When you first encounter the massive White Model M Steam Car, you’re immediately struck by its size. As you begin to acclimate to its outsized proportions, you begin taking in the random details: the golden presidential seal; the steering wheel within a steering wheel; and the wild assortment of levers. But all of this pales in comparison to the historic significance of the car itself, one which arguably set the stage for much of what was to come with the dawn of the automotive age. Watch the film to learn more about President William Howard Taft’s 1909 White Model M Steam Car, the first presidential limousine.
At first glance, this battered red jeep appears to be little more than an old vehicle showing its age and long since having served its primary function. But once you start to learn the details behind the jeep—its significance, its owner and the special place it held in his life—you begin to gain a far greater appreciation for what you are seeing.
Scattered across America are scores of museums, institutions and foundations that serve as repositories of our cultural and automotive heritage. Many of these places are not considered automotive museums, per se. But the historical perspective they provide is no less…
Hard to believe a year has passed since we announced this automotive marvel’s inclusion on the National Historic Vehicle Register. Take a look back at the fascinating history of the so-called “Tin Goose” and the Tucker Corporation as told by…
With the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance once again in the rearview mirror, we take a look back at a very special interview we conducted there a few years ago. Check out the story behind Jim Callahan’s 1932 Stutz, a rare and unrestored beauty discovered in Wisconsin and owned by the same family for 73 years.
With the HVA’s Model T Tour looming large on the horizon, we thought we’d take a look back at another cross-country trek, this one made in a 1912 EMF Touring Car.
Out of the nearly 15 million Model Ts manufactured, this one in particular holds special significance for being a 100-year-old homebody. After leaving the factory in Dearborn, this special car arrived in the small, Northern Michigan town of Traverse City and never left. Check out Hagerty CEO McKeel Hagerty as he shares the story of this special Model T.