Since autumn 1997, when Bistra hosted a temporary exhibition ‘Ljubljana Tram – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ you can see the first city tram, dating from 1901. It is complemented with some panels from the exhibition which was accompanied by a catalogue that is sold out.
The exhibition begins with visual material that gives an introduction to the Slovene chassis workshops from the pre-WWII period, which can be considered predecessors to the Slovene commercial vehicles industry proper. First to be mentioned among the exhibits is a TAM Pionir truck, the first Slovene mass-produced vehicle. The model on display is a fire service version donated to the museum by Stična Voluntary Firemen Association.
In addition, there are also two chassis of TAM Pionir and TAM 4500 trucks, as well as a collection of engines manufactured by TAM. The collection is complemented by visual material of TAM (A Maribor-based manufacturer of commercial vehicles and engines) and Avtomontaža (Ljubljana-based manufacturer of bus chassis) product ranges through history.