This Car Matters



June 11, 2012

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 info@historicvehicle.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.

 

Comments

  1. Stephen Gow Waterbury ct.

    I've had this car for 9 years. Little by little I'm getting all the parts that will be needed to be 100% correct.

  2. Joe Williams Silver Spring, Md

    The car looks like a 300G to me. 300F would be a 1960.

  3. keith pursifull redkey indiana

    i have 1950 studebaker 21,000 miles all original.

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    To answer your qsitueons:1. Yes, people have tried it and although some claim it works, there is no scientific evidence to prove that it does. How come some claim it does? Well because it is a giant scam which uses well-paid affiliates. These affiliates (very few of who actually have these systems in their cars) are told to lie about the system and claim they do have it. They make outrageous (untrue) claims such as it works for me, my gas mileage has improved from 18mpg to 28mpg since I fitted the device and direct people to a website where you're encouraged to buy a kit or book. If you're silly enough to do so, the affiliate earns around $25-$50 (50% of the sale price). So it's no wonder they lie.2. It is not hard at all to convert your car but it is a complete waste of time because these systems will actually *reduce* your fuel efficiency. See the link I've provided for the reasons why this is the case. You end up drawing more power from your engine than is returned by way of the gas that's generated and to create that extra power you have to burn even more fuel.3. It will neither increase the noise or power of your vehicle. In fact, you'll have *less* power because some of your HP will be wasted simply heating your alternator and the electrolysis cell (which can run 100 deg F or higher).4. There *can* be ill effects. If the hydrogen gas flashes back into the electrolysis cell this can explode and spray water (usually with a dilute acid or salt) around inside the engine bay wetting your electronics and electrics plus producing a risk of the electrolysis cell shorting and creating a fire).The best source I can suggest is the link below where the nature of the scam is described and there is some very simple math to prove why these things don't and can't work.Please read the pages involved in this article and also tell your friends just in case they might be tempted to get taken-in by these conmen.And remember if it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.