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Updated: January 25, 2019

Saturday, January 26th

George Bugg’s Car Collection

Athens, Georgia

It’s always a treat to visit George Bugg’s car collection (at 131 Newton Bridge Industrial Way, Athens, GA 30607.) George has once more invited us to view his outstanding array of cars. There are probably some new additions since we last visited two years ago. The collection includes Fords, Hudsons and others, plus a lot of incredible memorabilia.  We will meet there at 11 AM for tire-kicking and a good look at the collection. Lunch will also be provided-there will be a small charge. We will also have a brief business meeting.  So that lunch can be available for you, if you plan to attend, please contact Jim Sanders (call or text his cell phone 706-540-6284 or email him at no later than Monday January 21.

Directions (these directions assume you are approaching Athens from the west-if you are coming from another direction find your way to the GA-10 Loop around Athens and go to EXIT 13 on the north side, then follow directions below from that point):

From Atlanta, take I-85 N to GA-316E.

Approximately 60 miles from Atlanta, take the ramp right for GA-10/US-78 towards Athens & Monroe and turn left at the top of the ramp. (If you miss this turn continue ahead to GA-10-LOOP and take it NORTH to EXIT 13)

Go 1.4 miles, turn right onto GA-10/US– BR/GA-8 (Waffle House on the corner)

Go 2.2 miles, take ramp on right for GA-10-LOOP towards Elberton /Hartwell.

Go on GA-10-LOOP for approx. 4.7 miles to EXIT 13—take ramp and follow signs for Chase Street, then turn left onto North Chase St. Go 0.3 miles, then turn left onto Newton Bridge Road.

Go 1.7 miles, then turn right onto Newton Bridge Industrial Way. (Estes Truck Co. is on the left.) 131 is the second property on the left.

Saturday, January 26th

Joint Tri-State Mountain Roads / Chesapeake Bay Chapters meet

Harper's Ferry, West Virginia

Join us to visit the Rob Burchill Collection and Hattie's Garage restoration shop. Rob has acquired a 1911 Hudson for us to view. The snow date is February 2.

Directions: US Route 340 north of Harper's Ferry, WV, take the Exit marked Brunswick/Burkettsville go west to Burkettsville, MD. Stop sign in the square, proceed forward for about 1 1/2 miles to Picnic Woods Rd. and make a right, then about a mile on the left. It is a private driveway (a double driveway, use the left one.) We will mark the driveway. For additional questions or to RSVP, contact Eric Kirk 540 667 4483 TSMRC and John Battle CBC. Please bring a lite refreshment or water/soft drinks to share.

Friday – Sunday, February 1-3rd 

Meritt Marks Memorial Meet

Tavares, Florida

For many years the Orange Blossom Chapter of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club has sponsored a multi-day Winter Meet. A number of years ago the Meet became known as the “Meritt Marks Memorial Winter Meet” in honor of our HET Club’s wonderful and gracious Founding Father. The meet will be held at the Fisherman’s Cove, 3950 N. Eichelberger Road in Tavares, FL , 32778. Motel: Best Western across from Waterman Hospital, approx.2-2.5 miles, (352) 253-2378.  Holiday Inn, 3601 Burleigh Blvd. Tavares, (352) 742-1600

Camping: on site, make your reservation in advance, call (352) 343-1233 or (800) 254-9993 

·         Friday: Dinner at a local restaurant @ 6:00 pm

·         Saturday Morning: Continental Breakfast

·         Saturday @ 12:00 pm. Lunch with meat, tea, lemonade, & water will be provided.

Please bring a dish & dessert to pass.

·         Saturday Evening: Leftovers will be ready for dinner @ 6:30 pm.

·         Sunday Morning: Breakfast, brings eggs, bacon, and any other breakfast items.

Registration Form (

Saturday, February 9th

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania

The lunch will be at noon on Saturday, February 9th at the famous Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord at 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505. This is the same place as last year’s Valentine’s lunch. The management has made special arrangements for our group. They will be opening the large overflow room for us to use. This should give us more space to enjoy our meals and to fellowship. Each of us will be ordering our own meals. We will be able to order from their extensive menu or order their famous smorgasbord. Being that we are a large group, they will be adding a 15% gratuity to our bill. Checkout their website at https://bird -in-hand family-restaurant-smorgasbord. Hopefully, you and your loved one will be able to join us in this Valentine’s Day Celebration. Hope to see you there! For additional details, contact

Ray Albert (717)712-5573

Sunday, February 10th

Mo-Kan February Meeting

Bonner Springs, Kansas

Meet to start at 1:00 p.m. at Billa’s Italian Restaurant, 24 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs, Kansas.  Phone - (913) 204- 0660.  Special Guest - Aaron Cooper, hosted by - Mel Wise cell phone - (816) 809-2871

Thursday – Saturday, February 21-23rd

53rd Annual San Diego Swap Meet

San Diego, CA

Beginning 2015 NO dogs allowed. (Too many dog bites and irresponsible owners.)

Directions: Qualcomm Stadium is located near the junction of Interstates 15 & 8. Entry to the stadium is made from Friars Rd. Vendors enter at Bus Gate on Ward Road and Rancho Mission Road. For more information: Annual “Big 3” Parts Exchange, the Hudson club spaces are wb-48 to wb-51 CIC’s space # is wb-50.  Vendors please note: you can only drive through the swap area at certain hours. (You can walk in & out, but absolutely no driving.)

Thursday – vendor gates are open from 10am to 6pm.

Friday – vendor gates are open from 5am to 8am. Closed 8am – 5pm.

Saturday – vendor gates are open from 5am to 8am. Closed 8am – 3pm. This meet is sponsored by Todd Harding & Son.  or call or text Todd Harding (818) 879-3965 

Some of the local hotels/motels are:

Hampton Inn, 2151 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (619)295-7600

Kings Inn Hotel, 1333 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (619)297-2231

Double Tree by Hilton, 1515 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108 (619)881-6900

Friday – Sunday, March 1-3rd

Sweethearts and Orphans Meet XX

Waxahachie Texas

The North Texas Chapter of the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club invites you to join us for Sweethearts & Orphans XX in historic Waxahachie, Texas!  For those who are not familiar with this event, the “Sweethearts” part of our name refers to the fact that this meet is held 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 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 marques like Hudson, Studebaker, Willys, Graham-Paige, Nash, Kaiser-Frazer, Packard, AMC and hun-dreds of others. There are also “corporate orphans” – historic marques 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 marque, will be eligible to participate in our meet as they are historically significant vehicles that should be seen and recognized. No customs or rods, please! We love all cars but S&O’s focus is automotive history, not automotive art!

The Host Hotel: Special Rates are available for check-in February 28 through check-out on March 3 at The LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 311 Stadium Dr, Waxahachie, TX, 75165. King or 2 Queens $69 plus tax. Call 972-937-5525 and mention Sweethearts & Orphans. The Room block expires February 14 so please book as soon as possible. Pet friendly – no charge.

75 mile driving tour March 1, car show and Sweethearts dinner March 2, awards March 3. So, c’mon, join us… Sweethearts & Orphans is a non-judging meet and is about friendship, not competition. For additional details, contact Larry Kollie, S&O 2019 Meet Director (972) 903-9037 or AKLOL1915@GMAIL.COM

Saturday, March 10th

Mo-Kan’s March Meet

Meridan, Kansas

Meet will start at 1pm at Gambino’s Pizza, 7232 K4 Hwy, Meriden, Kansas.  Contact Jim Durand (785) 484.2765  / for additional details. 

Saturday – Sunday, March 23-24th

NEC Winter Banquet

Deerfield, Massachusetts

The Winter Banquet will meet at the Red Roof Inn, So. Deerfield, 3:00 PM, poolside. Bring snacks and beverage of choice. We’ll send out for pizza around 6:00. The cost will be around $5. On Sunday, March 24th, some will get Breakfast at the Sugar House. Then at noon we’ll meet at the Deerfield Inn for a banquet (food choices below). To reserve a Red Roof Inn room please call 800-733-7663. Use code B289HET323 for a rate of $69.99 plus taxes. Rooms are non-smoking, have 2 queen beds, a fridge and microwave. 10 rooms are blocked off, but you must reserve by February 23rd 2019.

Deerfield Inn Dinner cost is $34 with $10 off for Club members. In addition to Corn Chowder, you can choose one of the entrees listed below:

• New England Braised Beef Stewed beef with wild mushrooms, onions, and carrots

• Herb-Crusted White Fish Tender and flaky white fish topped with toasted herbed crumbs with a sundried tomato beurre blanc

• Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Breast With a bright and rich sauce

Chef's choice of seasonal sides are included with entree

Seasonal Fruit Cobbler for Dessert

Menu: Corn Chowder, New England Braised Beef, Herb crusted white fish, or Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Breast. Seasonal sides Coffee/Tea, bread/butter and Seasonal Fruit Cobbler.  RSVP by March 16th to Jerre or Patti Hoffman, 27 Howard St., Chicopee, MA 01013

Saturday, April 27th

Southern Indiana Chapter’s Annual Crank-up meet

Shelbyville, Indiana

This 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. Phone number for Doug: (317) 398-4163

Sunday, March 10th

Southern Indiana Chapter’s Joint Winter Meet

Indianapolis, Indiana

Larry and Sue Kennedy will host a joint Winter Meet with the Indy Chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club and the Southern Indiana/Kentucky Chapter of the Hudson Club on Sunday, March 10th,  2019 at 1:00 PM EST.  This joint meet with be held at the Franklin Township Civic League, 8822 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46239 (located two houses beyond the Ordinary in downtown Wanamaker).  Hosts will provide a meat dish, water, coffee and iced tea. Bring your place settings and a dish or dessert to share.  This facility is handicapped accessible and has a handicapped restroom, but no kitchen facilities.  There are lots of electrical outlets for crockpots and plenty of parking spaces.  If you have questions, contact Larry Kennedy (317) 862-2020

Sunday, May 5th

Pontius Hudson Meet

Auburn, Indiana

Meet will be 10:00am to 5:00pm, hosted at the National Automotive & Truck Museum, 1000 Gordon M. Buehrig Place, Auburn, IN 46706. Registration fee will be the group rate into the museum, $7 per adult. Meat and drinks provided, bring your favorite dish for a pot-luck lunch.  Lunch will be served at noon.  If you are arriving in Auburn on Saturday, John and Lorrie Pontius will host a cook out on Saturday evening, but please rsvp for the cook out.  For more information call John (260) 925-1400 work or (260) 927-8427 home


Thursday – Sunday, May 9-12th 

The New Doc’s Meet

Winchester, Virginia

The New Doc’s Meet will be held Mother’s Day Weekend hosted by the Tri-State Mountain Roads and Chesapeake Bay Chapters.  Host Hotel is the Hampton Inn, (540) 678-4000, 1204 Berryville, Avenue, Winchester, VA., rate is $101 per night, mention the Hudson Club. Saturday events are the AACA car show in Winchester, an afternoon reception hosted by Allen and Wendy Lewis and Saturday evening dinner at the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co in Bluemont, VA.  Sunday morning Flea market and Car show will be the Hampton Inn in the Hudson private parking lot. Click for Registration Form (   Call Paul O’Malley 304-856-2042 with questions.