Society of
Automotive Historians

SAH Motor Sports

The goals of the SAH Motor Sports chapter (SAHMS) are to encourage and support scholarly study, research, publication and dissemination of international automotive competition history by working with, and developing relationships with, motorsports organizations, research centers, libraries, museums, publishers, sanctioning bodies, schools, colleges and universities, and community events. The chapter seeks to encourage and support the development, expansion and accessibility of international automotive competition archives and databases and also foster the study of under-represented groups and their involvement with international automotive competition.

For additional information about SAHMS and international automotive competition history, please contact H. Donald Capps.

The Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History

Each November, SAHMS, co-hosts the Symposium with the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC), located in Watkins Glen, NY. The Symposium provides an opportunity for scholars, researchers and writers to present their work related to the history of automotive competition, and the cultural impact of motor racing, to their peers and to the motor racing community in general.  In keeping with the ongoing Symposium theme “The Cultural Turn Meets the First Turn,” the IMRRC and SAH solicit abstracts of presentations and coordinate the selection of papers, panel discussions on featured topics, and a keynote speaker for each Symposium. Scholars, journalists and serious motor racing writers of all descriptions are encouraged to participate in this endeavor.

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