David E. Davis papers: 1960-2009
Summary Information
Title: David E. Davis papers
Creator: Davis, David E., 1930-2011
Inclusive dates: 1960-2009
Extent: 21 linear feet (in 22 boxes including 1 oversize box)
Extent: 6 film reels (16 mm and 35 mm)
Abstract:
Automotive enthusiast writer who edited Car and Driver and founded Automobile Magazine. Also worked for advertising agencies and served as an industry consultant. Material include correspondence, business files, text of speeches, publicity items, photographs, bound issues of Automobile Magazine and audio-visual material.
Call number: 2013007 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English (some in Spanish, French, or German)
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Krista Gray, January 2013

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Jeanne Davis (Donor no. 10816) August 2012.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open without restriction.

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Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright in unpublished materials to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, David E. Davis papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

David E. Davis, Jr. changed the nature of automotive journalism with his role as the editor of Car and Driver and Automobile Magazine. When he collected some of his writing into a book, it was subtitled, "The collected wit and wisdom of the most influential automotive journalist of our time" (Thus Spake David E. Troy, MI: Momentum Books, 1999).

Born in 1930 Davis became interested in cars as a young boy. After graduating from high school, he went to college but soon dropped out. He worked several different jobs, including a car salesman, and started racing sports cars in 1953. In 1955 however, he crashed during a race and suffered serious injuries to the left side of his face. After recovery and reconstructive surgery, he became involved in writing about rather than racing cars. He worked in advertising management for Road & Track from 1957 to 1960 when he was fired. He soon got a job working for the marketing agency Campbell-Ewald on their Corvette account.

In 1962 Davis left Campbell-Ewald for a position at Car and Driver. He served as editor and then publisher of the magazine until the backlash over a review he wrote of the BMW 2002 led to his resignation in 1967.

After leaving Car and Driver, Davis went back to Campbell-Ewald. In 1969 he was named Senior Vice-President and in 1971 Executive Vice President. In 1976 he returned to Car and Driver as the editor and publisher. He remained at Car and Driver for almost nine years until CBS acquired it from Ziff-Davis Publishing. Davis resigned from Car and Driver in 1985 over disagreements with CBS leadership decisions.

Shortly after resigning, Davis founded a new publication Automobile Magazine, with a capital investment from Rupert Murdoch. The magazine was launched in 1986 and Davis led the magazine until the year 2000.

He continued to be involved in writing, however, for Automobile Magazine, Car and Driver and other publications. In 2006 he became the Editor-in-chief of Winding Road, a new digital online automotive magazine. Throughout his career, he also gave speeches to groups ranging from industry leaders to sports car club members. In 2004 he delivered the commencement address at the University of Michigan and received an honorary doctorate in humane letters.

David E. Davis died in March 2011.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The David E. Davis Papers document various aspects of Davis's work and personal life. The materials have been divided into fifteen series: Personal and Biographical, Correspondence, Business files, Writing, Speeches, Events, Awards, Publicity, Collected materials, Topical files/Miscellaneous, Visual and Audio materials, Removable Storage Media, Oversized materials, Bound Magazines, and Film. With a few exceptions, folder contents reflect original order. Similar documents may be in different folders.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Advertising -- Automobiles -- United States.
  • Antique and classic cars.
  • Automobile magazine.
  • Automobile racing.
  • Automobiles -- Marketing.
  • Automotive journalists -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Car and Driver.
  • Advertising -- Automobiles.
  • Antique and classic cars.
  • Automobile racing.
  • Automobiles.
  • Automobiles -- Marketing.
  • Automobiles.
  • Periodicals -- Publishing -- United States.
  • Advertising.
  • Commercials.
  • Compact disks.
  • Interviews.
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Paintings.
  • Photographs.
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Sound recordings.
  • Davis, David E., 1930-2011.
  • Campbell-Ewald Company.
  • Davis, David E., 1930-2011.
  • Fangio, Juan Manuel, 1911-1995.
  • Davis, David E., 1930-2011.
  • Spectorsky, A. C. (Auguste C.), 1910-1972.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Personal and biographical 1977-2004 [series]

The Personal and Biographical series contains biographical overviews of Davis's life as well as miscellaneous personal materials. It is arranged alphabetically by description.

Box   1  
Biographical information and clippings 1997-2004, undated (3 folders)

(see also Oversized materials series and Publicity series for biographical articles)

Box   1  
Correspondence related to Ann Arbor house and neighborhood 1978, 1986
Box   1  
Personal (2 folders)
Box   1  
Publicity/promotion: Biographical profile for Corvette News 1965
 
Correspondence 1969-2007 [series]

The Correspondence series consists of letters and memoranda both written and received by David E. Davis. Much of the correspondence relates to his work at Car and Driver and Automobile Magazine, although some is of a more personal nature. This series has been divided into several subseries based on organizational method and the dominant type of correspondence for each grouping. Letters and memoranda are also found in other series of the collection.

 
Outgoing by year 1978-1999
 
Letters and interoffice correspondence from David E. Davis, Jr.

(1980-1989 correspondence originally arranged in two-pocket folders by year)

 
1978-1979
Box   1  
Letters
Box   1  
Memos
 
1980
Box   1  
Letters
Box   1  
Memos
 
1981
Box   1  
Letters
Box   1  
Memos
 
1982
Box   1  
Letters
Box   1  
Memos
 
1983
Box   1  
Letters
 
1984
Box   1  
Letters
Box   1  
Memos
 
1985
Box   1  
Letters
Box   1  
Memos
 
1986
Box   1  
Letters
 
1987
Box   1  
Letters
 
David E. Davis correspondence

(originally in five binders)

Box   1  
December 1987
Box   1  
1988 (4 folders)
Box   1  
1989 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1990 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1991 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1992 (4 folders)
Box   1  
1993 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1994 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1995 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1996 (2 folders)
Box   1  
1997 (2 folders)
Box   2  
1998
Box   2  
1999 (4 folders)
 
Incoming by Year 1969-2007
Box   2  
1969-1970
Box   2  
1971-1976 (5 folders)
Box   2  
1978 (4 folders)
Box   2  
1979-1980
Box   2  
1989
Box   2  
1998-1999
Box   2  
2004-2007
Box   2  
Mixed dates (2 folders)
 
Incoming by correspondent
 
Mixed correspondents
Box   2  
A-R (15 folders)
Box   3  
S-Z (3 folders)
 
Specific correspondents
Box   3  
Devine, Pat
Box   3  
Duntov, Zora Arkus
Box   3  
Fox, Charles
Box   3  
Given, Kyle
Box   3  
Gregory, Fred
Box   3  
Interpublic Group of Companies
Box   3  
Manney, Henry
Box   3  
McCall, Bruce
Box   3  
Neale, Bill (2 folders)
Box   3  
Ramsey, Jim
Box   3  
Ruger, Bill
Box   3  
Schirmer, Robert H.
Box   3  
Voelker, Charlotte
Box   3  
Winchell, Frank (4 folders)
 
Mixed incoming and outgoing by correspondent
Box   3  
Bernard, Hank
Box   3  
McCall, Bruce (4 folders)
Box   3  
Roettinger, Phil (2 folders)
Box   3  
Yates, Brock
 
Mixed incoming and outgoing by topic
Box   3  
Birthday
Box   3  
Death of father 1978
Box   3  
Denon 1994
Box   3  
Desert Island Discs
Box   3  
Free Press "Detroit Magazine"
Box   3  
Personal (2 folders)
Box   3  
St. David's Day
Box   3  
Steyr-Daimler-Puch Dr. techn. E GONE RUDOLF
 
Business files 1961-2008 [series]

The Business files series contains materials regarding Davis's work at the marketing agencies Campbell-Ewald and Foote, Cone & Belding, the magazines Car and Driver and Automobile Magazine, and other organizations. The material is grouped chronologically into subseries by organization. Within the subseries, materials are arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically. When Davis worked for an organization (Campbell-Ewald and Car and Driver) over multiple, distinct periods of time, multiple subseries have been created to reflect that. The types of material included in these subseries vary widely, from paper copies of presentations slides, to fan letters, to survey research statistics. In addition, more material related to Davis's work at these organizations may be found throughout the collection.

 
Campbell-Ewald

(employed 1960-1962)

Box   4  
Advertisements
Box   4  
Corvair ads 1961-1962
Box   4  
Corvette ads 1960-1962
Box   4  
Miscellaneous ads 1960-1962
 
Mixed Materials
Box   4  
Memoranda and "ideas," 1954-1961, undated
Box   4  
Memoranda and writing (2 folders)
 
Car and Driver

(employed 1962-1967)

Box   4  
Memoranda 1962-1967
 
Publicity/promotion: Speeches
Box   4  
Renault Dealers circa September 1964
Box   4  
Philadelphia SCCA February 1965
Box   4  
Volkswagen dealers July 17, 1965
Box   4  
N.Y. Auto Fraternity circa September 1965
Box   4  
Rochester SCCA December 4, 1965
Box   4  
Fort Wayne SCCA December 10, 1965
Box   4  
Henry Ford Museum January 14, 1966

(also includes other miscellaneous speeches)

Box   4  
N,E. Ohio SCCA, February 12,1966
 
Publicity/promotion: Television and Radio
Box   4  
"Barry Farber" Show April 22, 1964

(see also Visual and audio materials series, under Audio tapes)

Box   4  
"Open Mind" Show April 4, 1965
Box   4  
Ralph Nader debate March 1, 1966
Box   4  
Corvair commercial 1966
 
Publicity/promotion: Writing
Box   4  
Automobile Quarterly 1964
Box   4  
TV Guide 1965
Box   4  
American Youth Magazine 1966
Box   4  
"Grand Prix," 1966
Box   4  
"Swan Song" editorial 1966
Box   4  
"Swan Song" letters 1966-1967
Box   4  
Racing Annual 1967
 
Campbell-Ewald

(employed 1967-1976)

Box   4  
Five-year planning 1969-1970 (4 folders)
Box   4  
Memoranda and mixed materials 1968-1975 (4 folders)
Box   4  
Miscellaneous editorials 1969-1976 (2 folders)
Box   4  
National Council of Corvette Clubs 1970
Box   4  
Report: "Advertising not Placed is Non-commissionable," 1974
 
Speeches and presentations
Box   4  
Michigan Advertising Round Table September 24, 1970
Box   4  
Creative workshop: Ad age 1972, 1973
Box   4  
National Glass Dealer Association March 9, 1973
 
Car and Driver

(employed 1976-1985)

Box   4  
Ann Arbor 1977-1978
Box   4  
Buyer's guide 1978-1980
Box   4  
Challenge V 1976
Box   4  
Complimentary copies 1978
Box   4  
Consultants 1977
Box   5  
Detroit trip 1976
Box   5  
Goodbye letters from fans 1985
Box   5  
Henry Ford Museum 1978
Box   5  
Interoffice communication ("New York files") 1975-1978 (4 folders)
 
Magazine covers
Box   5  
1971-1973
Box   5  
1973-1975
Box   5  
1976
Box   5  
Miscellaneous circa 1978
Box   5  
Mr. Toad 1976-1977
Box   5  
Nemacolin meeting 1977
Box   5  
Offer letter 1975
 
Research reports
Box   5  
1975
Box   5  
1977
Box   5  
1981-1982
Box   5  
Story ideas undated
 
Test cars
Box   5  
GMC Suburban 1984
Box   5  
Long term test cars 1977
Box   5  
Mercedes-Benz Turbowagen project 1980-1984
Box   5  
Pontiac Trans-Am 1982
Box   5  
Porsche 944 1983-1984
Box   5  
Volvo "Boss Wagon 1977-1979
Box   5  
Volvo wagon 1985
 
Automobile Magazine

(employed 1985-2000)

 
Advertising/ media proposals and information
Box   5  
Business week promotion 1987-1988
Box   5  
In-house advertising memos, letters, etc. 1989-1997
Box   5  
Miscellaneous proposals and information 1991-1993 (2 folders)
Box   5  
Marketing file 1997-1998
Box   5  
Primedia 1998-1999
Box   5  
All-Stars 1998
Box   5  
Articles 2003
Box   5  
C10 pickup 1995-1997
 
Corporate materials (Murdoch Magazines, K-III Magazines)
Box   5  
Murdoch magazine material circa 1985
Box   5  
News America Publishing 1986-1990
Box   5  
Murdoch memos and correspondence 1986-1991
Box   5  
K-III/Bill Reilly information (clippings) 1991
Box   5  
Letters from corporate (K-III) 1991-1997
Box   5  
Reprint of article about K-III in Folio 1993
Box   5  
K-III Acquisition candidate: McMullen & Lee 1994-1995
Box   5  
Memos from K-III magazine 1994-1996
Box   5  
KIII Press releases 1994-1997
 
Expense Reports
Box   6  
1988-1997 (9 folders)
Box   6  
circa 1999 (2 folders)

(originally labeled "Old Expense Reports)

Box   6  
"Current expenses," 1999

(includes an envelope labeled "Questionable DED Expenses 1999")

Box   6  
Unreimbursed expenses 2000
Box   6  
Memoranda 1985-1991
 
Miscellaneous proposals
Box   6  
Adaptation of an unfinished play 1988
Box   6  
Dial-a-Book 1994
Box   6  
Mixed undated, 1993-1996 (2 folders)
Box   6  
Studio 303 1989
 
Research and statistics
Box   6  
Peterson information 1996
Box   6  
Subscriber studies 1989-1990
Box   6  
Subscriber survey 1987 (3 folders)
Box   6  
60 second script 1997
 
Sponsored events
Box   6  
Auto expo 1986, 1987
Box   6  
CART info 1998
Box   7  
European Grand Tour
Box   7  
Mixed materials 1991

(originally labeled "Travelers' remarks")

Box   7  
Mixed materials 1993
Box   7  
Road Book 1994
Box   7  
Perfect 10 Celebration Tour 1996
Box   7  
Saab Ride-and-Drive 28 October 1998
 
Winding Road Magazine

(2006-)

Box   7  
CNBC "Behind the Wheel," 2006
Box   7  
Miscellaneous 2005-2007
 
Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB)/Interpublic Group (IPG)
Box   7  
2001
Box   7  
2002 (6 folders)
Box   7  
2003 (2 folders)
Box   7  
2004 (10 folders)
Box   7  
2005 (3 folders)
Box   8  
Leo-Arthur Kelmenson & Associates (LAK)
Box   8  
2008, undated
 
Miscellaneous consulting work
 
The Davis Group Incorporated
Box   8  
Correspondence and financial information 1967-1969
 
Publicity/Promotion
Box   8  
Gurney Eagle Memberships 1968
Box   8  
Los Angeles Times 1965-1968

(originally labeled as being from 1966)

Box   8  
Los Angeles Times 1967-1968

(originally labeled as being from 1967)

Box   8  
Speech to BSA Dealers January 19, 1968
Box   8  
MacManus, John & Adams 1965, undated
Box   8  
Freeman & Gossage, Inc. 1964, undated
 
Writing 1963-2000 [series]

The Writing series contains materials related to some of Davis's writing including texts of articles, background material, and correspondence related to the articles. The series is arranged alphabetically by topic or article title.

Box   8  
"Bill Neale: Good Friend, nice guy, great talent." AFAS July 1991
Box   8  
"Breakfast with Stirling," undated
Box   8  
Civil disobedience 1977
Box   8  
Consumers Union 1978
Box   8  
"Drivers Seat" column history/lists of articles 1963-1990
Box   8  
Dune Buggies 1967
Box   8  
Electric car (GM Impact) circa 1990
Box   8  
"Everything Old is New Again" story for Forbes FYI circa 1990
Box   8  
General Electric article (titled "Another View, from Ann Arbor") 1990
Box   8  
Giugiaro Catalogue Raisonne August 26, 1987
Box   8  
Henry Ford Museum (piece on Bill Mitchell) undated
Box   8  
Interview with himself 1998
Box   8  
Jaguar SS 100 undated
Box   8  
"Jesus Christ and the Boy Scouts Meet Personal Responsibility: The Role of the Gentleman between now and the Year 2000" 1972
Box   8  
"Just imagine..." article for Russo Ferrari 1990
Box   8  
"Lime Rock," undated
Box   8  
"Love and the Automobile," undated
Box   8  
Magazine research circa 1970 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Mercedes-Benz SSK undated
 
Mixed
Box   8  
Articles & Quotes in other publications 1962-2000 (3 folders)
Box   8  
General 1997, undated (2 folders)
Box   8  
"Packard Station Wagon," undated
Box   8  
"Paradise Lost: Decline of the Auto-industrial Age," undated
Box   8  
Sample scripts undated
Box   8  
"Sports Car Mystique," undated
Box   8  
"Used cars," undated
Box   8  
Reporter's notebooks (12 items)
 
Speeches 1968-2009 [series]

The Speeches series consists of the text and correspondence for speeches Davis delivered to a wide variety of groups and organizations. The speeches have been arranged chronologically and grouped into 5-year subseries to make the list easier to read. Many of the speeches contain anecdotes from Davis's life as well as his perspective on various topics and issues.

 
1968-1973
Box   8  
BSA Eastern Dealers' Convention January 19, 1968
Box   8  
AMA [American Marketing Association?], Miami October 27, 1970
Box   8  
National Glass Dealers Association, Atlanta, GA March 9, 1973
Box   8  
Adcraft luncheon April 6, 1973
 
1975-1979
Box   8  
Toledo AAF September 26, 1975
Box   8  
Introduction of T. B. Adams, Campbell-Ewald International, Dusseldorf, Germany May 18, 1976
Box   8  
CeCo speech April 27, 1977
Box   8  
Creative Seminar 3 speech, Tampa, FL October 14, 1977
Box   8  
Editorial presentation circa 1977
Box   8  
Creative Seminar 3 speech, Aspen, CO July 29, 1978
Box   8  
GMI speech October 18, 1979
 
1980-1984
Box   8  
Nissan speech circa 1980
Box   8  
Unknown audience circa 1980
Box   8  
Porsche-Audi Dealers speech May 15, 1980
Box   8  
Koni Distributors Convention speech September 11, 1980
Box   8  
Worldwide Volkswagen convention, Scottsdale, AZ February 28, 1981
Box   8  
Kiwanis speech May 4, 1981
Box   8  
SEMA speech June 7, 1981
Box   8  
National Tire Wholesalers July 30, 1981
Box   8  
Alfa-Romeo Convention, Detroit August 1, 1981
Box   8  
GMI speech January 19, 1982
Box   8  
Ashland Chemical speech August 25, 1982
Box   8  
Volkswagen speech September 29, 1982
Box   8  
GM Sales and Marketing Conference November 8, 1982
Box   9  
SCCA speech January 15, 1983
Box   9  
General Motors Conference April 5, 1983
Box   9  
Porshe-Audi Dealers May 10, 1983
Box   9  
B.F. Goodrich speech June 6, 1983
Box   9  
SAE Toastmaster notes June 23, 1983
Box   9  
Beaver speech December 8, 1983
Box   9  
Goodrich speech and related Art Spinella material circa 1984
Box   9  
Ford Motor Company (Merchanding) February 15, 1984
Box   9  
SEMA speech May 4, 1984
Box   9  
Z/D Single Copy Sales meeting May 31, 1984
Box   9  
Volkswagen Management speech June 6, 1984
Box   9  
Ford Engineering speech June 20, 1984
Box   9  
Indian Head speech June 21, 1984
Box   9  
General Motors (B-O-C and C-P-C groups) September 13, 1984
Box   9  
Volkswagen speech, San Diego October 1984
Box   9  
Lincoln-Mercury Merkur video tape script October 1984

(date from original folder label)

Box   9  
Lincoln-Mercury Dealers speech October 23, 1984
 
1985-1989
Box   9  
Lincoln-Mercury Dealers, Philadelphia January 31, 1985
Box   9  
CBS Sales Conference/Amelia Is April 11, 1985
Box   9  
CBS Editorial College and Central Michigan April 17, 1985
Box   9  
Chevrolet Management speech April 29, 1985
Box   9  
Michigan Driver Education Association May 3, 1985
Box   9  
CBS Sales meeting May 14, 1985
Box   9  
National Parking Association May 22, 1985
Box   9  
Chrysler-Plymouth AAA Troubleshooting Contest June 17, 1985
Box   9  
GM Master Technician Program July 11, 1985
Box   9  
Ford Dealer Advertising Conference July 25, 1985
Box   9  
Ford Dealer Advertising Conference December 4, 1985
Box   9  
Dow Corning Auto Tech seminar December 5, 1985
Box   9  
IMPA speech January 23, 1986
Box   9  
Preston Mann Roast speech April 17, 1986
Box   9  
Ford Talk, Renaissance Center April 29, 1986
Box   9  
Maritz-Consumer video disc recording May 5, 1986
Box   9  
Select Sales Conference May 11, 1986
Box   9  
Detroit Country Day School commencement speech June 11, 1986
Box   9  
Aspen Board Meeting, Aspen, CO June 21, 1986
Box   9  
Corvette Speech, Williamsburg July 7, 1986
Box   9  
Toyota Management Luncheon, Los Angeles July 17, 1986
Box   9  
U[niversity?] of M[ichigan?] Management seminar August 1986
Box   9  
Ford Executive Development Program, Renaissance Center, Detroit September 16, 1986
Box   9  
Brad Briggs's Retirement Roast September 25, 1986
Box   9  
Volkswagen speech, Orlando November 11, 1986
Box   9  
Chrysler Corp Management Club, Troy, MI November 12, 1986

(missing first page)

Box   9  
IAA speech February 17, 1987
Box   9  
Madison Avenue Sports Car and Chowder Society March 10, 1987
Box   9  
University of Michigan SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) March 26, 1987
Box   9  
Toyota Board of Governor's Meeting, San Diego, CA April 9, 1987
Box   9  
Mercedes-Benz Startech, Denver, CO April 11, 1987
Box   9  
Adcraft PM meeting April 15, 1987
Box   9  
Michigan Journalism Fellows April 21, 1987
Box   9  
Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association. (TAMA) June 18, 1987
Box   9  
Ford SAE video presentation August 31, 1987
Box   9  
Prince Corporation Strategic Planning Session October 15, 1987
Box   9  
D'Arcy, Masius, Benton, and Bowles October 2, 1987
Box   9  
Pontiac Motor Division "Image" speech December 7, 1987
Box   9  
Adcraft Club March 11, 1988
Box   9  
U[niversity?] of M[ichigan?] Psychology Career Class April 6, 1988
Box   9  
Tom Staudt Retirement speech April 28, 1988
Box   9  
U[niversity?] of M[ichigan?] Automotive Symposium September 16, 1988
Box   9  
Jim Fuller Eulogy January 5, 1989
Box   9  
Mercedes-Benz, Tucson, AZ January 19, 1989
Box   9  
UCLA speech February 21, 1989
Box   9  
GE Management March 1, 1989
Box   9  
Los Angeles Ad Club April 19, 1989
Box   9  
SEMA Conference May 12, 1989
Box   9  
Walter Hayes Retirement May 16, 1989
Box   9  
Lincoln-Mercury, Naples, FL June 9, 1989
Box   9  
Honda Dealers meeting June 22, 1989
Box   9  
Mercedes-Benz Gullwing speech, Dearborn, MI September 23, 1989
Box   9  
D.R.I./McGraw-Hill, Dearborn, MI October 10, 1989
Box   9  
Tri-State Cadillac Dealers, New York City October 24, 1989
Box   9  
Mercedes-Benz Dealer meeting, Atlantic City, NJ October 24, 1989
Box   9  
Pontiac Masters meeting, Hawaii November 1989
 
1990-1994
Box   9  
BMW Club, Rochester, NY January 27, 1990
Box   9  
AJAC, Toronto February 15, 1990
Box   9  
Honda speech, Torrence, CA March 5, 1990
Box   9  
Ford Dealers speech, Detroit, MI March 7, 1990
Box   9  
SCCA, Detroit Region, speech, Livonia, MI April 17, 1990
Box   9  
NAFA (National Association of Fleet Administrators) speech, Houston, TX April 25, 1990
Box   9  
Shelby Owners speech July 7, 1990
Box   9  
Chrysler Key Supplier speech, Milford, MI August 22, 1990
Box   9  
Lexus Speech, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, and Newport Beach September 1990
Box   9  
Ogilvy and Mather, Autotrends Panel, Dearborn, MI November 1, 1990
Box   9  
Amoco speech, Chicago, IL December 7, 1990
Box   9  
"America is trying to tell us something...," circa 1990
Box   10  
Range Rover speech, Atlanta February 9, 1991
Box   10  
J.D. Power February 19, 1991
Box   10  
Lincoln-Mercury Dealers April 17, 1991
Box   10  
Murdoch Farewell speech, New York 21 Club June 13, 1991
Box   10  
Phil Guarascio Roast June 28, 1991
Box   10  
New York University speech to journalism students July 10, 1991
Box   10  
Rotary Club of Pacific Grove August 13, 1991
Box   10  
Gene Butera Retirement Party August 29, 1991
Box   10  
Marty Singerman's Retirement Party, New York City November 22, 1991
Box   10  
Society of Automotive Engineers speech December 4, 1991
Box   10  
Washington Automotive Press Association, National Press Club, Washington, DC January 17, 1992
Box   10  
Toast to Warren Weith, WAPA, Washington, DC January 17, 1992
Box   10  
U[niversity?] of M[ichigan?] Automotive Society March 19, 1992
Box   10  
Tom Adams notes, Menniger Foundation May 11, 1992
Box   10  
Las Vegas International Motor Show May 12-17, 1992
Box   10  
PR Society of Detroit speech May 19, 1992
Box   10  
Toyota (management) speech, CA June 10, 1992
Box   10  
Trant Jarman Eulogy July 12, 1992
Box   10  
Adweek speech, Troy, MI September 23, 1992
Box   10  
Adweek Seminar, Santa Monica, CA March 12, 1993
Box   10  
David Welch Farewell, CME-KHB March 26, 1993
Box   10  
Chrysler speech, Port Huron, MI February 22, 1994
Box   10  
Ferrari Club of America, Chicago, IL March 5, 1994
Box   10  
Madison Avenue Sports Car Chowder Society March 8, 1994
Box   10  
BMW Car Club of America, Oktoberfest, Boston August 17, 1994
Box   10  
IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) Design Conference August 20, 1994
Box   10  
Jaguar Paris Dealer Launch, X300 business meeting August 26, 1994
Box   10  
Speedy Muffler King Senior Manager meeting, Alberta September 18, 1994
 
1995-1999
Box   10  
Janet Schroeder Eulogy January 12, 1995
Box   10  
Arne Gittleman Retirement Roast, Bloomfield Hills Country Club April 18, 1996
Box   10  
Toyota Leadership Board, West Palm Beach, FL April 22, 1996
Box   10  
Automotive Hall of Fame, Legends and Leaders Luncheon, Dearborn Inn June 19, 1996
Box   10  
VDO speech, Winchester, VA August 2, 1996
Box   10  
Automobile of the Year award presentation, Dearborn, MI November 26, 1996
Box   10  
Toyota Auto Show Sales Rally, Detroit, MI January 10, 1997
Box   10  
Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Forest Hills Country Club April 29, 1997
Box   10  
Ferrari Club National Meeting, Landsdown Conference Center May 24, 1997
Box   10  
Motorsports Hall of Fame, Annual Induction June 4, 1997
Box   10  
Northwood University Auto Show speech October 10, 1997
Box   10  
IAMC speech December 2-4, 1997
Box   10  
Toyota speech March 17, 1998
Box   10  
SCCA speech November 21, 1998
Box   10  
J.D. Power 1999
Box   10  
All-Stars speech, January [?] 1999
Box   10  
Automotive Advertising Strategy Conference February 1999
Box   10  
Toyota speech, Cape Cod, MA May 26-27, 1999
Box   10  
The Grand Experience, Kalamazoo, MI June 4-6, 1999
Box   10  
Motor Sports Hall of Fame speech, Detroit, MI June 10, 1999
 
2000-2004
Box   10  
Land Rover/NADA speech circa January 2000

(originally with a computer disc labeled "Toyota/Land Rover speech, 1/14/00"; see Removable Storage Media series)

Box   10  
J.D. Power/NADA speech January 21, 2000
Box   10  
Dodge Dealers, Scottsdale, AZ January 18, 2001
Box   10  
World Research Group Conference, Beverly Hills, CA May 21, 2001
Box   10  
Greenwich Concours June 2, 2001
Box   10  
Ward's 10 Engines January 2002
Box   10  
Leon Mandel eulogy March 11, 2002
Box   10  
Carroll Shelby VIR Spring 2002
Box   10  
IMPA speech regarding Primedia Fall 2002
Box   10  
Jaguar Dealers XJ introduction, Scottsdale, AZ March 22, 2003
Box   11  
University of Michigan commencement May 1, 2004 (2 folders)

(second folder formerly in a binder)

Box   11  
Maybach ramblings, Greenwich July 2004

(formerly in binder)

Box   11  
Unknown audience circa November 2004
 
2005-2009
Box   11  
GMAC/MIC speech August 2005
Box   11  
Beavers at D.A.C. November 3, 2005
Box   11  
Detroit Athletic Club November 2005
Box   11  
Porsche Club May 10, 2006
Box   11  
Greenwich Concours, June [?] 2006
Box   11  
University Commons July 10, 2006
Box   11  
Classic Car Club speech February 15, 2007

(first page only)

Box   11  
Synergy speech, Lansing, MI April 25, 2007
Box   11  
Porsche 365 July 2007
Box   11  
Alfa Romeo, Meadowbrook August 4, 2007

(formerly in binder)

Box   11  
Kiwanis speech, Ann Arbor, MI April 20, 2008
Box   11  
Speech about Karl Ludvigsen, Automotive Hall of Fame July 26, 2008
Box   11  
GM Retirees speech, Charlevoix, MI September 10, 2009
 
Speeches Undated
Box   11  
Porsche speech
Box   11  
Renault Dealers speech
Box   11  
SCCA speeches (4)
Box   11  
"Stop in to any movie house today..."
Box   11  
Traverse City speech
 
Other speech-related materials
Box   11  
Clippings and other materials for speech research 1989-1990
Box   11  
Draft[?] of speech undated
Box   11  
Note cards for a speech circa 2001
 
Events 1977-2000 [series]

The Events series includes programs, correspondence, and other material related to events David E. Davis attended or hosted, ranging from car shows and races to personal events. The series is arranged in subseries alphabetically by type of event. The individual subseries are arranged chronologically with the exception of the miscellaneous subseries, which is arranged alphabetically by description.

 
Auto shows
Box   11  
Geneva Auto Show March 1977
Box   11  
Frankfurt Motor Show September 1977
Box   11  
New York Auto Show April 1998
Box   11  
Detroit Auto Show January 1999
Box   11  
Geneva Auto Show March 1999
Box   11  
New York International Auto Show April 1999
 
Concours d'Elegance
Box   11  
Pebble Beach Concours August 1996
Box   11  
Chrysler-Louis Vuitton Concours, New York City September 1996
Box   11  
Louis Vuitton Classic September 1997
Box   11  
Amelia Island Concours April 1998 (2 folders)
Box   11  
Ault Park Concours June 1998
Box   11  
Amelia Island Concours March 1999
Box   11  
Pebble Beach Concours August 1999
Box   12  
Louis Vuitton Classic September 1999
Box   12  
Castle Hill Concours September 1999
Box   12  
Ault Park Concours June 1999
 
Eyes on the Classics
Box   12  
June 1993
Box   12  
June 1994
Box   12  
June 1995
 
Grand Prix and other car races
Box   12  
Pittsburgh Grand Prix 1988
Box   12  
Rolex 24 at Daytona February 1992, January 1993
Box   12  
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix July 1994
Box   12  
Rolex 24 at Daytona January 1999
Box   12  
Grand Prix de Monaco May 1999
 
Mille Miglia
Box   12  
Italy 1988
Box   12  
Italy May 1992
Box   12  
California September-October 1992
Box   12  
California May 1994
Box   12  
California May 1995
Box   12  
California April 1998
Box   12  
California April-May 1999
 
Personal events
Box   12  
Anniversary parties and other events 1977-1983

(originally labeled "Entertainment")

Box   12  
Anniversary party August 15, 1986
Box   12  
Birthday party, Hunters Creek Club November 10, 1991
Box   12  
Land Rover shooting trip September 9, 1992
Box   12  
Birthday party, Hunters Creek Club October 31, 1992
Box   12  
Birthday party, Hunters Creek Club November 6, 1993
Box   12  
Empty house party 2800 Glazier Way September 25, 1994
Box   12  
Birthday party, dinner at Ernesto's November 7, 1995
Box   12  
South Dakota hunting trip October 20, 1996
Box   12  
Grand Match of Shooting and Field Trials, Greenbrier May 1999
 
Trips abroad
Box   12  
Scot August 1978
Box   12  
Marrakech Range Rover July 1992
Box   12  
Jaguar/ LeMans 1996
Box   12  
Jaguar/Goodwood/Saab June 1997
Box   12  
Isuzu April 1998
Box   12  
London/Goodwood September 1998
Box   12  
Cunard Classic Car Cruise September-October 1998
Box   12  
Goodwood June 1999
 
Miscellaneous (alphabetical)
Box   12  
Boojum Baja Bash April 1995
Box   12  
Cars and Cigar Event December 3, 1998
Box   12  
Chevy Tahoe and Suburban Preview August 1999
Box   12  
Chrysler Road Runner 96 2000 June 19
Box   12  
IAMC Awards/SEMA Show 1999
Box   12  
Indy Viper Meeting 1996
Box   12  
Jaguar Book Tour Information 1999-2000
Box   12  
Meeting with Tanzer in New York September 1999
Box   12  
Meguiar Phoenix trip January 1999
Box   12  
Meguiar's Award April 15, 1999
Box   12  
NADA show and other events January 2000

(originally filed under "upcoming events")

Box   12  
New York trip February 1998
Box   12  
Roundtable Meeting in Orlando January 2000

(originally filed under "upcoming events")

Box   12  
Santa Barbara/Buick LeSabre January 1999
Box   12  
World Automotive Congress, Detroit July 1977
 
Awards 1974-2006 [series]

The Awards series consists of information regarding awards that either Davis received for his own work, or that of his magazine as a whole. The series is arranged alphabetically by description.

The Publicity series includes clippings about Davis or his magazines from various publications. Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by description.

 
IAMC Awards
Box   12  
1997
Box   12  
1999
Box   12  
Miscellaneous awards 1974-2006 (2 folders)
Box   12  
Moto Awards 1997
Box   12  
University of Michigan Doctor of Humane Letters May 2004
 
Publicity 1965-2000 [series]

The Publicity series includes clippings about Davis or his magazines from various publications. Materials in this series are arranged alphabetically by description.

Box   13  
Clippings and correspondence 1969-1976
 
Magazine issues

(see also Oversized materials series)

Box   13  
Detroit Cigar Lifestyles Fall 1997
Box   13  
Diversion: For Physicians at Leisure March 1994
Box   13  
Nines: The Saab Club Magazine, January / February 2003
Box   13  
United Airlines Hemispheres January 2000
Box   13  
Newspaper articles 1970-1996
Box   13  
Newspaper and magazine clippings 1977-1990
Box   13  
Publicity/promotion: Philadelphia SCCA clippings 1965
Box   13  
Z-D News and People and other clippings 1976-1978
 
Collected materials 1967-2004 [series]

The Collected materials series consists of sets of reference material. The bulk of the series consists of "Car files" presented to reflect their original order. The first section of car files consists of materials for various makes and models of cars, the second section for different groupings of cars, and the third for car races. There is also an "Other materials" series with a mixed of other types of reference materials. The folders in this final subseries are arranged alphabetically by description and did not originally exist as one coherent set of files.

 
Car files, section 1 1967-1972
Box   13  
A.C. 289
Box   13  
Adams-Farwell Model 6-A 1906
Box   13  
Alfa Romeo
Box   13  
Allegro II
Box   13  
Amphicar
Box   13  
Aston Martin DBS
Box   13  
Auburn
Box   13  
Austin
Box   13  
Austin Healey Sprite MK IV
Box   13  
Austin Mini
Box   13  
Auto Union Audi
Box   13  
Bertone-Jaguar
Box   13  
Bentley Continental
Box   13  
Blueprints
Box   13  
AMX
Box   13  
BMW
Box   13  
Bond-Equipe 2-liter
Box   13  
Brabham BT24
Box   13  
British Motor Holdings
Box   13  
Bugatti
Box   13  
Buick
Box   13  
Cadillac
Box   13  
Camaro
Box   13  
Chaparral
Box   13  
Chevelle
Box   13  
Chevron GT
Box   13  
Chevy V8
Box   13  
Citroen
Box   13  
Cobra
Box   13  
Corvair
Box   13  
Corvette
Box   13  
Cougar GT
Box   13  
DAF
Box   13  
Daimler
Box   13  
Datsun
Box   13  
De Tomaso Mangusta
Box   13  
Dodge
Box   13  
Duesenberg
Box   13  
Fairlane Ranchero
Box   13  
Ferrari
Box   13  
Ferrari 275 GTB4
Box   13  
Fiat
Box   13  
Ford
Box   13  
Formula One
Box   13  
Formula 2
Box   13  
Fraser GT
Box   13  
Hillman
Box   13  
Hispano-Suiza
Box   13  
Honda
Box   13  
Humber Sceptre
Box   13  
Jaguar
Box   13  
Javelin
Box   13  
Jeepster
Box   13  
Jensen
Box   13  
Jensen Interceptor
Box   13  
Lancia Flavia
Box   13  
Lancia Flavia GT
Box   13  
Lamborghini
Box   13  
Land-Rover
Box   13  
Lincoln Continental
Box   13  
Lola
Box   13  
Lotus
Box   13  
Mercury Marquis
Box   13  
MG
Box   13  
Mitsubishi
Box   13  
Monteverdi
Box   13  
Morgan
Box   13  
Morris
Box   13  
Moskvich de Luxe
Box   14  
Maserati
Box   14  
Maltra M530
Box   14  
Maverick
Box   14  
Mazda
Box   14  
McLaren
Box   14  
Mercedes-Benz 1968
Box   14  
NSU
Box   14  
Opel
Box   14  
Packard
Box   14  
Peugeot
Box   14  
Pininfarina
Box   14  
Plymouth
Box   14  
Pontiac Firebird
Box   14  
Porsche
Box   14  
Rambler
Box   14  
Reliant Rebel; Reliant Scimitar
Box   14  
Renault
Box   14  
Riley
Box   14  
Rogue
Box   14  
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Box   14  
Rootes
Box   14  
Rover
Box   14  
Saab
Box   14  
Simca
Box   14  
Singer Gazelle
Box   14  
Studebaker
Box   14  
Sunbeam Rapier
Box   14  
Sunbeam Stiletto
Box   14  
Toronado
Box   14  
Toyota
Box   14  
Triumph
Box   14  
TVR Tuscan SE
Box   14  
Vauxhill
Box   14  
Vega
Box   14  
Victor 2000
Box   14  
Vixen
Box   14  
Volkswagen
Box   14  
Volvo 144S
Box   14  
Wartburg Knight
Box   14  
Wolseley 18/85
 
Car files, section 2 (topical) 1967-1970
Box   14  
Cars of Britain
Box   14  
Cars of Eastern Europe
Box   14  
Cars of France
Box   14  
Cars of Germany
Box   14  
Cars of Italy
Box   14  
Cars of Japan
Box   14  
Cars of Sweden & Holland
Box   14  
Classics of the '50's
Box   14  
Classics of the '40's
Box   14  
Classics
Box   14  
Drivers
Box   14  
Formula Racing
Box   14  
Group test
Box   14  
The '67's
Box   14  
The '68's
 
Car files, section 3 (races) 1967-1970
Box   14  
Belgian GP
Box   14  
Brands Hatch Boac 500
Box   14  
British GP
Box   14  
Monaco GP
Box   14  
Monza 1000 KM
Box   14  
Nurburgring
Box   14  
Reims 12-hour
Box   14  
Silverstone
Box   14  
South African Grand Prix
Box   14  
Spanish Grand Prix
Box   14  
Targa Florio
Box   14  
United States GP
Box   14  
Canadian GP
Box   14  
Daytona 500
Box   14  
Dutch Grand Prix
Box   14  
French Grand Prix
Box   14  
German GP
Box   14  
Indianapolis 500
Box   14  
Italian GP
Box   14  
Japanese GP
Box   14  
Le Mans 24-hour
Box   14  
Mexican GP
Box   14  
Mexican 1000 Rally
 
Other materials
Box   14  
Automotive Hall of Fame 1997
Box   14  
Automobile Magazine (French publication) 1990
Box   14  
BMW Zentrum 2002/EUROFEST 2000
Box   14  
Chevrolet, Louis articles 1940-1967
Box   14  
Communication Arts 1973
Box   14  
DeLorean material 1973-1983 (3 folders)
Box   15  
Electric car 1990
Box   15  
Marketing reference material circa 1980
Box   15  
Maps, etc. circa 1965

(in folder for "Internationale Verkehrsausstellung, München 1965")

Box   15  
Mercedes-Benz 220D 1978
Box   15  
Mercedes-Benz Bible June 8, 1965
 
Miscellaneous articles/clippings
Box   15  
Articles of interest -- DED 1990
Box   15  
Clippings for story research 1985-1990
Box   15  
Unlabeled clippings 1967-1970 (3 folders)
Box   15  
Unlabeled clippings 1986
Box   15  
Motor Trend articles 2004
Box   15  
Murphy, Thomas speech 1980
Box   15  
New Yorker editorial and advertising summaries 1968
Box   15  
Norman, Geoff: Introduction to Feeling Good circa 1976
Box   15  
Red Saab circa 1965
Box   15  
Safety 1964-1967 (3 folders)
Box   15  
Speeches (Brock Yates, Bob Cook, MPA Presentations) 1973, undated
Box   15  
Tilden, Bill articles 1973, 1975
Box   15  
Westinghouse press information 1993

(with photographs)

Box   15  
Ziff-Davis Intercom (newsletter) 1964-1967
 
Topical files/Miscellaneous 1964-2005 [series]

The Topical files/Miscellaneous series contains materials on particular topics that do not fall into the preceding series, such as Davis's work to commemorate Juan Manuel Fangio or with the Michigan Journalism Fellows program. The series also includes a subseries for interview transcripts and legal cases. The materials are arranged alphabetically by topic or description.

Box   15  
Autocar drivers handbook circa 1965
 
Automotive Steering Committee
Box   15  
Basserman's Farewell materials 1999
Box   15  
Memoranda and other materials 1998 (2 folders)
Box   15  
BMW Roadster Book 1995-1996
Box   15  
The Car the Art 1991
 
Car Information/Records
Box   16  
39 Chevrolet 1997-1999
Box   16  
Citroen 1985
Box   16  
1955 Chrysler 300 1995-1996
Box   16  
1996 Dodge Viper RT/10, 1995-1996 1995-1996
Box   16  
Fiat Toppolino 1971-1980
Box   16  
1953 Ford F-100 1993
Box   16  
1994 Ford F-150, 1994-1995 1994-1995

(also includes materials about the Chevrolet Suburban)

Box   16  
Haflinger 1982-1983
Box   16  
Jeep 1978-1982
Box   16  
Kougar-Jaguar 1978-1995
Box   16  
1994 Porsche 968 Cabriolet, 1994-1995 1994-1995
Box   16  
Children's Charter 1991
Box   16  
China Auto (USA) 1996-1997
Box   16  
Cunningham Project 2000-2001
Box   16  
The Double Gun Journal 1994

(related to Michigan Journalism Fellows?)

 
Fangio, Juan Manuel
Box   16  
Brochures 1986-1987
Box   16  
"Fangio file," undated
Box   16  
Fangio Foundation 1995-1997
Box   16  
Los Amigos Americanos del Museo Juan Manuel Fangio 1992-2000
Box   16  
Mixed materials undated
Box   16  
Press release regarding Juan Manuel Fangio statue 2003
 
Interviews
 
Conducted by David E. Davis
Box   16  
Tony Lapine interview undated
Box   16  
[A. C.] Spectorsky interview undated

(see also visual and audio materials series)

Box   16  
Bill Ruger interview March 21, 1987 (2 folders)
Box   16  
Iacocca interview for Motor Trend Classic June 2005
 
Conducted with David E. Davis
Box   16  
"A" and "D" interview undated
Box   16  
Larry Leins, Ron Hoff, et al. discussion July 30, 1965
Box   16  
Brock Adams and Terrence Bracy February 1, 1979
Box   16  
Steve Crowley Show, G.M.A. Money segment August 28, 1990
Box   16  
Takehiko Shimizu for Le Volant 1993
Box   16  
Lecture/column by Matthew Denney circa 1970
 
Legal cases
Box   16  
Nissan Pathfinder litigation 1992-1993
Box   16  
Carroll Shelby, et al. v. Superformance Int'l, Inc. 2002
Box   16  
Toyota law suit 1997
 
Michigan Journalism Fellows
Box   16  
Century Club 1994
Box   16  
Livingston Awards/Board Meeting at Mike Wallace's June 1999
Box   16  
Mixed materials 1993-1999
Box   16  
Miscellaneous materials 1969-1983
Box   16  
Motorcycle information 1980-1983
 
Other Organizations
Box   17  
Detroit SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) 1998
Box   17  
Greenfield Village 1989
Box   17  
National Automotive History Collection 1996-1997
 
Personal name files
Box   17  
Bondurant, Bob circa 2000
Box   17  
"Howell letters," 1964-1981
Box   17  
Scott, Mary Lee 2000
Box   17  
Spectorsky, A. C. 1970-1973, undated
Box   17  
Pininfarina Co. 1968, 1971

(with photographs)

Box   17  
Probe video 1992
Box   17  
Sturm, Ruger and Company 1970-1974
Box   17  
Winchell, Frank 1965-1996
 
Visual and audio materials [series]

The Visual and Audio materials series includes photographs, slides, and audio tapes of Davis, cars, and events. The materials have been divided into subseries by format.

 
Photographs, negatives, and slides
Box   17  
Portraits
Box   17  
Receiving awards
Box   17  
Informal and in groups
Box   17  
Trip to England negatives 1988
Box   17  
Cars and races
Box   17  
Foto Tillous
Box   17  
Snapshots
Box   17  
Portrait

(previously on Maybach speech binder)

Box   17  
'39 Chevy and Fangio
Box   17  
Fangio museum items 1996
Box   18  
Automobile Magazine European Grand Tour snapshots circa 1993
Box   18  
Miscellaneous (4 folders)
 
Audio tapes
Box   18  
Barry Farber Show, WOR-FM April 22, 1964

(see also Business files series under Car and Driver, Publicity/promotion: Television and Radio)

Box   18  
[A. C.] Spectrosky interview, with attached note

(see also Topical files/Miscellaneous series, under Interviews)

 
Removable storage media [series]

The Removable Storage Media series consists of floppy and zip disks of speeches and other material.

Box   18  
DED Speeches (floppy disk) 1996-1999 (1 floppy disks (3.5"))

("includes Speech template for Quark Copy Desk")

Box   18  
Jackie Stewart interview (floppy disk) May 27, 1999 (1 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   18  
Toyota/Land Rover Speech (floppy disk) January 14, 2000 (1 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   18  
Swedish C of C speech (floppy disk) (1 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   18  
NADA Speech draft (floppy disk) (1 floppy disks (3.5"))
Box   18  
Automobile Magazine -- Fangio with Chevy (zip disk) (1 zip disks)
 
Oversized materials [series]

The Oversized materials series contains photographs, a watercolor painting of Davis, and copies of articles.

Box   18  
Photographs (2 folders)
Box   18  
Watercolor
Box   18  
Title deed 1972
Box   18  
Magazines and articles 1983-2001
 
Bound magazines 1986-1998 [series]

The Bound Magazines series consists of bound issues of Automobile Magazine from 1986-1998 volumes 1-13. The magazine has been published by Murdoch Magazines (1985-1991) and K-III Magazine Corporation (1991-1998), which was renamed Primedia Consumer Magazines (1998-2007). Under these companies, the magazine was published in New York City. Currently, however, the magazine is published by Source Interlink Media, headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida. The editorial offices for Automobile Magazine are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Box   19  
Automobile Magazine, volumes 1-5 1986-1990
Box   20  
Automobile Magazine, volumes 5-9 1990-1994
Box   21  
Automobile Magazine, volumes 9-13 1994-1998
 
Film [series]

The Film series contains five 16 mm, one 35 mm, and one 1 inch film reels, two videocassette tapes, and two DVDs of commercials, cars, and David E. Davis television appearances

Reel   1  
1974 Chevrolet Dealer Show "Special," Varicom (16 mm)
Reel   2  
Auto Collection Dick Robert Film Company (16 mm)
Reel   3  
Commercials for Dusseldorf with listing of commercials (16 mm)
Reel   4  
[Grand?] Prix Featurette (35 mm)
Reel   5  
Untitled, from Mercedes Benz North America (16 mm)
Reel   6  
Mercedes Benz, QDAC 5216 Ogilvy & Mather, Syncrofilm Distribution Services (16 mm)Film (cont.)
Box   22  
AC&R/Respond, Automobile Magazine, Empire Video, February 19. (1 inch) 1986
Box   22  
Automobile Magazine, David E. Davis, Jr. (Videocassette tape)
Box   22  
Autoline Detroit, Show #1005 Guests: David E. Davis, Winding Road Magazine, Denis McCluggage, Autoweek, Blue Sky Productions, (Videocassette tape) January 29, 2006
Box   22  
Deadline Now #193, Guests: David E. Davis, Jr. and Sean McAlinden, WGTE Public Media June 8, 2009 (DVD)
Box   22  
Deadline Now #193, "The Big Three's topsy-turvy world," Guests: Sean McAlinden and David E. Davis, Jr., WGTE Public Media June 12, 2009 (DVD)