Love everything automotive?
You’ll find motoring history, veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and motor sports vehicles all on show in beautiful Strathalbyn.
The museum is an initiative of the Strathalbyn Tourism Association (STA), a non-profit group promoting tourism in the town and surrounding area through events and sponsorship of local community groups.
The museum is housed in the historic building owned and used by the Gilbert family since the early 1900’s until the business closed in December 2018. During this time Gilberts manufactured Treblig bicycles and motorcycles, sold home appliances, motor vehicles including Buick and Holden and farm machinery. They also had vehicle repair and bodywork facilities.
Glen Dix OAM has kindly donated his collection of motoring memorabilia to the STA and is the museum’s patron. The collection will be displayed throughout the museum and in our library that will be known as the Glen Dix Library.
Come and See
The collection will include vehicles sold new from the premises, veteran, vintage, classic and motor sports vehicles. Of particular interest will be the display of racing vehicles from Rowley Park Speedway, kindly organised by the Veteran Speedcar Club. Most vehicles will be displayed for a period of time and then rotated. If you would like to display your vehicle e-mail your details, including a photograph, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Opening 9am Wednesday 22 January
but you can come and have a look around now, from Wednesday to Sunday the volunteers are at the museum busily making it ready.
Become a member!
The museum is offering silver and gold membership levels.
- Silver – $25 per annum – entry to the museum as often as you wish.
- Gold – $50 per annum – entry as often as you wish, others accompanying you will only pay $5 entry fee and includes your vehicle and passengers entry into the annual Gilbert’s Motoring Festival.
Become a sponsor!
Corporate sponsorship is available from $500 per annum. See our Chuffed page for benefits.