Upcoming Events October 2013! *** Action Requested***
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Mark your calendars for the SAH European Dinner on Tuesday, February 4th in Paris at the Automobile Club de France (next to the Hotel de Crillon) and stay for Rétromobile running the 5th-9th. For more info, click here.
If you haven't signed up for the SAH Annual Meeting of Members & Gala Awards Banquet at the Hershey Country Club on Friday, October 11th, there's still time to sign up! We've had a good response and we got bumped up to a bigger room, so if you would like to attend, please click here to download the registration form, which also has all the event details. Two important items on the registration form: a) the banquet reservation hotline is 810-639-4547 until Monday, October 7th, and b) we will be on the field during Hershey week - visit the Orange Field: OBB 17-19.
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE EVOLUTION OF AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY APRIL 10 - 12, 2014 PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA
The Society of Automotive Historians Tenth Biennial Automotive History Conference will be co-sponsored by the Revs Automotive Research Program at Stanford University April 10 - 12, 2014. The conference theme is " The Evolution of Automotive Technology" with a focus on both the creative and evolutionary development of motor vehicle design and engineering and also industrial production processes introduced in the late 19th century and advanced through the 20th Century and into the 21st.
Papers may address the search for an effective and portable source of energy, one of the first problems confronted by automotive pioneer engineers and one that is being studied anew from the the perspective of contemporary requirements. Papers may address the development of standardized vehicle control systems, the arrangement of power components or safety devices and the interface between the vehicle and the driver, all of them under reconsideration in ways that have the potential to fundamentally alter the relation between the vehicle, the driver and the road. At the same time the industry has expanded with new producers due to innovations in production technology and international trade agreements.
Proposals for papers on automotive history topics unrelated to the conference theme are also encouraged.
We would like to see you in Hershey! SAH Author Signing - October 11 from 12:30 PM until 3:00 PM Over 15 Automotive Historians will Autograph Their Books
For over 40 years we have welcomed members and friends to our hospitality tent in Hershey. SAH Author Signing - October 11 from 12:30 PM until 3:00 PM Over 15 Automotive Historians will Autograph Their Books. Click Here for details! We will share our cider and donuts and other refreshments, distribute publications and initiate new members on the spot! We are a venue to start informal conversations and join new friends in long established auto history social networks. We are also accustomed to serving as a rendezvous point for old friends to meet up, too. If you are an author and want to sign books at Hershey, drop us a line and we can discuss scheduling a time for you to reach your readers. WE ARE IN THE ORANGE FIELD OBB-17-19.
Join us at The Society of Automotive Historians Awards Banquet! A Hershey tradition! Friday Evening October 11, 2013
SAH will present the distinguished service and publication awards and announce the 2013 Friend of Automotive History at our annual Awards Banquet, Friday evening October 11, 2013 at the Hershey Country Club. Our Keynote Speaker is the venerable "Mr. Chevy" himself, Murl "Pinky" Randall. Pinky earned his moniker, "Mr. Chevy", because he is an authority on Chevrolet history and a respected collector of Chevy automobiles. He also assembled one of the world's largest archives of Chevrolet historical documents. His archive was acquired by the GM Heritage Center. A presence at Hershey for decades, his talk will be a look back at his avocation and the Hershey "experience". For more information and to make a reservation, download the form Click Here !
Bill Porter, the former General Motors designer credited with the 1968 Pontiac GTO, has become something of a trend spotter in retirement. On April 13, at a meeting of the Society of Automotive Historians, he explained in the lecture, "The New Biomorphs: An Emergent Trend on the Automotive Design Scene," what had caught his eye in recent years.
- 2013 Holiday Afternoon Gathering
- Leland Chapter to visit the University of Michigan Bentley Library September 28, 2013
- 2013 SAH Authors List - UPDATED!
- We would like to see you in Hershey! SAH at the AACA Eastern Fall Meet October 9 to October 12, 2013
- A Special Cruise Night - Tuesday, June 4, 2013
- Phil Patton Writes in the NYT about Designer Bill Porter and the 2012 SAH Conference
- Ninth Biennial Automotive History Conference April 12 - 14, 2012
- Sale of Vintage Automotive Sales Literature
- SAH Conference in - Automotive Geek Fest
- Schedule, SAH Board Meeting, April 25-27, 2013, updated March 21, 2012