Society of
Automotive Historians

Wheels Across the Pacific:

Transnational Histories of the Automotive Industry

2022 AHA and SAH Virtual Symposium

The Automotive Historians Australia (AHA) and the SAH co-convened a one-day online symposium for their members on 9/17. Ten speakers presented nine papers, exploring ways in which the Australian and North American auto industries shared parts and components, staff, expertise and skills, engineering, design and studio practices, business and management structures, and advertising and trade practices. Download the symposium program.

Credit goes to the AHA for organizing and administering the event, and to the students at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) who staged, live streamed, and recorded the symposium on the RMIT campus.

The 2022 Wheels Across the Pacific symposium drove home the concept that there is automotive history beyond our traditional comfort zones of North America and Europe.  (5/31/23)