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Revs Digital Library

  • over 600,000 images, with 6,000 more added each month

New Books

  • all books purchased in 2019-2020

Archival Collections

  • over 100 archival collections available, compete with inventories

Auction Catalogs

  • list of all automotive auction catalogs available at Revs Institute, dating back to 1945

Auto Show Programs

  • list of all automotive show programs catalogs available at Revs Institute, dating back to 1900

Car Clubs

  • Magazines, membership rosters, and directories from over 240 clubs worldwide.

Clothing and Race Gear

  • includes goggles, overalls, helmets, and even bearskin gloves

Color and Trim Collection

  • automobile color and trim samples dating from 1896 to 1989, including color swatches for coach builders

Digital Exhibits

  • six free digital exhibits on automotive history

Film

  • over 100 films from events around the world, many with clips

Magazines

  • 880 magazines totaling about 200,000 issues in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and more. Includes publications from major car clubs. Many other titles found only in small numbers of issues are found in the Miscellaneous Periodicals Collection.

Mascots

  • over 240 mascots

Parts Catalogs

  • over 3,300 parts catalogs for cars from around the world, dating back to 1900

Posters

  • 1,000 posters for events, manufacturers, and races

Race Programs

  • Combined list of race programs from four major collections at the Revs Institute, totaling over 10,000 races worldwide. The collections include the Race Programs Collection, the Joel E. Finn Papers, the Geoffrey Hewitt photographs, and the Helmut Schroer Race Program Collection. The finding aid includes the name of the event, collection, and cabinet, box, binder, and folder number of the program. The names of the events were recorded as used by the collector. The contents of each file vary, but often include include newspaper clippings, practice and race time sheets, car changes, the published programs, and post-race reports.

Racing Rule Books

  • official rule books, yearbooks, and programs for a number of automobile racing groups, dating back to 1926

Sales Literature

  • huge collection of brochures, pamphlets, press kits, press releases, price lists, and other promotional items from a wide variety of U.S. and international automobile, coach builders, and service companies.

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