As our club is small, we tend to partner with other clubs for larger events. However, we typically hold monthly breakfast or luncheon meetings and workshops. Items in RED below, are sponsored by our club; those in BLUE are co-sponsored by our club. Listings shown in PURPLE, are those with recent cancellations and/or date changes. Other activities shown below, are those that would be of interest to car collector hobbyists in the DC/MD/VA/DE/PA/WV areas. You can also check these sites and resources: www.carshowz.us; www.CarShowLink.com ; www.capitalcruisin.com; www.cruisingmagazine.net; www.specialeventpro.com ;
www.carlisleproductions.com ; www.carcruiseguide.com; www.auto-roundup.com ; www.mdchevelleclub.com ;
www.classiccarmall.com ; www.hemmings.com; www.oldride.com; www.carshowsafari.com ;
www.NortheastWheelsEvents.com; https://www.collectorcarguide.net; www.cruisein.us.
Last UPDATED March 21, 2023:
2023; contact each sponsor before you go!
Our monthly club luncheon meetings have merged with our workshops, unless otherwise stated.
2/18, Plymouth Owners Club Luncheon, Meeting and Trip: Olive Grove Restaurant, 705 North Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum,MD. Following lunch a visit to the National Cryptologic Museum, 8290 Colony Severn Road, Annapolis Junction, MD. DOCM is invited. Must RSVP to Susan Philliips (email@example.com.
2/23, Thursday, DOCM Workshop at Murray's Garage in Millersville, MD. 10AM - 3PM or so. RSVP Mike Bianco if you are bringing a car to work on and to Cheryl Bianco if you want to attend a "ladies luncheon" by 2/17.
2/25, Car Show & Cruise Guide All Clubs Breakfast, 9:00am, BelAir Moose, 310 East Jarrettsville Rd, Forest Hill, MD. Contact Dave Bielecki @ 410.937.6866 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DOCM President Mike plans on attending- please contact him if you want to meet up or car pool. 410.456.0660. Cost~ $15pp. Snow Date 2/26.
3/10-12 Maryland Auto Show. Similar to DC Auto Show, but in Baltimore Convention Center! $fee. AACA has a display of collector cars and is still looking for volunteers to show your collector car (does not have to be fully restored and you get free entrance!). https://autoshowbaltimore.com/
3/11 48th Annual Collector Car Swap Meet, Howard County Fairgrounds, MD, 7AM-3PM, FREE! https://www.facebook.com/CRAACA
3/23, , THURSDAY, DOCM Workshop at Murray's Garage in Millersville, MD. 10AM - 3PM or so. RSVP Mike Bianco if you are bringing a car to work on. Cheryl Bianco is not available, but please contact VP Kathy Baer if there is any interest in a "ladies luncheon."
3/24-25, 53rd Annual Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA Parts and Swap Meet, Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster, MD. Jack Gallagher 301.674.5431. $5 admission. Free parking. 52.5k SF of heated building jam packed with vendors plus outdoor flea market. Vendors should pay for their space by 2/21 for "early bird pricing."
3/25: Mikey & Mels Famous NY-Style Deli Cruise In, Saturdays from 10-1, starting 3/25: 4/22, 5/20, 6/3, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28. 8191 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton, MD. 443-663-3354
4/15, SATURDAY, (Date change from Thursday) DOCM Workshop at Murray's Garage in Millersville, MD. 10AM - 3PM or so. RSVP Mike Bianco if you are bringing a car to work on and to Cheryl Bianco if you want to attend a "ladies luncheon."
4/19-23, Spring Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market & Corral, Carlisle, PA. https://carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=spring+carlisle
4/22, Saturday, 6th Annual DOCM Spring Fling Car Meet & Luncheon co-sponsored with the Mid-Atlantic Plymouth Owners Club, Casa Mia’s Restaurant, 17417 York Road, Parkton, MD 21120. 10AM-3PM. Morning Coffee & Donuts will be served, followed by a lunch service at noon. Full details to follow along with the Registration Form. No Registration Fee. Lunch Fee: $$tbd Rain or Shine event. Trailer Parking available. See flyer below.
4/29, 2nd Annual Classic Car Show (rain date May 6th), hosted by Scout Troop 328, 2300 Pot Spring Rd, Timonium MD 21093. 10:30AM-1PM. Vehicles from all eras are welcome. Grilled food, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit our Troop. The monies raised in this event provide our boys with updated gear, exciting trips and financial support for families in need. Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aadaf2ca7ff2-classic#/
4/29: Hennie Jacobs' 28th Annual Car Show and Meals On Wheels Charity Fund Raising, 5922 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville, SC, 10-??. Bring a side dish luncheon, and donation of food or $'s for charity. Space is limited. RSVP required to Yvonne.Jacobs43@gmail.com .
4/30, Spring Fling XXXVI Car Show on the Square in Leonardtown, MD. http://www.stmarysrodandclassic.com and click on Activities fees $.
5/11, THURSDAY, DOCM Workshop at Murray's Garage in Millersville, MD. 10AM - 3PM or so. RSVP Mike Bianco if you are bringing a car to work on and to Cheryl Bianco if you want to attend a "ladies luncheon."
5/18-21: Cruisin' Ocean City MD. Special American Graffati 50th Anniversary Celebration, Boardwalk Cruise, Bands and more! $fee. https://specialeventpro.com/cruisin-ocean-city
5/21, East Coast Drifters Spring Open Car Show, Mechanicsville Moose Lodge 27636, Mechanicsville Rd, Mechanicsville, MD, 8AM-3PM. All years Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles are welcome. Top 70 and several other awards. First 100 receive dash plaques. Pre-registration $15 by May 8. $20 at gate. Spectators $5 under 12 free Registration cut-off Noon. For more info call: Chuck 301-751-5602 or Rich 240-538-4266 https://eastcoastdrifters.com rain date June 4th.
5/21: "CARS AND CRAFT BREWS" AT LONE OAK FARM BREWING COMPANY, 11AM-1PM,5000 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney MD. Melissa, the Owner, has provided a special place to show our cars. Folks are welcome to stay as long as they'd like.
5/27: The Classic Motor Museum's St. Michaels Memorial Day Parade, 10:30-11:30AM, 102 E. Merango Street, St. Michael's, MD. Honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country & our freedom. Registration will open April 1, 2023. This event will replace the 4th of July parade.
June: Once again there is NO ORPHAN CAR TOUR PLANNED as there are no sponsors. Last one was in 2021; see flyer below.
6/17: College Park Classic Car Show II: City Hall/Rt1, College Park, MD, 10AM-1PM
7/14-16, Chrysler Nationals at Carlisle, PA. https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=chrysler+nationals. If you are showing your DeSoto, be sure to register it in the DeSoto Class! Several DOCM members have already signed up. Plan on getting together and going to a drive-in movie, subject to good weather (contact Bob Baer)! $fee.
7/26-30, 37th Annual National DeSoto Club Convention in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. More details to follow. DOCM members plan on a caravan once again.
7/30, 19th Annual All Vehicle Show, Reisterstown Regional Park, MD, hosted by the Free State Region, VCCA. 10-3. All makes/models/eras welcome. To be judged arrive by noon. Theme: Friendly and Fun. Awards: Top 35, Best of Decade, Best 6 Modified/Custom, Best Motorcycle, Best Truck, Longest Distance Driven, and Reisterstown Park Choice. A portion of proceeds to benefit the Custom and Classic Car Educational Foundation. Preregistration $15 by July 17; $15 day of show. Food available at Concession Stand. Rain or Shine event. Mike Natale at 443-465-7492, email@example.com or visit www.freestateregionvcca.org.
9/27-10/1: Fall Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market & Corral, Carlisle, PA. https://www.carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=fall+carlisle
10/3-6,Tuesday-Friday, Eastern Fall Meet-Hershey Region AACA, Hershey Park, PA. NDC has a booth and our DOCM member Rich Hartung, along with former NDC President, Les Pesavento have been operating the booth for the past several years. DOCM members are asked to participate in helping to “man” the booth and assist. Please consider participating and helping out. More details will follow and further discussions of our DOCM members participation will be at future membership meetings.
November or December: DOCM Holiday Luncheon and Winter Charity Food Drive, TBD.
NOTE: Some of the flyers attached below, and information above, are for club historical reference and are left here so that others can see the type of activities we do and participate. Sometimes the Webmaster just leaves stuff 'cuz he's too lazy to clean up the website too. IF you are an activity chairman of a car club in the DelMarVaPaDC area and want your listing here, please send it to our club at DeSotoClubMD@gmail.com. Thanks for viewing,