The Gippsland Vehicle Collection in rural Maffra opened its doors just 18 months ago and within 12 months had received a $100,000 anonymous donation. It is now attracting over 1,000 visitors a month to view its changing displays of interesting vehicles and memorabilia. Shannons will specifically assist the museum with the promotion of its major themed exhibitions, which rotate every four months, commencing with 'American Motor Vehicles', which runs from August 1 to November 30. Other planned displays over the next 18 months include Japanese vehicles from December 2008 until March 2009, Hot Rods, Race Cars and Drag Boats (April-July 2009) and Continental Vehicles (August-November 2008). The vehicle collection is housed in a large building with an impressive open spanned roof structure that dates back to 1941. Most vehicles on display are on loan from private owners, however several vehicles have been donated, the oldest being a 1923 British 'Vulcan' 50 cwt truck with solid rubber wheels.
Gippsland Vehicle Museum