About the HVA

The mission of the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) is to promote the cultural and historical significance of the automobile and protect the future of our automotive past.

    The organization aims to achieve this mission by:

    1. Documenting and recognizing historically important vehicles in a National Historic Vehicle Register.

    2. Establishing and sharing best practice guidelines to ensure that authentic examples of our automotive
    past will be available for future generations.

    3. Promoting the historical and cultural significance of the automobile through media and events.

    4. Protecting the future of our automotive past through affiliations with museums and academic
    institutions, educational programs, and support of legislative action.

Over the last 125 years the adoption of the automobile has had a profound impact on the development of virtually every aspect of modern culture. The cars, motorcycles and trucks that remain chronicle our past and help us understand who we are, where we have been and where we may be headed. As a society, we have an obligation to preserve these historic vehicles and related artifacts as a lasting record of our progress. Through the collective efforts of enthusiasts, specialists and professionals, the HVA aims to help ensure that our automotive heritage is more broadly appreciated and carefully preserved for future generations.

With over 360,000 members, the HVA is the world’s largest historic vehicle owners' organization. The HVA was founded in 2009 through the philanthropic support of Hagerty and became the designated North American representative of FIVA (Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens), the international federation of historic vehicle organizations.