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This weekend the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania had a "Public Awareness Day" i.e. an open day where members of the public also bring along their vehicles. I went along on Saturday and took some photos but camera failed miserably at the inside photo things. Which is a pity because they have some very cool vehicles. Some of the not-so-bad photos below:

This first part has the older (pre-1910) cars. Then some motorcycles. Then a range of other interesting vehicles. Then outside.


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1906 Swift. The rear seating compartment looks like a well-upholstered horse-drawn carriage.


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And it has a lovely steering wheel.


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Same year, dfferent style. This is a 1906 Orient Buckboard, a "flat board automobile, friction driven with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes." It cost $337 and "was the most inexpensive car in the world until the advent of the Ford Model T." It got up to speeds of 48 km/h.

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1909 Renault "Early Renault's were distinctive, for the mountain of the radiator close to the dashboard allowing for the classic sloping bonnet that became a Renault trademark."

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Steam-powered "Locomobile Runabout" 1899-1903. "What is considered the first marketable popular steam car appeared in 1899 from the Locomobile Company of America Initially located in Watertown, Massachusetts, and later from 1900 in Bridgeport Connecticut, Locomobile manufactured several thousand of its Runabout model in the period 1899-1903."

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1923 Harley Davidson F Model.


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1962 BSA Rocket Gold Star. This bike was shipped form the Birmingham UK factory to a dealership in California, then in 2003 it was sent back to the UK and "rebuilt to original spec".

Upstairs is all motorcycles but it seems that motorcycles are apparently Very Hard To Photograph. Who knew?

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1914 Ward-JAP, manufactured Williamstown, Victoria. "Made from proprietary parts, as we most locally build motorcycles of the era, they incorporated components from a variety of supplies where were then assembled and badged by the assemble as their own."

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A view from above.


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A more conventional view: Austin 7 fabric body racer. "The foot brake operate the rear wheels only and the front brake were applied by a hand brake."

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1966 Matra Sports Djet V

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Art Deco Car: 1936 Delage D6 70 Coupe.


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1950 Citreon H-Van


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Inside van.


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1937 SS100 Jaguar


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Replica 1953 Jaguar C-Type


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1911 Berliet 2 door coupe.


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1913 Model T Ford Tourer.


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