I used to be a board member of a couple of those local orgs.. I got soooo fried with the "sweater tied around the shoulder types"....
We've got a couple of cool informal gatherings in this area too.. one we call "Church of the Holy Donut". Early Sunday morning gathering (8:00am) at the Duncan Donuts lot on Rt 198 & 29 in Silver Spring...oh yeah, and that's on the other Coast (MD)! All kinds of cars, Harley's..street rods, exotics.. its a gear heads delight!
If I can find some pics I'll post them up when I get a chance..
So many cars..so little time!!