Wollongong Heritage and Stories

Category tag: australian motorlife museum, leisure, transport

nrma j van

As motor vehicles became more affordable and people began to move further from their homes for driving holidays and day trips, the need for the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA) and its service vehicles grew rapidly.  

Morris J vans were introduced to the metropolitan road service in 1949 and ran until their retirement in 1965.  This new fleet of custom designed patrol vans were installed with two-way radio.  By 1960, the fleet consisted of 150 J vans.  The highest mileage covered by a J van during service was 198,000 miles.

NRMA is the major sponsor of Australian Motorlife Museum and we thank them for their commitment and support of our efforts.

Australian Motorlife Museum

Integral Energy Recreation Park Darkes Rd Kembla Grange, NSW, 2530

02 4261 4100

Opening Hours

9.30-4.30 each day, with last entry at 4pm.