana Chapter’s Annual Crank Up Meet will be hosted by Doug and Terri Wildrick, beginning at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at noon. Bring your Hudson, your lawn chair and your favorite covered dish or dessert. A meat dish and drinks will be provided.  Doug and Terri’s address is 1459 E 425 N, Shelbyville, IN.   Directions from I-74, exit #113, go to Cracker Barrel/Morristown Rd., follow Morristown Rd. approx. 2.5 miles, turn right on E 425 N, Go 1 block, turn right on PR 145, house is on the corner of 425 and PR 145. Directions from I-70: get off at the Greenfield exit/State Rd.# 9. Go south past US 40, and US 52. Continue south on St.Rd.9, go to CR 600, turn left [east] go to the stop sign, turn right, go approx. 1.75 miles, turn left on 425N, 1 block to 1459, house is on the south side of the road. Children and collector cars are welcome. Contact Doug (317) 398-4163 for any additional information. 

Sunday, April 22nd

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

Willowbrook, IL

Plan to attend the annual April 22nd, 2016 meet at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket. Start is between 10:30 – 11:00am, Lunch at Noon and end when everyone leaves.

Directions: I-55 to Route 83 (Kingery Rd) North. First light, turn right, turn first sharp right onto Frontage Rd and follow around to stop sign. Turn left to restaurant.  Phone (630) 325-0780.  Contact John or Mary Otto (630) 789-9824 for additional information. 

Saturday, May 7th

“Cruise The Burg” - Louisburg Car Show

Louisburg, Kansas

MO-Kan Chapter meet hosted by John & Robyn Forknern (913) 592-2288 /

Thursday – Sunday, May 17-20th   

Doc’s Meet

 Front Royal, Virginia

For 2018 the Eastern Regional incorporates "Doc's Apple Blossom Meet", blending "Doc's Meet" traditions with exciting innovations.  Please find details on the Regional Tab of the events.  

Saturday, June 2nd

28th Annual Orphan Car Tour


The scenic roads of Maryland's Baltimore and Harford counties will be the setting of the 28th Orphan Car Tour on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Passing through areas such as Hunt Valley, My Lady's Manor and Worthington Valley, the tour's route will meander past horse farms and estates, villages and pastures. As in past years drivers will receive printed directions so they can take the tour at their own speed, and part of the day will be spent visiting places of interest along the route. A late-afternoon dinner at Friendly Farms Restaurant in Upperco will cap the day's itinerary. Plans are still being worked out, but complete information will be ready by February. Occasional updates will be posted at the Or-phan Car Tour's website,, where a description and history of the Tour event are also available. The Or-phan Car Tour is open to all “orphan” (discontinued-make) vehicles at least 25 years old, and is sponsored by six local chapters of national “orphan” car clubs. Further information is available from Jon Battle, (540) 364-1770

Saturday, June 9th

Scott Kiechle Meet

Knox, Indiana

Southern Indiana/Kentucky Chapter will join other car clubs at a meet hosted by Scott and Linda, 1755 Fern-wood Drive, Knox Indiana 46534 (one mile from Toto, IN ) on Saturday June 9, 2018 ,10 AM Central time. A meat dish, plates, silverware, and beverages provided. Bring a dish to share, your lawn chairs and collector car. At 1 PM Central time, we will travel about one mile to see the rest of their collection, including another building and more cars than last year!! Scott Kiechle (219) 313-2661, or

Sunday, August 12th

43rd Annual Meet of Southern IN/KY Chapter

Loganport, Indiana

The Southern Indiana Chapter’s 43rd Annual Meet will be held at Rick and Susan Crawley’s home, 6062 Logansport Road (old 24), Logansport, IN, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  We will have our annual business meeting and election of Officers for our Chapter. Bring a dish to share, your Hudson or other collector car and lawn chairs. The Crawleys will provide the meat and drinks. They will display all of their collector cars. Crawley’s home is located 3 miles east of Logansport on old 24 (now Logansport Road), 8 miles west of Peru. There is a big yard, plenty of parking, shade and trailer parking. There are inexpensive hotels in the area. If you arrive on Saturday evening, plan on meeting at Rick and Susan’s by 6:00 PM to travel to a nearby restaurant for dinner. For more info call: Rick Home (574) 722-6413, Work (574) 753-5720 or cell (574) 721-6060

Friday - Sunday, August 25-27th 

Johnson & Edeburn’s Meet

Kaslo, British Columbia

Please reserve hotel accommodations by June 1st at Kaslo Motel.  Phone (250) 353-2431 / (877) 353-2431, rate is $76 or $96 plus tax.  12 rooms have been held.  Contact Robert Hudson (509) 934-7924 for additional information. 

Saturday October 6th

Southern Indiana/Kentucky Joint Meet with the Model As

Bloomington, Indiana

The Southern Indiana /Kentucky Chapter invites you to its Fall Meet on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Bloomington, Indiana at the home of Marcia and Tim Lloyd, 3150 High Point Lane, Bloomington, IN  47401-9605.   Scenic Bloomington is home to Indiana University and is located 50 miles south of Indianapolis.  The fall colors will be beautiful.  Come any time after 10:00AM EDST to Tim and Marcia's house for a noon lunch, tire kicking, visiting and a short Business meeting. Tim and Marcia have a very large garage and ample parking.  Please bring your Hudson, a dish to share and your lawn chairs. The hosts will provide drinks and barbequed pork and chicken.  Lunch will be served at 12 noon.  This year’s meet will again coincide with the Lloyd’s neighbors Ed and Mary Dathe’s Model A Meet, so join us as the entire neighborhood will be full of collector cars! Please feel free to contact Tim Lloyd for directions or help finding lodging.  Home number (812) 334-2430 Tim's cell (812) 369-8293