An Evening with ASHET: 1914 Grand Prix Delage – Resurrecting a Sole Survivor


Arthur Duray at the 1914 French Grand Prix driving a Delage [Wikimedia Commons]

Spend an evening with our friends from the Australian Society for History of Engineering and Technology (ASHET) and guest speaker Philip Guilfoyle on Tuesday 28th February at History House: ‘1914 Grand Prix Delage – Resurrecting a Sole Survivor’

Hear the story of the resurrection of the only surviving 1914 Grand Prix Delage car in the world – a vehicle of technical and historical significance – using digital technology and additive manufacturing to re-manufacture the engine block casting. These methods can be applied to other low volume or specialised projects.

Philip Guilfoyle, the 1914 GP Delage Project Manager, is an Industrial Designer with 28 years’ experience in engineering and R&D management. He is an independent consultant (Vintage Restoration Management Pty Ltd), focusing on heritage automotive projects. His goal is to capture opportunities presented by digital technology and apply them to vehicle restorations. Working for Australian manufacturers (Rheem, Miller, Sunbeam, Victa), Philip has developed many products and a broad range of industrial processes. He has a Degree in Industrial Design (UTS 1988) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Technology Management (MGSM 1996), and is a regular guest lecturer.

Click here for more information and to make a booking online. Bookings can also be made by calling History House on (02) 9247 8001 or by emailing

Date and Time: Tuesday 28 February @ 5:30pm for 6.00pm start – 7pm (refreshments will follow the lecture)
Venue: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: RAHS/ASHET Members $10; Non-Members $12

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