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Autocar launches new digital archive

Autocar documents automotive history back to 1895 in new Exact Editions digital archive for individuals and libraries.

Autocar launches new digital archive
Daryl Rayner: “The Autocar archive is a feat of cultural preservation and an indispensable resource to those interested in automotive history.”

Almost 130 years of automotive history have been documented and made available to digital readers across web and app platforms in Autocar’s new archive, which comprises over 5,900 fully-searchable issues. Developed in partnership with digital publishing services platform Exact Editions, the archive serves as a historical record of both the automotive trade itself and the social history that surrounds it.

From the first public demonstration of cars in 1895 to the launch of ‘The Mini' in 1959 and the arrival of the Ford Fiesta in 1976, Autocar has been at the forefront of every notable event in the history of automobiles. As well as the archive, digital subscriptions also include access to ongoing weekly issues that feature editorial, car reviews and news that aims to lead the global agenda.

Subscriptions are available to both individuals and libraries around the world. The Exact Editions platform’s advanced search function enables subscribers to search, share and cite every news piece, article and review from the publication. The intuitive stacking interface and high-quality images bring new life to issues published more than a century ago and offer car enthusiasts and historians alike an opportunity to reflect on how the car industry has evolved over decades gone by.

Marketing director Darren Pitt commented: “We are delighted to have partnered with Exact Editions to deliver fully-searchable access to Autocar’s full archive, dating back to 1895. It’s an exciting prospect that the archive will reach new markets and expand the brand’s readership, thanks to Exact Editions’ institutional sales service.”

Daryl Rayner, managing director of Exact Editions, said: “The Autocar archive is a feat of cultural preservation and an indispensable resource to those interested in automotive history, whether in an amateur or professional capacity; we are proud to have been a part of it.”

The complete archive of Autocar is available for individuals and institutions.

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