Wings & Wheels

Today we went to the Wings & Wheels Historic and Exotic Car Show at the Australian National Aviation Museum.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I visited the show. We have been to car shows before and they vary so widely. However, I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

The cars on display were fantastic and dated back to very early days. There were also a few historic motorcycles on show. Honestly, there weren’t a lot of cars. I have certainly seen much bigger car shows in terms of volume. The difference with this show was the type of cars you could see. They were all spectacular and such an interesting part of our past.

My oldest son, who is now 6, was in little boy heaven. He loved the cars, but we really could have gone on a day when the show wasn’t on. He was in awe with the planes. Every two seconds he was yelling “look at this”, “Mum, come see this!” or “Wow!”

It was great to get so close to the flying machines and learn about our aviation history. There was so much that I didn’t know.

One of the greatest things about the museum is that you got to see a lot of different parts of planes. There are exhibits of engines and other parts of these machines that are usually hidden from view. The boys loved sitting in an old cockpit and getting to touch different parts of the planes. It is not something they get to do ordinarily.

The museum is in Moorabbin, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne. It is near Moorabbin airport. I highly recommend a visit if you are in the area. The entry fee is $10 per adult and $5 per child. You can find out more at http://www.aarg.com.au/.

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