Naples. 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.stanford.edu.