The Center has created an Historians Council, inviting an elite group of motorsports experts to provide advice and support in collection development and programming.
Don Capps, member of the board of directors of the Society of Automotive Historians and chair of its International Motor Sports History Section. He is a former assistant professor at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina and faculty member of the Department of Defense Model and Simulation University. He was founder of The Nostalgia Forum and former columnist, Rear View Mirror, on Atlas F1 (now Autosport.com).
William Edgar, who has been associated with motorsport activities for more than 50 years. His father, John Edgar, was a pioneering force in post-World War II sports car racing in America and a professional photographer. William Edgar is a photographer, author and documentary filmmaker. With Michael Lynch and Ron Parravano he co-authored “American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s,” which won the 1998 Dean Batchelor Award from the Motor Press Guild. His website is edgarmotorsport.com.
Karl Ludvigsen, who in addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, has been active for more than 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books about cars and the motor industry to his credit. Watch a video Interview with Karl Ludvigsen on “Porsche: Origin of the Species.”
Michael Lynch, author, historian, researcher, photographer and consultant. He is a member of both the Motor Press Guild and the American Automobile Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. With Will Edgar and Ron Parravano he co-authored “American Sports Car Racing in the 1950s,” which won the 1998 Dean Batchelor Award from the Motor Press Guild. Listen to an interview with Lynch on Carsyeah.com.
Doug Nye, journalist, historian and author of some 70 books with more than 50 years’ experience in motorsports. A friend of the Center, Nye is a consultant to the Collier Collection and REVS Institute in Naples, FL, and is on the Advisory Council of the British National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. He is Goodwood Motorsport’s founding historian and consultant and also was a founding consultant to the former SpeedVision TV network. Nye is a regular columnist for Motor Sport magazine. Watch Nye describe the engine layout of the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO.
Peter Sachs, whose racing career spanned more than four decades in SCCA, IMSA, USRRC and vintage racing. Today he manages the Klemantaski Collection, one of the world’s largest archives of motorsports photography. He was the recipient of the 2013 Bob Akin Award from the Road Racing Drivers Club.
János Wimpffen, a motorsports historian and author, who specializes in sports car racing. He is best known for his 1999 book “Time and Two Seats,” which won multiple awards. Wimpffen spoke at the Racing Research Center on April 21, 2012.
Bill Green, IMRRC historian serving as liaison to the Historians Council. Green is internationally recognized for his exhaustive knowledge about racing at Watkins Glen and elsewhere and also for his personal collection of racing materials that was launched at the first Watkins Glen race in 1948.