Restored vintage motors on show

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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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