Saturday, May 3rd &
Sunday, May 4th, 2014


The National Mall
Madison Drive at 13th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.


Classic car owners, auto enthusiasts, history buffs and the general public


To celebrate automotive heritage and culture

The First-Ever Cars at the Capital Gathering

Join the HVA at this inaugural automotive heritage exhibit at the National Mall in Washington D.C. The HVA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original 1964 Meyers Manx “Old Red”, the world’s first-ever fiberglass dune buggy created by California artist, sailor, surfer and engineer Bruce Meyers.

Come see this rare and iconic vehicle on display in the HVA tent and watch as 10 other historic vehicles are documented into the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and National Historic Vehicle Register. Join us for coffee, cars and fun at a weekend you won’t forget and be among the first to experience automobiles at the National Mall.

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and National Historic Vehicle Register

The Historic Vehicle Association is developing a National Historic Vehicle Register to carefully and accurately document America’s most historically significant automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and commercial vehicles.

In March 2013, the HVA entered into a collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Interior to explore how vehicles important in American and automotive history could be effectively documented and recognized. This project is the first of its type to create a permanent archive of significant historic automobiles within the Library of Congress.

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About The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA)

Over the past 120 years, the automobile has had a profound impact on the development of virtually every aspect of modern culture. Yet to date, there has never been a National, organized effort to preserve and promote the cultural and historic significance of the automobile.

The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) was founded to preserve and celebrate our National automotive heritage.

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10 Vehicles to be Showcased & Documented


1895 Benton Harbor

One of the earliest American automobiles ever built



1948 Tucker 48

The prototype “Tin Goose” used to promote the new automobile company


1909 Washington Model A1

The only known surviving example of this Washington, D.C. based automobile company



1952 Hudson Hornet

The 1953 NASCAR Champion known as the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet”


1919 Pierce-Arrow Model 51

The Official Wilson White House limousine, gifted to him after his presidency



1963 Studebaker Avanti

The last of the Avanti production, manufactured by Studebaker


1926 Duesenberg Model A

Among the most well-preserved and unrestored early Duesenbergs



1976 Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar

The last U.S. road certified electric powered automobile


1933 Graham 8 Sedan “Blue Streak”

Among the most innovative designs of the period



1980 DeLorean DMC-12

One of two gold-plated versions produced for an American Express promotional sale

The 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287)

In January 2014, the first vehicle ever recorded in the National Registry was unveiled at the Washington Auto Show. The 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe was unveiled by Peter Brock, the car’s original designer.

On May 3rd, 2014, the HVA will unveil the second vehicle, a 1964 Meyers Manx named “Old Red”, on the 50th anniversary of its production. 10 additional automobiles will be on display and the documentation process will begin onsite at Cars at the Capital for the public to see.

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