'Paris Comes to Sydney: Lavish French Exhibition at Royal Show' shows Australian enthusiasm for all things French at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney in 1956.
Why would a Rolls Royce imported to Australia as an official vehicle for Queen Elizabeth's 1970 visit end up as a rally car?
These road safety films from the 1950s to 1980s offer a full tank of vintage car delight.
Turn the key in the ignition, depress the clutch and pull away from the kerb - it's time to hit the road (safely!).
'The victims of motor car accidents are very often pedestrians. Sometimes they can be unpredictable but often they are innocent victims'.
A 1950s family hops into their FJ Holden and goes for a drive. A road safety film which highlights the need for good hand signals when driving.
'Freeways are designed for fast and safe motoring.
This short would have been shown before a feature in movie theatres around Australia.
Film Australia Collection © National Film and Sound Archive.
Once you have a sound knowledge of driving fundamentals: checking, starting, stopping, steering, gear changing and braking, with practice these things become almost automatic.
Richie Benaud is an all-round cricketer and this film encourages viewers to be all-round safe drivers at a time when Benaud was the captain of the Australian cricket team.