Society of
Automotive Historians

April 14, 2019 Gathering at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn

Leland Chapter, Detroit members visited the Automotive Hall of Fame (AHF) in Dearborn, MI, on Sunday, April 14th, 2019.  They were joined by students from the College for Creative Studies and students from the Lawrence Technological University, under the invitation of Leland Chapter President Brian Baker.  AHF Director Sarah Cook welcomed the 60 attendees; discussion […]

December 15, 2018 Annual Meeting and Corvette Design Celebration with Panel Dicussion

Members of the Leland Chapter met on Saturday, December 15th, 2018, at the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum, 100 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197. After a brief chapter business meeting, President Brian Baker started the afternoon off with a tribute to GM designer and design educator Bill Porter, who was in the audience.   Author Jerry […]

August 24, 2018 Book Talk, Memorabilia Swap & Exchange in Royal Oak

Leland Chapter, Detroit met at the First United Methodist Church in Royal Oak on Saturday afternoon, August 24th, 2018.  Some 20 members and guests heard a talk by Brian Baker about George Levy’s new book F1 Mavericks: The Men and Machines that Revolutionized Formula 1 Racing.  A memorabilia swap & exchange took place before and […]

June 8, 2018 Women in Design Conversation and Discussion at The Fisher Building in Detroit

The EyesOn Design Lecture Series of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology and the Leland Chapter, Detroit of the Society of Automotive Historians co-hosted a panel discussion featuring author Constance Smith and designer MaryEllen Green and on Friday, June 8, 2018 in the Peacock Room of the Fisher Building in downtown Detroit. Hosted by Leland Chapter President Brian Baker, […]

December 19, 2017 Annual Meeting and Gathering at Linamar McLaren Engineering in Livonia

Twenty Seven enthusiasts were in attendance December 19, 2017 for a late afternoon/early evening presentation by George Levy on the Can-Am Race Series and on his 2016 book, Can-Am 50th Anniversary,  with photos by famed racing photographer Pete Biro. Photos courtesy of Brian Baker and Mary & Bob Elton.  

June 17, 2017 Meeting and Tour of Durant-Dort Factory One in Flint

The  Leland Chapter, Detroit held a gathering, building tour at the Durant-Dort Factory One building and a business meeting in Flint, Michigan on Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Hosted by Factory One Operations Manager Kevin Kirbitz and his staff, over thirty chapter members and their guests were in attendance.   Kevin gave the group a tour of […]