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Hagerty Drivers Foundation’s ‘Cars at the Capital’ Exhibit Features NASCAR’s ‘Fabulous Hudson Hornet’ and Chrysler’s Jet Turbine Car | Company

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan, Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Hagerty Drivers Foundation is hosting its annual Cars at the Capital Expo at the National Mall in Washington, DC from September 2-11. the glass enclosure will be the 31st and 32nd vehicles to be added to the National Register of Historic Vehicles.

September 2 to 6

1952 Hudson Hornet (7B-185596) “Fabulous Hudson Hornet”, piloted by Herb Thomas
From 1951 to 1955, the Hudson Hornet dominated stock car racing just as the sport was beginning to take off. The only Hudson known to have campaigned in NASCAR, the Hudson Hornet also served as the inspiration for the character “Doc Hudson” in the popular Pixar movie CARS.

September 7 to 11

Chrysler Corporation Turbine Car (serial number 9912-31)
Chrysler built just 55 of these groundbreaking cars as part of the company’s decades-long effort to develop a gas-turbine automobile for the mass market. The cars were distributed to households across the country as part of a consumer research project that ran from 1963 to 1966. It is one of nine cars from that program that remain.

Every Saturday (September 3 and 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Hagerty Drivers Foundation will host “Cars at the Capital Family Festival Day”. This event is free to the public and will take place rain or shine. Set around the National Mall’s glass-walled enclosure (between the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art), festivities for the young and young-at-heart will include: a tire changing station, a book of activities focused on the National Historic Vehicle Registry Cars, coloring metal race cars and free table game. In addition, food trucks will be on site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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About the Hagerty Drivers Foundation

The Hagerty Drivers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization launched in 2021 by Hagerty. In an effort to shape the future of automotive culture while celebrating our automotive past, the Hagerty Drivers Foundation offers scholarships to students in the field of automotive education, as well as students seeking formal training to driving. Additionally, the Foundation continues to implement a federally recognized program – the National Register of Historic Vehicles – which documents and records the important history of our automotive past. For more information, please visit: On September 1, the Foundation will launch a new website at

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