No other piece of technology has affected the American way of life more than the automobile — the very foundation of hot rodding. However, until recently, there’s been no official register of historically significant models in automotive history.
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.
Sen. Gary Peters’ (D-Michigan) Legislation Extends Landmark Designation to Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles
From Plymouth’s not-so-legendary version of the Suburban to a look at the “original” Mustang (not by Ford)…Readers so much enjoyed Glenn Arlt’s look back at his favorite “reused” old model car names that we decided to ask Hagerty’s favorite historian to give us a few more. Read on.
Falling in the middle of summer, July often feels like the calm before the storm. There are, of course, a number of events still taking place—and very good ones, we might add—but the primary focus is generally ahead to August and the promise of mile after mile of cars streaming down Woodward Avenue in the Midwest and an entire green of glitz and glamour on the West Coast.