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

Found in the Archive — Lola Works Slough

Working on some research for a publisher we came across this really interesting press shot of mechanics working on a Lola T70 Coupe at the Lola works in Slough, England. I say 'Press Shot' as I question if there really would have been seven mechanics working on a car at one time! I think this photo was taken around April of 1967 but can't be sure. If anyone can help with and information on when this might have been taken, the car, or who any of the people in the image are, please do email us. It would be nice... Read more

Found in the Archive — Scarab Transporter

We came across this very interesting image hidden in our archives. It shows the Scarab race team transporter parked outside the Lotus factory in Cheshunt Hertfordshire. We think the photo was taken in mid 1960 but can't be sure exactly when. The 1959 Fiat truck based Bartoletti transporter was commissioned by Lance Reventlow to ferry his Scarab racecars (first American Formula 1 cars built) around Europe during the 1960 and 1961 seasons and was briefly used by Team Lotus before later passing to the Alan Mann Racing team. The Scarabs didn't have a particularly good season in 1960, and when... Read more