HCCA Century Plaque Program
Program Statistics
HCCA Century Plaque Program

The Century Plaque Program
Honoring historical vehicles
(Program Founded 2003)



    

Program Statistics

     From 2003 to 2013, Century plaques have been issued to all types of vehicles --- Automobiles, Motorcycles, Tricars, Bicycles, Motorized children cars and a Covered wagon. The type of power ranges from gas (96%), steam (3%), electric (1%), human and horse power. Some of the vehicles were made by individuals (one of a kind or limited production) while others were made by an automotive manufacturer or assembling company. The Century Plaque program has grown each year as the base number of manufactured cars increased. Though war efforts to find scrap metal took the life of many old cars, there were some individuals that took great effort to save some of the historic cars that we are able to honor today. The oldest vehicle was an 1880 covered Wagon while the oldest motorized vehicle honored is an 1890 Riker Electric followed by an 1894 Benz Velo and five others cars from 1896. Plaques have been sent around the world to honor cars in the countries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland and United States of America.

     The plaques have been featured at birthday parties for automobiles and they have been used to encourage participation of older cars in tours. Over the life of the plaque program, there have been requests for plaques for a few replica cars and the requests were refused because the cars were not 100 years old. The following is a recap of the plaques requested by year

Statistics as of October 2013

Total

%

Item

2003 - 2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

1,362

 

Plaques

342

42

72

103

114

144

193

220

132

848

65%

Serial #'s

153

30

50

71

85

119

67

165

107

866

67%

Pictures

82

98

75

69

69

117

145

128

82

     For those interested in the survivors honored the following is a breakdown of the vehicles based on the year the vehicle was manufactured –

Year

<1900

1900

1901

1902

1903

1904

1905

1906

1907

1908

1909

1910

1911

1912

1913

1914

Total

# Cars

34

15

25

41

106

116

75

97

65

90

134

140

148

99

49

7

1,241

 

    With a continued effort to gather and collect information and pictures of vintage cars world wide, we are better able to document the surviving historical automobiles and save some of their stories for future generations. On this website, all of the vehicles that have been honored are listed, can be searched and viewed if a picture was submitted. The goal of the program is to honor any and all vehicles that have survived 100 years and to save for future generations the stories they could tell if they could talk.