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

2015 Tour Flyer
(Added 12/9/2014)

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

2014 Tour Reports

2014 National Tour Videos
View videos of each day of the 2014 tour

2014 National Tour Write Up
by Kevin Stilley
(Added 11/18/2014)

Read article here

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 - February 2015, by Larry Becker (Added 2/1/15)
A great deal! The city of Sycamore, Ill. (about one hour west of Chicago) is one of handful holding onto meters that accept pennies, nickels and dimes around the time square. The City Council quadrupled fines for parking meter violations. The fines went from a quarter to one dollar. Mayor Ken Mundy says that many out-of-towners ask for a copy of the ticket as a keepsake...
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bk showalterHappy Wheels - February 2015, by BK Showalter (Added 2/1/15)
The hardest thing about teaching a teenager how to drive the family car is learning how to scream without waking the entire neighborhood. Farm boys in the Fifties (and I was one) generally had learned how to handle a tractor of one kind or another by the time they were ten or twelve years old. That often gave them an edge over “townies” when learning to drive...
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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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