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arrow TECHNICAL RESOURCES AND LIBRARY

LIBRARY & TECHNICAL RESOURCES

The Club maintains an extensive library of manuals and technical information, (available to members only) & available to borrow or for photocopying of selected pages.   


IF TRAVELLING THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA THE MOTOR MUSEUMS & COLLECTIONS OF AUSTRALASIA WEBSITE CAN HELP YOU DISCOVER COLLECTIONS OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND RELATED MEMORABILIA ALL OVER AUSTRALIA website http://www.australasianmotormuseums.com.au/ 
or download the pdf Motor Museums and Collections of Aust

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QLD

Queensland Auto Museum.pdf

NSW

McFeeters Motor Museum: Cnr Newell Highway & Oxford Street, Forbes NSW 2871.  (02) 68523001  Open 7 days 9am-5pm. - closed Christmas Day & Good Friday.  Wheelchair ramp access and toilets.  A stunning facility which has been purpose built to house a collection of meticulously restored Motor Vehicles and Bikes.   Also houses a gift shop, cafe and local wine tasting.   Ample off street parking for RVs, & buses.  mcfeeters@motormuseum.com.au   www.motormuseum.com.au

National Transport Museum Inverell:   Taylor Avenue, Inverell NSW 2360 (02) 67212270  is open everyday except Christmas Day 10am to 4pm.   With over 200 members and 120 vehicle exhibits, ranging from Vintage, Veteran, Classic and Motorcycles, the National Transport Museum has become a valuable tourist attraction for the North West and New England area. Some of the vehicles on display include a 1906 Dayton (believed to be the only one left worldwide), 1912 Renault, various Holdens and Fords including GT Falcons, 1926 Diana, 1929 Packard, and wide range of Chev's just to name a few. http://www.nationaltransportmuseum.info

The Australian Motorlife Museum: "Integral Energy Recreation Park" Darkes Rd, Kembla Grange, Wollongong. This Motoring Museum is a member based organisation dedicated to the preservation of motoring history in all forms.  Members & friends can join in running & maintaining the museum & its exhibits. http://www.motorlifemuseum.com.au


FOR ANYONE TRAVELLING OVERSEAS HERE ARE A FEW INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT RECOMMENDED BY SCACC MEMBERS.

USA 

Imperial Palace Auto Collection.  Las Vegas Nevada: "History on Wheels" at Its Best!  Enjoy the world's largest and finest classic car showroom with $100 million worth of inventory on display and for sale.  Stroll among more than 250 antique, muscle, famous, historically significant and special interest vehicles.

National Museum of Transportation: St Louis Missouri:  With over 70 locomotives, half of them “one-of-a-kind” or “sole survivors” of their type, the Museum has one of the most complete collections of American railroad motive power, and its collections of automobiles, buses, streetcars, aircraft, horse-drawn vehicles, and riverboat materials are constantly expanding to reflect the ever-changing nature of transportation.
http://transportmuseumassociation.org/

Gilmore Classic Car Collection,  Hickory Corners, Michigan: Today, the site includes eight historic barns, a re-created 1930s service station, a small town train station, and nearly three miles of paved roads. It isn’t uncommon for guests to catch a glimpse of one of the vintage cars or the authentic London double-decker bus in motion. The Museum is a founding member of the National Association of Automobile Museums, a member of the World Forum of Motor Museums, the Michigan Association of Museums, and the American Association of Museums.   http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org

The Henry Ford Museum: Dearborn, Michigan.  A huge Museum and Village complex with a multitude of displays and exhibits on American Social history.  The Museum which alone covers 14 acres, encompases 300 years of cultural and technological advances in the fields of communication, transportation, agriculture, industry and domestic arts.............   http://www.hfmgv.org/

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Collection:  Auburn Indiana The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a National Historic Landmark, has welcomed nearly two million visitors from all 50 states and from over 40 countries since the museum opened its doors at Noon on Saturday, July 6, 1974. It inhabits the former Auburn Automobile Company’s national headquarters building, a place where history was made over 75 years ago! Many of the Auburn and Cord automobiles you see driving around Auburn each Labor Day weekend were designed and developed in this very building.   http://welcome.to/acd.museum

The Nethercutt Museum:  Sylmar CA - (Northern Suburbs of LA) The Nethercutt Museum showcases more than 130 of the world’s greatest antique, vintage, classic and special interest automobiles including many top winners of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.   http://www.nethercuttcollection.org/Museum.aspx

Merle Norman Classic Beauty Collection (Museum) -  Sylmar CA (Northern suburbs of LA) - An elegant collection of fine antique automobiles owned by the Merle Norman Cosmetic Co. On display are 13 Rolls-Royce, a 1934 Packard V-12 Dietrich Sedan, Rudolph Valentino's 1923 Voisin, a 1923 Tweny Grand Duesenberg and many other luxury cars.15180 Bledsoe Street, Sylmar, California, 91324, United States of America

Newburgh, New York   -   Orange County Choppers. Again, viewers of the Discovery Channel would be aware of the series American Chopper, and the highly dysfunctional Teutel family who hand build      amazingly engineered but fairly useless Chopper Motorcycles. Like Foose Design, OCC is not a museum, but many of their more notable bikes are displayed in the showroom, along with a range of custom built retail choppers. The workmanship is impressive, and there is a viewing gallery to the workshop, where you can watch the TV show being filmed.  http://www.orangecountychoppers.com

Los Angeles:  Petersen Automotive Museum in Beverly Hills.  Located in downtown CBD of Beverly Hills, simply sensational exhibits and dioramas of the evolution of motoring in the USA. Magic cars and exceptionally maintained. Beautiful restorations, no flat tyres or dusty cars like so many museums, and a number of displays change routinely.  http://www.petersen.org/

Warner Bros Studios.  Burbank.  - A tour of the Warner's studio includes a stop at a warehouse housing approx 20 famous TV / Movie cars. Maxwell Smarts Sunbeam Tiger, General Lee Charger, Harry Potters Anglia, Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino from the movie of the same name. Not mock ups or dummies, but the actual vehicles used in production. Small showing, but the rest of the studio tour is a must see anyway, with 100 yrs of movie history on the one lot, and more appealing than the more touristy Universal Studios theme park on top of the hill above Burbank.   http://www.warnerbros.comFoose DesignHuntington Beach -  Any fan of the Discovery Turbo channel on Austar would know Hot Rod designer Chip Foose.   Located in Huntington Beach, you can do a guided tour of his workshop every week day at 12 noon. Not a museum, but very interesting to see the level of workmanship in some of the most amazing hot rods in the world today

Barriss Customs. Also in Burbank -  custom car builder for generations to the  TV & Movie industry, George Barriss has his workshop.   Not a museum, but a number of cars on show. The Munster Coach,  the original Batmobile, KITT from Knight Rider  a replica of James Deans Porsche Speedster.   http://www.barris.com/  

Bowling Green, Kentucky   -   National Corvette Museum. Excellent displays on the history of  "Americas Sports Car”. Excellent facilities, great experience. You can also watch lucky new Corvette owners having their new cars  delivered to them in the foyer direct from the assembly plant over the road. You can also do a plant tour, and watch new Corvettes being hand built at the GM assembly plant Mon to Thurs. http://www.corvettemuseum.org/

Indianapolis, Indiana.  - International Motor Racing Museum. Located on the infield of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway , the museum features race winning cars and memorabilia from the 100yr history of the brickyard. You can also do a slow lap of the circuit in a narrated bus tour which covers a lot of history.   http://www.racingarchives.org/

 

Hershey Swap Meet: Founded in the 1950's, the Hershey Swap Meet is one of the world's largest old-car gatherings; with over 1,000 cars for sale in the "car corral," and approx. 9,000 flea market spaces http://www.hersheyaaca.org/

Carlisle Swap Meet: Huge Collector and Antique swap meets during the seasons of Spring and Fall, offering millions of parts, and thousands of Vendors.  This is a fun-filled weekend the entire family will enjoy. While exploring the 150 acres and 8,100 vending spaces, you will marvel at one of the largest automotive swap meets in the world. Carlisle is the place to purchase any of the 2,000 vehicles at the car corral where you can slip behind the wheel and get a feel for the vehicle. Even better, you can deal directly with the car owner to work out the best price. This is where you can buy, sell and trade with total confidence. All roads lead to Carlisle, PA where you’ll find a community of passionate motorheads and a commitment to superb service that can only be achieved through more than three decades of know-how. http://www.carlisleevents.com/ce/events/fall-carlisle/

 

 
arrow    Some interesting publications you may find in our extensive library

Many Publications are in the SCACC Library - this is the First edition of the VCCAQ - These photos are some of our members who were members of the VCCAQ at the time of this publication.

 

The Front Cover of the 1st Edition of the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Queensland) was printed in June, 1969.  It showed a 1915 Ford T Model Owned by W. Gibson of Goodna.  This Veteran was discovered through a "wanted to sell" ad in a daily newspaper.  The wheels were rotten, the  radiator and body missing, the engine was of the wrong model.  New or old parts which were not available were made by the owner in his workshop at Goodna.

 

 

FOR ANYONE TRAVELLING OVERSEAS HERE ARE A FEW INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT RECOMMENDED BY SCACC MEMBERS.

UNITED KINGDOM

SCOTLAND

Myreton Motor Museum: Myreton Motor Museum was founded by Willie Dale in 1966 and has a large collection exhibits such as cars, bicycles, motor cycles and commercial vehicles dating from 1899. There is also an interesting assortment of period advertising, posters, enamel signs, and toy vehicleshttp://www.myretonmotormuseum.co.uk/

ENGLAND

National Motor Museum Beaulieu: Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, historic Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and James Bond Exhibition. It is located within easy reach of the popular tourist destinations of Bournemouth, Southampton and Winchester.  http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/

Goodwood Festival of Speed:  The Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. Held in the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, this annual hill-climb event is a true celebration of motor sport and all things automotive. http://www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed/what-is-it/what-is-fos.aspx

Goodwood Revival:  The Goodwood Revival really is a magical step back in time, a unique chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor racing in the romantic time capsule of the golden era of motor racing at one of the world’s most authentic circuits. The Revival is the world’s most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s that relives the glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit. It is the biggest and best historic motor racing party of the year. http://www.goodwood.co.uk/revival/what-is-revival/what-is-revival.aspx

Vintage at Goodwood:  Vintage at Goodwood brings together a unique blend of 1940s, 50s and 60s fashion, music, film, art, dance and design in a fun, authentic and imaginative way. Similarly, the annual Goodwood Revival, the world's biggest historic motor racing event, has been successfully doing this for over a decade, with the added excitement of thrilling wheel to wheel motor racing as a unique and extraordinary backdrop to an utterly British experience. The Goodwood Revival brings together the most glamorous and exotic cars, and their star drivers all racing on the original classic race track, it is the only major sporting event to be completely staged in an authentic period setting, creating a truly magical step back in time http://www.goodwood.co.uk/vintage-at-goodwood/vintage-at-revival.aspx

FRANCE

The Schlumpf Collection:  Cité de l'Automobile, in Mulhouse, Alsace.  The Schlumpf Collection is certainly the most prestigious car collection in the world. This is demonstrated by the two Bugatti Royales, including the famous Coupé Napoléon, the 150 Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes models, etc. It was in a former Mulhouse woollen mill, with its typically 19th century architecture, that Fritz Schlumpf established his fabulous collection of 437 cars belonging to 97 different brands. With this unique collection, the Cité de l’Automobile sees itself as being to cars what the Louvre is to art.  http://www.collection-schlumpf.com/en/schlumpf/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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