Sunday, February 25, 2018

Historic Vehicle Association Announces Highlights of Lineup for 'Cars at the Capital' Exhibition, Coming to Washington DC in April

1985 Modena Spyder California
The Fourth Annual Cars at the Capital Exhibition, organized by the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and scheduled for April 2018 in Washington, D.C., will feature the replica 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California from the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the Fifteen-Millionth Ford (a 1927 Ford Model T), the 1984 Plymouth Voyager Minivan, the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback from the movie Bullitt, and the 1918 Cadillac Type 57.

These featured vehicles are, respectively, the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 21st, and 4th vehicles to have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register in recognition of their significance in American automotive history.

 The exhibition and documentation are part of the HVA's partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Library of Congress archives.

Each vehicle will be exhibited in the HVA's illuminated glass display case on the walkway between the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art facing the U.S. Capitol building. The exhibition will run from March 30 to April 30 and is free to the public. The display schedule is as follows:

March 30 – April 2
1985 Modena Spyder – Ferris Bueller's Day Off "Ferrari"

April 3 – 9
1927 Ford Model T Touring – Fifteen-Millionth Ford

April 10 – April 16
1984 Plymouth Voyager – The First Minivan

April 17 – 23
1968 Ford Mustang Fastback –  Bullitt –'559

April 24 – 30
1918 Cadillac Type 57 – U.S. 1257X

"These cars are some of the most important automotive and cultural examples that reflect the early days of our American automotive history as well the role automobiles have played in film history," said Mark Gessler, President of the Historic Vehicle Association. "They all tell a uniquely American story and reflect the broad impact the automobile has had on our culture."

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