Contemporary Historical Vehicle Association

Welcome to the website of the Contemporary Historical Vehicle Association! The CHVA endeavors to give all the benefits of a large, all-encompassing club dedicated to the preservation of the Depression/World War II era and later vehicles. The purpose of the club is to provide a place where publications and activities will be designed to cater to this particular era of vehicles and auto-related memories. We feel these vehicles deserve a place where those people who consider them to be of historical and sentimental value, can follow those convictions in fellowship with people of similar interest.

CHVA Regions enjoy activities that include cruise nights, judged car shows, day trips, weekend tours, and national tours. To join CHVA you do not need to own a classic car. Just contact any Region near you. If there is not a Region in your vicinity you may join the National organization and even establish your own Region.


News and Events

Letter from the President
(Added 12/15/2013)

Time to Plan for 2014
(Added 9/18/2013)

We have planned a tour of Puget Sound that will have our car club Northwest bound.

Tour announcement

2012 Tour Reports

My first CHVA tour: the journey on a road less traveled
Story by: Elizabeth Klaas Chappell

2012 Tour Photos
Photos by: BK Showalter

More 2012 Tour Photos
Plantations, Pines and Prairies
Photos by: Dick Klaas

Car Parts
Video created Brian shown at the banquet

Cars For Sale

Check out the Cars For Sale page to see what other members are offering. Want to list your classic car?

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Latest Articles

larryOld Cars and New Laws - September 2014, by Larry Becker (Added 9/1/14)
Regulators and advocacy groups have attached so many strings to highway safety incentive grants that few states qualify for the millions in federal dollars. As a result, the money intended to help save lives through graduated licensing, ignition interlocks and distracted driving prevention, has been diverted to other transportation programs since incentive grants that became available in 2012...
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bk showalterBuggy Buggy - May 2013, by BK Showalter (Added 4/29/13)
Restoring an old car is not a job for people who dislike dirt. From tear-down to finish, there is no good way to avoid soiling ones clothes, hands and hair when taking a car down to bare metal. And, it is nearly as bad when one begins reassembling the vehicle for that’s when one ends up with smears of Bondo and various sealers embedded on skin and clothing...
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paulYour Turn - August 2013, by Paul Schneider (Added 8/14/13)
I’ve been sharing my stories with the CHVA web-page, and the Action Era Vehicle magazine for many years and I seemed to have drained the memory bank dry and by now you must be getting awful tired of reading about my past. We have also just moved and will be making some changes with the house we bought, plus putting in another garage for the big boy toys...
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