Garage gives to pre­serve Roma his­tory

The Western Star - - NEWS -

THE Up The Creek Garage has switched on its ig­ni­tion and rolled into gear.

Owner Robert Bur­ton was at the wheel on Monday, as he handed over the pro­ceeds from the garage’s grand open­ing to to Mark Ed­wards of The Roma His­tor­i­cal Precincts.

The open­ing day, which was held on Saturday, March 24, raised a to­tal of $300 for the his­tor­i­cal precinct.

Up The Creek Garage is an exhibition of cars and the Bur­tons’ road trip sto­ries, with vis­i­tors to the garage also en­cour­aged to meet the fam­ily’s pet longhorn cat­tle, Jack and Tex.

“Our col­lec­tion of cars started around 30 years ago, with a Mus­tang, and it grew from there,” Mr Bur­ton said.

“So last year we de­cided to put to­gether the garage and or­gan­ise our ve­hi­cles.

“Part of the exhibition also com­mem­o­rates the Aus­tralian car in­dus­try, which fin­ished last year.”

The Bur­tons are ac­tive sup­port­ers of the de­vel­op­ment of the Roma his­tor­i­cal precinct as it comes to fruition.

The garage holds many relics and al­lows fam­i­lies to learn about the car in­dus­try.

PHOTO: GREG LATTA

GEAR­ING UP: Up The Creek Garage owner Robert Bur­ton hands pro­ceeds to Mark Ed­wards.

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