|The interior & the cars|
|This one is for my Blogger mate Simon in France - It's a Big 6 Citroen Traction Avant|
|This MG K3 was owned by Prince Bira of then Siam. It has a rich history and is featured in my book of Rob Roy Hill climb. We have some great classic racing cars in Australia.|
|What a perfect setting for a Classic Car Show - in a Classic Building.|
|The early Holden, Australia's own.|
Commonly known as the FJ.
The Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens were completed in 1880 for Melbourne’s first international exhibition, a product of the optimism, enthusiasm and energy of the people of Melbourne in the late-19th century. Melbourne was a prosperous city, basking in the wealth from the richest gold rush in the world. How better to publicise the achievements and opportunities in the colony of Victoria than by hosting an international exhibition?
On 9 May 1901, the Royal Exhibition Building hosted the opening of the first Federal Parliament. Prime Minister Barton wanted it to be as inclusive as possible. No other public building could accommodate such a large group of people, and the organisers were eager to make the occasion spectacular and memorable.
|A modern day FJ built by GMH recently|
A concept car.
|An above the building photo. Compare it to the plan below.|
|An early print in the stages of construction of the Exhibition Buildings.|
|The first sitting of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia was held in these buildings in 1901.|