First Pan-European Conference for Automotive History
organised jointly by the
Society of Automotive Historians In Britain
Automobil-Historische Gesellschaft e.V., Germany
Mulhouse, Alsace, France
26-28 May 2017
In Germany: AHG:
Telephone +49 (0)30 3377 5787
In the United Kingdom: SAHB:
Anders Ditlev Clausager
62 Viceroy Close
Birmingham B5 7UT
telephone +44 (0)121 440 4745
telephone +33 (0) 607 643 621
The AHG and the SAHB are proud to invite you to their first joint European conference for automotive history, to be held in the Cité de l’Automobile, 15 Rue de l'Épée, 68100 Mulhouse, France, from 26-28 May 2017, with invitations extended to AISA (Italy), AHA (Australia), CONAM (The Netherlands), the SAH (USA), as well as other interested organisations and individuals. To further international discourse, it is the aim of the conference that presentations will cover subjects which have a cross-border European interest.
The provisional programme is as follows:
Friday 26 May, arrival, informal dinner in the Hotel Bristol (at delegate’s own cost)
Saturday 27 May, conference in the museum starting at 9am, with a break for lunch, followed by evening dinner in the museum (both meals are included in the conference fee of €100).
Presentations can be expected from a wide range of speakers from different countries, including:
Richard Keller, Cité de l’Automobile: An Introduction to the Museum and the Schlumpf Collection.
Fons Alkemade, CONAM: European Co-operation at a Difficult Time: Spyker and Maybach, 1920.
Christopher Balfour, SAHB: Personal Experiences Relating to the Decline of the British-Owned Motor Industry.
John Barton, SAHB: The last Bugattis from Molsheim 1943 to 1963.
Anders Ditlev Clausager, SAHB: The “Dumping” of German Cars in Britain in 1937.
Francis Clax, SAH: The History of the Motometer.
Oliver Heal, SAHB: Louis Coatalen, a Breton Designer in England.
Craig Horner, SAHB: Beating Johnny Foreigner: S F Edge, motoring and English nationalism to 1914.
Guy Loveridge, SAHB: The 1950 F1 World Championship.
Peter Moss, SAHB: What Lies Beneath: Some Surprises Under the Bonnet.
Frederik Scherer, SAHB: Aesthetics and Design of Motoring Books.
Thomas Ulrich, AHG: An Early European Adventure, the 1902 Paris-Vienna Race.
Claus Wulff, AHG: Making their Marques: Historic Radiator Emblems.
Aldo Zana, AISA: to be confirmed.
Sunday 28 May, depending on demand, there may be additional presentations in the morning, followed by lunch, and the option of a visit to another museum in the afternoon (lunch and excursion at delegate’s own cost)
Presentations should preferably be made in English. Accompanying Powerpoint captions should as far as possible be in more than one language.
Please note that the programme of presentations is subject to change, there may be alternative or additional presentations. The organisers reserve the right to cancel any part of the programme.
Rooms have provisionally been reserved in the Hotel Bristol, 18 Avenue de Colmar, 68100 Mulhouse, France tel. +33 (0)3 89 42 12 31.
The provisional cost for bed and breakfast, from Friday to Sunday, is €75 for a single room per night, and €86 for a double room per night. Hotel accommodation must be booked and paid for by delegates individually. Please book directly with the hotel, by telephone/letter/e-mail (but NOT from any non-hotel website) quoting booking code “Ulrich”. Extra nights can be booked as required.
The application form you can get from:
Telephone +49 (0)30 3377 5787
Payment to be made by bank transfer as indicated; cheques can not be accepted.
Please return form by 1 May 2017.