178,000 Images Documenting the History of the Car Now Available on a New Stanford Web Site


The Revs Pro­gram at Stan­ford, ded­i­cat­ed to pro­duc­ing schol­ar­ship about the past, present and future of the auto­mo­bile, recent­ly advanced its cause by launch­ing a new web­site fea­tur­ing 178,000 images of cars. Divid­ed into 12 col­lec­tions, the Revs Dig­i­tal Library fea­tures lots of race cars, and then some more race cars. But there are some more every­day mod­els too — like the Bee­tle, Cit­roën, Corvette, Mini and even the Grem­lin. You won’t find, how­ev­er, any trace of the much-maligned Edsel.


The images came to Stan­ford as a gift from the Revs Insti­tute for Auto­mo­tive Research, locat­ed in Naples, Flori­da. If you’d like a quick primer on find­ing and gath­er­ing infor­ma­tion about vin­tage cars in the archive, watch the intro­duc­to­ry video below. It’ll teach you how to sift through the dig­i­tal library in rapid fash­ion.

The images above come from the Revs Dig­i­tal Library.

via Stan­ford News/Coudal

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