This group has been a long term aim and project both Don Capps and the late David McKinney have been working towards.
I have just recieved this letter from Don and reprint it in full to let all interested know that progress has been made.
It will be a force for the research and recording of motor sport history.Congratulations to Don we wish him well.
Recently, I was appointed as the chair for the International Motor Sport History Section of the Society of Automotive Historians (SAH).
The serious study of automotive competition history is pretty much under-represented across the board, whether it is classified as being a part of automotive, sports or cultural history.
I am currently using the groundwork that has been established within the SAH and laying out a campaign plan to begin to execute the mission and the goals of the group.
It is my intention that the group be international in its membership and also that the membership be composed of a cross section of those with an interest the serious study of automotive competition history; that is, the membership of the group should be inclusive and not exclusive. Other than membership in the SAH, of course, the only requirement for being a part of the International Motor Sport History Section is an interest in the study of history of auto racing.
There will be more regarding the group as the campaign plan is further developed.
Please consider being a member of this group (and the SAH, of course) once we have the details sorted out.