Bob, thank you for the post. This is a multifaceted topic! For example, I appreciate the goal of encouraging "coordination of digitization efforts at all levels to avoid duplication." There's a fair amount of duplication going on with regards to automotive marketing literature. I don't know if there is a solution, but it might help to cultivate a conversation about it.
Meanwhile, a lot of good work has been done to collect personal histories, but they don't always make it into digital form. An example of that is the Automobile in American Life and Society website. It lists mo