Note: this blog closed in 2018 and is not being updated. For further updates on the Royal Daimler conservation please visit the National Museum of Australia blog.
by Vicki Humphrey on 24 May, 2016
We recently had conservator and horologist, Peter Bucke, come in to work on the instruments on the Daimler dashboards – there is one in each of the front and rear compartments. Its great to see the Daimler clock now back in action.
by Vicki Humphrey on 16 March, 2016
We have been wanting to tell you about this for a while … but even better … you can now see it for yourselves.
by Catrina Vignando on 24 July, 2014
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 had from our Royal Daimler Conservation Partners, and all the Royal Daimler Project followers, we have not only reached our target, but we have exceeded our goal and have raised $61,863.80. Continue reading “Thank you”
by Monica Lindemann on 29 May, 2014
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 of reaching the $60,000 target by the end of June, Her Majesty’s birthday month! Continue reading “Donations are growing”
by Catrina Vignando on 6 March, 2014
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 the smell of old engines conjures bygone stories and brings history racing in to the present. This was the rare experience witnessed by the members of the Royal Automobile Club Car Motoring Enthusiasts Group who came to Hear History Hum at the National Museum. Continue reading “Rolling out the royal cars”
by Catrina Vignando on 19 December, 2013
Footballs, Meat pies, Kangaroos and Holden Cars.
A salute to the early years of Holden construction in Australia.
by Catrina Vignando on 29 October, 2013
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. Continue reading “Visiting the Royal Daimler”
by Catrina Vignando on 10 July, 2013
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, car enthusiasts, cars on red carpet and lots of support for the National Museum’s Royal Daimler Project. Continue reading “Royal Automobile Club of Australia Gala Dinner”
by Monica Lindemann on 11 January, 2013
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. Continue reading “Wiring diagrams”