Society of
Automotive Historians

December 8, 2022 Gathering and Business Meeting

The Chapter end-of-year gathering was held Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, 100 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198, from 4 PM to 7 PM. During the Business Meeting, new Chapter President Peter Hollinshead was introduced and he shared his thoughts on future events. Chris Lezotte, a member of the SAH […]

August 25, 2022 Election of New Leland Chapter President

Peter Hollinshead has been unanimously elected to complete the 2020-2022 term of President, to suceed Brian Baker. Brian is now the Director of Collections and Education at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

April 21, 2022 Gathering, Business Meeting and Lambert Automobile Co. Presentation at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn

Twenty-two members of the Chapter gathered for a business meeting and presentation at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan on Thursday, April 21st. The event included a presentation on 19th century American automotive pioneer John Lambert. Present were Dr. Debbie Lee and Jennifer Weed, both great-granddaughters of John Lambert, and Lambert historian and […]

December 22, 2020 Virtual Gathering

Some 20 Leland Chapter members gathered virtually at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 22nd. Brian Baker introduced Nick Gargaro, a recent graduate of Wooster College in Ohio, as a new staff member of the AHF.  Nick will be handling alumni rerlations and administering the AHF “Bio Project” to enhance and expand the Hall’s collection of […]

October 22, 2020 Virtual Gathering

The Leland Chapter, Detroit fall gathering was held virtually by Zoom on October 22, 2020, from the Automotive Hall of Fame (AHF) in Dearborn, Michigan by President Brian Baker.  The event started off with the attendees from two states and one province engaging in a lively discussion about how they were coping with the pandemic […]

March 7, 2020 Gathering at the Points and Condensor Society in Ypsilanti

Leland Chapter, Detroit met at the Points and Condenser Society warehouse in Ypsilanti the morning of March 7 at 11:00.  Chapter member and SAH Board member Bob Elton presented the video “Hudson Motor Car Company: the Men, the Automobiles and the Company” and took questions afterwards.  Lunch was taken at the Sidetrack Bar & Grill.  […]

December 9, 2019 Panel Discussion at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing

Leland Chapter, Detroit co-sponsored a panel discussion on Oldsmobile design at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing on December 9th.  Chapter President Brian Baker was the moderator.  Panelists Dennis Burke, Glen Durmisevich, John Perkins and Richard Ruzzin shared their drawings and remembrances of working on the Oldsmobile Toronado.  

October 28, 2019 Evening with Ted West at M1 Concourse in Pontiac

  Leland Chapter, Detroit was treated to an evening with long-time automotive magazine writer Ted West. Ted was our guest at the M1 Concourse garage in Pontiac, Michigan ( on October 28, 2019.   Ted regaled us with his first-hand memories of the racing scene in the 1960’s and 70’s.  As a writer for several […]