The Automotive History Preservation Society, www.ahpsoc.org has acquired the digital library from Wild About Cars www.wildaboutcars.com. This digital library is composed of more than 90,000 pages of automobile manufacturers’ technical material, service manuals and other important factory documentation. The digital library contents will form the foundation of the AHPS Digital Library. (The AHPS is dedicated the promotion and the preservation of the historical records and artifacts of the US automotive industry from inception to the present day).
Willis Dennis, President of AHPS explains, “The acquisition of the digital library from Wild About Cars makes available to our members and the general public compiled technical information and factory published materials including service manuals, service bulletins, advertisements and brochures. These documents also include automotive periodicals from the pre-internet days. All materials are restored and in PDF downloadable format and are intended for reference and research.” Willis continues, “The software and digital materials we received in this acquisition will further enable us to scan and catalog the growing body of paper materials we have been collecting. Our goal is to create and maintain the most complete digital library of automotive historical documents in the United States.”
Bob Gerometta, COO of Wild About Cars comments, “We are very pleased to make this donation to the AHPS. During the three years we have been building and growing the Wild About Cars site, it became evident that this digital content belonged in an open and free access library. The AHPS’s desire to create a digital library and our desire to preserve this material made this collaboration possible.” He continues, “Our Wild About Cars members will automatically have full AHPS library privileges. The access to the AHPS digital library will be seamless for members of WAC.”
The Automotive History Preservation Society. The AHPS is a recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to actively promoting the preservation of the historical records and artifacts of the US automotive industry. They gather together organizations and people who are affected or can benefit from the industry’s history – and weld them into a powerful force to ensure that people all over the world reap the benefit of these rich resources. The AHPS is headquartered in Lansing Michigan.
Wild About Cars. Wild About Cars, LLC is an automotive news and market aggregator. Through its web site WildAboutCars.com it reaches into the 20 million strong enthusiasts and hobbyist market segment and the 250,000 automotive related commercial markets. Melding those two segments together in one place opens the window to news, information, expertise, reference and historical material. Wild About Cars, LLC is headquartered in Palm Harbor, Florida.