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Automobile Heritage and Tourism

1st Edition

Edited by Michael V. Conlin, Lee Jolliffe


250 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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Automobile heritage encompasses a complex range of artefacts and activities. Beyond just historic vehicles which are the primary artefacts of this niche, it also includes communities of collectors and enthusiasts, private owners and public institutions, as well as historic motoring environments, literally thousands of museums, exhibitions and car shows throughout the world, and a range of paraphernalia that includes both original and replicated promotional materials, equipment and parts, and guide books.

Although automobile heritage has been the subject of some limited research, Automobile Heritage and Tourism is unique in examining its scope and role within tourism. The book looks at a vast array of topics, from the experience of using and collecting old cars, related destination development, automobile heritage and museums, to events such as vintage automobile racing, promotion and social change. It thereby provides a thorough review of the impacts of automobile heritage on tourism. A number of theories provide a framework and are analysed throughout, including those related to the collection, display, exhibition and use of historic automobiles. The title takes a global and interdisciplinary view of the subject with international contributions from both established and emerging scholars in the field.

This book adds to the industrial heritage tourism literature and will appeal to a diverse audience, in particular those in the fields of cultural heritage and industrial heritage tourism, but also practitioners involved with the planning, restoration, exhibition and management of automobile heritage attractions and events.

Table of Contents

Lists of figures

List of tables

Notes on contributors


Part I: Introduction

1. Automobile heritage and tourism: a framework for study Michael Conlin and Lee Jolliffe

Part II: People and automobile heritage

2. Nostalgic automotive yearnings on the road to the museum Gary Best

3. The Bricklin: from automobile to place narrative Lee Jolliffe

4. Assembling heritage tourism: the BMW museum and factory tour Gregory Ramshaw

5. DeLorean dreams: Back to the Future in 'Titanic Town' Gordon Ramsey

6. Repositioning an industrial city through automobile heritage: the role of the Mille Miglia in the tourism development of Brescia, Italy Ilenia Bregoli

Part III: Places and automobile heritage

7. The economic impact of historic vehicle events: the case of the 2010 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Jaime Kaminski, Paul Frost and Geoffrey Smith

8. Heritage motoring and tourism in Barbados Cristina Jönsson and Lee Jolliffe

9. Potential for heritage motoring tourism in Sri Lanka M.S.M. Aslam

Part IV: Products and automobile heritage

10. Racing back in time: the historic racing scene in Victoria, Australia Matt Harvey

11. The motor museum of popular culture: exhibiting the patriotic heritage of ‘Australia’s Own Car’ Leanne White

12. Significance of Amelia Island Concourse D’Elegance, Florida, USA Asli D. A. Tasci and Jerry L. Epperly II

13. The role of corporate vehicle museums in consumer brand engagement Bradford T. Hudson

14. Product innovation for repositioning and destination development marketing strategies: the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Turin, Italy Antonella Capriello and Irene Mastretta

15. The role of the Royal Automobile Museum in tourism and heritage education in Jordan Salem Harahsheh and Rafa Haddad

Part V: Conclusion

16. Automobile heritage and tourism: future research directions Lee Jolliffe and Michael Conlin


About the Editors

Michael V. Conlin is Professor of Management in the Okanagan School of Business at Okanagan College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

Lee Jolliffe is Professor of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Tourism

Tourism has been the fastest growing industry of the last decade as disposable incomes grew throughout the world. This series highlights state of the art and cutting edge Tourism research in the following areas:

* the management and organization of tourism
* tourism and development
* the benefits and the disadvantages of the effects of tourism

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism