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Revs Institute’s 10th Biennial Symposium

April 1, 2019 In the News

In March 2019, Revs hosted its 10th Biennial Meaningful Car Symposium, a fusion of leading car collectors, thought leaders, historians, auto industry and restoration experts, and of course, major enthusiasts.

By bringing this distinguished group together for a three-day conference, we aim to spark interest and foster dialogue about important topics within the collectible and meaningful-car space. We are pleased to report that the 2019 Symposium was a resounding success with full attendance, including many first-time attendees who brought fresh perspectives to the sessions.

The program theme focused on “Preserving the Future of the Past” and highlighted the latest restoration and preservation techniques, analyzed trends in the collectible car market, and delved into the importance of automobiles as historical artifacts.

Miles Collier, founder of Revs, and architect of the Symposium series stated: “The automobile is one of the most important objects of modern material culture, and a major, if not defining factor, in the legacy of modernity itself. Distinct from heritage, which references things gone by, legacy is that stuff from the past that comes down to us for our use in the present and by subsequent generations in the future. Legacy defines the future of the past as we would like to see it. In this Symposium, we hope you will think about that kind of future.”

Thank you to everyone who attended this event, including our faculty, expert presenters, program supporters, and staff who made the 2019 Symposium one to remember.

We will soon be introducing a new feature this year to share our filmed symposium sessions in a subscription-based format.  More details on this addition coming soon.

Please enjoy a selection of photos below that help to capture a feel of the event and highlight some of the sessions.


Photography by Maximilian Trullenque

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David Santiago

5 Responses

  1. David Hauman

    Are the symposia by invitation only? Had I known, I would have liked to participate.

  2. Allen Stephens

    Thank you for the summary. The changing landscape in the collector car hobb,y especially the inclusion of 80’s and 90’s automobiles as collector cars is of great interest to me. I hope to attend a future symposium.

  3. Jerome Krasusky

    I’m so sorry I missed it. I moved to Naples 3 years ago from Detroit and I’m having trouble trying to find a good reliable mechanic and body man for a Rest-mod 1997 318ti that has some sentimental value. This would have been perfect for me to learn and make new contacts and connections.

  4. Mary Pontius

    Is it possible to attend the car symposium? We have been car collectors for
    the last 40 years. Would love some information. Also, has Revs ever considered having a concours in Naples? Perfect location!

    Thank you,


  5. dick koenig

    Thanks for the nice pix. was hoping for considerably more verbal content. Perhaps there will be some articles in SCM. Its nice to share the thoughts and perspectives of our premier thinkers.

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