This blog will expand on themes and topics first mentioned in my book, "The Automobile and American Life." I hope to comment on recent developments in the automobile industry, reviews of my readings on the history of the automobile, drafts of my new work, contributions from friends, descriptions of the museums and car shows I attend and anything else relevant to those interested in automobiles and auto history. Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 , 2016 by the author.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A Hell of a Conference." The Society of Automotive Historians Biennial History Conference at Revs Stanford, April 10-12, 2014
Photographs taken during the breaks at the SAH Biennial Conference at Revs Stanford
As participant Jaime I. Del Valle said after it was all over on Sunday morning, "It was a hell of a conference." The hospitality was wonderful, the informal conversations most informative, the presentations fresh and intellectually invigorating. What was particularly rewarding was the listening to graduate student research, and the notion that this conference is one way to encourage younger scholars as they break into the various fields of history that touch on the automobile. The automobile serves as an important linkage to a large number of areas of scholarship in a most revealing manner. We have barely begun to scratch the surface!