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Edwin Brown’s ‘plagiarised’ hybrid Ford/Holden

Posted on Friday 10 March 2017

Written By Matthew Lombard | 10 March 2017 Plagiarism is most commonly associated with written work, but even motor vehicles can be ripped off. The 19...

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Bigfoot, aka the Andamooka Buggy

Posted on Friday 10 February 2017

Written By Paul Rees | 10 February 2017 This monster vehicle is the most recent acquisition at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood. It was driven in...

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The cars of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Posted on Thursday 31 March 2016

Written by Mick Bolognese | March 31st, 2016 Warning: if names like ‘the War Boys’ and ‘Imperator Furiosa’ mean nothing to y...

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Selling a tiger: advertising the 1966 GTO Pontiac

Posted on Friday 05 February 2016

Written by Michelle Toft| February 5th, 2016 Don’t let the stylish exterior fool you, the 1966 GTO Pontiac is a 389 cubic inch four barrel V8 with d...

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In a puff of… steam

Posted on Tuesday 24 November 2015

Written by Mick Bolognese | November 24th, 2015 The mysterious disappearance of Birdwood’s Watt steam engine James Watt isn’t necessarily a hous...

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Happy Back to the Future Day!

Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2015

Written by Mick Bolognese | October 21st, 2015 If you’re on any type of social media, you’d know that today is ‘Back to the Future’ day – ...

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Riding the Wall of Death

Posted on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Written by Pauline Cockrill | July 28th, 2015 History SA volunteer Michelle Toft has just got her motorcycle licence, so we asked her to ride the Wa...

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The Rise and Fall of John DeLorean

Posted on Monday 22 June 2015

Written by Mick Bolognese | June 22nd, 2015 Forget The Wolf of Wall Street: my prediction is that one blockbuster waiting to happen is the rise and...

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Godzilla!

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2015

Written by Mick Bolognese | April 22nd, 2015 I left some of you with a cliffhanger last month… I say ‘some’ because ‘Godzilla’ quickly...

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Everyone knows the Leyland Brothers, right?

Posted on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Written by Mick Bolognese | March 31st, 2015 ‘… and this car was actually driven across Australia by the Leyland Brothers.’ My colleague pause...

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