In the spotlight: Triumph TR7 

Dundee Museum of Transport is delighted to announce that we now have a fantastic selection of rally cars on display for a limited time over winter! One of the cars on loan is a super looking Triumph TR7, upgraded to a TR8.  It was made by the now defunct British Leyland and contains a 3.5 v8 Rover engine with a […]

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Museum Collection: Wooden Horse-drawn Ambulance

Ambulances are a relatively new invention, having been created towards the end of the 19th century. Before then, police, firefighters, and taxi drivers would staff their vehicles with wheeled stretchers – or “litters”, as they were known – in case they were called to take an ill or injured person to the nearest hospital or […]

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On this day: 3rd April (1832), the full extent of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway line opens

                    George Kinloch, Dundee’s first elected MP, was a great supporter of the idea of a Dundee and Newtyle railway. In 1826, Kinloch piloted a Bill through Parliament, leading to the creation of the Dundee and Newtyle Railway Company – wherein he swiftly took upon himself […]

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Ford – Sierra RS Cosworth – 1986-1987 (United Kingdom)

The Sierra project was instigated in 1983 by the head of Ford Motorsport to create a competitive competition car. Ford then engaged Cosworth, who had developed the likes of DFV engines for Ford in the sixties and seventies (Cosworth-Ford were very successful in Formula 1 at this period). The Sierra 3-door was selected as the […]

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Ford Fiesta – Mk. III – 1996 (1.1 Litre). Charity Car

  To toast Burns Night, the Dundee Museum of Transport celebrates its’ Tartan exhibit.                               The ‘Highlanders’ Jo Williamson, Gordon Blair, Rick Wright, and Brian Meldrum set out from John O’Groats to Siberia (via the Gobi Desert in Mongolia); and back […]

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Standard Motor Company – Little Nine – 1933 (United Kingdom)

Founded in Coventry in 1903 by R.W. Maudslay, the Standard Motor Company was financed by Sir John Wolfe-Barry through a £3,000 gift. Their first car was in production by the end of 1903 and featured a single cylinder engine. Production had increased thanks to expansion into larger 6-cylinder engine cars by 1906. To accommodate this, […]

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Victoria Alexandrina Drummond: Britain’s first female Marine Engineer

A career not suitable for a lady Victoria Alexandrina Drummond was born in 1894 at Megginch Castle near Errol. Victoria showed her interest in mechanics from an early age but didn’t start her career until 1922, where she sailed as 10th engineer on board SS Anchises. Due to her gender, Victoria never managed to gain […]

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