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. 

From usual suspect to special guest

Graber’s bus returns to Lobethal for the Christmas Pageant on Tuesday December 23 Read more about From usual suspect to special guest >

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Throwback Thursday: the 1994 Adelaide Grand Prix

Thought the final Formula 1 race of 2014 was anticlimactic? Here’s a flashback to the drama of the 1994 season, resolved at the Australian GP in Adelaide. Read more about Throwback Thursday: the 1994 Adelaide Grand Prix >

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Get to the chopper!

When Australian Customs contacted us to donate a backyard-built chopper from the former Soviet Union we were completely caught in two minds. Read more about Get to the chopper! >

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A pearl of a Packard

Museum staff member Caroline talks to us about entering the 2014 Bay to Birdwood run in her Packard limousine

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What a minter!

You’ve never seen a car maintained quite as lovingly as this Kingswood Read more about What a minter! >

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Coping with the curfew

The new P-plate regulations for South Australia came into force yesterday

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Speedy

Ever wondered how speeding fines were given before radars and speed cameras were invented? Read more about Speedy >

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Our 1900 De Dion Bouton and the colourful beginnings of the Tour de France

It’s been a long time coming but the National Motor Museum blog is back! In an unexpected twist, it’s a cycling event which got us back into gear. Read more about Our 1900 De Dion Bouton and the colourful beginnings of the Tour de France >

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Saved from the wrecker's ball

Visitors to the National Motor Museum are greeted just inside the entrance by a full size service station - The Regent Garage. This 'building within a building' often provides an interesting talking point amongst our visitors. Read more about Saved from the wrecker's ball >

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