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100 years ago, federal legislation paved the way forward

A century ago, many 'roads" were little more than muddy ruts | Photos courtesy HVA
A century ago, many ‘roads” were little more than muddy ruts | Photos courtesy HVA

Editor’s note: It was in July, 1916, that President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Aid Road Act, establishing a national policy of providing federal aid for highway construction and maintenance. In so doing, a uniform system of roads was established and helped to further usher in the golden age of American motoring. The following article was produced as part of the act’s centennial by the Historic Vehicle Association.

At the turn of the twentieth century, the motorcar was still largely perceived as a novelty item or, at the very least, something designed only for the wealthiest of Americans. Yet, as the century progressed and technological advancements helped make the assembling of automobiles more efficient and thus more cost effective, more and more ordinary citizens suddenly found themselves able to make the leap from horses to horsepower. Continue reading

Andy Reid ready to show you around Monterey auction venues

Andy Reid (right) meets a tour group outside the Bonhams tent | Classic Car News photo
Andy Reid (right) meets a tour group outside the Bonhams tent | Classic Car News photo

ClassicCars.com and Classic Car News’ own in-house collector car marketplace expert, our East Coast editor Andy Reid, will lead two free auction venue tours at Monterey, and all you have to do to join in is to sign up in advance. Continue reading

Poll results: When you travel in your classic car, do you do so authentic to the car’s era?

The Question of the Week for the week of July 11th, 2016 asked you: When you travel in your classic car, do you do so authentic to the car’s era? For example, do you use paper maps and printed travel guides or smartphone/ GPS? Continue reading

Nominate your Classic Car Community Hero for 2016 Collector Car Appreciation Day

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Dustan Troyan started Super Car Sunday and annually distributes 40,000 toys to children | Reader photos

ClassicCars.com is seeking “Classic Car Community Hero” nominations for honors in conjunction with the seventh annual Collector Car Appreciation Day, set for July 8.  Continue reading

Nominate your Classic Car Community Hero for 2016 Collector Car Appreciation Day

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Dustan Troyan started Super Car Sunday and annually distributes 40,000 toys to children | Reader photos

ClassicCars.com is seeking “Classic Car Community Hero” nominations for honors in conjunction with the seventh annual Collector Car Appreciation Day, set for July 8.  Continue reading

Poll results: The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled four new stamps featuring classic pickup trucks. Which real truck would you most want to add to your collection?

The Question of the Week for the week of June 20th, 2016 asked you: The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled four new stamps featuring classic pickup trucks. Which real truck would you most want to add to your collection? Continue reading