Sunday, 15 January 2017

Motor Museum





Deep in the East Lothian countryside lies a unique little motor museum.

The collection, started in 1966, is comprised of cars, commercial vehicles,motorbikes,pedal bikes,
toy cars and all manner of related memorabilia.
 



Most of the vehicles are in running order -  some take part in rallies and film shoots.
I've shown a small selection of what was on show the day we visited.




1938 Citroen traction avant (front wheel drive)
The model was first introduced in 1934.

The car shown here was restored in 1984 for the 50th anniversary and took part in the
Paris-Moscow-Paris rally organised to commemorate the event. 








1923 Arrol Johnston  -  built in Dumfries, Scotland  .....





1935 Packard straight 8  -  last registered in British Colombia  .....





1938 Matchless 1000  motorbike  .....




1931 Austin 7 Swallow -  it is on loan to the museum and has been owned by
the same family since 1947  .....







1948 Vauxhall 14  (centre)  .....





Ford Zephyr  -  circa 1960 (centre)
1925 brown Morris in the background  .....





Behind the Zephyr is a 1926 Chrysler Edinburgh Evening News van.
It is the sole survivor of a fleet used to deliver newspapers in and around Edinburgh.





1961 Humber Super Snipe  .....





1956 Austin A50  .....






1961 Morris Minor Traveller .....



Thank you for visiting


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33 comments:

Alexa T said...

Very interesting collection! Beautiful cars, for sure! Many thanks for sharing all of these with us! A great week ahead!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I love museums like this! I think of them as works of art.

Calendula said...

Beautiful treasures!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I would LOVE to own one of them (anyone of them).

dritanje said...

These are gorgeous old cars. Our first one was similar to the Citroen, a Morris. But the News van wins the prize, for me!
M xx

The Furry Gnome said...

That looks like fun!

jeannettestgermain said...

For some reason I love classic cars and lived for 15 years in a neighborhood where some neighbors always worked on their classic car:) Many thanks for showing all these models to ALL SEASONS! Had no idea that the Citroen was that old! Have a fun week:)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What beautifully preserved vintage cars! Each one is exquisite!

biebkriebels said...

Cute cars, the Cirtoen is my favourite!

riitta k said...

These cars are really stunning! What red color!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! I enjoyed your classic car album. They look very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They're great...and my husband too will love this post when I show him.

Maggie said...

Oh, I do love a Classic Car! If I could choose just one from the selection you've shown today it would have t0 be the Swallow, what a gorgeous little car!
Thanks for bringing these classy cars to MM this week.

Handmade in Israel said...

Great cars! I took my Dad to a place with a similar collection here and he loved it. We couldn't drag him away!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Great photos! The colours of these cherished cars really stand out as I scrolled through your post. My dad was a mechanic and loved old cars. He would have been so happy to visit that museum. I think of him every time I come across beauties like the ones you photographed.

Rajesh said...

Great shots from motor museum. I love those vintage cars.

Christine said...

A lovely motor museum which we would enjoy visiting! The Austin 7 swallow is my favourite !

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photography of those magnificent machines ~ thanks!

Wishing you Happy Days ahead ~ ^_^

bettyl-NZ said...

What a lovely collection of mechanical beauty!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely collection of wonderful vehicles. It was a pleasure to see the lines, the paint, the color and the shiny chrome. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

Mascha said...

Beautiful oldtimer! And: between all the venerable old limousines I see the typically car of the former GDR, a Trabant, hehehe -
Greetings from Eastern Germany

s.c said...

Thats a very nice looking collection.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, maravilhosa fotorreportagem com excelente fotos dos belos carros, destaco o famoso Citroen conhecido pela arrastadeira, os mesmo são são lindos o e valiosos.
AG

Liz Needle said...

Grand old cars. I especially like the vintage ones - they look like they were crafted with passion, not churned out of a factory by the millions.

Tom said...

WOW, Ruby, you made my day! It's nice to see some brands that are "foreign" to me. What an amazing collection, cars and transportation have been an important part of history. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope to see you back again.

Lorrie said...

What beautiful old vehicles. They were likely someone's pride and joy at one time. Cars don't seem to be as interesting nowadays.

Tammie Lee said...

old cars like these really are gorgeous and pieces of art.

Lady Fi said...

So many charming cars!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! They would be neat to see in person....even better to take a spin in! Great photos too! Hugs, Diane

Rose said...

Oh, my...these are wonderful! So much beauty and history in one spot.

Tomoko said...

Happy New Year, Ruby.
Antique cars are always interesting to see. I enjoyed them today!

stardust said...

Dear Ruby - Starting with the simple beauty of winter landscape, this post is full of mechanical beauties. Looks like you were enthusiastic about shooting. I’d become so when visiting this museum. Classic cars are lovely to see, especially the vintage ones. My husband’s current car is modern hybrid Prius but he longs for a vintage car with the installment of modern technology. 3-year-old boy Y loves any vehicles. He enjoyed seeing this post. With the best wishes for you and your family in 2017.

Yoko

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

I love those old vehicles! Thanks for sharing. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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