Motor vehicles played a key role in the physical, economic and social development of Australia.
The Foundation is dedicated to the protection of that heritage by –
• Recording and cataloguing the heritage and history of the use of motor vehicles for transportation and mobility;
• Collecting, preserving and exhibiting items of significance to this motoring heritage, for the benefit of the community;
• Establishing a viable resource centre for research and study into the impact and influence of motoring in Australia;
• Fostering public awareness and interest, by developing seminars, programs, and publications to educate Australians in this heritage;
• Creating an educational resource for universities, TAFE colleges, schools, academics and historians; it will be the Australian nucleus for the automotive and advertising industries, journalists, preservationists and inventive entrepreneurs; and it will be the focal point for the 780 car clubs and a centre for community engagement;
• Connecting with and participating digitally with the many overseas foundations and heritage centres having similar objectives, such as the Daimler-Benz Classic Centre, the Brooklands Museum Trust, the Louwmann National Automotive Museum at The Hague, the National Centre for Automotive Documentation at Helmond, Belgium, the Blackhawk Museums, the Revs Institute, Florida, and the Nethercutt Collections in California, and others.
The Company is established as a not-for-profit corporation, registered as a charity, whose purpose is to advance the culture and heritage of Australia’s motoring history.
The Australian Motor Heritage Foundation is pleased and proud to say that there is now a formal Memorandum of Understanding which joins it with the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club at Sydney Motor Sport Park.
Shortly the Foundation will occupy the refurbished previous ARDC admin offices at the old gateway to Motor Sport Park, and will then have a place within the new ARDC development in the Brabham Drive project for many years to come.
This is a great outcome for the community and the nation. The Foundation has been recognised for its ability to collect, preserve and present the motor heritage of Australia at the nation’s premiere recreational centre next to the demographic centre of Sydney, a dynamic and exciting part of our community.