Event Celebrates 100 Years of Automotive Manufacturing History in South Carolina
A 1920 Anderson, a model Six convertible roadster, has become the first automobile added to the National Historic Vehicle Register because of its local and regional historic significance, the Historic Vehicle Association announced.
‘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.
The Marmon Wasp, one of America’s most historic automobiles that was driven to victory in the first Indianapolis 500 race in 1911, makes its first visit to Las Vegas to appear at the 2016 SEMA Show.
This month, in partnership with the College of Charleston, the Historic Vehicle Association will be holding an academic conference in Allentown, PA, entitled “Driving History: Putting Preservation on the Road.” In advance of the event, students in the college’s historic preservation program have begun work on the necessary documentation for the next vehicle to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register.
On Thursday, September 22nd, Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan) introduced the National Historic Vehicle Register Act. If passed, this legislation is an important step toward preserving the legacy of American automobiles and motorcycles and the vital role they play in our history and culture.
After more than two years and more than a dozen cars have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, a Michigan congressman last week introduced a bill that would establish the register under the Department of the Interior.
The Historic Vehicle Register launched by the Historic Vehicle Association will become the National Historic Vehicle Register if legislation introduced by Michigan Sen. Gary Peters wins congressional approval. The bill would authorize the Dept. of Interior to establish a federal register of historic vehicles, basically giving federal approval to the HVA effort.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today introduced legislation to help preserve the legacy of American automobiles and motorcycles and the vital role they play in American culture and history.