We began with trains. Furthermore, many of you “liked” our blogs. Thank you for the feedback! So, today we have prepared a treat for you on classic automobiles.
At Gold Age Australia we know the importance of entertaining residents. Firstly, this is their home, their second family. Their happiness is important to us. However, ladies and gentlemen have differing tastes. Of course, that is to be expected and we are happy to oblige.
Beginning with the romance of the classic automobile. The movies in particular created the aura of romance around the automobile. Think of Bonnie and Clyde and the american mafia movies. Also, Elliott Ness. And of course James Bond.
You may ask what makes a classic car? Veteran and Vintage cars are defined by specific years. However, it is difficult to know when cars started to be called “classic”. Furthermore, are they defined by specific years?
Located on Shannon St., in Birdwood SA. Their telephone No. is 08)8568-4000. They’re open daily from 10 am-5pm. Link: www.motor.history.sa.gov.au
They collect, research, preserve and display Australian road transport history. Furthermore, they comprise approximately 200 vehicles. Also a number of motoring related objects. These include brochures, maps, tin signs and petrol bowsers. Furthermore, they display toys, models and an image collection. Around 100 vehicles are on loan. They belong to private collectors and organisations. Moreover, they are changed periodically.
Located at 749-755 Collins St. Docklands. The telephone number is 03)9620-4086. The Link is: www.foxcollection.org.au.
Opening hours vary, so check before you go.This Museum belongs to Lindsay Fox. Mr. Fox is a classic automobile enthusiast. Furthermore, his collection includes more than 50 prestige vehicles. Moreover, he has spent over 30 years assembling it. The collection includes Bentleys, Ferraris, Jaguars and Mercedes Benz’s.
Additionally, they offer group tours for between 25-45 people. The tours are accompanied by a talk. Including a brief overview of the restoration processes.
Located at the Cnr of Willis and Cimitiere Sts, in Launceston. The telephone number is 03)6334-8888. The museum is open daily from 9-5 pm. Winter opening hours are 10-4 pm. Closed on Christmas day. Link: www.namt.com.au
They present four theme displays each year. Additionally, they constantly change the exhibits in the main hall. Furthermore, they have a mezzanine floor packed with motorcycles. Lastly, please look up their website for details as these change every year.
This museum is located on the Mornington Peninsula. Furthermore, the area is considered a hub for motoring enthusiasts. This includes hot rod meet ups, bike rides and classic car shows. Added to the fun is the beauty of the location. Moreover, it houses a unique collection of over 80 motor vehicles. Also, there is memorabilia, model cars etc spanning over several decades.
You can purchase souvenirs, model cars and various motoring items. Additionally Charlie offers tea, coffee, soft drinks and ice creams. Fun for the entire family. Why not go and make a day of it.
There are many more similar museums scattered over the country. This reflects Australia’s enduring love affair with the motor car, motorcycles as well as other forms of transport. That pioneering spirit is certainly still alive and well.
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