Author Archives: motors of yesterday

About motors of yesterday

Automotive historian who's owned, restored and rallied a number of vintage and 1930s to 1980s heritage cars and light commercial vehicles since 1968. My preference is American and Australian vehicles, but as an automotive historian I research all makes, English, Continental, North American and Australian. My automotive history research usually doesn't go beyond 1946 though. My specialisations are - Australian coach and motor body builders up to 1946 - Sydney and NSW's earliest motor vehicles - early long distance and interstate motor journeys, record attempts and trials up to 1939 - WW2 jeeps in Australian service - WW2 staff cars in Australian service

Young drivers and old cars

Like a lot of hobby groups the old car movement has for some years wondered how to best attract young people into the activity.  The ageing of the membership of many car clubs has put both organisational and financial strains on … Continue reading

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Old Tyres – A Warning

TYRES — A WARNING! When did you last check the tyres on your veteran or vintage car?  No, not just to see if they’re holding air or are getting worn but seriously check them for cracks, damage and AGE. Collectable cars, motor … Continue reading

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Orange NSW Veteran and Vintage Cars Only Rally

This report on the May 2011 Autumn Tour at Orange is reprinted (with permision) from the Bulletin of the Vintage Motor Club………. The O.DA.M.C. Autumn Tour was commended to us as an excellent veteran and vintage cars only rally, hosted by … Continue reading

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