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Ticking Over

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.

Conservator’s eye view – Peter Bucke getting to grips with the delicate workings of the Daimler Clock.

Peter Bucke getting to grips with the delicate workings of the Daimler Clock

Thank you

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

Donations are growing

by Monica Lindemann on 29 May, 2014

The Royal Chassis

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

Rolling out the royal cars

by Catrina Vignando on 6 March, 2014

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RACA members at the NMA

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