The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum must raise AMOUNT to purchase the Australian racing legend the Chamberlain 8. As a significant vehicle to Australia’s motoring history the Chamberlain would make a beautiful addition the National Motor Museum collection.

You can help our campaign to bring the Chamberlain 8 to the National Motor Museum by making a tax deductible donation. 100% of proceeds guaranteed towards this project.

The Chamberlain 8 is one of Australia’s best documented and preserved Grand Prix cars. First built in 1928 it was an ingenious concept of famed engineers and brothers Bob and Bill Chamberlain. Many felt that the shape of the Chamberlain’s chassis and the manner in which the wheels stretched out made it look like a flying creature, which led to the origin of its nickname the ‘beetle’.

As an Australian Special,  the Chamberlain is an example of the vehicles that characterised the country’s racing scene between 1920 and 1960. If the National Motor Museum acquires the Beetle it will have the best collection of Australian Grand Prix cars in the world. The Chamberlain will sit besides other racing legends such as the 1952 WM Holden Cooper Bristol and the 1935 Hudson Special.


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