Get your place at the second annual conference of Automotive Historians Australia: Our Automotive Heritage

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Conference details:

Theme: Our Automotive Heritage

Following on from the highly successful 2016 conference, Automotive Histories: Driving Futures, get ready for the 2nd annual conference of Automotive Historians Australia (AHA) this September!  With its combination of academic, enthusiast and social gatherings centring around Adelaide, this is one event not to be missed.

Best of all, AHA members and students qualify for a range of discounts to gain access to this exciting conference. To join AHA prior to the conference to qualify for these discounts, click below and follow the prompts prior to purchasing your conference tickets on this site. Discount codes will be emailed in your membership confirmation.

Hosted by University of Adelaide and the National Motor Museum in South Australia, this exciting conference program includes:


Automotive site tour to the South Australian Holden Plant at Elizabeth (SOLD OUT due to popular demand), 22nd September

Conference dinner: Sporting Car Club of South Australia (Separate booking to conference ticket, and limited spaces so get in early!!), 22nd September. Guest speaker: Phillip Guilfoyle “3D Printed Moulds – Keeping Australia’s Automotive Heritage On The Road."

Conference paper sessions, enthusiast presentations, and AHA Annual General MeetingUniversity of Adelaide22nd to 23rd September

Second Ron Tauranac Lecture: The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Mr Martin Haese, 23rd September

Bay to Birdwood Classic activities, 24th September


Please visit our YouTube channel for full filmed version of each of the paper presented at our 2016 conference. Below is an example of the quality of work you may expect for 2017, with Professor Phillip Goad from the University of Melbourne, presenting on the auto perspectives of a local design legend in his paper 'The critic and the car: Robin Boyd, automobiles and Australian Architecture'


Professor Jennifer Clark, University of Adelaide, SA

Paul Rees, Director, National Motor Museum, Birdwood, SA


Place: University of Adelaide and the National Motor Museume, South Australia

Date: 22-24 September 2017