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 an important and ever-evolving historical record of both the automotive trade itself and the social history that surrounds it.

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.”

The full archive shown on an iMac.
The full archive shown on an iMac.

From the first public demonstration of cars in 1895 to the launch of timeless classic ‘The Mini’ in 1959 and the arrival of the Ford Fiesta in 1976, Autocar has been at the forefront of each and every notable event in the history of automobiles. As well as the archive, digital subscriptions also include access to ongoing weekly issues that feature thought-provoking editorials, authoritative car reviews and news that leads the global agenda.

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 of professional capacity; we are proud to have been a part of it.”

A plethora of tablets showcasing the Autocar archive.
A plethora of tablets showcasing the Autocar archive.

The Exact Editions digital platform allows individuals and institutional subscribers an intuitive, user-friendly and cohesive experience. The Autocar archive can be explored with these helpful features:

  • An advanced search function enabling search of any keywords.
  • A neat stacking interface allowing for ease of browsing years and decades.
  • Syncing issues for offline reading.
  • A clean, high-quality interface faithful to the print edition.
  • New issue notifications alerting readers to the availability of the next issue.

For institutions interested in requesting a free trial of Autocar, please click here.

Individuals can purchase an annual or quarterly subscription of Autocar clicking here.