Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Motor Museum of WA 2020 visit
On 19th July 2020 I attended a classic car club meeting at the Motor Museum of WA at Whiteman Park. There are regular changes among the displays to keep things fresh.
In the new wing there is an extensive racing display
Caversham raceway display. I believe that the government has agreed to preserve the Caversham raceway, although not as an active raceway. There was a risk that the area would be reclassed for urban redevelopment and the heritage racecourse would disappear forever.
Two locally built custom racers
1946 Ford V8 Debonde Sports
1951 "Smith's Special" V8
BMW electric roadster
Leyland P76 coupe. If this coupe had made it into production it would have given Holden and Ford a real run for their money. The Leyland P76 gets a lot of bagging as a lemon, but they were really good cars for Australian conditions.
1956 Ford Thunderbird
What most people come to see - Daniel Ricciardo's Grand Prix winning Renault.
Replica of Fremantle motorcycle pioneer, Arthur Grady's 1926 Douglas. On a bike like this he completed the first circumnavigation of Australia by motorbike.
1946 Ford V8 Deluxe Sedan
1923 Shelvoke and Drewery transporter
The veteran section
Model T Ambulance
Model T Ford
1903 De Dion Bouton
Rolls Royce and Bentley
1950 Ford Prefect
Military version of the FJ Holden ute. The main change was the removal of chrome and brightware. Only a few vehicles were built for trials, but it never went into production.
1957 Velocette Valiant. Note the covered engine
1956 Puch motorcycle
The pioneers - the 1888 Benz and Daimler. Note the museum is now using the information panels I drafted for the Classic Car Show in 2020.
The Daimler motorcycle was developed as test vehicle. It was never intended to go into production. Gottleib Daimler shortly aftewards mounted the engine in a four person carriage.
1956 Lloyd 600.
1946 Salisbury Super Scooter.
1925 DOT Bradshaw, oil cooled engine
Custom FJ Holden station wagon.
1934 De Soto Airflow. One of my favourite vehicles in the collection.
1960 Honda Dream
1958 Lambretta Li125
Velocette Viceroy. I would love one of these rare beasts.
1938 DKW RT250
The Motor Museum of WA is open seven days a week. Check out the website: http://www.motormuseumwa.com.au/