Welcome to my shed. Hopefully over the next few days I can build some sort of virtual tour of my shed aka "The National Studebaker Museum of Australia" (a name concocted to stir up the Americans).
Like any shed it isn't quite big enough although that's largely my fault for continuing to buy old cars.
We are headed in. These pictures were taken when it was tidy - which it isn't now because I have bought more cars, we are working on some, and I have some 13,000 78 rpm records in there which I need to sort through. Anyone want some 78's?
Here we are inside. Sorry about the ugly fellow on the left (Me BTW). You can kind of tell what a bad boy I am and what a loving, tolerant and generous wife I have - although I should add that some of the cars are Hers!
In case you were wondering the plastic tiles on the floor spell out "STUDEBAKER" which took a lot of planning as I didn't want to reach the far end and find I could only have "STUDEBAKE".
OK now lets turn around and check out the other side of the shed. More old cars - surprise, surprise!
You can just see a little bit of the area where I have other antique items on display. I am trying to put the cars into somewhat of an historical perspective and make a visit more interesting for partners and children who may not be quite so content to just look at a line up of historic vehicles.
Here is a picture of the cars lined up on our horse arena which is now more a parking area for the museum when a car club comes to visit.
The car nearest the camera isn't ours (it belongs to a very good friend) but the rest are. Vivian, of course, owns the bright red (=goes faster) Avanti. Told you I was a bad boy!
Here's the same line up pictured from the other end.
Hopefully I won't need the car nearest the camera to be operational for many years! Actually these pictures come courtesy of the Studebaker Car Club of NSW when they visited the museum, It was the first time on one of their runs that the veteran and vintage cars outnumber the (relatively) moderns.
My neighbour from just down the road brought his Studebaker Rockne to add to the display.
A pretty rare car and beautifully restored.
But old cars shouldn't be confined to museums. They should be out and about on the road (present circumstances excepted). So in my next post we'll look at some of them "out and about".