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.
Letter from the President
Time to Plan for 2014
We have planned a tour of Puget Sound that will have our car club Northwest bound.
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
Video created Brian shown at the banquet
Check out the Cars For Sale page to see what other members are offering. Want to list your classic car?
Email your ad to: email@example.com
Buggy 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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Your 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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Old Cars and New Laws - July 2014, by Larry Becker (Added 6/30/14)
The value of Japanese classic cars has skyrocketed in recent years. A pristine Toyota Celica from the early 1970’s can cost up to $20,000. A well maintained Datsun 510 might go for as much as $25,000, and a Toyota GTI, don’t ask. Remember when you could buy one for almost nothing?...
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