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.
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
The Oldsmobile Toronado was a unique, a front-wheel drive coupe introduced by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors in 1966. At the time, it was the largest and most powerful front-wheel-drive car ever produced, and one of the first modern front-wheel-drive cars equipped with an automatic transmission. Designed to compete with the Ford Thunderbird and GM's own Buick Riviera, the original 1966 model Toronado was powered by a 425 CID Super Rocket V8 engine rated at 385bhp, mated to a three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission. In 1966 the Toronado was voted the Motor Trend magazine ‘Car of the year’. The Toronado... Read more
Throughout the late 1960s and early 70s, the factory Porsche race team was extremely successful with their 908, 917, 917/10 and 917/30 models. However, these larger capacity prototypes were extremely expensive for the small Porsche factory team to build and develop, and, as a result, Porsche did not have a competitive car ready for the new, 1973 endurance championship class being run for 3.0-litre cars. Up against the prototypes such the Ferrari 312, the Matra-Simca MS670, and the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33, the old Porsche 908 and the aerodynamically handicapped 911 had no real chance, so Porsche Racing concentrated it’s... Read more