The past year proved to be a memorable one in more ways than one. Take a look back at what the Historic Vehicle Association was up to over the last 12 months, and catch up on any news you may have missed along the way.
Conquering Concours — Stutz wins top-end Hilton Head Island car fest; 96-year-old South Carolina-built Anderson stands out
Leading picks at a Lowcountry resort town’s yearly automotive formal hailed from the Carolinas, and a rare hardtop crafted in Rock Hill 96 years ago also starred at the event
Event Celebrates 100 Years of Automotive Manufacturing History in South Carolina
‘Pioneering Performance” is the theme for the Shell Oil Products US display at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Among the 25 vehicles in the display are a couple of customized Chevys — a 1960 Impala convertible and 2017 Camaro SS — the 1972 Ford Maverick “Project Underdog,” and one of the earliest and best-known of all customized rides, the 1911 Marmon Wasp that won the inaugural Indianapolis 500-mile race.
Falling in the middle of summer, July often feels like the calm before the storm. There are, of course, a number of events still taking place—and very good ones, we might add—but the primary focus is generally ahead to August and the promise of mile after mile of cars streaming down Woodward Avenue in the Midwest and an entire green of glitz and glamour on the West Coast.
“The ’66 Hemi Charger was the start of something extraordinary,” Historic Vehicle Association president mark Gessler said. “It was the most muscle you could buy in a street car. It was engineered to compete with the Chevrolet Chevelle, Pontiac GTO and Oldsmobile 442. Top dog status was important in Detroit and around the country.”