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Golden Gears Car Club, P.O. Box 1583, Frederick Md. 21702
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CLUB PURPOSE: The Golden Gears Car Club of Frederick County Maryland, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation, use and enjoyment of historic, classic, muscle, and speical interest vehicles. The club hosts benefit events for charitable organizations or individual recipients in need within the community. The club sponsors an annual summer and fall event and participates in other shows and events.

This club is open to ALL makes and models of automobiles, Motorcycles, and Special Interest Vehicles.

Membership dues: $20/year (single membership) & $25/year (couple or family)

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Officers for 2022: Committees:
  • President: John Lum
  • Vice President: Will Byrd
  • Treasurer: Dave Roberson
  • Secretary: Morgan Wilson
  • Club Historian: Ronnie Smith, Randy Zimmerman
  • By-Laws:
    Dave Roberson-Chair, Roger Rothenhoefer, Jay Henley, Scott P, Christopher Stumphy
  • Veterans Activity:
    Will Byrd, Jennifer Fleek, Jay Henley, Steve Elmore, Christine Rummel
  • Elk's Club Liaison:
    Mike Locke
  • Social Committe/Club Picnic:
    Dave Roberson-Chair, Morgan Wilson, Bob Eburg, Cheryl Roberson, Rodger Rothenhoefer, Will Byrd
  • Long Range Trailer Replacement:
    Chris Stumphy-Chair, Rodger Rothenhoefer, Jim Sharrer, Ira McGala
  • Christmas Party:
    Mike Locke, Debbie Locke, Cheryl Roberson
  • Toys 4 Tots Events:
    Jennifer Fleek, Chuck Loughrey, Morgan Wilson
  • Clubs 50th Anniversary Planning:
    Will Byrd, Debbie Locke, Joe Page, Randy Zimmerman, Linda McElfresh, John Clemm, Chris Stumphy
  • Valentines Dance:
    Ronnie Smith - chair, Donnie Putman, Christine Rummel, Ricki Putman, Debbie Locke
  • Finance/Donation Review/Scholarship:
    Dave Roberson-Chair, Mike Locke, Rodger Rothenhoefer, Will Byrd, Bob Eburg, Chuck Loughrey
  • Club Historians:
    Ronnie Smith, Randy Zimmerman
  • Members Who Can Pull the Trailer:
    John Lum, Morgan Wilson, Jay Henley, Bob Fowle
  • Social Media:
    Will Byrd, Mike Locke, Morgan Wilson, Bob Fowle, Chris Stumphy
  • Website:
    Bob Fowle



Contact Us

  Club address: Golden Gears Car Club
P.O. Box 1583
Frederick Md. 21702
Contact Information:
Officer-JohnL 2022 President: John Lum

Officer-Morgan 2022 Secretary: Morgan Wilson

Officer-WillB 2022 Vice President: Will Byrd

Officer-WillB 2022 Treasurer: Dave Roberson


Bob2 Webmaster: Bob Fowle


Club History

Approximately 25 years ago, some of the guys that ran the streets and liked cars discussed starting a car club. The first meeting was held at Auto Parts & Specialty's on DeGrange Street. After that, we began holding meetings at the Frederick National Guard Armory. Our third meeting was the first official meeting of the Golden Gears Car Club. I was the first member to be voted into the club (Ronnie Smith). The President was Wayne Wilt, and some of the other members included: Donnie Lawson, Wayne White, Steve Fogle, Frosty Smith, Reds Main, Jim Napoli and Bill Brookfield, who also designed the club logo. Some time later, Randy Zimmerman and many others joined. Randy and I are the only two that have stayed in the club since we've joined.

The reason for starting the club was that the only clubs around this area were East Coast Chevy's and The Frederick County Street Rods. These clubs were specialty clubs only. So, we started a club that was open to anything, cars or trucks, old or new. Also, in order to help get kids off the streets, we used to go to the drag strips on club days and win a lot of trophies for the most members and the best appearing club. During this time there were not many car shows going on. When we started, we began helping out a lot of people. Over the years of the club's existence, we have donated thousands of dollars to Z104's Christmas Cash For Kids and given food, fuel and money to needy families, helped a boy get two hearing aides, raised money for terminally ill children, as well as, a man with kidney problems. We have also donated thousands of dollars to Hospice of Frederick County's Camp Jamie for children. Our club has participated in many parades and won a lot of awards and trophies. The members of the Golden Gears Car Club enjoy cars, helping people and ask for nothing in return. And, we always attempt to keep our club name clean and treat it with respect.

Club Historian,
Ronnie Smith

Golden Gears Members at the start in 1974


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