The Northern California Dodge Brothers and Sisters has over 100 registered dues paying members. Unofficially, there are over 240 DB'ers that we keep in contact with. We are a loosely knit group of old car enthusiasts. The following is a short list of the members who organize and attend a schedule of tours and outings. If you would like to become a member of this group, you can contact either Tom Barham at (925) 934-7318 or email Tom at dbbros@AOL.com or Donn Marinovich at (209) 533-3663 or email Donn at email@example.com or see our Membership Application form on our Home Page. If you wish to receive the newsletter on a regular basis (due to the cost of mailing, copying, etc., only "official" dues paying members will receive the newsletter beginning in 2011) please fill out the Membership Application and send in your yearly dues. If you have an email ID this will significantly reduce the cost of publishing and snail mailing the newsletter. Your dues help pay for such things as this web site maintenance, postage and mailings, space rental at the annual Turlock Swap meet, donations to Tour Site hosting and other incidental charges. On the main page, you will find a pdf file which is an Application Form to Join the Northern California Dodge Brothers and Sisters Group. You do NOT have to own a Dodge Brothers vehicle (running or not) - all you have to do is have a curious interest in these particular vehicles and the willingness to partake in any or all of the events schedules.
Tom and Sharon Barham
Tom is one of the organizer of the group and publishes a newsletter on a "demand"
schedule on a voluntary basis. Tom and Sharon can be found driving their very nice 1926 four door sedan to all of the outings. Altogether, the Barhams have a plethora of DB's - running and/or in restoration. If you want to find out more about this Northern California Dodge Brothers and Sisters
The Barhams are located in the Pleasant Hill.
area. Phone (925) 934-7318
Other NCDBS Members
Travis and Julia Fischer Barham
Travis and Julia
have a 1924 Touring car, a 1926 Coupe and a fine 1920 Touring car. Travis attended and graduated from the University of California at Davis and is working for a large grocery chain in their corporate site in the Sacramento area.
In the summer of 2009 Travis married Julia Fischer who is a teacher and they continue the next generation of NCDBS members. A tax deduction (baby Allison) was added to the Travis and Julia family in September of 2012. Jennifer Barham (sister to Travis) usually accompanies this younger generation of Barhams on most tours. Jennifer is also a graduate of UCD.
and Sue Horn
and Sue own a 1917 Roadster, a 1929 DB6 Roadster in addition to their 1927 Screenside pictured in their member bio. "Buzz" is a Charter Member of the Dodge Brothers National Club
and an ardent support of the NCDBS
group. The Horns are located in the Woodland area.
and Sherrin Grout
is known as the Sonora Screenside
for obvious reasons. He is an ambassador for the NCDBS
group plus being the Events Coordinator, Treasurer of the Regional Group and has been the Director of the Historical Research Committee
for the Dodge Brothers National Club for the past 6 years.
Donn has been elected Treasurer and Sherrin has been elected as Secretary of the NCDBS. Each year Donn publishes a "NCDBS BOOK of INFORMATION" which includes a detailed listing and Roster of all members of the NCBDS Region. They are located in the Sonora area.
and Sharon Gehrke
is a purveyor of DB's (with a 1927 Touring car, a fine 1927 Roadster and is completing restoration of a 1930 Straight 8 Coupe - the sister car to the Tom & Elaine Gong's 1930 Coupe and has a 1928 6 cylinder Touring Car as his next project) and has helped plan many of the memorable tours conducted by the NCDBS.
Amil and Sharon are located in the Petaluma area. Amil is a master mechanic of Dodge Brothers vehicles and has the "feel" for correcting and adjusting the operation of cars in the field.
is the son of Amil Gerhke and owns a 1925 Touring which he is working on. Arnie worked at the Golden State Meet in Woodland and received the Presidents Award during this tour. NCDBS
Arnie is located in the Petaluma area when at home. However, Arnie has returned from the Peace Corps serving 2.5 years in the Republic of Georgia and attended graduate school in New York state, and is working in Northern California.
and Donna Stum
was the owner of a very fine 1927 Fast Four Sedan - but sadly passed away early in 2012 of this year.
George was another of the planners who had ensured those memorable sites during the DB tours
(especially around the North Bay areas). Donna is still located in Petaluma.
and Lynne Gong
has an un-restored 1917 touring car
that is being sloooooowly restored in West Sacramento and is the author of this Website. However, in late 2007 they became the proud owners of a operable 1925 Screenside commercial car. Roger and Lynne (with daughter Leah) are in the Mountain View area.
Leonard Needham was one of the first to join with the Barhams and Stadelhofers to form the NCDBS group. Sadly, Leonard passed away in 2010.
and Barbara Boone
Herman and Barbara
have a magnificent 1935 DB KC pickup, a powder blue 1933 4-door sedan - along with a 1933 Cabriolet which was shown for the first time at the Great Gatsby Festival in August 2010 at South Lake Tahoe.
He is an expert in the 6-cylinder DB
engine. Herman and Barbara are located in Farmington.
. Barbara is the Vice-President of the NCDBS.
and Gwen Cooper
Larry's 1920 touring car
was awarded the "hard luck"
award during the 17th annual DB National Meet
after it decided to melt some ignition wires. Larry and Gwen are located in the Fairoaks area.
and Elaine Gong
Dr. Thomas Gong passed away in December of 2012. With his wife Elaine
they had (and Elaine now still has) a stable of DB's
that are in running condition or various states of resoration. Most are 4 cylinder and range from a 1915 touring
to a 1922 Screenside. Tom and Elaine added a couple of 6 cylinder cars - a 1935 coupe and a 1935 sedan. After a year of restoration a DC Series 1930 Straight 8 rumble seat coupe was at their disposal - one of only 2,999 built.
Elaine is located in the Richmond area.
Elaine has been elected as President of the NCDBS Region.
and Berta French
has completed restoration of a 1929 Graham Brothers Model BE 1 - 1/4 ton truck.
As of the end of 2012 Mike has completed this intensive restoration by his self. Mike has participated in every NCDBS event beginning with the 2013 Touring Season. Mike and Berta are located in the Oakdale area.
and Vicki Stadelhofer
Sadly, Gene passed away from cancer on Oct. 1, 2012. Gene
owned a machine shop (ARM's Pumps in Berkeley - now being run by his son Kenny) and did work on certain DB parts.
Gene's 1918 touring car
always led the 4th of July parade in Danville. The Stadelhofer's had recently purchased a 1928 Victory 6 sedan and completed a restoration in 2011 (to make the car operable) of a 1922 Roadster. Vicki is located in the Alamo
area of Northern California and can be reached at:
Northern California Dodge Brothers and Sisters is a group of vintage auto owners who love their Graman Brothers trucks and Dodge Brothers cars.…