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.
2013 National Tour Information
The total Tour Information Bundle (Updated 3/11/13)
(Registration, Events Flier, Events Cost and sign up, Museum of Transportation Lunch selection, and the Daily Motel selection sheet. ) Tour Events Flyer
Palm Springs Mini Tour
Palm Springs California and surrounding area
Dates: October 20 - 26, 2013
Tour info here
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
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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Two Bullets Miss Officer - June 2013, by Paul Schneider (Added 6/3/13)
I purchased my first ’57 Chevy from a friend that I worked with. It was a two-door post with a 283 cubic inch V8 engine that had just been overhauled. He had switched the automatic transmission for a three speed transmission and installed an aluminum flywheel with a heavy duty clutch. The car also had a floor shifter by Hurst. Next he changed the gears in the rearend for better take off.
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Old Cars and New Laws - June 2013, by Larry Becker (Added 6/3/13)
A thought to ponder! Why is the time of the day with the slowest traffic called rush hour???
The EPA is considering a proposal to increase ethanol content to 30%, and pushing car manufacturers to tune their engines with higher compression ratios to better burn E30. (Information from an article by Daniel Strohl of Hemmings on May, 17th, 2013.)
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