With the start of a new year, the Historic Vehicle Association is back on the road with a stop at the Washington Auto Show. But we’re not just swinging in for a visit. We’re setting up shop with a booth and a very special Model T.
Beginning this week, the HVA returns to the annual Washington Auto Show (WAS) in our nation’s capitol. The WAS is the place where, in 2014, the HVA made history by announcing that Carol Shelby’s iconic 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) would be the first car inducted into the newly formed National Historic Vehicle Register. Last year, the HVA again was the talk of the show when it brought together one of the 10 original Futurliners with a pair of GM dream cars.
This year, the HVA will have a prominent location near the show’s entrance and will be displaying the 1915 Ford Model T driven last summer from Detroit to San Francisco as part of the Road Trip Century Celebration. In addition to occupying a very important piece of real estate within the show, the Model T will be the lead vehicle in WAS’s opening ceremonies.
One Special Car
One of the millions of Model Ts manufactured in the early part of the last century, this particular Model T made the 3,700-mile journey in a little over a month, retracing the route Edsel Ford and a group of friends took 100 years prior. For those who may have missed it, full coverage of the trip is available on our HVA blog, www.drivehistory.org.
If you plan on attending the show, please be sure to stop by our booth on the L Street Bridge. If you show us your favorite personal road trip photo, you will win a prize (while supplies last)! Daily coverage, along with photographs and reports from the show floor, will be posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Keep an eye out on Facebook for upcoming contests during the WAS – you could win an HVA prize!