Historic Vehicle Association

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The Historic Vehicle Association is dedicated to preserving and sharing America’s automotive heritage. Over the last 125 years, the adoption of the automobile has had a profound impact on the development of virtually every aspect of modern culture. The Historic Vehicle Association believes that society has an obligation to preserve these historic vehicles and related artifacts as a lasting record of our progress. Through the collective efforts of enthusiasts, specialists and professionals, the Historic Vehicle Association aims to help ensure that our automotive heritage is more broadly appreciated and carefully preserved for future generations.

The Historic Vehicle Association has developed the National Historic Vehicle Register to document America’s historically significant automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and commercial vehicles.

In March 2013, the Historic Vehicle Association 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 automotive heritage within the Library of Congress.

The Historic Vehicle Association was founded in 2009 through the philanthropic support of the classic car insurance company Hagerty, and is the designated North American representative of FIVA (Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens), the international federation of historic vehicle organizations.

Shell, Pennzoil, Quaker State and Rotella are proud to support the Historic Vehicle Association.