Ford exhibition begins at Shepparton Motor Museum

By Ashlea Witoslawski

Ford fanatics will enjoy the newest exhibition taking place at the Shepparton Motor Museum, featuring XT and XW Fords from 1968 to 1970.

Celebrating 50 years since the release of the XW Falcon in June 1969, the exhibition opened on the weekend, with a range of original and fully restored vehicles on show.

This is the first exhibition prepared by Shepparton Motor Museum curator Shaun Lennard, who took over the role about six months ago.

Mr Lennard said the vehicles had been sourced from across the state, through various online methods.

‘‘We’ve been talking about it since January,’’ Mr Lennard said.

‘‘Even in the last week we’ve had two more inquiries.’’

Mr Lennard said among the cars on show, visitors would see GTs, two XW GTHOS, an XW ute show car and an XT GT Ian ‘‘Pete’’ Geoghegan replica of the car driven at Bathurst in 1968.

‘‘We’re hoping to attract people to the area from across the state and from southern NSW to increase tourist numbers in Shepparton,’’ Mr Lennard said.

‘‘We’re already expecting visits from two Ford clubs in Melbourne and one from Wagga.’’

The Ford exhibition is on now until the end of August.

Shepparton Motor Museum is open seven days from 10am to 4.30pm at 7725 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla. For more information, phone Shaun on 58235833.