About The Revs Program at Stanford

The Revs Program at Stanford established a new trans-disciplinary field connecting the past, present and future of the automobile. The program aims to put the automobile at the center of the university and raise the quality of academic discourse at Stanford and beyond.

The program fosters an intellectual community, bridging the humanities and fine arts, social sciences, design, science and engineering, and the professions.

To realize this vision, The Revs Program at Stanford will:

  • Stimulate research within and across disciplines
  • Provide teaching and learning opportunities across the curriculum and beyond the university
  • Create a highly-accessible knowledge repository that captures information on specific automobiles and automobiles in general with exacting attention to detail and thorough documentation
  • Forge a vibrant, worldwide discussion among scholars and students, collectors and enthusiasts 

The automobile is at the core of understanding the 20th century and the 21st. The Revs Program at Stanford is inspired by the opportunity to become the world's leading center to facilitate this understanding. The Revs Program at Stanford was made possible by the vision of Miles Collier, the founder of the Revs Institute, business executive, artist, and philanthropist.