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This Car Matters is 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 aims to show the automobile’s significance to the American experience through member-submitted stories and photographs, as well as curated films and personal documentaries.

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The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend
The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend - youtube Video

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The McGee Roadster – Hot Rod Legend

For many, a 1932 Ford roadster is the quintessential hot rod. Take a look back at the original—the trendsetting car that became the benchmark of style for so many hot rods that came after it and remained an icon even as hot rod tastes changed throughout the decades. The McGee Roadster was recently added to the HVA National Historic Vehicle Register, a program in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) to be archived in Library of Congress.

1900s

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1901 Packard Model C
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1901 Packard Model C - youtube Video

1901 Packard Model C

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile - youtube Video

1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1903 Knox Model C Stanhope
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1903 Knox Model C Stanhope - youtube Video

1903 Knox Model C Stanhope

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1906 Model M "Double Tulip" Cadillac
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1906 Model M "Double Tulip" Cadillac - youtube Video

1906 Model M “Double Tulip” Cadillac

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

1907 Thomas Flyer

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1909 Rambler Model 44
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1909 Rambler Model 44 - youtube Video

1909 Rambler Model 44

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

President William Howard Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car

1910s

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1911 Franklin Model D
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1911 Franklin Model D - youtube Video

1911 Franklin Model D

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1912 EMF Touring Car
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1912 EMF Touring Car - youtube Video

1912 EMF Touring Car

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1913 American Underslung Touring
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1913 American Underslung Touring - youtube Video

1913 American Underslung Touring

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1913 Mercer Model 35-J Raceabout
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1913 Mercer Model 35-J Raceabout - youtube Video

1913 Mercer Model 35-J Raceabout

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1915 Chalmers Model 32B
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1915 Chalmers Model 32B - youtube Video

1915 Chalmers Model 32B

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1918 Cadillac U.S. 1257X
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1918 Cadillac U.S. 1257X - youtube Video

1918 Cadillac U.S. 1257X

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This Car Matters: Marmon Wasp - First Indianapolis 500 Winner
This Car Matters: Marmon Wasp - First Indianapolis 500 Winner - youtube Video

Marmon Wasp, Winner of the First Indianapolis 500

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1915 Ford Model T
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1915 Ford Model T - youtube Video

1915 Ford Model T

1920s

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1924 Aston Martin Grand Prix
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1924 Aston Martin Grand Prix - youtube Video

1924 Aston Martin Grand Prix

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1925 Lincoln Judkins Coupe
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1925 Lincoln Judkins Coupe - youtube Video

1925 Lincoln Judkins Coupe

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1926 Bugatti Miller V8
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1926 Bugatti Miller V8 - youtube Video

1926 Bugatti Miller V8

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1928 Packard 443
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1928 Packard 443 - youtube Video

1928 Packard 443

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1929 Chevrolet Popcorn Truck
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1929 Chevrolet Popcorn Truck - youtube Video

1929 Chevrolet Popcorn Truck

1930s

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1930 Ford Model A Speedster
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1930 Ford Model A Speedster - youtube Video

1930 Model A Speedster

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1932 Stutz DV-32 Custom Lebaron Sedan
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1932 Stutz DV-32 Custom Lebaron Sedan - youtube Video

1932 Stutz DV-32 Custom Lebaron Sedan

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1932 Ford Model B Roadster
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1932 Ford Model B Roadster - youtube Video

1932 Ford Model B Roadster

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1933 Duesenberg SJ Roadster
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1933 Duesenberg SJ Roadster - youtube Video

1933 Duesenberg SJ Roadster

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1933 Graham Blue Streak
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1933 Graham Blue Streak - youtube Video

1933 Graham Blue Streak

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Pontiac Straight Eight Economy Sedan
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Pontiac Straight Eight Economy Sedan - youtube Video

1934 Pontiac Straight Eight Economy Sedan

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Chrysler Airflow
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Chrysler Airflow - youtube Video

1934 Chrysler Airflow

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Ringling & Henning "Wonder Bread Special"
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Ringling & Henning "Wonder Bread Special" - youtube Video

1934 Ringling & Henning “Wonder Bread Special”

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Brewster Formal Sedan
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1934 Brewster Formal Sedan - youtube Video

1934 Brewster Formal Sedan

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1936 Duesenberg Landaulet
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1936 Duesenberg Landaulet - youtube Video

1936 Duesenberg Landaulet

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1937 Stutz Pak-Age-Car
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1937 Stutz Pak-Age-Car - youtube Video

1937 Stutz Pak-Age-Car

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1937 Railton Four-Door Saloon Rippon Brothers Limousine
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1937 Railton Four-Door Saloon Rippon Brothers Limousine - youtube Video

1937 Railton Four-Door Saloon Rippon Brothers Limousine

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The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend
The McGee Roadster: Hot Rod Legend - youtube Video

1932 Ford – The McGee Roadster

1940s

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THIS TRUCK MATTERS: GM Futurliner No. 10
THIS TRUCK MATTERS: GM Futurliner No. 10 - youtube Video

GM Futurliner No. 10

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1940 Nash Ambassador Eight Special Cabriolet
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1940 Nash Ambassador Eight Special Cabriolet - youtube Video

1940 Nash Ambassador Eight Special

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1940 Ford Patrol Car
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1940 Ford Patrol Car - youtube Video

1940 Ford Deluxe Patrol Car

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1947 Cisitalia 202 SMM Spider Nuvolari
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1947 Cisitalia 202 SMM Spider Nuvolari - youtube Video

1947 Cisitalia 202 SMM Spider Nuvolari

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THIS BIKE MATTERS: 1948 Vincent Black Lightning
THIS BIKE MATTERS: 1948 Vincent Black Lightning - youtube Video

1948 Vincent Black Lightning

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1948 Keller Super Chief
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1948 Keller Super Chief - youtube Video

1948 Keller Super Chief

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

1940 Ford Pilot Model GP-No. 1 Pygmy

1950s

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1952 Ferrari 212/225
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1952 Ferrari 212/225 - youtube Video

1952 Ferrari 212/225

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Cadillac LeMans
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Cadillac LeMans - youtube Video

1953 Cadillac Le Mans

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Mameco Ardun
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Mameco Ardun - youtube Video

1953 Mameco Ardun

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina - youtube Video

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Pininfarina

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Supercharged
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Supercharged - youtube Video

1953 Cadillac Eldorado Supercharged

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THIS CAR MATTERS : 1957 Dual Ghia
THIS CAR MATTERS : 1957 Dual Ghia - youtube Video

1957 Dual Ghia

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1957 Continental MK II
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1957 Continental MK II - youtube Video

1957 Continental MK II

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1958 Fiat 600 Sport Viotti
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1958 Fiat 600 Sport Viotti - youtube Video

1958 Fiat 600 Sport Viotti

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

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

1960s

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2001
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX 2001 - youtube Video

1962 Shelby Cobra CSX

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe - youtube Video

1963 Split Window Corvette

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1963 Porsche 911
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1963 Porsche 911 - youtube Video

1963 Porsche 911

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1964 Meyers Manx "Old Red"
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1964 Meyers Manx "Old Red" - youtube Video

1964 Meyers Manx “Old Red”

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1965 Porsche 911
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1965 Porsche 911 - youtube Video

1965 Porsche 911

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1966 Ford GT Mark II
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1966 Ford GT Mark II - youtube Video

1966 Ford GT Mark II

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1966 Shelby G.T. 350
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1966 Shelby G.T. 350 - youtube Video

1966 Shelby G.T. 350

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1968 ex-Sunoco Penske Team Trans-Am Camaro
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1968 ex-Sunoco Penske Team Trans-Am Camaro - youtube Video

1968 Sunoco Camaro

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1968 Ford GT40 MK III
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1968 Ford GT40 MK III - youtube Video

1968 Ford GT40 MK III

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1969 Ford Mustang Trans Am Boss 302
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1969 Ford Mustang Trans Am Boss 302 - youtube Video

1969 Ford Mustang Trans Am Boss 302

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

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

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This Car Matters: First Chevrolet Camaro Built
This Car Matters: First Chevrolet Camaro Built - youtube Video

First Chevrolet Camaro Built

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Gypsy Rose: Lowrider Legend
Gypsy Rose: Lowrider Legend - youtube Video

1964 Chevrolet Impala “Gypsy Rose”

1970s

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - youtube Video

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1973 Porsche 911T
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1973 Porsche 911T - youtube Video

1973 Porsche 911

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THIS CAR MATTERS: 1976 AMC Pacer
THIS CAR MATTERS: 1976 AMC Pacer - youtube Video

1976 AMC Pacer

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THIS BIKE MATTERS: 1978 Ducati 900 SS
THIS BIKE MATTERS: 1978 Ducati 900 SS - youtube Video

1978 Ducati 900 SS

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