Restored vintage motors on show

Public programs and events



Yesterday, being the third Sunday of the month, was time for one of Tea Tree Gully Heritage Museum’s Heritage on Sunday events. I was only able to drop in late in the day to view this month’s focus of ‘restored vintage motors’.

Members of the Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers' Club demonstrated a selection of their vintage stationary engines on the lawns of Haines Memorial Park, opposite the Museum. All the engines were in running order – a wonderful  sound. <Click here with speakers turned on>

Members of the club happily talked to the public about their prize engine.

Of particular interest to many was a generator that then powered a sewing machine, beater, fan and a water pump (demonstrating a bathroom shower).

Over 50 visitors crossed the road to visit the Museum. Those particularly interested in the motors, also enjoyed watching the blacksmith at work. Many enjoyed a Devonshire tea.

I stayed to assist the group load their engines back onto trailers – fortunately each is bolted to a trolley and the owners have the task down pat. Group members seemed happy with the day’s outing. Certainly the weather was great for a day in the park.



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