Located in Naples, Florida, The Revs Institute is a mind boggling tribute to the automobile. It exists, in their words, for ‘Elevating the study of the auto.’ And elevate they do. The 80,000 square foot facility was purpose-built and, again in their words, ‘dedicated to achieving world-class excellence.' Mission accomplished.
While visitors will certainly be blown away by The Collier Collection … over 100 influential cars… the facility also includes a private archive and research library comprised of over a million original documents and 20,000 book titles. All available to serious researchers both on-site and online. This includes books, periodicals, over 700,000 photographic images and ephemera.
And if that weren’t enough, there is a Revs program at Stanford University. The program is an academic interdisciplinary project that focuses on the automobile as a technical, industrial and aesthetic human achievement, as well as a social change agent and powerful historical force. You can learn more about the Revs Stanford program at revs.standford.edu.
But lets get down to the most visual feature of Revs, The Collier Collection. This was my mission for today’s outing… and the only disappointment was I hadn’t allotted enough time.Read More