South West motor museum’s first annual car show off and racing

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Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum volunteer Steve Williams is looking forward to the first show.
Camera IconBunbury Geographe Motor Museum volunteer Steve Williams is looking forward to the first show. Credit: Ailish Delaney / Bunbury Herald

Petrol-heads and automotive fanatics will be revving with excitement as the first Bunbury Geographe Motor Museum annual show fast approaches.

The museum, which opened last October, celebrates a culmination of history, local stories and unique and colourful motor vehicles and has become a hot-spot location for tourists and locals.

Wellington, Victoria, Prinsep and Wittenoom streets and South’s carpark will be transformed into a buzzing hub of activity on April 26 for the show, which will be the first of four big events to be held throughout the year.

Museum manager Christine Green said it was a way to celebrate the car community, as well as support local businesses.

“It’s all about getting foot traffic through to appreciate what we have already — both in terms of the museum and the businesses in the Bunbury CBD,” she said.

The show will feature a variety of cars and bikes on display from 9am to 3pm, with live entertainment from the Whiskey Dogs band and choreographed dancers.

It’s nice to be a part of this as a local and have that connection . . . we can’t wait to keep developing.

“Patrons have been flocking through,” she said. “We get a lot of local support and they always have such positive things to say.

“Sometimes people recognise some of the vehicles and the volunteers and I have learnt so much more from them. We all help each other piece together history.”

Ms Green said the museum was often nostalgic for people and she saw many families come through and reminisce.

“We get a lot of grandparents come in with their families and it’s a good bonding moment because they get quite nostalgic,” she said.

“It’s nice to be a part of this as a local and have that connection ... we can’t wait to keep developing.”

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