The Swap Meet

For classic car and bike enthusiasts the world over an automotive swap meet is a must do highlight event. Whether searching for that elusive spare part or piece of automobilia, […]

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What is Automobilia?

Automobilia is a portmanteau word combining ‘automobile’ and ‘memorabilia’. As such it can be defined as objects of memorabilia related to the automobile. Such objects are generally collected and traded […]

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Bentley 4 1/4 Manual

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An original manual for the Bentley 4 ¼ litre model. In common with many other vintage era automobiles individual Bentley models were often designated by their engine displacement or configuration. […]

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Station Wagons

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A Holden EK station sedan badge. Now largely displaced by the ubiquitous SUV the station wagon, or station sedan as the early Holden variants were known, was once the go […]

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All Ford Day Geelong

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Gearshifter was at the 2021 All Ford Day in Geelong last Sunday! The event celebrated its 30th year as one of Australia’s largest single make displays. Over 1000 Ford vehicles […]

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GM Tissue Box

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An original 1950s Chevrolet “Auto-Serv” tissue dispenser. Optional accessories have long been a popular way of inexpensively enhancing the features of a base model automobile, especially in the U.S market. […]

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Peugeot 504

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An Autobooks Peugeot 504 owners workshop manual. In today’s automotive market there exist many individual models that have been produced for a number of years, even decades, by a particular […]

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Pontiac Indian

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A 1946 Pontiac bonnet mascot. A division of General Motors, the Pontiac brand was introduced in 1926 and named after an 18th century Native American war chief. As such, stylised […]

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Personal Steering Wheel

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A 1970’s Alfa Romeo steering wheel by Personal. The early development of the motor car saw many innovations that would set the automotive standard for all subsequent designs, although some […]

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C1 Corvette

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A C1 Corvette battery/oil gauge instrument cluster. Although it is now referred to as ‘America’s Sports Car’ the first Chevrolet Corvette model (Officially known as as the C1) was not […]

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