No Limits Magazine from the Auto History Preservation Society
We Bring Automotive History to Life!
- "Preserving the past for the Future". Resources for the Historian, Researcher, and the Enthusiast -
Friday December 26, 2014
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July 1969 Car Life Magazine

The Treasures of the Society's Magazine Archive

The 1957 DeSoto Adventurer

1946-1961 DeSoto
A Great Brand Declines

The 1946 Hudson

Hudson 1946-1957
The Slow Demise

1950 Packard Convertible

Packard 1946-1958
The Post-War Story

Jessi and Kurt Celebrate AHPS

Jessi Lang - Sometimes Winning Comes in Short Little Laps.

Courtney and Kurt Celebrate

SEMA 2014: Courtney, SAN
and the Society.

1955 Olds F-88

1954 Olds F-88 Sports Car
Part Two - Why NOT the F-88??

The first Mustang- 1965

Mustang: 50 Years on the Road

1965 Pontiac 2+2 and GTO Ad

The Paper Chase Part 1
Selling the Sizzle

Morris 1959 Ford Fairlane


New Zealander Karyn Morris
shares her 1959 Ford with us!

1954 Olds F-88


1954 Olds F-88 Sports Car
Part One - Why the F88?

1963 Cobra Ad


The Cobra Story - a Focused View
into the 1963-67 Car


Cro-Sal Olds 455

Oldsmobile's Twin Turbo
Can-Am Aluminum 455!


From the Automotive History Preservation Society
Coming in 2015 - Olds, Pontiac, Mercury and Plymouth Orphan Brands Story!

The Society has a policy to emphasize the collection and preservation of the documentation for what are known as “orphan” brands. These are the automobile makes that are no longer with us—either because the company itself, such as Packard or Hudson, went out of business, or because a brand, such as DeSoto, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, or Plymouth, was dropped by a company that is still in business.

Starting in January we will begin with some famous brands that, for whatever reason, are no longer with us. We'll tell the story - starting after WW II on each and likely cut off - for now - by the mid-70s. We'll direct you to the original source material we have for further reading. So sit back, we're going to give you a handful to digest starting next month.

To further understand the Automotive History Preservation Society and its goals - Click Here


1970 Performance Car Chronicles

The Performance Car Chronicles are an example
of News Stories written by the Society's staff.

Hudson Race Engines

The Engines segment in the Tech Section is by brand.
Here is an article on the Hudson race-prepared engines
.

1959 Dodge Brochure

The Factory Brochures Section has restored and downloadable Brochures - this 1959 Dodge Brochure is quite impressive
.

1978 Trans Am PR Photo

Press releases many times included photos - here's
one for the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am.


Want to see your car in No Limits
and on the Website?

First, check out what you need to do by clicking HERE.

Then send an e-mail to: featuredcareditor@ahpsoc.org
with the information we indicate in our requirements.


What We're Preserving and How We Store It.

By Society Staff – reprint with permission only

The Society is dedicated to the preservation of automotive history. We’ve built an internet-based, digital document reference library with a primary intention to collect, organize, and permanently preserve all printed materials related to automotive history.

But how is this reflected in our website? Simply put, we have built reference sections that make it easier for you to peruse the materials we have. To do that we have built areas where we store the material – and where you can quickly find it. But for that to happen, it can’t hurt for us to explain each section and what you can find there. Know that some portions of the site are available to Society Members only. Should you join; you can see these materials as well.

News. The news section is where we store materials that our staff and others have written about automotive history, and it’s also where we might place a current news story that is relevant to automotive history. It is also where we store biographies past and present, racing history, and “living history” – stories about enthusiasts’ cars, and car meets. You might also find bloggers or links to sites covering past and present automotive activities, from racing to collecting. Our back issues of No Limits e-Magazine can be found there as well.

So if you want to see what we think is significant – past and present – about the automotive scene, the News section is a place to go. Click HERE to go there. When you arrive you will see our current lead article from No Limits or some significant issue displayed. At the top are buttons that will take you to some of the more sought-after sections of the site – key being the red “Read All About It” button that will take you to all of the news categories. On the left are buttons for the key topics covered in this section.

Try checking out the material by doing a few clicks. You can always return to the main page by clicking the blue “News and Features” button at the top of the page.

Technical Information. We call this section “Techipedia” because it is compiled/collected material about brands (such as Pontiac) and even by makes and models – or material collected by subject matter, like “Carburetors & Fuel Delivery” where the subject applies to more than one brand.

We call it Techipedia because, much like Wikipedia, it is material put together by others from multiple sources. The difference with what you may find is that painstaking effort has been made to make the material as accurate as possible, and much is backed up by reference material we have on the site.

The major sections in the Tech section are: Engines, Transmissions, Brakes, Electrical, Paint and Body, Wheels, Feature Articles, Road Tests, and Driving Impressions – all extracted from publications, as well as Car Models Described, with specs by year and model.

Remember, this is compiled material, where putting together diverse info makes sense. Some of it is in original format; some has been rewritten by the staff. Click HERE to go there.

Factory Advertisements, Brochures and Press Materials. These sections are separate, but are all managed the same way. They are restored digital copies of the materials released by automotive manufacturers and specialty parts suppliers.

This material is presented by manufacturer or by make - as published – and is digitally restored to its original size and condition and can be downloaded in digital PDF format. Click HERE to go there.

Magazines. We have already described the Magazine section in a previous article, but let us say that this collection is a separate Library of automotive magazines by title and year, then month. We are deep into this process, but we have only touched the surface of this huge collection with over 2,400 magazines and over 10,000 articles available. Click HERE to go there.

The Factory Advertisements, Brochures and Press Materials and the Magazine sections are part of the AHPS Digital Library collections. The Library is the storehouse of original source material – in essence the documents we are charged by our charter to collect, digitize, and store. All are in PDF format and downloadable. Click HERE to go there.

In the Library we have a Photo Archive where we store, literally, “pictures” of automotive history seen through the eyes of professional and amateur photographers. This archive includes images of cars, buildings/structures, personalities, and auto-related events and activities. You may view and download these photos. Click HERE to go there.

Factory Published Materials. This section contains reprints of materials originally published by the Manufacturers (Factories) to assist you in the modification, repair, and enhancement of vehicles – for example, Assembly Manuals, Bulletins, Dealer Literature, Engineering Orders or Drawings, Parts Manuals, Service Manuals, and even Factory Performance Supplements.

This material is available to Society Members. You may donate to the Society to see that our mission is fulfilled; and as such, you will become a member. Once you have joined, this portion of the site will be open to you.

Bona fide researchers, writers, educators and students can gain access to this section on a project by project basis, without joining the Society, by applying to the Librarian. If you wish to apply, please send an e-mail to librarian@ahpsoc.org and state your background or position and the nature of your project.

The Society has already collected and digitized 240,000 pages of material and hopes to double that number by the end of 2015. Please use this guide or just your curiosity and an active finger “click” to peruse the materials.


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Do you know how big our collection is? If it were in paper, stacked floor to ceiling, it would fill an 8'x10' room! The Automotive History Preservation Society needs your support to keep collecting and restoring these materials – our goal is ten 8x10 rooms!

The Society operates on the good graces of donations - and we grow in relation to the monies we receive. None of the donations pay for any staff – they are volunteers. We use the gifts for our high-end web services, scanning services, and the publication and e-mailing of this No Limits e-magazine. We have educational projects with high schools and colleges that need your financial help – this is how we work to “preserve the past for the future”.

Anyone who donates $25.00 or more automatically becomes a member of the Society. You can donate more - and we'll gladly say “thank you” with some neat gifts. Click HERE to see them!

So if you like what we are doing - please support us! Please donate - and join the people who recognize the value of preserving our automotive history. If you count yourself as an auto enthusiast, membership in the AHPS is the best dollar for dollar investment you will find.


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Hundreds of Feature Articles
Like the Feature Article?

We have written hundreds of stories based upon the 240,000 pages of material in our Library. You can view all of them - any time!

Click here to get to our News Section - then choose the car brand.

Factory Advertisements 1903-2012
  Like Factory Ads?

We have a collection of Factory Advertisements going back as far as 1903 - and all the way up to 2012!

Click here to get to our Ads Section - then choose the car brand

Road Tests Galore
  Like Road Tests? Go To Our Tech Section

Want to see vintage road tests? We have road tests galore from 1954-2011! Read them, download them, compare them. Go to Our Tech Section, choose a brand, then select 08. Road Tests.

Click here to get to our Tech Section

Thousands of Brochures
  Like Factory Brochures?

We have a collection of Factory Brochures going back as far as 1948 - and all the way up to 2012!

Click here to get to our Brochures Section - then choose the car brand.

 

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The relationship between Wild About Cars & the Automotive History Preservation Society. Everything you see here is the result of the tireless efforts of the volunteer members of both the Society and WAC. We do this to see to it the history of the Automobile doesn't disappear. PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE AUTO HISTORY FLAME ALIVE. DONATE TO THE SOCIETY. Your contribution will see to it that the materials will keep coming and that the website you enjoy will be around for the future.

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