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Dundee Sportsman Dinner – Award presentation

We were the proud hosts of the award ceremony for the Dundee Sportsman Dinner last weekend. This was an awards presentation to clubs and individuals from fundraising from the dinner in September 2017 and a fantastic £18,750 was distributed!

The award ceremony was held on the 27th January and it was the best turnout yet with over 90 people in attendance. It was a fantastic Saturday had by all – congratulations to all involved.

See below for the list of award winners:

  • Broughty Ferry United FC
  • Dundee East Sports Club
  • Grove  Menzieshill Hockey Club
  • Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club
  • Dundee City Council sports Awards
  • Dundee  Hawkhill Harriers Athletic Club
  • Dundee High Rugby Club
  • Forfarshire Cricket Club
  • Harris FP Rugby Club
  • Morgan FP Rugby Club
  • The Brae Riding for the Disabled
  • Wormit Boating Club
  • Dundee Dragon Wheelchair Club
  • Dundee Nomads Junior Badminton
  • Leanne Mc Kenzie
  • Christian Clark
  • Roy Johnston
  • Karly Robertson

Free Entry for National Lottery Players

Dundee Museum of Transport is delighted to announce that it is taking part in the National Lottery ‘thank you’ campaign this December! On the 13th, 16th and 17th December the museum will be FREE to any adult visitor that presents a National Lottery ticket during our normal opening hours of 10:30am – 3:30pm.

There are 400+ free offers taking place between the 11th and the 17th of December for National Lottery players – check-out this interactive map for details:

www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/free-offers-national-lottery-players-400-heritage-attractions-search-our-map

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF DUNDEE MUSEUM OF TRANPORT OFFER

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for one adult on 13th, 16th or 17th December from 1030am – 3pm.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • Dundee Museum of Transport has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.

Renault Twizy

 

The Renault Twizy is a battery-powered electric city car designed and marketed by Renault. Twizys are completely built by hand by some of the highest paid workers in the world at Renault’s Z.E. (zero emissions) facility in Valladolid, Spain.

Electric cars are likely to become the most used types of vehicles in the future. They use stored chemical energy just like a conventional car but they release this energy electrochemically without any kind of combustion. There’s no burning of fuel, no air pollution from the tailpipe; no emissions of any kind are produced by the car itself once it is on the road.

The Twizy was the top-selling plug-in electric vehicle in Europe during 2012. Renault’s target of selling 15,000 Twizys worldwide was achieved in April 2015.

 

 

Repairs, Maintenance & Storage

Repairs & Maintenance

We are now in a position to offer a mechanical repair and recovery service. Stuart Atkinson is now working from our Seagate workshops offering a wide range of services from repairs to maintenance. We also offer a trailer recovery service.

Discount available for DMofT members.

For more information please contact Stuart on 07957 459506 or at the Transport museum front of house.

Storage

Storage at our new premises in the Seagate for members only.

For our Terms Please contact Stuart Atkinson, Colin Milne or Jimmy McDonell.

This facility is for our membership so all you have to do is join up with the transport museum.

Alan Clark

All at the Transport Museum are coming to terms with the loss of one of our members Alan Clark. He played a very important part in establishing a transport museum for our city and will be very sorely missed and a supporter that will be very hard to replace. RIP Alan Clark

MidgeT-TD – 1951 (United Kingdom)

As a tribute to Morris Garages, MG is a sport automobile constructor founded in 1924. At first, MG was a Morris retailer created their own models by replacing the bodywork of existing Morris’. After many expansions, the success was there: the demand exceeding the offer, they had enough notoriety to get their proper identity and they parted from Morris Garage. The MG Car Company Limited was born in 1928.

T Series marked the transition between the small series production and the industrial automobile era and its exportation. With the automobile market in high demand, the British government pushed the company to sell abroad. These series, and in particular the TC, TD and TF, were amongst the first models imported in large numbers to the USA justifying the slogan of the leaders: ‹‹Export or die››.

In the lineage of the typically British roadsters, the TD was remodelled to increase the comfort and satisfy the most demanding customers. MG put the XPAG motor of the TC on the new frame developed from the type Y sedan. The TD had a new front suspension with independent wheels, composed by two triangles and helical springs instead of leaf springs. Steel wheels replaced the thread wheels, a first for a MG, along with bumpers, installed for the first time on the Midget TD.

To answer the request of the USA market, the left -hand driving was provided for the first time on a MG.

The TD turned out to be a commercial success since its inception and allowed for an increase of MG sales, in particular toward the USA. The production of the TD ended in August 1953 after the production of 29 915 copies.

Visit at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

 

Situated in a wee and beautiful harbour in the town of Anstruther, the Scottish Fisheries Museum has been running since 1969. We went to visit as, like us, this museum is an independent Trust but it is much more developed. Our volunteers and staff found the visit really interesting – we found out about how they manage their collections and took inspiration from their displays and retail area. Thanks to all the team at the museum for spending the afternoon with us!

Don’t hesitate to go visit them. Here’s the link to their website => http://www.scotfishmuseum.org/