Historical Resources for Media

The Automobile Club of Southern California was founded on Dec. 13, 1900 by ten "horseless carriage" enthusiasts in Los Angeles. Beginning in 1909 through its member magazine (now called Westways), the Auto Club documented the growth and development of Southern California with its cover and editorial art as well as photographs. The Auto Club's private archives are home to thousands of images and documents from Southern California history.
Southern California news media can contact Auto Club Public Relations to request use of historical images and/or interviews on these and other historical topics:
  • History of Southern California roads, freeways and other transportation systems
  • Transportation's role in Southern California's growth, culture and tourism
  • Automotive history
  • History of automotive technology
  • Auto Club history