Burson Auto Parts backs new regional museum

Australia’s Burson Auto Parts extends the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations to regional Victoria by becoming a partner of an exciting new chapter of our country’s motoring heritage and culture.

Burson Auto Parts has joined forces with the Museum of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE) located in the Victorian rural city of Shepparton.

MOVE is a community-based, not for profit enterprise that is creating a cultural heritage attraction for all motoring enthusiasts to visit and enjoy.

MOVE was established with significant funding gained from the Australian federal Government, the Victorian State Government, the City of Greater Shepparton and the transport industry.

Scheduled to open in August this year, MOVE presents the history of transport all the way from bicycles to motorcycles, cars and trucks, featuring a series of iconic vehicles that helped to build modern Australia.

Burson Auto Parts marks the proud Australian company’s 50-year history at MOVE with presentation sponsorship of the Southern Wall of the car museum, including signage, a display area and video wall brand coverage at this impressive new complex.

Burson Auto Parts will also be using MOVE for regional Victorian customer and staff training events, providing all guests with access to a highly unique and interesting motoring venue that is sure to be well received.

“We are delighted to be involved with this exciting new historical motoring museum in our home state, which is opening as we celebrate Burson Auto Parts’ Golden Anniversary,” Burson Auto Parts general manager – marketing, Anthony Hughes stated.

“Our partnership with MOVE enables us to showcase our long Australian history in supplying the parts that keep our nation’s cars on the road while also being intrinsically involved with the many special events that will be held there each year including their annual car show.”

The museum is expanding its footprint adding an additional 10,000 square metres to exhibit its vehicles and showcase the history of transport across the Goulburn Valley.

The museum’s motoring curator Jade Burley told ABC News that in coming up with the design of the museum they visited other motoring museums in Australia and New Zealand to see how they line up.

Burley said the new museum will revisit the roots of the region and its long history with the transport and trucking industry, with items returning to the region recognising local transporting families including Phillips.

The first truck bought by the family, which has been the trucking hall of fame in Alice Springs for the last 15 years, will be displayed at the museum.

Burson Auto Parts has grown from a business started by company founders Garry Johnson and partner Ron Burgoine who sold parts from the boots of their cars to mechanics, to becoming Australia’s preferred trade supplier of automotive parts, tools and equipment after opening their first store in Victoria back in 1971.

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