John Blanchard - Australian Motor Life Museum (35 images)

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During a recent visit to Sydney I was able to find time to take in the new Australian Motorlife Museum just south of Woollongong that opened late in 2008. This is a most impressive, purpose built facility where there is a large display of historic motor cars and numerous displays of memorabilia covering the history of motor car servicing, etc.


The facility is in the hands of the very capable Wendy Muddell and her team of volunteers who maintain the exhibits, man the entrance, run the shop etc. Additional to the car display there is an extensive library, a very nice meeting room for car clubs with catering facilities, including a bar. There is plenty of parking for large groups with provision for picnics.


It is a completely new building that I saw under construction last year and I estimate the overall size around 25,000 sq. ft., located in the Integral Energy Recreation Park on Darkes Road, Kembla Grange. From Sydney's Mascot airport to the front gate is 85kms. and the normal GPS recognizes the address. It is great to see the initiative of Wendy and her group and if you are driving to Sydney it is a good place for a coffee break. The local car clubs, including even those in Sydney are really fortunate to have such a first class venue to incorporate in their drive days and travels.


John Blanchard



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