Earlier this month, legendary automotive journalist and founder of the famed Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, Brock Yates, passed away at the age of 82.
A conventional view of automotive history remembers that the muscle/pony car era pretty much began with the debut of GTO and Mustang, respectively, in 1964½. Not according to Hagerty Historian, Glenn Arlt, who looks back a decade prior to the evolution of Studebaker’s line screaming “family sports cars.”
This month, in partnership with the College of Charleston, the Historic Vehicle Association will be holding an academic conference in Allentown, PA, entitled “Driving History: Putting Preservation on the Road.” In advance of the event, students in the college’s historic preservation program have begun work on the necessary documentation for the next vehicle to be added to the National Historic Vehicle Register.
Every month we spend some time scouring the web for some of the best classic car stories so you don’t have to. In this month’s edition of “The Roundup,” we link you to articles spotlighting the evolution of Camaro, an Oakland 50 that’s been driven by the same family for 100 years, the real man behind Studebaker’s Starlight coupe and more.
On Thursday, September 22nd, Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan) introduced the National Historic Vehicle Register Act. If passed, this legislation is an important step toward preserving the legacy of American automobiles and motorcycles and the vital role they play in our history and culture.
After more than two years and more than a dozen cars have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, a Michigan congressman last week introduced a bill that would establish the register under the Department of the Interior.
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.