Please contact Laurie Fromm at email@example.com for any event additions or corrections. For questions about individual meets, please use the contact information for each event.
Due to the Corona Virus, many events may be cancelled or postponed. Please contact the person listed with each event to make sure the event will take place.
Updated: April 6, 2020 .
Saturday, April 18th (EVENT CANCELLED)
Bear on the Square Meet
We will return for the annual meet arranged by hosts John and Becky Upchurch. The Bear on the Square Festival in historic Dahlonega features craft booths and numerous musical groups, and gives great public exposure to our Hudson cars parked right by the main street. Harmonica maestro Preston will probably be seen, and heard, joining some of the musicians as they perform. Not to be missed! For additional details or questions contact Becky Upchurch (706) 265-0549.
Saturday, April 18th
Spouses Day Out
Daytona Beach, Florida
The meet will be held at the Dine and Cruise in Daytona Beach. Address is Halifax Harbor Marina 125 Basin St. SUITE 140 Daytona Beach Fl, 32114. We must be there by 1 PM and we will set sail at 2:30. The costs for the men and guests is $29.95 each. This includes meal, cruise, parking and 15% gratuity. A reservation form must be sent to Peggy Logan by Feb 1 so that we can complete the reservation with them. The website is www.dineandcruise.com if you want to look at menu and more information. Reservation form: (https://www.hetclub.org/events/2020_Spouses_DayOutRegistration.pdf).
Saturday, April 18th EVENT CANCELLED
Western Reserve Lunch at Denny’s
This lunch is hosted by Bob Mutchler and will be held at 4646 West Tuscarawas street Canton, OH Ph. (330) 639-1691 Hosted by Bob Mutchler. More details will follow.
Saturday, April 18th
MO-Kan April Meeting
This meet will be starting at 1pm at Pizza Hut, 34080 Commerce Drive, Desoto, Kansas. For additional details, contact the host, Jim Durand (785) 484-275
Sunday, April 19th EVENT CANCELLED
Spring CCC HET Pic-A-Nic Meet
North Fresno, California
Meet will be held at Woodland Park Picnic Shelter from 12-4pm. Bring a dish to share; the club will provide drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers for the BBQ. Exit at Friant Rd. off Hiway 41 in North Fresno, follow to Audobon, go left to Park Entry, follow the signs. Watch for Hudsons! We are usually at the 1st or 2nd picnic area.” Keep an eye for our banner!
Sunday, April 19th
Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket
Plan to attend the annual April 19nd meet at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, 645 Joliet Rd., Willowbrook, phone (630) 325-0780. 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. This is hosted by John and Mary Otto. For additional details, contact John or Mary (630) 789-9824.
Dell Rhea’s management has asked that anyone with parts to sell, please park together in one area toward back of lot. This is in order to provide parking not only for our Hudson’s, but also for the restaurant patrons.
Wednesday – Sunday, April 22-26th POSTPONED May 27th (see below)
Spring Carlisle Swap & Auction
Saturday, April 25th
Nebraska-Iowa Spring Meet
Meet to be held at the home of Don and Gerry Chase, 8902 N. 204th Street, Elkhorn, Nebraska. Please arrive at 4, dinner at 5. Don will be grilling brats and hamburgers. For additional information, contact Don or Gerry at (402) 630-3131.
Sunday, April 26th
Southern IN/KY & Northern IN-OH Chapters Joint Crank-up meet
This Meet will be joint with the Northern Indiana-Ohio Chapter and hosted by Wesley and Sharon Fenton, beginning at 10:30 a.m., lunch served at noon EDST. Bring your Hudson, your lawn chair and your favorite covered dish or dessert. A meat dish and drinks will be provided. Children and collector cars are welcome. The location is the German Club Edelweiss, 531 E Wenger Rd, Englewood, OH 45322. The German Club has a great facility located off I-70 in Englewood, Ohio, which is about 100 miles east of Indianapolis. The German Club has an outside shelters and if the weather is bad, the clubhouse has been reserved for us. For more information or questions contact Wesley Fenton (937) 867-1473 home or (937) 564-6949 cell.
Sunday, May 3rd EVENT POSTPONED – DATE TBD
Annual Pontius Meet
Meet will be held at NATMUS Museum in Auburn, Indiana 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. All Hudson Club members are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life for Lee Pontius from 2-5 PM on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 503 Michigan Ave, Auburn, IN 46706.
Saturday, May 9th
MO-Kan May Meeting
This meeting will start at 12pm at Brookville Hotel, 105 E Lafayette Ave, Abilene, KS 67410. For additional details, contact the hosts, Mike and Jennifer McCall (785) 404-1921.
Saturday, May 16th
Chicago Milwaukee May Meet
The meet will be at the Klairmont Kollection museum in Chicago, Illinois. There is a small fee to qualifying members of $10 per person to be sent in with your RSVP. Those funds will be raffled off equally between 3 winners, awarded after lunch. You will have to be there to collect. The location of the museum is a little difficult to navigate to, so anyone who is reluctant to attend because of this, please reach out to us and we will help with arrangements for you to ride with or follow someone. The folks at the museum will have an area in the parking lot blocked off for the Hudsons and the lot has 24 hour security.
Anyone outside of club members who wishes to attend will be required to send an RSVP and pay $50.00 per person. This will cover the entrance fee and food.
This is an RSVP activity only. We will not be able to allow anyone to attend unless they have notified either. Contact: Bob Tietz, 9073 Corcoran Rd., Hometown, IL. 60459 or Polly Mitchell, 10S211 Hampshire Lane E., Burr Ridge, IL. 60527. Reservations must be turned in no later than the April, 2020 meet.
Wednesday – Sunday, May 27-31st (RESCHEDULED)
Spring Carlisle Swap & Auction
Spring Carlisle plays host to 100,000 collector and classic automotive enthusiasts from around the world who traverse the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds to buy, sell and celebrate all things automotive. This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the grounds and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive flea markets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral and deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. Spring Carlisle also offers a three-day collector car auction powered by Carlisle Auctions and this, in addition to the car corral, is a great way to start a new collection or add to an existing one; all at an affordable price point. The fairgrounds offers great fair-style food such as pizza, hot dogs, funnel cakes, ice cream, BBQ, crab cakes, kettle corn and much more! Admission Wednesday-Saturday is $12 with a $7 Sunday special. Children 12 and under are free. Read more:
Saturday, June 6th
29th Annual Orphan Car Tour
The Orphan Car Tour is an annual afternoon-long driving tour for antique "orphan" (i.e. discontinued makes, not models, that are at least 25 years old) automobiles held every year. The Tour's purpose is to encourage the driving enjoyment of antique "orphan" vehicles. It will start at the Burkittsville, Maryland Ruritan Club and wind its way down to Bluemont, Virginia on slow-speed, scenic roads. For additional details, contact Jon Battle (540) 364-1770 or email or visit their website: http://www.orphancartour.org/
Saturday, June 6th
Annual Heckman Potluck
The annual potluck will be held in Jewell, IA. Arrive between10 – 11. Eat at 12:30. Details will follow.
Saturday, June 27th (POSTPONED DATE TBD)
PA Chapter Business Meeting
New Smithville, Pennsylvania
This event, hosted by Carl Billig will not only host our business meeting and a tour of a “Hudson Museum” called Bob’s Auto Orphanage in New Smithville, PA aarting at 11am. This private museum is owned by Bob Blake and there are Hudsons from wall to wall. There is an $8 admission fee. The tour will take about two hours followed by a late lunch at the Starlite Diner in Fogelsville, PA. President Keith Kerchner will be holding our annual chapter business meeting after dining. For additional details contact Ray Albert (717) 712-5573.
Saturday, June 27
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
The Northern Ramblers Car Club is hosting the 27th Annual American Motors Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday, June 27th, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Haugen’s BBQ Restaurant, 13801 Highway #12, Port Perry, Ontario. This show is open to American Motors and related vehicles including Hudson, Nash, Essex, Terraplane, Jeep to 1993, and Renault. HET Ontario Chapter members have been attending for the past few years and HETers are made to feel very welcome at this well-organized meet. A DJ who knows what he is doing along with an abundance of door prices make for a great day out. Entry fee is $10 per car, $10 per vendor space. For those wishing to stay over the San-Man Motel is next door, 905-985-2333. For additional information or questions contact: Gino DiCiocco 905-690-2021 or .Check out the Northern Ramblers Car Club web site at:
Saturday, August 1st
10th Anniversary of QUÉBEC-NOUVELLE FRANCE-CANADA CHAPTER
Come and celebrate 10 years of the first Canadian chapter in the HET Club. It will be held the day after the International Meet in Burlington Vermont. It is only a 4 hour drive north to Quebec City where you can enjoy an all-day BBQ. Remember Passport (or Enhanced License) is required to cross to Canada. $25 Canadian or US (cash) for the BBQ. Please send cash to Gary Lynch, 34 Chemin du lac, Valcartier Village, Québec, Canada, G0A 4S0 before July 1st 2020. Hotel Accommodations at Valcartier Hotel (1 Km): https://www.valcartier.com/fr/hebergement/hotel. For additional details or questions, contact Gary Lynch (418) 844-1787, email: Essexcanada@hotmail.com.
Sunday, August 2nd
Cruising on the Main
The show will be from 10am-3pm. Cars line up and down Main Street. Shops, vendors, and restaurants. Registration opens at 8am. $10 per car registration free, are spectators free (but can donate). Details at: http://www.cruisinonmainstreet.org. For questions, contact Ed Firestone at (860) 888-9630. MA online reg $10. Day of Show $15. 10AM to 2PM. https://larzanderson.org/2019lawnevents/extinct/
Friday – Sunday, August 7-9th
Bloomsburg Nationals Auto & Swap Meet
Special invitation is extended to Hudson and Studebaker autos to be featured in the Industrial Building for the weekend. All cars, trucks and motorcycles of varying eras, make, model and style are come to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds for this annual event. Spectator gates open at 8 AM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until the festivities end. Prices are $8.00 a day or $12.00 for weekend pass per person Friday and Saturday. Sunday is by donation at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Supports local charities! Registration MUST be received before July 31, 2020. For additional information, go to: http://bloomsburgnationals.com/2020-event-information.html.
Sunday, August 16th
46th Annual Meet of Southern IN/KY Chapter
Annual Meet will be held at Rick and Susan Crawley’s home, 6062 Logansport Road (old 24), Logansport, IN, Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 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. We will have our annual election of Officers and a business meeting. 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.
Thursday – Sunday, August 20-23rd (RESCHEDULED DATE)
The New Doc’s Meet
The host hotel is the Hampton Inn, (540) 678-4000, 1204 Berryville, Avenue, Winchester, VA (Located at I-81and US Route 7, north side of Winchester)
Rates are $102 per night, mention Hudson Club. Make your hotel reservations before April 14; Hudson parking in the private roped-off area in the rear parking lot.
Schedule details to follow. For additional information or questions contact Joe Wood at: (703) 618-4772
Saturday, September 5th
Marshville Heritage Festival
Wainfleet Village, Ontario (Canada)
The festival will be from 9:30 – 4pm at Heritage Village with 130 juried artisans from Ontario, lots of parking for trailers, free show with antique car. Close to USA border, good for New York Hudsons. This will also be the annual meeting of Ontario Chapter. www.marshvilleheritagefestival.ca. For additional information, contact host Kim Barton firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday – Saturday, September 18-19th
Hudsons in the Heartland
Hosted by the Smoky Mountain Heartland Chapter at Talley Ho Inn, 8314 TN-73, Townsend TN ; phone (865)448-2465 Call for Hudson rates, Basic room, 1 queen $94 night Deluxe rooms $119 night.
Come relax and enjoy the breathtaking Smoky Mountains in Townsend TN for our second year in this fantastic new location! Now on the quiet side of the Smokies, minutes away from the Smoky Mountain National Park, Cade’s Cove scenic loop, and plenty of parking for cars, trucks and trailers. Adventure seekers can enjoy a short scenic drive over the mountains to Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge for all the famous tourist attractions. The Talley Ho Inn hosts many car and motorcycle clubs throughout the year, and offer a great venue for our group. Events include cookout at the meet, Friday night Bonfire, swap meet, driving tour, Low Country Boil, and Orphan car show on Saturday. Look for the registration and more details in the WTN
For additional details or questions, contact Matt Faust (865) 567-2493 or Jim Payne (214) 538-6702.
Friday – Sunday, September 18-20th
Joint Meet with Northwest and Gem State Chapters in Canada
Osoyoos, British Columbia
Meet to be held at the Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn Hotel, Phone (250) 495-4000 or (877) 878-2200, email bestwesternosoyoos.com. Contact person Millie general manager if you have a problem booking your reservation.
2 Queen Beds $119.00 plus taxes (10 rooms reserved)
King 1 Bed $129.00 plus taxes (5 rooms reserved)
King Suite 2 queen beds$139.00 plus tax (1 room reserved)
These prices will only be held till JULY 18th 2020 and then they are released. Mention HET CLUB when making reservations for the above prices. Please make your reservations early to be only held with a credit card - no charges till you check in. When booking so early cancellation with the hotel. Suite has been booked the suite but you would like a suite contact hotel and talk to Millie (general manager). This is a busy tourist area of BC even September. There is an indoor pool and a hot tub. Breakfast is included at no charge.
Schedule for the weekend -
arrive, get acquainted dinner location TBD
10:00 to visit Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad
12:00 tour to Adega Winery for a tour, tasting and lunch at the winery
6:00 Dinner at the Campo Marina (Italian Restaurant)
Breakfast and departure OR if you want to stay another day on Sunday we have booked 3 days for rooms rates. Activities will be on your own.
RSVP by July 1st to Darleen or Mark phone (250) 860-2901 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday - Sunday, October 7-11th
Hudson Events at Hershey
Hershey & Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Events for Hudsonites attending the AACA Hershey Fall Meet:
· H-E-T recruitment / hospitality trailer at space RNE 24-25 in Red Field, Oct. 7-10
· Reduced-rate rooms for Hudsonites at Quality Inn Carlisle, 1825 Harrisburg Pike (new motel this year).
· Hospitality room with snacks, at Quality Inn on Friday and Saturday
· Hudson dinner at Hickory Ridge Restaurant, Saturday 5:30 PM
· Hudson flea market in motel parking lot, Sunday, Oct. 11, 8 AM – noon
For details see "Hudsons At Hershey" at Hudson Open Forum / Upcoming Events, https://forum.hetclub.org/categories/upcoming-events. Additional information: Jon Battle, (540) 364-1770, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday - Monday, November 6-9th (New Zealand Dates)
New Zealand Chapter Rally
Kaikoura, New Zealand
· Friday - Noggin and Natter gathering will be held at Donegal House at 6pm
· Saturday - 10am leave for a leisurely rally
o Classic car museum
o Lunch stop at South Bay, bring your own picnic lunch
o Short run to visit a very modern rotary milking shed.
o Back to Donegal House for the “Thermette Challenge” in the carpark.
o Dinner at Donegal House around 6pm for drinks, dinner will be at 7pm
· Sunday - AGM will start at 10am at Donegal House followed by luncheon
· Monday - Whale Watch at 10am, this is a 3.5hr round trip. We all need to be at the office, Whaleway Station Road, Kaikoura at 10am.
For questions or additional information contact Tony & Lynnette Mallard 64-3-385-8226 or email: email@example.com.
Saturday, November 14th
Annual Business and Planning Meet
With the long time venue in Canton, GA having closed down; the 2019 Business and Planning Meet was held at the Smokin’ Gold BBQ (formerly located in Dahlonega), at their new location in Lilburn, and will return there this year. Great BBQ and a suitable venue for the annual election of officers and planning of next year’s meets. For additional information or questions contact Rick Kamen (404) 314-8910
Saturday, December 5th
Dixie Chapter Christmas Meet
Sandy Springs, Georgia
The Christmas celebration will once again be held at The Little Round Building in Hammond Park. The traditional decorations will include festive garlands and Hudson hubcaps, and the chapter will provide lunch. In 2019 there was a record turnout of members and Hudsons, hope to set a new record in 2020! For additional information or questions contact Richard Low (404) 606-0958.