Events

Every year the SCA hosts an annual conference centered on a specific theme. Members and non-members are encouraged to attend and participate. Conferences typically include a welcoming reception, walking tours, bus tours, presentation of papers and an annual business meeting. And, of course, those wonderful souvenir tee shirts!

Check this page periodically to learn more about the SCA’s upcoming conference.

Past Events

Below are links to pages that contain information and photos from past conferences. Enjoy!

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2004 See You in Seattle: American Roadside in the Space Age – Seattle, WA
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2002 Reno or Bust: Sin and the American Roadside – Reno, NV
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2001 Cars and Crossroads: Touring America’s Heartland – Indianapolis, IN
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2000 Cool Colorado: Automobile Culture in the Rocky Mountain West – Colorado Springs, CO
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1999 Made in Ohio: Enameled Eateries, Durable Domiciles and Fast Food – Columbus, OH
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1998 Driving the Dixie: Automobile Tourism in the South – Chattanooga, TN
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1997 Fins Family Fun & the Fabulous ’50s: SCA’s 20th Anniversary Conference and Reunion – Wildwoods, NJ

1996 – Life in the Past Lane – Los Angeles, CA

1995 – Preserving the Recent Past – Chicago, IL

1994 – Granite Faces and Concrete Critters: Automobile Tourism in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota – Rapid City, SD

1993 – Delaware Valley Diner Tour

1992 – No conference

1991 – Lincoln Highway Conference – Ames, IA

1991 – Big D – Dallas, TX

1990 – Highways to History – Pittsburgh, PA

1989 – Its Only Yesterday: The Automobile-Related Environment of New York State – Albany, NY

1988 – Americans and the Automobile – Dearborn, Ml

1987 – 10th Birthday Celebration – Boston, MA

1986 – Tour of Route 1 (Boston to Maine) – Annual Conference cancelled due to damage caused by Hurricane Gloria

1985 – Art Deco Commercial Architecture, 192-1950 – Washington, DC

1984 – Annual Meeting – Washington, DC

1983 – Meeting – Wildwood, NJ

1982 – Annual Conference – Washington, DC

1982 – Meeting – Boston, MA

1981 – Annual Conference – Miami, FL

1979 – Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA

1979 – All Night Diner Tour – Massachusetts and Rhode Island