THE Shepparton Motor Museum’s latest exhibit is one sure to get hearts racing, with six Grand Prix vehicles currently on display until the first week in March.
The ‘grand’ exhibit includes a 1928 Alfa Romeo (Little Alfa Special), 1964 Elfin IMP, M.M. Holden Special (Aussie Special), 1956 Vauxhall Special, 1955 Cooper Mark IX and racing legend, Jacques Villeneuve’s 1999 British American Racing Formula One.
Shepparton Motor Museum Curator, Graeme Balfour said, “We’re very excited to have these cars on display. They really are a magnificent piece of racing history.
“The 1928 Little Alfa Special is one that people will know as the ‘ex-Diana Gaze car.’ It’s been in the one family for almost 80 years.
“The 1999 British American Racing Formula One is one that is quite well known for that racing season.
“Built by ex-racing identity, Lou Molino, the Aussie Special competed in the 1953 Melbourne Grand Prix.
“The 1956 Vauxhall Special competed in the ‘56, ‘57 and ‘58 Grand Prix at Albert Park.
“The 1955 Cooper Mark IX is from the Penrite Collection and is powered by a 500cc Manx Norton Engine.
“Coopers were used by many up and coming drivers, who in time became Grand Prix drivers such as Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn and Peter Collins.”