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

Updated: November 18, 2018

Saturday, December 1st

Southern Indiana / Kentucky Holiday Party

Kokomo, Indiana

The party will be held at 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time at Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery, 4051 S. Lafountain, Kokomo, IN 46902 (765-455-2739).  Half Moon has an extensive menu which you can view on line.  Plan on spending about $30 for your meal, tax and tip, depending upon what you order.  We have a table reserved in the name of Southern Indiana/Kentucky Chapter.  Also, be sure you bring a white elephant gift for our gift exchange—find something you don’t need that will be another’s treasure or spend a minimal amount—$10 or so. 

You can see the Half Moon Restaurant from 931. Coming from the North, stay on 931 to Alto Rd and turn right.  Go to the light you will turn left and that is South Lafountain.  Just follow it to in front of the Restaurant.  For more info call: Rick Home-574-722-6413, Work-574-753-5720 or 574-721-6060 cell

Saturday, December 1st

North Texas Family Christmas Party

Decatur, Texas

The meet will begin at 1PM and Buchanan Hudson Ranch, 1382 CR 4191, Decatur, TX. There will be a Chinese Gift Exchange, please limit the price of the gift. Contact Calvin or Virginia (940) 627-5229 with any additional questions. 

Sunday, December 2nd

Mo-Kan December Meeting

Sawnee, Kansas

Meeting will start at 1:00 pm at Hereford House Restaurant, 17244 Midland Drive, Shawnee, Kansas

Phone - 913-268-8000.  Hosted by - Wayne and Lynne Holz; contact Wayne (913) 563-5872 for additional details or to RSVP by November 30th. 

Sunday, December 2nd

CIC Christmas Party

Riverside, California

Party is 11:30am – 3:00pm at the Clubhouse, Rancho Caballero Mobile Home Park, Riverside. $10/person.  Details to follow. 

Sunday, December 9th

Garden State Christmas Party

Hightstown, New Jersey

The meet will begin at 11:30AM at “The Tavern on the Lake”, 101 South Main Street, Hightstown, New Jersey. We'll again have exclusive use of the upstairs spacious private hall of this great restaurant located in the exact geographic center of New Jersey. We'll "party on " until around 2:30 PM or so. Lunch will be a delicious brunch buffet of scrambled eggs with imbedded bacon bits, pancakes, chicken pot pie, seafood scampi with rice, five freshly prepared salads, four great bakery items and unlimited coffee, orange and apple juice. The cost (heavily subsidized by the chapter) is only $10.00 per dues-paid person and their guests. Others will need to pay the full fee of $17.00. Each person attending is asked to bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $20 for our annual “Pollyanna”. Janet Cashion’s “Gift Exchange Rules have been such a hit that we’ve decided to repeat the process again for the eleventh consecutive year. We have made a commitment for a minimum of 25 people. This restaurant is spectacularly accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike Exit 8 and is less than a mile from the interchange. We will have a 50-50 to give some lucky Garden Stater a little extra Christmas money and help the chapter treasury remain stable.

RSVP NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd.  Call Ted Steinmetz at (856) 983-4319, or email .

Sunday, December 9th

CBC Holiday Party

Mt. Airy, Maryland

This event will be second weekend this year at Memories in Mt. Airy Shopping Center ( from 12:30 – 3pm.  Join your fellow Chapter members for an afternoon of Holiday Spirit in the season surrounding Christmas and Chanukah, you will be able to order off the menu.  Bring a same sex gift—suggested $20.00 max for the gift swap and mark it Hudson Man or Woman. The Chapter has a special fund to offset the cost of the meal. It will be divided equally among attendees. The restaurant needs an idea of our head count in advance! Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 5th to Lynn Horn 410-377-5824 (leave a message) or 

Sunday, December 9th

SCC Holiday Gathering

Glendale, California

Annual Meet will start around 1:30 and eat at 2:00. It will be a casual affair held at the Sky Room at the Central Grille, 801 N. Central Ave, Glendale. Good food, good parking, easy access and good service.

Saturday, December 15th

PA Dutch Christmas Party

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

We will be meeting at the Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Carlisle, Pa. on Saturday the 15th of December at 1 p.m. This is where we had held it last year and found it to be very accommodating to our group by offering us the use of a free private banquet room. It is close to the Pa turnpike and I-81 exits for Carlisle. Hoss’s has great steaks and sea food, plus a huge soup and salad bar. They also have other delicious meals, including different types of chicken and a large variety of sandwiches. There will be something for every-one’s delight.  Again, this year instead of bringing an exchange gift, we are asking you to bring one canned good to be donated to a local food bank. For additional information or questions, please contact Ray Albert (717)712-5573


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


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, 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