Reverse Gear

Collection Blog

The National Motor Museum blog, Reverse gear, cruises back through Australian motoring history and shares some personal reflections and great stories from the collection, library and workshop. Not all of our collection items can be displayed at one time so in this blog our staff and volunteers will give you a look at what goes on behind-the-scenes. 

The cars of 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Warning: if names like 'the War Boys' and 'Imperator Furiosa' mean nothing to you, you've obviously not seen 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. Get a copy and watch it (make sure the sound's up) before you read ahead. Read more about The cars of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' >

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Happy Back to the Future Day!

If you’re on any type of social media, you’d know that today is ‘Back to the Future’ day – the day that Marty McFly lands in in the classic first instalment of the Back to the Future film trilogy. Read more about Happy Back to the Future Day! >

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Riding the Wall of Death

History SA volunteer Michelle Toft has just got her motorcycle licence, so we asked her to ride the Wall of Death… after doing some research. Here’s what she found:

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The Rise and Fall of John DeLorean

Forget The Wolf of Wall Street: my prediction is that one blockbuster waiting to happen is the rise and fall of John Zachary DeLorean. Read more about The Rise and Fall of John DeLorean >

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Godzilla!

I left some of you with a cliffhanger last month... Read more about Godzilla! >

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Everyone knows the Leyland Brothers, right?

‘… and this car was actually driven across Australia by the Leyland Brothers.’

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But why V8s?

Adelaide’s Clipsal 500 is one the most popular events in Australia’s sporting calendar, and while it doesn’t quite edge out Melbourne’s Formula 1 GP for attendance or global TV audience, there is certainly a much more ‘home-grown’ feel to V8 racing than to Formula 1.

So how did Australia’s love affair with V8s begin?

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Australia Day the National Motor Museum way

A look at one of our most beloved inventions and its ties to the National Motor Museum  Read more about Australia Day the National Motor Museum way >

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