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ClassicsTwo more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display

22:10  02 august  2019
22:10  02 august  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display
Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display
Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display
Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display
Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display

Washington D.C. residents and visitors will get the chance to see two iconic 1960s members of the National Historic Vehicle Register up close this September.

This year sees a car that celebrates America’s success in space exploration, along with a vehicle owned by two pioneers of the civil rights movement.

Encased in glass on a special walkway between the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art, each car will take a week-long stint on display.

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Alan Bean’s 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display© Provided by Motoring Research Ltd 2019 HVA Cars at the Capital Taking center stage from September 12 through 19, is a Chevrolet Corvette Stingray originally owned by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean.

A deal with NASA and General Motors saw Apollo astronauts able to lease a new Corvette for the token sum of $1 per year. Naturally many took up the amazing offer, with all three of the astronauts on Apollo 12 signing up.

Bean, Pete Conrad, and Dick Gordon all had a hand in designing the gold and black livery, with their respective cars wearing decals on the front fender to signify their individual mission role.

Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display© Provided by Motoring Research Ltd 2019 HVA Cars at the Capital As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 12, Alan Bean needed to be an incredibly skilled pilot. How driving a 390 horsepower Corvette compared to a spacecraft may be a moot point, but Bean did become the fourth person to walk on the surface of the moon.

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Of the three cars ordered for the Apollo 12 crew, only this example remains. The significance of means it became a prime candidate for inclusion on the National Historic Vehicle Register.

Having covered just 35,000 miles in five decades, this veteran ‘Vette is in amazing condition. It won a Top Flight award at the 2002 National Corvette Restorers Society National Meet, and the special Duntov Award of Excellence in 2003.

1966 Volkswagen Station Wagon of Esau and Janie B. Jenkins

Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display© Provided by Motoring Research Ltd 2019 HVA Cars at the Capital Born in South Carolina, Esau Jenkins was one of the first pioneers in helping advance the civil rights movement across the United States. With his wife Janie, the pair dedicated their lives to improving the conditions of others.

Part of this involved using money from their various businesses to purchase buses, used to transport children and adults around Charleston, South Carolina. Whilst taking people to work, the couple would also teach their passengers on how to pass the literacy exam required to register to vote.

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The couple would also open The Progressive Club, aimed at providing legal advice, financial assistance, and running community projects.

Two more iconic vehicles set for special Washington D.C. display© Provided by Motoring Research Ltd 2019 HVA Cars at the Capital During the same year this Volkswagen Deluxe Station Wagon was built, Jenkins also opened the Community Owned Federal Credit Union in Charleston.

Fortunately the Credit Union has survived in better condition than the Volkswagen. This Type 2 VW was used personally by Esau Jenkins, with his famous saying: “Love is Progress, Hate is Expensive” painted on the engine cover.

The rear hatch and engine cover were donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2014. It means D.C. visitors will be able to see the rusted engine of this important Volkswagen up close.

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