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Museum Collections Centre - 25 Dollman Street - Garage - Austin A90 Atlantic | by ell brown
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Museum Collections Centre - 25 Dollman Street - Garage - Austin A90 Atlantic

I went to the Open Day at the Museum Collections Centre - 25 Dollman Street on the 13th of May 2012.

 

At the Dollman Street Stores they have objects that are not currently on display in the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery or Think Tank. Some items used to be in the old Museum of Science & Industry on Newhall Street.

 

The garage area of the warehouse with old cars, motorbikes etc.

 

Austin A90 Atlantic

owned by Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry.

 

In 1949 this Austin A90 Atlantic drove continously for 7 days and nights, taking 63 American stock car records. The car is an absolutely standard 'stock' car and was taken to Indianapolis Speedway to make the first British attempt on the American National Stock Car Records.

 

A90 'Atlantic' Coupe.

This 1949 Austin achieved 63 records at the Inianapolis (USA) Production Car Endurance event in that year.

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Taken on May 13, 2012