World Forum for Motor Museums 2020

"The Future of the Past is Collaboration",      November 11-14, 2020

Friends and colleagues, the joint conference of the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM) and  World Forum for Motor Museums  (WFMM) will take place at the REVS institute in beautiful Naples, Florida from November 11-14, 2020.

Call for Papers:
You are invited to submit program proposals to Mark Vargas (Revs Institute). The joint conference is looking for papers that deal with collaboration broadly defined, and each should provide specific ideas, principles, or take-aways that other museums can implement. Papers can be individual, group, or panel presentations.  All proposals should be submitted to Mark by no later than December 31, 2019. A monthly reminder will be sent by email to WFMM members. Mark will share the proposals with Michael Penn (Chairman of the World Forum for Motor Museums Secretariat) and Wim Van Roy (Classic Car Collections Around the World), and together they will review proposals and submit recommendations to a joint NAAM/WFMM/Revs committee which will finalize a list of accepted papers by February 1, 2020.
About the Conference:
Keynote speakers include leadership from the American Alliance of Museums, the international OCLC consortium, Miles Collier, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Paul Ingrassia. Attendees will take tours through Revs and its world-class shop, parts department, galleries, library, and digitization room. Sessions already scheduled include:

  • Financial benchmarking for auto museums
  • Museums from the media’s perspective
  • How to speak to the media
  • Obsolete materials in vehicle restoration
  • Provenance research

Registration: Look for early bird registration to begin in October 2019.

bereits stattgefunden:

Münchner Arbeitskreis für Strassenverkehr MAS e.V.

79. Fachtagung,         4. - 6. Oktober 2019  


im Hotel Eden Wolff, München

Vortrag:  "Erhaltenden Restaurierung und Originalsubstanz, - was ist Patina?"


'The Car Hub' Summit 2019


Location: Bernardus Lodge Hotel            Date: Monday August 12, 10 am to 4 pm

415 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

organizers: The Car Hub Steering Committee

Miles Collier, David Gooding, McKeel Hagerty, Rob Kauffman, Phil Richter, Paul Russell and Gundula Tutt


Please join us at the Bernardus Lodge Hotel for a lively day of networking and discussion, followed by a reception in the hotel's Rose Garden which will feature wine tasting and viewing of two spectacular automobiles.

The purpose of the day is to bring together a cross-section of thought-leaders and enthusiasts from the meaningful-car community. We will discuss and share ideas about the future of "The Car Hub." 


"The Car Hub" is the working title for a new, pioneering, global, not-for-profit initiative designed to safeguard the future for meaningful cars. It aims to be a trusted, neutral source for connection, education, help and support for all stakeholders in the meaningful-car community. Meaningful cars are the cars enthusiasts care about, whether made yesterday or a hundred years ago. 


"The Car Hub" has several goals:

·  It seeks to coordinate with — and not duplicate — efforts already being undertaken in the field, while serving as a convening point for enthusiasts from all sectors of the meaningful-car world. 

· It will serve a public purpose and is not intended to compete with ongoing commercial efforts or other institutions but to be a conduit and information guide amongst and between existing organizations.

· Specifically, we want to explore how "The Car Hub" can be a useful source of information, knowledge and expertise. Among other ideas, we will explore how can it advance the work of master experts in the field and encourage training for emerging skilled practitioners. 


The August 12thsummit is designed to introduce the rationale and genesis of the idea, to share our vision and values, and to ask for your input into how "The Car Hub" may serve the field in ways that are pragmatic, actionable and needed.  

We will share some of our initial ideas for programs for your comment and feedback, request your ideas and identify how the initiatives may be vetted and prioritized. The day will include mini plenary sessions and small group discussions for you to provide feedback and suggestions. 

Our goal is to identify how  "The Car Hub" may be most useful to you and to confirm some leading, early stage opportunities.  These opportunities for action will be consistent with our mission, are not being done elsewhere, will fill a need, will have broad appeal, will have the potential to be scaled, and will be achievable.  

We look forward to meeting you at what will be a lively day of discussion, debate and networking.

Please RSVP by July 20, 2019

Second European Conference for Automotive History

29. -31. March 2019


We are proud to hold our second European conference for automotive history at the Louwman Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands on 29-31 March 2019.

The conference is organised jointly by Thomas Ulrich, AHG and Anders Ditlev Clausager, SAHB, together with Laurent Friry, SAHB and Fons Alkemade, CONAM.

The event is supported by the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain, Automobilhistorische Gesellschaft e.V. Germany, and Contactgroep Automobiel- en Motorrijwielhistorie, The Netherlands.´


Vortrag: "Artificial leathers and their historic use in motor vehicles"

10. Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car

at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research   (The Collier Collection)

March, 3. - 6. 2018


2500 South Horseshoe Drive

Naples, Florida 34104, USA


Vortrag zu "History and materials for vehicle painting "

und "What we've lost: obsolete materials in vehicle restoration"

IgFS Mitglieder-Workshop 2018:  "Blech und Holz, das macht uns stolz"

Samstag, 17. 11. 2018, ab 9.30 Uhr


an der Berufsfachschule BBB
Gebäude Martinsberg
Wiesenstrasse 32
5400 Baden /Schweiz


Thomas Koch (Koch Wagnerei-Antikschreinerei)

Remo Messmer (Messmer Carrosserie & Oldtimer)

und Andreas Wolf (Bootswerft Wolf GmbH) berichten über  fachliche Details, Probleme und Lösungen bei der Zusammen-Arbeit von Holz und Blech an Karosserien in Mischbauweise, wie sie vor allem vor dem 2. Weltkrieg verwendet wurden.


- Nicht-Mitglieder  der IgFS können als Gast eines Verbandsmitgliedes einmalig am Workshop teilnehmen -

World Forum for Motor Museums  2018

3. 9. - 7. 9. 2018


at British Motor Museum, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

and Coventry Transport Museum, United Kingdom


More than 25 speakers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the USA and the UK will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in a programme packed with content covering everything from income generation to vehicle conservation and much else. The four themes of resilience and sustainability, collections, engaging audiences and motor museums for the 21st century are illustrated with presentations and debate.

Second International Drive History Conference

April 12-14, 2018

Historic Vehicle Association, National Laboratory
862 North Fenwick Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109


The Second International Drive History Conference on the preservation of automotive heritage, April 2018, as part of Automotive Heritage Month, organized by:


  • The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA)
  • College of Charleston (Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program)
  • Society of Automotive Historians
  • The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage
  • The Revs Institute®


The International Drive History Conference is the first international academic event of its kind known to have taken place in North America. The event is bringing together scholars, practitioners, hobbyists, students, among others, who are interested in the history and preservation of motor vehicle heritage. At the conference, we hope to exchange ideas and learn from one other about how the preservation of motor vehicle heritage can be made a more centrist part of the historic preservation field in respect to both tangible material culture and intangible traditions.


IgFS Mitglieder-Workshop 2017 : "Das Armaturenbrett von historischen Fahrzeugen", 

Samstag, 18. 11. 2017, ab 8.45 Uhr


an der Berufsfachschule BBB
Gebäude Martinsberg
Wiesenstrasse 32
5400 Baden /Schweiz


Andreas Scheffel (Smiths, Jaeger and Lucas Restoration Service) und Andreas Schüpbach (Auto Meter AG Basel) werden zusammenfassen, wie sich das Armaturenbrett im Laufe der letzten 80 Jahre zur Infothek gemausert hat und mit welchen praktischen Kniffen die Tücken der Instrumentierung gemeistert werden können.


Ernst S. Werder (DAB+ - Automobilexperte Weer GmbH) und Sandro Angeloni (Exclusiv Car Hifi GmbH) werden aufzeigen, was die flächendeckende Umstellung auf DAB+ in der Schweiz für die Automobil-Liebhaber bedeutet und welche Lösungen die Oldtimerwerkstätten für daraus entstehende Probleme anbieten können.


- Nicht-Mitglieder  der IgFS können als Gast eines Verbandsmitgliedes einmalig am Workshop teilnehmen -

2017 Mulhouse Pan-European History Conference , Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May 2017

at the Cité de l'Automobile, Mulhouse


The AHG (Automobil Historisches Gesellschaft) in Germany and the SAHB (Society of Automotive Historians) in Britain jointly invite you to attend the first pan-European conference on automotive history, with the generous support of the Cité de l’Automobile (Musée National de l’Automobile) in Mulhouse in Alsace, France. We are also inviting AHA (Australia), AISA (Italy), CONAM (The Netherlands), UIA (Serbia), and SAH (USA).


Vortrag: "History, materials, and technology of car paintwork, 1900 to 1945"

2. Oldtimerkongress "Recht und Schaden" am 5. und 6. 5. 2017 in Friedberg


Eine Veranstaltung der BVSK Akademie mit zahlreichen Vorträgen rund um grundsätzliche Themen für die Werkstatt und den Sachverständigen.


Vortrag: "Unrestaurierte Fahrzeuge: neue Herausforderungen für die Erhaltung und Nutzung"

9. Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car at the Revs Institute for Automotive Research 

(The Collier Collection)


March, 5. - 8. 2017 

2500 South Horseshoe Drive

Naples, Florida 34104, USA

IgFS Mitglieder-Workshop 2016: "Historische Fahrzeuglackierungen: Materialien, Methoden, Erhaltung und Ergänzung", am 12. 11. 2016 ab 8.45 Uhr 


in der Berufsfachschule BBB
Gebäude Martinsberg
Wiesenstrasse 32
5400 Baden /Schweiz


Referenten :

Thomas Grüner,

Inhaber und Geschäftsführer Kaddi-Lack, die Dortmunder Lack-Manufaktur, Dortmund/DE


Dr. Gundula Tutt,
Diplomrestauratorin (Vorstandsmitglied IgFS)


Thomas Käser,

Technischer Berater / Produktebetreuung, Knuchel-Farben AG, Wiedlisbach/CH


- Nicht-Mitglieder  der IgFS können als Gast eines Verbandsmitgliedes einmalig am Workshop teilnehmen -

Oberseminar "Umgang mit technischem Kulturgut",

am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie


Gastvorlesung: "Technisch? Kulturgut? Restaurierung?"

am 6. 6. 2016, KIT Universität Karlsruhe


die Literaturliste zur Vorlesung finden Sie im Downloadbereich


1. Oldtimertage am 3. / 4. 6. 2016 in Friedberg


Eine Veranstaltung der BVSK Akademie mit zahlreichen Vorträgen rund um grundsätzliche Themen für die Werkstatt und den Sachverständigen.


Vortrag: "Historische Fahrzeuge im Dschungel der Begrifflichkeiten"

Details und das Programm finden Sie hier.


- das Seminarscript für die Teilnehmer können Sie im Downloadbereich herunterladen.