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2022 SAH Award Nominations Sought

Nominations for the 2022 SAH Awards are now being accepted. All nominations are due April 15, 2022, with the exception of the Cugnot LOE (Language Other Than English) and the Scharchburg Awards,  Nominations for the Cugnot LOE Award and the Scharchburg Student Paper Award are due June 15, 2022. For more information about the various SAH […]

Cars Across the Pacific: Transnational Histories of the Automotive Industry

Plans are underway with our colleagues at the Automotive Historians Australia to convene a joint one-day hybrid symposium on 9/18/22 in North America and 9/19/22 in Australia. The event will tentatively consist of ten presentations over five hours, a one hour break, and then three presentations and a round-table discussion over two hours. This would all tentatively start […]

Jay Leno

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Society of Automotive Historians honorary member Jay Leno may be best known as a comedian, but it is appropriate to also consider him an automotive historian in the best sense of the term. When it comes to his car collection, he is a serious guy. He is a major collector—he owns about 200 vehicles which […]

Sixth Annual Argetsinger Symposium held Nov. 4-5, 2022

The Sixth Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History took place on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, 2022, at the Watkins Glen International race track Media Center, located in the track infield.

Robert H. Ebert

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Robert R. “Bob” Ebert traces his fascination with all-things automotive to the arrival of the January 1957 issue of Motor Trend magazine, although he does note that his mom always told anyone who would listen that his first word had been “car!” As a youth, Bob describes his “interests were fickle: Chevrolet one day, Lincoln […]

2021 SAH Award Winners

The 2021 SAH Awards have been announced by the Awards Committee. NICOLAS-JOSEPH CUGNOT AWARD, ENGLISH Henry Dominguez, The Cellini of Chrome: George Walker – Ford Motor Company’s First VP of Design (2020). Presented for a books written in English that best advance the understanding of the history of the automobile. CUGNOT AWARD OF DISTINCTION, ENGLISH Gretchen […]

Fall Meeting of the AACA in Hershey, October 4-7, 2022

The Eastern Division AACA Fall Meet will take place this year in Hershey, PA, October 4-7, 2022.  For more information on the meet, see the AACA event page. Note that, beginning this year, the Fall Meet will take place from Tuesday through Friday, and not Wednesday through Saturday as in previous years. The SAH looks […]

Karl Ludvigsen

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“Although I began my career as a writer about current events in the car world,” said Society of Automotive Historians honorary member Karl Ludvigsen when accepting the Friend of Automotive History Award, “I was always interested in what had gone before.  I stood, as they say, on the shoulders of the men – and they were […]

European Conference for Automotive History

The new SAH website Login procedures are now in place. Active members were sent an email on 3/22 titled “Website Access Alert from the Society of Automotive Historians” which provides instructions on their new usernames and passwords, which they will need to use from now on. As a result, we are happy to report that […]