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 results, contemporary media reviews, photographs, film, oral history, as well as about 14,000 magazines.
Our Collection Committee is responsible for and overseas the collection, together with some hard-working and enthusiastic volunteer curators.
The Archive Database is a list of the items and property held in the AMHF Collection. Ultimately, the searchable database will include digital copies of items donated to, and acquired by, the AMHF.
Available to researchers is the archive’s extensive collection of items that are of interest to those researching Australia’s motoring history. Our collection includes books, bookets and magazines, and other archival material.
On request, AMHF Patrons and Supporters can access results for up to five events per annum. Additional copies and requests from non-members attract a fee of $5.00 per event.
Requests for copies of our results should be emailed to [email protected]
In addition to Official Results, Patrons and Supporters may wish to research a particular car or event. The AMHF can assist by arranging access to our library of race programmes and magazine media reports such as Australian Motor Sports and Racing Car News.
Since July 2021 the volunteers at the Australian Motor Heritage Foundation have been building a database of Official Australian Motor Racing results.
As many would know, since around 1997, the advent of electronic timing using transponders permits access to motor racing results through commercial web sites such as Natsoft. Prior to this time, race results were generally issued to competitors on paper by the organising clubs.
Our Results database aims to create and maintain a permanent record of Australian car race and hill climb results for events prior to 1997. Results are held in “searchable pdf” format and indexed in date order (see current listings below).
Whilst there is still much work to do, we so far have Official Results for over 800 race meetings and 500 hill climb events held in Australia between 1937 and 1997. In some cases we are yet to locate results for all categories at a race meeting. These are marked “incompl”.
Due to COVID-19, we currently have visitor restrictions and other safety measures in place. Please contact us to discuss before planning a potential Library visit.
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