Meet the latest addition to the National Historic Vehicle Register—the first factory-produced Mercedes-Benz Type 300 SL. An iconic two-door coupe with distinct gullwing doors, this particular Mercedes was also the first 300 SL sold in the United States. Current owner, Dennis Nicotra, talks more about the incredible history of this storied classic.
With the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at a favorite from the THIS CAR MATTERS archives. Captain Keith Gaston helps tell the story of this 1940 Ford Patrol Car, one of the first of its kind, used by the Florida police to catch moonshine vehicles in the ’40s.
If you judge the historic value of an automobile by the number of lives it touched, then this most usual looking truck just might be the most important vehicle General Motors ever produced. To go along with the recent announcement of the GM Futurliner No. 10’s place on the National Historic Vehicle Register, the HVA caught up with Don Mayton, head of the vehicle’s all-volunteer restoration team, to get the story behind this fascinating piece of history.
With the turning of the calendar, another round of momentous automotive anniversaries are once again upon us. Among the more prestigious is the centennial, celebrated this year by this 1915 Chalmers. Check out the video to learn more about this now 100-year-old automobile.
This month we're again venturing into the THIS CAR MATTERS archives to share the story behind the iconic 1948 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle, the so-called “bathing suit bike”, used by Rollie Free to set a land speed record in 1948 at Bonneville.
To go along with the recent announcement of the 1947 Tucker ’48 Prototype known as the “Tin Goose” having been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, the HVA caught up with the grandson of Preston Tucker, John Tucker, to get the story behind this amazing vehicle and the Tucker Corporation itself. Check out this month’s video for more on this fascinating story.
THIS CAR MATTERS: From The Archives 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2001
The Historic Vehicle Association recently met up with Marc Lassen, current owner of this 1918 Cadillac Type 57 (U.S. 1257X) to get the full story behind this WWI survivor.
The Historic Vehicle Association recently met up with Don Weir to get the story on his 1934 Brewster Formal Sedan, a love story of sorts originally sparked by more than just a knee-jerk attraction to the car’s iconic heart-shaped grille. Check out this month’s video for the full story.