MotometerCentral™’s founder, Francis G. Clax has been selected and asked to speak at a number of automotive industry and history events starting at the beginning of next month.  Francis is pretty much fully booked until the fall season.


Revving up on Friday, February 2nd at the Ontario County Historical Society Museum in Canandaigua, New York in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region, Francis will host as guest speaker and docent the opening of a seven-month long public exhibition of his motometer automobilia collection.  From there he will perform a number of lecture seminars on motometers and their historic origin in nearby Rochester, New York and the surrounding area.  A series of monthly seminars will be held at the OCHS Museum while others will be conducted at the nearby associated Wood Library.

The motometer exhibition and seminar series provide a great opportunity to gain an accurate historical perspective on these fascinating devices especially for regional car clubs and their members as well as Watkins Glen International race course attendees of racing at “The Glen” including NASCAR fans in August.  Click here [] to see more of The Glen’s event schedule.


Saturday, February 8th Francis heads to Philadelphia to take part in the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Annual National Meeting and Conference as a featured seminar speaker on the subject of “Automobilia and Its Relationship to Preserving Automotive History.”


Francis is a well-diversified automotive industry historian who actually speaks and writes on a wide range of automobile topics besides motometers, his area of unparalleled expertise.  In November Francis presented a paper at the Society of Automotive Historians and International Motor Racing Research Center co-organized Michael R. Argetsinger Symposium on International Motor Racing History.  His paper titled “Anne Cécile Rose-Itier: Overcoming Gender Barriers and Earning Legitimacy by Competing and Winning” providing a fascinating biographical insight into this early French female racecar driver’s career and other female automobile racing pioneers.



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