The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum today announced that a group from the Pine Barrens Touring Region of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, with their vintage Chevrolets, will be visiting the Presidential Library tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The members of the club, who will park their seven vintage Chevrolets in the Presidential Library parking lot during the visit, are particularly interested in seeing President Wilson’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine. The cars include a 1951 Coupe, a 1953 Bel Air convertible, a 1955 Bel Air, a 1955 Delray, a 1957 Bel Air, a 1965 Nova, and a 1971 convertible. The cars are from New Jersey and Connecticut. The day in Staunton is part of the group’s trip from New Jersey to Tennessee to attend the national group’s Area Nine Meet at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee that runs from Wednesday until Sunday.
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When President Wilson returned from France after negotiating the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, a new Pierce-Arrow Vestibule Sedan awaited him at the dock in New York to take him back to Washington. It became his favorite car, and drives around Washington in the Pierce-Arrow became among the President’s favorite ways to get away from the bustle of the White House. He favored this automobile so much that, when he left office, his friends purchased it for $3,000 from the Pierce-Arrow Manufacturing Company for his use and added the Princeton orange striping in honor of his alma mater. A gift to the organization from the President’s widow, the limousine has been restored to full working order and is featured at antique car shows around the country. It has a 48-horse power engine with six cylinders, cast in pairs. It can be seen year-round at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.