About Automotive Historians Australia

Automotive Historians Australia Inc was founded on 10 June 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.


Ron Tauranac AO


All who identify with Automotive Historians Australia aims are welcome to join the society. It is the intention of the society to produce a journal, which members will receive and to hold an annual conference for which members will qualify for a discount fee. For more, click here.

Automotive Historians Australia aims to:

  • Create communication and facilitate discussion, criticism and debate between people active in automotive history in Australia and archives.
  • Promote research in the subject of automotive history.
  • Hold an annual conference and other events for the above purposes.
  • Produce a scholarly journal.
  • Encourage student participation in its activities.
  • Support the teaching of automotive history


As an example of our work, 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, with Simon Lockrey from RMIT presenting how the past may shape the future in his paper 'Temporal ripples – Automotive industry influence on contemporary Australian design practice'