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The Australian Automobile Association was formed in 1924. The
organisation supports and coordinates the activities of its constituent
state based automobile clubs and represents the interests of all Australian
motorists nationally and internationally. Membership comprises the NRMA, RACA,
RACV, RAA, RACT, RACQ, RACWA and AANT. Car badges were not introduced until the
1980s. In 1988 a limited edition of 50 small
plaques were produced to coincide with Australia's bicentenary.
1989 saw the introduction of the
first true car badge using the AAA logo. This and subsequent badges are of
pressed metal with paint. Some versions have the maker's name on the reverse
side and these are considered the rarer of the two versions.
About 1998 the design was altered to
incorporate the association's name.
The 75th anniversary was celebrated
in 1999 with the issue of a limited edition (supposedly 200) of this badge.
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More information on the AAA may be found at http://www.aaa.asn.au/about/default.htm