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The Daimler project has been a bit silent recently. I would like to say we have been working on being mysterious but that would be only part of the story. As you know we work on a lot of different … Continue reading
In 2012, we set out to raise $60,000 by July 2014 for the Royal Daimler Project. It might have looked like a blue-sky target back then, but I am happy to say that due to the overwhelming support we have … Continue reading
Thanks to many generous Museum visitors making a contribution to donations boxes in the hall of the National Museum, the Royal Daimler Project fundraising total has now reached $41,078.80! With less than $19,000 to raise we are feeling very confident … Continue reading
The dust covers came off, the conservation team were on hand and the engines came to life at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. It was one of those rare moments when the spark of history is tangible. Where … Continue reading
Footballs, Meat pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars. A salute to the early years of Holden construction in Australia.
There were some very beautiful Daimlers parked at Mitchell recently when members of the Daimler & Lanchester Owners Car Club of Australia, DLOCCA, were in Canberra to visit the National Museum’s grand dame, the Royal Daimler. See more pictures below.
We are very excited about our collaboration with the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, (RACA), in Sydney, who held a motoring gala dinner on 3 July to celebrate Australian motoring history. This red carpet event had it all; fine dining, … Continue reading
The Victorian Daimler Owners Club kindly sent some wiring diagrams for the DE 36 landaulette. These will help our conservators immensely when they start work on the electrics of the vehicle.
Our web team have added some wonderful photos of the Royal Daimler “lift” to the Museum Workshop exhibition website. On the 18th November the conservation team seperated the body of the vehicle from its chassis in front of a packed … Continue reading
Last week, we were able to complete another small piece of the Daimler history puzzle…