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CLUB PURPOSE: The Golden Gears Car Club of Frederick County Maryland, Inc., a Maryland Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Corporation is seeking Annual Sponsors for 2024. The club was formed in 1973 and is dedicated to the preservation, use and enjoyment of historic, classic, muscle, and special interest vehicles.

The club hosts, sponsors and participates in Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, Parades, Bingos, Dances and many other fundraising events. These fundraising events help support local charitable organizations, veterans’ groups, scholarships, and individuals in need within Frederick County Maryland.

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 2024:

  • President: Jay Henley
  • Vice President: Vacant
  • Treasurer: Linda Rothenhoefer
  • Secretary: Bob Eberg

Club Historian: Ronnie Smith, Randy Zimmerman

Committees: More Coming Soon
  • By-Laws:
    Roger Rothenhoefer, Chris Stumphy
  • Membership:
    Christine Rummel, TDB
  • Club Picnic:
    Linda McElfresh, Linda Rothenhoefer, Sharon Eburg
  • Valentines Dance:
    Christine Rummel, Linda McElfresh, Ronnie Smith, Tammy Wszeborowski
  • Social Events:
    Bob Eburg, Roger Rothenhoefer
  • Christmas Party:
    Sharon Eburg
  • Toys 4 Tots Cruise Ins:
    Vickie Stull, Ronnie Stull, Duane Phillips, Marty Kennedy
  • Veterans Activity:
    Duane Phillips, Jim Sharrer, Donnie Putman
  • Scholarship Program:
    Bob Eburg, Christine Rummel
  • 50th Anniversary Car Show:
    Mark Gibbons, Christine Rummel, Ronnie Smith
  • 50th Club Anniversary:
    Joe Page, Linda McElfresh, Christine Rummel, Randy Zimmerman
  • Finance/Donation Review:
    Rodger Rothenhoefer, Chuck Loughrey, Linda Rothenhoefer
  • Toys 4 Tots Events:
    Kregg Reynolds, Angie Reynolds, Linda McElfresh
  • Long Term Trailer Replacement:
    Randy Zimmerman, Roger Rothenhoefer, Frank Wszeborowski, Ira McGaha
  • People Who Can Pull the Trailer:
    Roger Rothenhoefer, Marty Kennedy, Jay Henley, Bob Fowle
  • Club Historians:
    Ronnie Smith, Randy Zimmerman
  • Elk's Lodge Liaison:
  • Club Facebook:
    Bob Fowle
  • Website:
    Bob Fowle

Contact Us

  Club address: Golden Gears Car Club
P.O. Box 1583
Frederick Md. 21702
Contact Information:
Officer-JayH President: Jay Henley

Officer-bobeburg Secretary: Bob Eburg

COMINGSOON Vice President: Vacant

Officer-LindaR Treasurer: Linda Rothenhoefer


Events Events: Mark Gibbons

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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