This road trip that I’m going to share with you came about as a result of an accidental internet find.
I was looking through some websites of Australian Car Museums and noticed that one I particularly wanted to visit (sometime) was going to close down in a few months!
Lost in the 50’s would be lost FOREVER! I had to photograph it!
The Lost in the 50’s Museum
So I started thinking seriously about it, initially getting in touch with the museum owner (Glen) to ask if he’d mind me coming in and taking a bunch of photographs. He didn’t mind in the least – so it’s on!
Initially I considered flying to the museum, which is situated about 1500 kilometers from my home in Adelaide, South Australia.… Click Here to Read More
In my quest to visit and photograph every Car Museum IN THE WORLD
I thought I’d better find out where they all are. In my over-achieving style I have starting building a database of museums, sorted by country/region. Early days yet, I’ve hardly touched the USA for instance, but you can find the list at This Spot
. If you know of any I’ve missed, please let me know as I’d love to keep building the list.
On a trip to the U.K. in 2017, I planned out a couple of Car Museums to visit along the way. As we were passing through the Lakes District, Lakeland’s was an obvious choice for a stop.
Above is the stunning entrance to the Enzo Museum. You park around the back of the building (lots of spaces!) and walk around the side to be greeted by this! I’ve never seen a museum that looked so interesting from the outside.
A couple of months ago I started spending a bit of time on Drivetribe.com, which is the website owned by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – formerly of Top Gear fame, and the hosts of The Grand Tour.
As well as finding the moderators and (most) users extremely welcoming and hospitable I have really been enjoying my interaction with the site, to the point I have started writing some articles based on my visits to car museums and local (South Australian) events.
I’ll most likely start to reproduce and expand upon the theme here, but if you’d like to view my work, go join up to Drivetribe. It is a very different site from what you are used to, as it is very social media like, but without the inane and mindless drivel that is the norm on other sites.… Click Here to Read More
I recently took advantage of one of the newest additions to the museum, and so got some pictures of the AMAZING Bugatti Veyron.
Birdwood Mill April 2018
The Jaguar National Rally was held in South Australia this year. Sunday 15th April had most of the entrants displaying their cars at the amazing National Motor Museum in Birdwood. As is my wont, camera on the ready, and off we go. I got pictures of *most* of the cars, but the weather wasn’t very co-operative and I had to take pictures between showers.
I also took advantage of one of the newest additions to the museum, and so got some pictures of the AMAZING Bugatti Veyron. Also look for the XJ13.. it is just brilliant. Enjoy!
2018 Jaguar National Rally – Display Day – 8th April 2018
8th April 2018, and the Austin 7 Club held a FunKhana on Houghton Oval. Events included Delivering a rolled up newspaper into a tyre, catching balls, driving around in circles maintaining tension on a string, and describing a 360 circle with a cardboard box over your head (see the pictures!)
Austin 7 Club Funkhana – 8th April 2018
The South Australian Vintage and Veteran Car Club hosted a free display of some fabulous vehicles in the Adelaide Parklands. I popped along and took a few pictures – Enjoy!
Show me the Pictures!
We have arrived home from another holiday – The United Kingdom this time..
Lot of photos at : United Kingdom 2017
And I managed to squeeze in a few Car Museums that rev-heads might like :-
Kilgarvan Motor Museum 2017
Bo’Ness Motor Museum 2017
Lakeland Motor Museum 2017
The British Motor Museum 2017
Donington Motor Museum 2017
I recently picked up a few Fujitsu D2607 RAID Controllers (cheap off eBay!) to replace the Rocket RAID controller in my NAS, which I have come to distrust as it has at times been a little flaky (plus, they have never provided a single firmware update, and support if asking anything is non-existent). The Fujitsus use the popular and well-thought-of LSI Controller chips.
As I really like ZFS on Linux I really had no need for the RAID functionality on the cards, and in fact found the RAID BIOS (and the need to configure each drive as a separate Virtual Drive in order to be presented to Linux) to be a real PITA. My testing showed that replacing a drive in the inevitable event of a drive failure would almost certainly result in loss of the whole array.… Click Here to Read More