Shepparton News

MOVE it, boss is here

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MOVE — Kialla’s new Museum of Vehicle Evolution — has had a disrupted start to life, opening for a week then closing for another lockdown.

The museum is open again and a star of the show car world has returned, perhaps for one last time.

XBoss was originally an XB Falcon coupe.

That was before imaginatio­n and the skills of master builders like Shepparton’s own Greg Maskell were let loose.

The owners are from Perth, but the car has been a resident of Shepparton.

That is likely to change later this year when XBoss goes to auction, so Oddie suggests you don’t miss the chance to see it.

Do yourself a favour

One of the first visitors to MOVE was Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum, who had a vested interest, having helped secure $2.5 million in federal funding for the project.

As pollies do, Drummy did a Facebook post to tell constituen­ts about it all — and he invoked rock guru Molly Meldrum, advising everyone to ‘‘do yourself a favour’’ and get out there for a look.

The worst part of the game

Oddie loves the odd-shaped ball game but trade period is not one of the best bits.

With leaks designed to lobby and force deals it is a rather distastefu­l process with all the sophistica­tion of children swapping Wrigley’s footy cards in the playground.

The best part is on the way

Draft time is so different.

It is a joy watching young men and their families celebratin­g the start of AFL careers.

Hopefully this year it can return to being an event rather than a massive Zoom conference.

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 ?? ?? Plenty of ‘x’ factor here: XBoss was originally an XB Falcon coupe, before creativity took hold.
Plenty of ‘x’ factor here: XBoss was originally an XB Falcon coupe, before creativity took hold.

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