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Shepparton Motor Museum celebrates first birthday

Just one year after it opened, Shepparton's Motor Museum has become a must-see destination in the region, and is expected to host thousands of people for its first birthday celebrations this weekend.

February 15, 2013 4:10am

Shepparton Motor Museum curator Graeme Balfour encourages residents to come along to this weekend’s first birthday celebrations.

The Shepparton Motor Museum at Emerald Bank is expecting thousands of visitors this Sunday to help celebrate its first birthday.

The museum, which operates as a not-for-profit tourist attraction, has gone from strength to strength, attracting more than 15000 visitors. Curator Graeme Balfour said it also offers an outlet for the Goulburn Valley’s motoring passion.

‘‘Many of the beautifully-restored vintage, historic and collectable cars and motorbikes we display are drawn from private collections in the region,’’ he said.

To mark its birthday, the museum is putting on a major motor show and $5 gains entry to see the museum collection, which includes the display of Australian vehicles as well as more than 200 cars and bikes entered in the outdoor motor show.

Motor racing legend Jim Richards is the special guest at the birthday bash and Shannon’s will have their Super Rig and the famous gogomobile on display.

The museum and motor show opens to the public from 10am on Sunday, February 17.

‘‘We will also have food and family entertainment throughout the day, so I invite anyone who hasn’t had a look in the first year to make the most of the opportunity,’’ Mr Balfour said.

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