scroll down to read a brief summary of our history to date.
Purchase of Australian Built and only surviving 1914 Victor Motorcycle
Purchase of Australian Built pre WW1 Spencer Motorcycle.
Purchase of Australian Built 1904 Innes motorcar, which successfully completed Australia’s first Dunlop Reliability Trial, driven by the Arnott’s Brothers. Purchase made possible by Grant from National Cultural Heritage Account.
Loan of many items and artifacts for the production and filming of “The Great Gatsby”, in Sydney.
Third Motoring Expo, 105 wonderful vehicles entered, more than $1m worth of Vincent motor cycles displayed.
Naming of Brabham Room by Sir Jack Brabham CBE & AO and Mr Ron Tauranac AO, as guests of honour. 150 wonderful Expo entrants and many members of the public in attendance.
Motorlife participates in filming of TV series Wide Open Road.
Grand Opening of Paul Butler Motorhouse.
Finalist, South Coast Tourism Awards.
Motorlife featured on TV’s Sydney Weekender programme.
Decision in the NSW Supreme Court in favour of Motorlife in the matter of the destination for the Paul Butler Collection.
All Butler items removed from warehousing to the Museum building for storage.
NRMA Motoring & Services sponsorship announced.
Construction commenced on Conservation & Storage Area (Stage 2), and Paul Butler Motorhouse (Stage 3).
Community Award from Wollongong City Council, who also nominated Wendy Muddell in the Category “Contribution to the Arts” at the same time.
Grand Opening of The Australian Motorlife Museum, culmination of so many people’s involvement, and much work over some years.