Some of this country’s most historic national events—from monumental political rallies to mass celebrations of presidential legacies—have taken place on Washington’s National Mall. But “America’s front yard” has never been the site to exhibit national automotive treasures, until now. A Historic Vehicle Association event like no other, Cars At The Capital showcased guest speakers and some of America’s most influential and historically significant automobiles. Check out this recap.
The Historic Vehicle Association caught up with the creator of the first fiberglass dune buggy, Bruce Meyers, to discuss the vehicle’s history and learn a little more about the man behind the design.
To battle the latest overhead-valve V-8s in stock car racing the early 1950s, one didn’t need correlating power. Rather, it took innovative chassis design, an unconventional engine builder and one of the most dominant drivers in stock car history, all of which helped make Herb Thomas’s No. 92 Hudson Hornet “fabulous” and which led representatives of the National Historic Vehicle Register to decide to include the Hudson on their list.
DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE >> Historic Vehicle Association Kicks Off Inaugural Cars at the Capital, Presented by Volkswagen Group of America Inc. – May 3-4, 2014 Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2014) – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) www.historicvehicle.org announced today that…
Last month, the Historic Vehicle Association announced that the first Meyers Manx known as “Old Red” will soon be joining the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2287 on the National Historic Vehicle Register. So why Old Red, you ask? Good question. Take a look at the Register criteria and find out how they apply to this particular vehicle.
What does the iconic 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (also known as CSX2287) now have in common with the Statute of Liberty and the Space Shuttle Discovery? In a landmark achievement, CSX2287 will join these national treasures within the Library of Congress by becoming the first automobile to be recorded under the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Heritage Documentation. The documentation will be part of the HVA’s National Historic Vehicle Register and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) administered by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the U.S. Department of Interior.
Get the story on the 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe from its designer, Peter Brock. The Historic Vehicle Association recently caught up with Peter Brock at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, PA.
DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE >> CSX2287 Becomes First Automobile Recorded Under U.S. Heritage Documentation Standards Historic Vehicle Association and U.S. Department of the Interior to Document America’s Automotive Treasures Washington, D.C. (January 22, 2014) – The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) announced today…
With the help of the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service, the Historic Vehicle Association seeks to create a National Historic Vehicle Register that focuses on historic preservation by chronicling our nation’s most historic cars and other vehicles. Vehicles will be selected based on their innovation and design, association with an important historical event or historical person, or information value.