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scroll down to read a brief summary of our history to date.
2015                 

Purchase of Australian Built and only surviving 1914 Victor Motorcycle

2014  

Purchase of Australian Built pre WW1 Spencer Motorcycle.

2013 

June
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.

2012

Early
Loan of many items and artifacts for the production and filming of “The Great Gatsby”, in Sydney.

September 
Third Motoring Expo, 105 wonderful vehicles entered, more than $1m worth of Vincent motor cycles displayed.

2010 

June
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.

August
Motorlife participates in filming of TV series Wide Open Road.

June 
Grand Opening of Paul Butler Motorhouse.

July
Finalist, South Coast Tourism Awards.

September 
Motorlife featured on TV’s Sydney Weekender programme.

2009 

March 23
Decision in the NSW Supreme Court in favour of Motorlife in the matter of the destination for the Paul Butler Collection.

Before Easter
All Butler items removed from warehousing to the Museum building for storage.

July
NRMA Motoring & Services sponsorship announced.

Year End
Construction commenced on Conservation & Storage Area (Stage 2), and Paul Butler Motorhouse (Stage 3).

2008

Australia Day
Community Award from Wollongong City Council, who also nominated Wendy Muddell in the Category “Contribution to the Arts” at the same time.

August 17      
Grand Opening of The Australian Motorlife Museum, culmination of so many people’s involvement, and much work over some years.