Cars at the Capital 2019

A Celebration of Automotive Heritage and Culture.

Join the Historic Vehicle Association at this 5th annual automotive heritage exhibit at the National Mall in Washington D.C. featuring the newest cars to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register.

The exhibition will be presented on the National Mall between the National Gallery of Art and the National Air & Space Museum from September 12-26th.

Click below to see the featured cars and learn more about this year’s event!

About the HVA

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 375,000 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.

The National Historic Vehicle Register

The Historic Vehicle Association has developed a National Historic Vehicle Register to carefully and accurately document America’s most historically significant automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and commercial vehicles.

In March 2013, the HVA entered into a collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Interior to explore how vehicles important in American and automotive history could be effectively documented and recognized. This project is the first of its type to create a permanent archive of significant historic automobiles within the Library of Congress.

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. The movement aims to show the automobile’s significance to the American experience through member-submitted stories and photographs, as well as curated films and personal documentaries.

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