Revved up to share au­to­mo­tive skills

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Laura Briggs

Au­to­mo­tive en­thu­si­asts will have the op­por­tu­nity to learn from the best in Shep­par­ton next month.

The Shep­par­ton Mo­tor Me­chan­ica is a month-long cel­e­bra­tion set to recog­nise the re­gion’s au­to­mo­tive ex­cel­lence.

Shep­par­ton Mo­tor Mu­seum and Col­lecta­bles op­er­a­tions man­ager Jenna Buzza said the event, on at the mu­seum to co­in­cide with its sev­enth birth­day cel­e­bra­tions, would of­fer a dis­play of mo­tor­ing and trans­port his­tory with sec­tions of the dis­play that would be used to tell the story be­hind ev­ery mo­tor­ing clas­sic.

Ms Buzza said she was de­lighted to have Greg Maskell from Shep­par­ton’s Maskells Cus­toms and Clas­sics at the event to share his ex­per­tise with those in at­ten­dance.

Mr Maskell has earned a rep­u­ta­tion for build­ing some of the finest cus­tom cars pro­duced in Aus­tralia.

Mu­seum cu­ra­tor Shaun Le­nard said the event would in­clude dis­plays and op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn from the ex­perts.

‘‘Peo­ple who have a pas­sion for mo­tor­ing ex­cel­lence also have an ap­petite for knowl­edge, they want to un­der­stand how the fab­ri­ca­tion was done, how a qual­ity paint fin­ish is achieved and how the mo­tor was re­stored or built,’’ Mr Le­nard said.

He said with plenty of ex­pert ad­vice on of­fer, he hoped the event would draw in many.

‘‘We hope this will grow into an an­nual event that at­tracts en­thu­si­asts from around Aus­tralia who want to see great ve­hi­cles, but also learn some trade se­crets they can ap­ply in their own restora­tions or cus­tom builds,’’ he said. ● The Shep­par­ton Mo­tor Me­chan­ica will be at the Shep­par­ton Mo­tor Mu­seum and Col­lecta­bles from Fe­bru­ary 1 to 28. Any­one from the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try who wishes to par­tic­i­pate in the event or for more in­for­ma­tion, phone the Shep­par­ton Mo­tor Mu­seum on 5823 5833.

Pic­ture: Laura Briggs

Im­part­ing knowl­edge: Maskells Cus­toms and Clas­sics owner Greg Maskell and Shep­par­ton Mo­tor Mu­seum and Col­lecta­bles op­er­a­tions man­ager Jenna Buzza.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.