Space Shuttle

Plans for the Space Shuttle were created in 1972 as a way to keep the cost of spaceflight down. The first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise flew in 1977, and in 1981 the reusable craft Columbia started to fly missions. The five STS (Shuttle Transportation System) vehicles – Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor – made space flight look as easy as an airplane flight. Each(…)

Triumph Stag

The Triumph Stag sold with the snappy slogan ‘Keeping up with the Triumph Stag is no problem if you’ve got the money’.


The Ampol Rally in 1964 was a baptism of fire for an unknown car, newly born, barely christened. It was the Zeta – the lowest priced, lowest powered car ever to enter such a long, gruelling reliability trial, not just in Australia, but in the world. The Zeta team finished the punishing 7,000-mile course without(…)

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