National Historic Vehicle Register Celebrates 2021 Inductees

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1981 De Lorean DMC-12 “Time Machine” from Back to the Future

1979 Lamborghini Countach from Cannonball Run documented in the Library of Congress

Since 2014, 30 vehicles have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, a program created in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Library of Congress to celebrate and catalog the world’s most significant automobiles.  This year, one of the inductees is the iconic 1981 De Lorean DMC-12 “Time Machine” from Back to the Future, which will be live on the National Mall in Washington, DC on September 3rd. 

“We believe the cultural significance of our automotive past is worth preserving”, explains Diane Parker, VP, Hagerty Drivers Foundation.  “We support programs that help celebrate the unique impact cars have had on our culture ensuring these cultural icons will never be lost or forgotten.”

“This September we will be celebrating automotive culture in Washington, DC and it is one of the few times that cars are allowed on the National Mall,” states Jonathan Klinger, Executive Director of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation. “This is all about sharing America’s automotive heritage.” 

On September 3rd Diane Parker, VP, Hagerty Drivers Foundation and Jonathan Klinger, Executive Director of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation will talk about the four cool and important cars that will be shown during “Cars at the Capital” this September. 

We’ll be live on the National Mall in Washington DC where your viewers will get a chance to learn why this 1981 De Lorean (featured in a stunning lighted glass enclosure) and three other classic automobiles are being inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Register.

This year the National Historic Vehicle Register will feature:

1981 De Lorean DMC-12 “Time Machine” Sep 3-9

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T SE “The Black Ghost” Sept 10-17

1921 Duesenberg Straight Eight “Castle Duesenberg” Sept 18-24

1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S from “Cannonball Run” Sep 25-Oct 1

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This interview is produced for Hagerty Drivers Foundation, a 501c3 Corp.

ABOUT DIANE PARKER:  Diane is Vice President and Board member of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation. She has judged at various Concours events including Amelia Island, The Elegance at Hershey, The Greenbrier, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the Concours d’Elegance of America, and the Hilton Head Island Concours. She serves on several Committees including the Steering, Marketing, Scholarship, Grants and Education Committees for America’s Automotive Trust, as well as the Advisory Committee for the Petersen Business Incubator Program for Women in the Automotive Industry. Diane is passionate about automotive heritage and human-interest stories behind the horsepower.

ABOUT JONATHAN KLINGER:  Jonathan is Executive Director of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation and a graduate of the Automotive Restoration Program at McPherson College. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at McPherson College. He is a judge at several automotive events and has competed in several cross-country competitive road rallies. Jonathan relies heavily on his background and passion in classic cars to help save driving for generations to come.

ABOUT HAGERTY DRIVERS FOUNDATION:  Hagerty Drivers Foundation is a 501c3 corporation whose mission is to help shape the future of car culture while celebrating our automotive past. It does this by preserving the cultural significance of the automobile, promoting automotive industry innovation, and funding educational scholarships and grants. Hagerty is a global automotive enthusiast brand and world’s largest membership organization for car lovers, with a suite of offerings that enable our members to enjoy their vehicles to the fullest. Hagerty launched the foundation in 2021 to build upon the company’s two decades of philanthropic support for the automotive community.