March 2012
The wind in your hair
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The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania located at 86 Cimitiere street Launceston is now showing The Wind in Your Hair as its feature theme display.

This sensational collection of vehicles pays homage to open top motoring from the vintage period through to the 1980's.

Undoubtedly one the finest classic cars ever displayed at the museum the magnificent 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost epitomises motoring during the vintage era. This magnificent roadster has undergone a complete restoration to the highest standard. The car has since been used on rallies throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Reid Railton the designer of the original Bluebird and various other land speed record cars and boats loaned his name to 1500 cars produced between 1933 and 1938. The beautiful 1934 Railton featured in the display is the only example of this body style in Australia.

The American muscle car was also often relieved of its roof to satisfy demand for open top motoring. Featured is the 1968 Camaro RS, this model features hide away headlights and a blackened grill.

The original American Falcon was the car that led to the development of the Mustang. The Falcon was offered as a convertible in Sprint and Futura models. A unique 260 cubic inch V8 4 speed Falcon Sprint takes its place alongside the Camaro.

No display showcasing open top motoring would be complete without examples of British sports cars.

The Austin Healey 3000 has become one of the most collectable cars of the genre and the 1959 Mk I is an absolutely stunning example of the model and a fitting centerpiece to the display alongside its scaled down replica.

The Triumph TR3 produced between 1955 and 1962 became the first British series production car to be fitted with disc brakes in 1956. This made the car an autocross favourite and to this day it is a much loved classic. The 1960 TR3 on display is a beautifully presented car that is used extensively on rallies.

The AC Company shut their doors in 1984 and sold the AC name to a Scottish company. The company's tooling, and eventually the right to use the name, was licensed by Autokraft. These continuation Cobras were hand made in England and produced in very low numbers, a fine example of this unique classic is featured.

The stunning 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cars ever produced. The Californian Custom Coach Company a subsidiary of Auburn Automobile Company started production in 1976. The stunning Boattail Speedster on display was manufactured in 1981.

This wonderful collection presents a fantastic opportunity to explore some truly unique examples of motoring with The Wind in your Hair.