This year is one celebration after another: BMW turns 100, the Lamborghini Miura is half a century old and the Chevrolet Camaro has also turned 50 years old.
Spurred by the success of the Historic Vehicle Association’s National Historic Vehicle Register here in the United States, the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens has started to consider a similar registry for Europe-based cars, trucks, military vehicles, and motorcycles.
The only thing better than a historic car is an historic jeep—especially if that jeep is Ronald Reagan’s Willys CJ-6.
The best parking spot in Washington is currently occupied by the 1962 Willys Jeep that Ronald Reagan used to drive all over his California ranch.
If President William Howard Taft, the rotund 27th president of the United States, is remembered, it’s usually for his girth rather than being the only president to become chief justice of the Supreme Court. But he also was an early automobile enthusiast and, after a fight with Congress, spent $12,000 on the first White House automotive fleet.
Who knew? We were planning on making a short mention that the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich had opened for its 2016 season yesterday.
President Reagan’s Jeep and President Taft’s White Steam Car are Going Down in Automotive History