Car lovers start your engines and get ready for Motat‘s newest exhibition, ‘Motor Nation’.
The exhibition portrays New Zealand’s long-held history and relationship with cars, how they have shaped society, and what they mean to us today.
Motor Nation will be updated periodically and on opening will feature more than 17 classic cars laid out in a themed exhibition representing seven eras of NZ’s infatuation with cars: Dream Cars, First Love, Passing Acquaintance, Labour of Love, Power and The Passion, The End of the Affair and Only in New Zealand.
The exhibition will be home to the Museum’s oldest car, a Brush Roundabout more than 100 years old, as well as a 1965 Trekka, the only car to be designed and mass-produced in New Zealand.
Other vehicles featuring at the exhibition include a Morris Mini, in near original condition, a Packard Clipper hearse, a Jaguar Mark V, and a Hudson Super Six- a 1919 tourer model that was one of the fleet of seven-seater Super Sixes that made up the backbone of the New Zealand service car network.
For more information about Motor Nation and other exhibitions featured at Motat, visit the website: www.motat.org.nz.