Archives Overview Video

Museum Archives

The CCCA Museum is host to the archives of the people who contributed to the making of the Classic Era. And it is fitting as the Museum is the logical place for these irreplaceable documents.

Today the files of the custom houses of Derham and Judkins, the Cole Motor Car Company, as well as the papers of Ray Dietrich are being carefully preserved in the library.

To preserve this information indefinitely, and to make it accessible to Classic Car enthusiasts everywhere, our staff has digitized every document, more than 20,000 in all, which are now available for free on this website (medium resolution images are free, high resolution images with no watermarks may be purchased and downloaded).

Watch the video for a brief introduction to the Museum Archives.

Archive Viewer Video

The Archive Viewer

The Archive Viewer allows you to browse the CCCA Museum Archives.

Show Archive Viewer


Click on the image for a short introduction on using the Archive Viewer.


Coachbuilders Video

Featured Coachbuilders

Click the image for a short video introduction to our featured coachbuilders: Derham Body Company, John B. Judkins Company, and Dietrich Incorporated.

Learn more about these coachbuilders:

To help you learn more about the custom coachbuilders of the Classic Car Era, we have set up a web page directory to has historical information for over 1200 custom auto body builders, with a web page dedicated to each. More...

Digitizing the Museum Archives

In addition to its unique collection of “Full Classic” automobiles and its world-class mascot collection, the Classic Car Club of America Museum is home to a fine automotive library. The library comprises many hundreds of books and magazines, and a large automotive literature collection.