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

New Archive Material — Engineers Handbook

This week a small package arrived unexpectedly in our mailbox. On opening the expertly wrapped parcel we were pleased to find an interesting donation from a new 'Friend' of Auto-Archives in Rochester  NY. The third edition of the 'Lumen Bearing Company of Buffalo NY, Engineers Handbook was published in 1942. A leather-bound,compact 8x4 inches in size, it's 158 pages are packed with the most amazing and interesting facts and explanations. Babbititng, Peening,  Treating, understanding and working with metals and alloys used in the production of automotive bearings is a fascinating subject.   Read more

FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE – When Mario met Sally

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum kicked off the month of May this week by officially opening the Mario Andretti tribute exhibition. The Museum is honoring the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti and his illustrious racing career with the exhibit, “Mario Andretti: ICON” that opened on the 1st of May. Andretti is still the only driver in history to have won the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula 1 World Championship.... at the moment anyway! "Look out Mario, Fernando is right behind you!" We were putting together a story that involved Mario for a client and came across this... Read more