Fifteen marvellous Ford cars on display


Car and bike enthusiasts across Victoria have been descending on Shepparton Motor Museum to catch a glimpse of their unique and ever-changing displays.

Currently, the first proper exhibition for Shepparton Motor Museum is revving up lots of interest with fifteen beautiful Ford XW and XT vehicles from 1968, 1969 and 1970 lining the floors (with more expected to arrive soon!)

The exhibit will run for a couple of months and features a mixture of old and new cars, restored and original, some untouched and others featuring expensive restorations.

The Ford XW and XT exhibition will be the first exhibit conducted by Shepparton Motor Museum curator, Shaun Lennard, who was appointed to the role in November.

“These cars have travelled from all across Victoria, from places as far as Griffith, Geelong and the Yarra Ranges,” Mr Lennard explained, “And it’s merely a coincidence that the exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of the Ford XW Falcon in June 1969.”

The XTs and XWs were what started to build the muscle car image of the GT Ford in the 1970s, especially following Ian ‘Pete’ Geoghegan’s win at Bathurst in 1968 in a Ford XT GT.”

A replica of the aforementioned Bathurst-winning vehicle, complete with remarkable paint detailing, is propped front-and-centre as part of the Ford XW and XT exhibition.

This fifteen-car exhibition comprises only a tiny selection of what’s always on view at Shepparton Motor Museum museum, with a wide array of wheeled vehicles from throughout history displayed alongside instructional and educational trivia.

“We usually swap about two or three of the vehicles we have on display per week,” Mr Lennard said, “So even if you’ve been here before, it’s worth visiting again because we’re always updating and changing the displays.”