In Memoriam: Kathleen Zuzeck

The Historic Vehicle Association lost a great friend and supporter last month with the passing of Kathleen Zuzeck. Read on to find out why this wonderful lady held a special place in our hearts.


Remember the HVA’s epic, cross-country adventure in a genuine Model T last year? We have Kathleen Zuzeck, and the Brown family, to thank for the car.

The HVA acquired a 1915 Model T Ford Touring from Kathleen and her family, an amazingly durable automobile that was used during our Detroit to San Francisco Road Trip Century Celebration.


For Kathleen, then 57, the car held special significance. It had been in her family for a number of years and was a vehicle that she recalled fondly from her youth. Seen here, she stands by the Model T in 1971 at the train station in Gaithersburg, Maryland, home of the HVA office.

One of our fondest memories from that day was how thrilled Kathleen was to see the car back on the road after years of storage. She was a very big supporter of the HVA and was always excited to hear about our adventures on the road.

Rest in peace good friend.