Pilot Car Registry was first introduced to the Historic Vehicle Association at GM Nationals in the summer of 2015. It was at this event that N100001 received the coveted "This Car Matters" award. Although a first step in the process of induction into their national registry, not all cars pass their criteria for formal induction. It was only with the tireless efforts of Mark Gessler, Casey Maxon, Diane Parker, and author Phil Borris that this high honor was achieved. This group of people, working directly with Pilot Car Registry Founder, Logan Lawson and Archive and Logistics Specialist, Jamie Schwartz comprehensively documented the "Birth of the F-Car" for future generations.
N100001 was inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Registry during the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan. The registry is an off-shoot of the registry that exists for historical landmarks and buildings. It will enjoy the same cooperation as the Statue of Liberty with the Library of Congress in this process. Additionally, N100001 will only be the 15th vehicle to be added to this elite registry as of August 2016.
This event was conducted by the Historical Vehicle Association in collaboration with General Motors, Hagerty Insurance, and Shell Oil….and showcased N100001 in a glass cube for the week of the festivities.
The process of adding N100001 to this historic list included digital scanning of the entire car, professional documentation services for all the original paperwork, and several days of lengthy video interviews and still photography. This process took place at the HVA Headquarters within the Bvlgari compound in Allentown, Pennsylvania. All of which was submitted to the Library of Congress and will be shared for free in the form of public records for future generations to enjoy.
Pilot Car Registry is proud to announce that this research and documentation of "The First Camaro Ever Built" was awarded a Historic American Engineering Record from the United States Department of the Interior and was archived under KS-11 in the Library of Congress. It is our crowning achievement thus far.
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By: Logan Lawson
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