What is Auto-Archives?

The Auto-Archives Automotive & Motor Sport Library and Research Center, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the archive is to preserve and document the rich history of the automobile, and provide both a physical and virtual resource for the study of the past, present, and future of the automobile, in all its forms.

Auto-Archives Goal

Our mission is simple, To be a world leader in the archiving of historic automotive and motor racing research materials. Auto-Archives will be a living collection, open to all automotive enthusiasts, car clubs, researchers, and journalists, to view and use the collection, or simply ‘hang-out’ at the club with like-minded people.

From the Blog

Image of the Month — Remembering Daytona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Last year's Daytona 500 Grand National Winner, Marvin Panch, who copped first place in the automobile racing classic with a record 149.601 miles per hour poses with 1962 Dodge Dart which he will drive in this year's race February 18th." Watching the Daytona 500 last weekend got us thinking about past Daytona 500 races and some of the stars of the day that we have forgotten. A delve into the archive produced this image of NASCAR legend Marvin Panch alongside a rather 'stock' looking Pontiac. "Pancho," most well known for his 1961 Daytona 500 victory driving for... Read more

Car of the Month — 1959 MG EX186 Prototype LeMans Car

Like the majority of British automobile producers, the MG Car Company developed experimental models which often, but occasionally not, became production models. The founder of MG Cars, Cecil Kimber, realized at an early time, that properly set up and successful experimental cars could provide a great deal of free advertising, and he was happy to supply factory assistance to any MG speed or endurance record attempt. Between 1929 and 1959 MG established 43 international class speed records with factory-supported EX vehicles, and several EX cars were the precursors of well-known production models. From the very beginning, the EX designation was... Read more