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Cars at the museum
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Fremantle Motor Museum

Thursday, July 22, 2004
David is in his element in a museum that is very close to his heart as he views some sexy chassis.

For car-buffs, this story could have you heading to Fremantle to drool over Peter Briggs' amazing car collection. His Motor Museum has been 20 years in the making and he believes it is Australia's most interesting, featuring cars and motorcycles from the dawn of motoring to the present.

In just over a century, the motor vehicle has taken over our world. While some consider them a necessary evil, to others they are a work of art — objects that please the eye, make wonderful noises and have personality like nothing else man-made.

There have been good cars, great cars and some lost in the pages of motoring history. Car collectors and buffs love them all.

The museum has world record breakers, cars of the rich and famous, historic racing cars, vice-regal vehicles, old and rare cars, mini-cars, land yachts and a superb collection of motorbikes.

You will see one of the first world land speed record cars, the 1904 Napier, Allan Jones's world-beating Williams Formula One, the first Holden prototype, Bob Morris's Bathurst Torana A9X and the Aston Martins of James Bond.

There is also the first Subaru model sold in America, an Indy car from the 1950s, the oldest and most original Land Rovers and a jeep from the Vietnam War.

Speedway and drag racing history comes to life with the fastest funny car outside the United States, as well as their most successful speedcar.

The setting has been designed by a theatrical set designer so the stars are displayed as they should be.

If you would like to be involved, volunteers are welcome. You need a passionate interest in motoring history and motor vehicles and a desire to help educate people about the collection. Contact them if you are interested.


25 minutes south of Perth, Western Australia


Entry to the Fremantle Motor Museum in $9. Open year-round.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Fremantle Motor Museum
Victoria Quay
Fremantle 6160
Ph: (08) 9336 5222

Qantas: 13 13 13

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