Posts tagged with racing cars

The race is on!

  • Check out Mrinali's rear wing and double rear tyres - what would Max think of that? © Te Papa, 2009.
  • Liri's car was questioned by other constructors as it didn't conform to FIA rules. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • Constructor Jonathan insisted his car be number 1. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • Check out Mrinali's rear wing and double rear tyres - what would Max think of that? © Te Papa, 2009.

In Inspiration Station yesterday there was a flurry of frenzied activity as the Discovery Centre pit crew hosted an hour of Formula One activities Spectators were allowed into ‘trade secrets’ such as how heavy an ordinary car tyre is compared to a bigger, fatter, but lighter F1 tyre. They also found out about the revolutionary… Read more »

Getting the Williams from groundfloor to the fourth

  • Putting the nosecone back onto the Williams FW14B. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • The Williams on its final resting place in the Visa Platinum Gallery. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • Wheeling sedately past the Britten bike. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • Backing the Williams into the gallery. © Te Papa, 2009.

When making exhibitions here at Te Papa, teams have to install a wide variety of objects. You, the visitor, generally only get to see the polished final product – everything all beautifully laid out, ready for viewing. Have you ever wondered how we get the big stuff in? All I can say is – thank… Read more »

First impressions at Manfeild

Unfortunately I’m no spring chicken and you’d think that I would be pretty knowledgeable about my likes and dislikes by now. But I’ve surprised myself – I think I may be… *sigh*… a racing petrolhead groupie. You see, I don’t even know the proper name to call myself! It hit me as soon as I… Read more »