BMX exhibition at Shepparton Motor Museum

By Liz Mellino

The impressive history of Australian BMX is on display at the Shepparton Motor Museum.

Greater Shepparton City Council, in partnership with the Australian BMX Museum, has brought an all-new BMX exhibition to town.

Currently showing until the end of January next year, the exhibition showcases an array of BMX world championship memorabilia, the Sam Willoughby medal and honours local sporting BMX hero Leigh Egan.

The exhibition also includes display bikes, world championship trophies and BMX display merchandise.

Shepparton Motor Museum operations manager Jenna Buzza said the exhibition complemented the museum and its many vehicles on show.

‘‘The exhibition is brilliant, it features the love of a life spent on a BMX and is a great contrast to the museum and our Farren vintage bicycle collection,’’ she said.

The exhibition coincides with the BMX Australia National Championships which are in town this week and the BMX Supercross World Cup which will be held in Shepparton next year.

The exhibition will also feature the Art Bikes, which are currently installed in the Maude St Mall for the Nationals, which will be moved to the Shepparton Art Museum after the competition.

Australian BMX Museum manager Cameron Mitchell said the museum was excited to present an exhibition in Shepparton, encouraging locals and those visiting for the Nationals to head down and have a look.

‘‘Shepparton has a rich history in the sport of BMX in Australia, producing some of the greatest BMX racers this country has seen,’’ he said.

‘‘It is encouraging and exciting to see BMX being embraced and supported by the Shepparton community and we hope visitors from all over the world will enjoy our small slice of BMX history on display.’’

The BMX exhibition is on now until January 30, 2020, at the Shepparton Motor Museum from 10am to 4.30pm Monday to Sunday.