Cars at the Capital 2023

Sharing America’s automotive heritage is an integral part of ensuring it is never lost or forgotten. Through our annual Cars at the Capital exhibition, vehicles added to the National Historic Vehicle Register are exhibited in a beautifully lit glass enclosure one at a time. Join us to celebrate and enjoy this year’s automotive icons!

Each Saturday (9/2 and 9/9) from 10am – 2pm there will be kid zone activities
  • August 31 – September 5
    Week 1
    1937 Cord 812 Convertible Phaeton Sedan – Chassis No. 1714 (Owned by Amelia Earhart)
    Famed aviator Amelia Earhart purchased the Cord less than a year before she, navigator Fred Noonan and her Lockheed 10E Electra disappeared over the South Pacific in 1937.
    Image Week 1
  • September 6 – 11
    Week 2
    1952 Porsche America Roadster (Type 540)
    One of Porsche’s first factory-built race cars, the Type 540 was nicknamed the America Roadster as the model was conceived thanks to the influence of John von Neumann and Max Hoffman for the U.S. market. Von Neumann’s stepdaughter raced this important example.
    Image Week 2