This Car Matters: The Videos



October 16, 2012

For its This Car Matters movement, the Historic Vehicle Association is asking people to share their stories about special vehicles - ones that helped shape their lives and communities, and our history and heritage. Check out the videos below and if you haven’t yet shared your story, head on over to the This Car Matters page on our website to find out how you can participate.

“Unrestored Beauty” 

 

1932 Stutz DV-32 Custom Lebaron Sedan

Jim Callahan found this rare, unrestored 1932 Stutz in Wisconsin; it had been stored by the same family for 73 years.

 

“Glass From the Past”

 

1953 Mameco Ardun

Mark Brinker returns one of the earliest Southern California custom fiberglass-bodied race cars to its former glory.

 

“Ground Pounder Returns”

1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 302

Jim Halsey brought his cherished former Trans Am SCCA BOSS 302 Mustang to the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

 

 

Comments

  1. Jim Marro I'm assuming Planet Earth

    The Ardun heaed flattie looks VERY similar to the Rod that Ed Brynes drove on the ultra-bitchin' ancient TV show "77 Sunset Strip" and it's great you pictured a "Boss 302" with a flat hood!!!

  2. Lenka Eso este1 pero que muy bien, puestos a pedir paeelps, por que no piden la factura de compra del vehiculo ?, o el contrato de compra/venta del mismo ?, aqued la burocracia funciona ased, por pedir que no quede; como el del chiste, que hiba a 160Km/h con el vespino , lo para un agente, le pide el carnet de conducir, y le dice, he de quedarme su carnet , bueno, pues a las tres semanas, pasa un ciclomotor a unos 160Km/h, la policia detre1s, le da el alto, le piden el carnet, y le contesta el conductor, oiga se lo di hace tres semanas, no me vayan Vds. a decir que me lo han perdido.Otro buen ejemplo es en la renta, te piden documentos que forzosamente han de tener, ( el IVI, los pagos a cuenta, el IRPT, etc.) digo yo que si sere1 para ver si los has perdidos, pero no te hacen hincapie9 en los gastos como medicinas, ortopedia, oculista, dentista, ane1lisis que en la s.s. te tardan un mundo en el mejor de los casos, etc. etc. etc., esos no son deducibles, o sea que te los gastas porque quieres, ahora eso si, te puedes operar y cambiarte de sexo cuando tu quieras, hay que decir como dice el risitas , Jesfas, tu eres de aqued ?? (perdonad esto faltimo, si no vives en andalucia posiblemente no lo entiendas)

    Eso este1 pero que muy bien, puestos a pedir paeelps, por que no piden la factura de compra del vehiculo ?, o el contrato de compra/venta del mismo ?, aqued la burocracia funciona ased, por pedir que no quede; como el del chiste, que hiba a 160Km/h con el vespino , lo para un agente, le pide el carnet de conducir, y le dice, he de quedarme su carnet , bueno, pues a las tres semanas, pasa un ciclomotor a unos 160Km/h, la policia detre1s, le da el alto, le piden el carnet, y le contesta el conductor, oiga se lo di hace tres semanas, no me vayan Vds. a decir que me lo han perdido.Otro buen ejemplo es en la renta, te piden documentos que forzosamente han de tener, ( el IVI, los pagos a cuenta, el IRPT, etc.) digo yo que si sere1 para ver si los has perdidos, pero no te hacen hincapie9 en los gastos como medicinas, ortopedia, oculista, dentista, ane1lisis que en la s.s. te tardan un mundo en el mejor de los casos, etc. etc. etc., esos no son deducibles, o sea que te los gastas porque quieres, ahora eso si, te puedes operar y cambiarte de sexo cuando tu quieras, hay que decir como dice el risitas , Jesfas, tu eres de aqued ?? (perdonad esto faltimo, si no vives en andalucia posiblemente no lo entiendas)

  3. phil simmons freeland washington

    great...keep the oldies coming

  4. Dennis Rodriguez Woodhaven, Michigan

    These are some great stories about real individual finds.Last year I rescued a 1961 Studebaker Champ 3/4 ton from a possible scrap yard decision. There were only 5000 of these produced. It sat in the deep wet woods for eight years and almost all of the floor was gone. There had been a camper comversion done to it many years ago so there wasn't any bed, fenders or tailgate. It did have the studebaker heavy duty 289 cu. in. engine with a Borg Warner T-85 transmission and a Dana Spicer 4.10 rear end. It was my retirement project and I got it on the road in seven months.

  5. Barbara Tennessee

    Love this website! Great place to read about the elegant beauties of the past!

  6. Chuck Foster Tucson, Az.

    Wonderful videos, the car hobby needs to know the history of the hobby.

  7. rich chopik blue point, n.y. [long island]

    I HAVE A 1970 MERC MARQUIS 4/DR HT 429 POWERED, 57 K ORIGINAL MILES. LOOKING FOR A R/S ROCKER MLDG AND A L/REAR WHEEL OPENING MLDG. THANKS, RICH

  8. K MI

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  9. K Traverse City, MI

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  10. RalphWatson LexingtonPark,MD

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  11. ACE US

    I had the good fortune to own a 1960 Elva Courier Mk Ii Ragtop -- what a ride! I had to sell her for tuition money -- looking back now I'd rather be stupid but still have her. Mom owned a 1968 327/350 Camaro-- blueprinted balanced engine, Corvette, Koni, Hurst mods. Then I bought a 1973 Chevy Vega Panel Express and modified the body and engine. Have come across some unique cars in my travels: !) 1931 Willys KNight Great Coupe -- in a stoage shed. 2) 1958? Kieft at a local garage, 3)a beautifully restored LaSalle near a local church, 4) an Auburn boattailled Speedster on the back of a flat bed truck that drove past me on my lunch hour, a gorgeous red 1914 Chevrolet in the back of a Mercedes dealership, 5) AC Cobra in a tired old shopping mall. I think they look for me.

  12. ACE US

    I had the good fortune to own a 1960 Elva Courier Mk Ii Ragtop -- what a ride! I had to sell her for tuition money -- looking back now I'd rather be stupid but still have her. Mom owned a 1968 327/350 Camaro-- blueprinted balanced engine, Corvette, Koni, Hurst mods. Then I bought a 1973 Chevy Vega Panel Express and modified the body and engine. Have come across some unique cars in my travels: !) 1931 Willys KNight Great Coupe -- in a stoage shed. 2) 1958? Kieft at a local garage, 3)a beautifully restored LaSalle near a local church, 4) an Auburn boattailled Speedster on the back of a flat bed truck that drove past me on my lunch hour, a gorgeous red 1914 Chevrolet in the back of a Mercedes dealership, 5) AC Cobra in a tired old shopping mall. I think they look for me.