Our Collection

The object of the AMHF is to advance culture, including by recording and cataloguing the heritage and history of the use of the motor for transportation and mobility (the Heritage) and collecting, preserving and exhibiting items of significance to the Heritage for the benefit of the community.

Put another way, to “detect, collect, select and protect” our heritage materials and items of motoring in Australia – by gathering in the scattered collections, organising the records and the making it all accessible for research, for displays and education, for informed discussion and the better pursuit of leisure and good human relationships in the clubs, in academia, in schools and universities, and in the big sporting arenas like Sydney Motorsport Park.

In order to achieve those objects, the AMHF has established a substantial library of more than 4,700 books, thousands of ‘primary resource items’ including promotional releases, brochures, race programs and contemporary media reviews, photographs, film, oral history, as well as about 14,000 magazines.

Archive Register

The Archive Register is a list of the items and property held in the AMHF Collection.

Ultimately, the purpose of this register is to properly record, and maintain, a list of all items donated to, and acquired by, the AMHF. 

An extract of the Archive Register showing some of our book collection can be downloaded here.

Accessing our Collection

Our Collection is open by arrangement and our curators are available to assist researchers. 

Available to researchers is the archive’s comprehensive collection of items that are of interest to those researching Australia’s motoring history.  Our collection includes books, booklets and magazines and other archival material.

COVID-19 restrictions

Due to COVID-19, we currently have visitor restrictions and other safety measures in place.  Please contact us to discuss before planning a potential archive visit.

Collection Committee

Members of our Collection Committee are Hugh King, Brian Caldersmith and Tom Wheelwright, and we greatly value and rely on the hard-work and enthusiasm of a number of volunteer curators.

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Registered Charity

Australian Motor Heritage Foundation Limited is a registered Charity reporting to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission. Its registration on 10 March 2017 was made retroactive to 3 November 2016. The registration number is identical with the Foundation’s ABN. 

The ACN is 615 709 254 and ABN is 26 615 709 254. Download our Privacy Policy.