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

Goodwood in Golden 2017

On 9th of September Auto-Archives held an exclusive fund-raising event that celebrated the Goodwood Revival Meeting which tooking place the same day in the UK. This very special fund-raising event, an evening of fun and entertainment titled "Goodwood in Golden." was the first of what will be an annual gathering. The event at the Hagerty showroom in Golden, from 5:00-9:00pm, had plenty of action with Slot-Car Racing (with prizes) on a replica Goodwood Circuit, Live Streaming (in delay) of the Goodwood Revival Meeting races, a Silent Auction, Car of the day Competition, Best Dressed Guests, Racing Displays & Decor. There... Read more

Car of the Month — 1988.5 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

The ‘Nero’ black Countach LP5000QV (QV: fourvales per-cylinder) on display here is a late 1988 model year car actually designated as a 1988.5 car. It is one of only 52 produced for the US market and was fitted with the highly desirable ‘optional’ rear wing ($7000), the distinctive Gold Campagnolo “Bravo” wheel package and the much needed A/C Climate Control system. These later models QVs (and the final ‘Anniversary’ models are easily identified by the ‘straked’ side skirts below the doors. Equipped with the fuel-injected, high compression version of the Lamborghini V12 motor that lifted the power output to 455bhp,... Read more