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HVA Films

In order to fulfill the Historic Vehicle Associations’s mission of sharing America’s automotive heritage, the HVA produces documentary films on cars that have shaped American history, life, culture and technology. These films primarily focus on cars added to the National Historic Vehicle Register but also include a series we began in 2012 called “This Car Matters.” This Car Matters was a documentary project designed to collect, preserve, and share stories that celebrate the automobile’s historic impact on modern culture and the lives of everyday people. The movement aimed to show the automobile’s significance to the American experience through member-submitted stories and photographs, as well as curated films and personal documentaries. View our This Car Matters short films here. Below, you can view our documentary films featuring the stories behind the vehicles of the National Historic Vehicle Register.

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McQueen’s Bullitt Mustang: Found at Last

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Little Pieces: The Untold Story of the Bullitt Mustang – OFFICIAL TRAILER

Coming 2018!

Iconic doesn’t even begin to describe it. The Ford Mustang from the movie Bullitt driven by Steve McQueen was featured in one of the most influential car chases in film history – and until recently was thought lost to the world. Find out the story of its incredible life in this upcoming documentary film, “Little Pieces: The Untold Story of the Bullitt Mustang,” from the Historic Vehicle Association. Follow us @LittlePiecesFilm on Instagram for exclusive behind the scenes photos and video from our filming!

National Historic Vehicle Register Vehicles

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The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend

The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend

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Gypsy Rose: Lowrider Legend

Gypsy Rose: Lowrider Legend

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This Car Matters: First Chevrolet Camaro Built

First Chevrolet Camaro Built

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This Car Matters: Thomas Flyer, winner of the New York to Paris Race

Thomas Flyer, winner of the New York to Paris Race

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This Car Matters: Marmon Wasp - First Indianapolis 500 Winner

Marmon Wasp – First Indianapolis 500 Winner

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THIS JEEP MATTERS: President Reagan's 1962 Willys 'Jeep' CJ-6

President Reagan’s 1962 Willys ‘Jeep’ CJ-6

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THIS CAR MATTERS: President Taft's 1909 White Steam Car

President Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car

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THIS JEEP MATTERS: 1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy

1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1954 Mercedes - Benz 300 SL (198 040 4500003)

1954 Mercedes – Benz 300 SL (198 040 4500003)

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THIS TRUCK MATTERS: GM Futurliner No. 10

GM Futurliner No. 10

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1947 Tucker 48 Prototype

1947 Tucker 48 Prototype

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1918 Cadillac U.S. 1257X

1918 Cadillac U.S. 1257X

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1964 Meyers Manx "Old Red"

1964 Meyers Manx “Old Red”

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe

1964 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX2287

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