What's your story? A new movement from the Historic Vehicle Association spotlights people and the vehicles that helped shape their lives.
Everyone has a story about a special car. Some involve marriage proposals, life-changing road trips, or the bonds of family and friendship. This is the heart of a new movement by the Historic Vehicle Association called This Car Matters.
The HVA is looking for stories from car lovers to help create an oral history of the automobile within our collective culture. It's easy to get involved. Check out the details below and, as always, should you have any questions, please feel free to call the HVA at (866) 922-9397 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is This Car Matters?
This Car Matters is a movement designed to collect, preserve, and share stories that celebrate the automobile’s historic impact on modern culture and the lives of everyday people. This Car Matters aims to show the automobile as central to the American experience through member-submitted stories and photographs, as well as curated films and personal documentaries.
Why This Car Matters?
Arguably were it not for the invention of the automobile, our world would be a very different place. From art to economics, across every class and societal structure, every facet of our amazing culture has been impacted by the car. Yet until the HVA’s launch of This Car Matters in 2012, there was no national movement in place designed to help celebrate this national and historic importance. This Car Matters seeks to document the automobile’s profound and monumental significance.
How to Get Involved?
To share your story, click here. Have the details of your vehicle (year, make, and model) on hand as well as any vintage photographs of you and your car. If you do not have a vintage image of your vehicle, you can print our This Car Matters sign and have a friend or family member take your photo holding this sign in front of your car.
Everyone has a story. Now it's time to share yours. Whether a car, a truck, a station wagon, motorcycle or van—the type of vehicle in question doesn't matter unless it matters to you. Share your story. Join the movement. Drive history.