HCCA Century Plaque Program
Program Statistics

HCCA Century Plaque Program

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


   
   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