Classic Car Capital of Texas
Nocona, Texas, became the Classic Car Capital of Texas on Apr. 30, 2015, only two years after the Horton Classic Car Museum opened. The 84th Legislature of the State of Texas designated the town of Nocona as the official Classic Car Capital of Texas. This designation was certified by Drew Springer, the State Representative for Montague County at that time, but now Texas State Senator.
Situated on the historic Chisholm trail, Nocona is home to a massive private collection of impressive classic cars owned by Pete and Barbara Horton. Over 150 cars have been restored to their original condition. The engines are showroom clean, batteries are kept on chargers, and the entire rolling stock is cranked up at least twice a week. All the cars are endlessly dusted and polished until the whole collection gleams from every angle.
American automobiles of the 1950s, 60’s, and ’70s embody our nation’s robust sense of style, our love of adventure, and our joy in the open road, and the community of Nocona is indeed worthy of special distinction for its celebration of the indomitable spirit of the classic automobile.
People from all over the world come to Nocona to see the famous Classic Car Collection that built Nocona into “The Classic Car Capital of Texas.” There are events held year-round to celebrate classic cars and this designation.