The DeSoto Owners Club of Maryland, Inc. is a non-profit, social "car club" organization (IRS Non Profit 501(c)(7) Social Club) founded in 1976, and is a chapter of the National DeSoto Club. The club has an award-winning, bi-monthly publication, "DeSoto Diary" for our members. There are monthly club breakfast, luncheon meetings and various sponsored/co-sponsored car shows and other events (such as routine vehicle workshops) in the MD, DC, VA, PA, and DE areas. You do not have to own a DeSoto to be a member! We welcome all who appreciate the marque, even those who choose to modify their DeSotos. Our members are diverse and spread out beyond the Maryland region. Most of our members are MOPAR centric since DeSoto was a Chrysler product, but they often have other vehicle interests including orphan vehicles, such as: AMC, Studebaker, Packard, Plymouth, Edsel, Hudson, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac.
Our Club's Mission
The DeSoto Owners Club of Maryland (DOCM), Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of the DeSoto Automobile by the Chrysler Corporation, model years from 1929 to 1961.
Events; Past & Future
For 2021, WE ARE CELEBRATING 45 YEARS of DESOTO ADVENTURES of OUR CLUB! Happy Birthday to DeSoto Owners Club of MD! Many Thanks to Club Founder Mr. Francis Werneth, along with his wife Margaret, for having the wherewithal to create a club just for DeSoto that has stood the test of time.
Did you miss the 2016 National DeSoto Club (NDC) Convention held in Maryland? Learn more about our 2016 National DeSoto Club's National Convention on the 2016 National DeSoto Convention tab! DID YOU MISS OUR CARAVAN driving out to the 2017 NDC Convention in San Diego, CA via the Mother Road, Route 66; or the 2018 CARAVAN TO BRANSON, MO? We also had members drive out to Hutchinson, Kansas in 2019. THE NATIONAL CONVENTION FOR 2020 was CANCELLED and was rescheduled for Brookfield, Wisconsin, July 28 - August 1, 2021! For 2022, June 15-19, ALTOONA PENNSYLVANIA HERE WE COME! We do roadtrips to conventions; Let us know of your interests at DeSotoClubMD@gmail.com
Club-sponsored/Co-Sponsored EVENTS 2021 (This page was last updated on 10/3/2021): All workshops, meetings and luncheons are subject to pandemic guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing as prescribed at the time of the event!
SEPTEMBER 26th, SATURDAY, DATE CHANGE!!!, DOCM CLUB PICNIC. Save the Date: For Club Members ONLY.
OCTOBER 14 THURSDAY, DOCM CLUB WORKSHOP; Murray’s Garage, Millersville, MD. Contact Mike Bianco if you plan on attending and if you are bringing a vehicle to work on. ALSO, We will have a MEETING, and if there is interest, there will be a LUNCH OUTING* (*RSVP to Cheryl Bianco). These activities are For Club Members and Their Guests.
OCTOBER 23rd, FALL DRIVING TOUR with Packards and Plymouths!
NOVEMBER 18: DOCM CLUB WORKSHOP; Murray’s Garage, Millersville, MD. Contact Mike Bianco if you plan on attending and if you are bringing a vehicle to work on. Let Cheryl Bianco know if you would like to go to a luncheon instead of working on cars. This activity is for MEMBERS ONLY and Their Guests.
DECEMBER 14, TUESDAY: HOLIDAY LUNCHEON! SAVE THE DATE!!!!
DECEMBER 16: DOCM CLUB WORKSHOP; Murray's Garage, Millersville, MD.
See the calendar tab for other events and details.
NOTICE: This site www.DeSotoClubMD.com is PRESENTLY UNDER MIGRATION to new Google Sites Format and a NEW DOMAIN name. We're going from a ".com" to a ".org" website, since, well, we are an organization! Our new home is www.DeSotoClubMD.org. Some entries may not be working properly as the Webmaster, Club Secretary, and other able bodied volunteers work with the learning curve. Please "pardon our dust" while we are under construction. Feel free to contact the club to point out anything that is not appearing correctly at DeSotoClubMD@gmail.com . Thank you for your patience, The Webmaster.
Our club is Not affiliated with the Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Corporation, The Chrysler Corporation, Stellantis N.V. (or any subsequent mergers), or The State of Maryland.