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Negative - Motorcycle Show, Exhibition Building Annexe, circa 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 56780

Summary:
Negative showing Motorcycles on display at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne circa 1955.
Description:
Negative
Description Of Content:
Motorcycles on display at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne circa 1955. Firms visible are Mayfair Motors and Disney's Motors. Disney's Motors ceased trading in 1959 and sold British-built Norton and Excelsior machines. Mayfair Motors was the local agent for the British Panther and German-built Adler bikes and examples of each make are seen in the forground. A vintage Indian machine is also positioned in the middle of the Mayfair Motors stand. In 1956-57 Mayfair's became the first importer of Japanese motorcycles in Melbourne taking up the Honda distributorship.
Acknowledgement:
Laurie Richards Collection, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: motor cycle shows, motor cycles, royal exhibition building history of events 1950-1959, banners, display boards, exhibitions, flags, halls, plants, signage, staircases, royal exhibition building, disney motors
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Laurie Richards Collection, Laurie Richards Studio, Photographer, Melbourne, Victoria, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Cycles
Tertiary Classification: promotional displays
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1955
Creator: Laurie Richards Studio, 1954-1955

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