THERE are two very good reasons for the inclusion of Cambridge resident Frank Manley's 1974 Monaro HQ GTS in Aussie Icons - the latest National Automobile Museum of Tasmania themed display.
Not only is the Monaro one of Australia's iconic muscle cars, Mr Manley's is one of the best-known examples in Tasmania.
His was one of two cars photographed teetering on the edge of the partially collapsed Tasman Bridge after the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra struck the base of the bridge in 1975.
Museum volunteer Tracey Klippel said that the Aussie Icons display would run until late March and included a 1966 XP Falcon hard-top, 1968 GT Falcon, 1964 EH Holden, 1976 Torana and a 1971 VG Valiant hard-top,
``The Valiant's pretty rare - you just don't see these around any more, especially those with a vinyl roof, because rust got the better of most of them,'' she said.
``This car is totally unmolested and this is the first time it's been out of its garage for 25 years.
``We also have an FJ Holden and a 48-215, often referred to as the FX.''
Aussie Icons is at the Cimitiere Street, Launceston, museum which is open daily from 9am-5pm.