Please enjoy these videos in a series known as: “This Car Matters” by the Historic Vehicle Association. These particular videos feature a 1911 Franklin Model D Race Car, that has been unrestored and left in it’s original condition.
Ted Davis tells the story of his unrestored 1911 Franklin Model D race car at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Here is a special treat with Jay Leno talking in depth with Ted Davis. Learn more about this fantastic piece of racing car history. The car was air cooled, and raced up to 85 miles per hour in the desert in 1911.
With over 375,000 members, the Historic Vehicle Association
is indeed the world’s largest historic vehicle owners’ organization.
“The mission of the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) is to promote the cultural and historical significance of the automobile and protect the future of our automotive past.
Over the last 125 years the adoption of the automobile has had a profound impact on the development of virtually every aspect of modern culture. The cars, motorcycles and trucks that remain chronicle our past and help us understand who we are, where we have been and where we may be headed. As a society, we have an obligation to preserve these historic vehicles and related artifacts as a lasting record of our progress. Through the collective efforts of enthusiasts, specialists and professionals, the HVA aims to help ensure that our automotive heritage is more broadly appreciated and carefully preserved for future generations.
With over 375,000 members, the HVA is the world’s largest historic vehicle owners’ organization. The HVA was founded in 2009 through the philanthropic support of Hagerty and became the designated North American representative of FIVA (Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens), the international federation of historic vehicle organizations.”
The Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) is the HVA’s international partner organization. FIVA is dedicated to promoting and guiding the interests of the historic vehicle movement throughout the world. Check out this video to find out more about the great work that FIVA is doing on behalf of the historic vehicle community. It represents people from 62 nations and 5 continents that are united in this effort of preserving vehicles.
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