Shepparton Motor Show draws crowd

By Madeleine Caccianiga

Thousands made their way to Shepparton Motor Museum’s seventh annual motor show yesterday, alongside its forthcoming move into the future truck and transport museum.

Spectators were able to view not only the motor museum collection, but also more than 300 registered cars, market stalls, trade stands, dealer cars, children’s entertainment and a selection of trucks.

Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectables operations manager Jenna Buzza said the event brought people from across Victoria to enter their vehicles and was a first move for the Museum for Vehicle Evolution project.

‘‘This is the first way for us to get the trucks involved in our day to day business,’’ Ms Buzza said.

MOVE vice chairman Peter Hill said displaying the trucks gave a great example of the future.

‘‘Our idea today was certainly not to have a truck show, but just to remind people the future of MOVE is not just cars, which it has been with the motor museum for the past seven years, but including all sorts of different ways of moving people or equipment,’’ Mr Hill said.

He said at the moment the closest town for people to display their trucks is more than hour away in Alexandra.

‘‘I think it’s really important and a really great opportunity for local operators to showcase their equipment to the local community,’’ he said.

The event concluded with The Shannons Top 10 trophies being awarded to keen vehicle enthusiasts.