Fond memories for National Automobile Museum of Tasmania visitors over senior's free weekend

Memories: Vicki and Rob Thompson from Western Australia with Vicki's favourite red car at the National Automobile Museum. Picture: Lucy Stone
Memories: Vicki and Rob Thompson from Western Australia with Vicki's favourite red car at the National Automobile Museum. Picture: Lucy Stone

A weekend welcoming seniors for free saw many memories jogged at the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania.

Visitors from Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania came through the doors on Saturday and Sunday to explore the museum’s iconic collection of old and remarkable cars.

Vicki and Rob Thompson, visiting Tasmania from Toodyay in Western Australia, dropped by the museum for the second time to explore the collection.

Mr Thompson said the museum reminded him of many cars from his youth, including Volkswagens and Beetles – and a beloved Holden Monaro HQ.

“It was one of the first of the HQs, I wish we still had it,” he said, adding he’d sold it for $3300 and it was likely worth close to $60,000 now.

“But you have to sell them, so you can buy a house,” Mrs Thompson said.

Museum manager Phil Costello said the weekend had seen hundreds visit over the two days.