A Celebration of Automotive Heritage and Culture.
Drive History Conference
Join the Historic Vehicle Association for our Fourth International Drive History Conference to be
held in Allentown, Pennsylvania from April 23-25, 2020.
The Drive History Conference provides the chance for scholars, collectors, and automotive
enthusiasts to share their love of all things automotive through seminars, dinners, and historic
vehicle driving experiences!
Registration & Proposal submission is now open! Click below to learn more about this year’s
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.
Read hobby-related articles from the current and past editions of the HVA eNewsletter.