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Welcome to the Automotive History Preservation Society
We Are All About "Preserving the Past for the Future"


Who We Are

The Automotive History Preservation Society (AHPS) is an IRS non-profit 501 c(3) public charity that has been in existence since 2010. We are headquartered in Michigan, U.S.A. where we are also registered as a non-profit organization. Our core mission is to digitally capture, restore, and digitally preserve automotive documents and other materials for present and future generations.

Our staff is composed of archivists, and automotive experts as well as many volunteers who donate their time and material to our efforts.

What We Are Doing

We have built an Internet-based digital library for all documents, drawings, images, and artwork created by and for the automotive industry. This includes all materials that were created to design, build, and service the automobile and those created to inform and sell these vehicles and components to the public.

By doing so, we have created a cache of materials that is valuable to enthusiasts, usable for publications, essential for research and education, and can even assist museums in describing their exhibits and collections. Significantly - our material will educate and illuminate the public.

Our Approach - "The Project"

First, we work diligently to discover materials. Then we collect and scan these materials using strict specifications. Once scanned, we restore the images to as close to original condition as possible - in size, color and layout. The efforts in this part of our operation is called the Automotive History Preservation Project. Learn more detail about the Project by clicking the blue buttons on the left or by clicking HERE.

Where and How We Make It Available

We store these materials on a secure Internet web-server in our Internet-based Digital Documents Library. Materials are available 24/7/365 open to all visitors where anyone can view the materials, or download them, or print them. We have over 250,000 pages of material already stored and available. Over 100,000 people visit our Library each year and they draw down over 700,000 pages of material.

How We Are Funded

We rely on membership dues, donations, sponsorships and grants to continue our growth and to fund our projects.You can Help - DONATE: Time (Volunteer), Materials (original documents), Money (Click the "Donate" Button at the left). Many donations are tax-deductible. Inquiries? --> librarian@ahpsoc.org.

Want to Know More?

Learn more detail about us by clicking the gold buttons on the left or by clicking HERE.


Our Key Sections - Click the Picture or Section Name to Visit the Pages Shown
Brochures Automotive Brochures. High-quality, page-by-page images of manufacturers' automotive brochures from the 1920's to the present. Each brochure is stored as a PDF file that you can view full size and/or download. Ad Collection Print Advertisements. High-quality images of manufacturers' automotive print advertisements from the 1900's to the present. Each advertisements is stored as a PDF file that you can view full size and/or download.
Buick PR Collection Factory Press Releases, Photos and Press Kits. High-quality images of manufacturers' press release material sent to the media. Each item is stored as a PDF file that you can view full size and/or download. Factory Publish Materials Factory Published Materials. Published by
the manufacturers to assist in the modification, repair, & enhancement of vehicles. Bulletins, Marketing Materials, Parts Catalogs, etc. Each is a PDF file that you can view or download.
Olds F88 Intro Our Photo Archive. A "picture" of automotive history seen through the eyes of professional and amateur photographers. It includes images of cars, buildings/structures. Magazine Archive View the Magazine Archive. The Magazine Archive holds high-quality, page-by-page stories from automotive magazines spanning from the 40's to the present. Each article is an individual PDF file that you can download.
Blasts from the past Car Stories & Car History. True stories about cars, drivers, activities & events. All by those who were "there". We've also gone "back in the day" and published our own material to add to the mix. Techipedia Tech Section. Here we compile material from multiple sources to make it easier to view. For example: engine data, paint mix codes, road tests - and more. Most materials are in PDF file format for downloading.