The official launch of the new Museum of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE) took place in Shepparton last Sunday, with over 750 people in attendance.
Whilst not specifically reserved for trucks, heavy vehicles were a feature of the night, with the SAR Legend and the last CAT powered Kenworth to leave the production line taking centre stage.
The new chief executive of MOVE, Peter Hill said he was ecstatic with the turnout at Sunday’s launch, not just from enthusiasts, but also from industry heads.
“We had industry representatives from Kenworth, CMV and Freightliner,” said Hill.
Since its origins as Shepparton Motor Museum and Collectibles in 2012, MOVE is now one of the largest regional museums of collectibles in Australia and is unique in that it exhibits legends of the Goulburn Valley
trucking industry, the Furphy Museum and the Farren Vintage Bicycle Collection amongst others. The space owes much of its collection’s success to private donators – which has seen a 1418 Mercedes Benz prime mover added to the list.
“A lot of local transport industry people have put money into MOVE and they have a banner and their own spot that represents their period of time,” added Hill.
“We also have an area that’s more free-range that displays buses and even a KB6 International truck.”
The museum, despite having fixed displays, updates on a regular basis as drivers who have donated vehicles go on leave and return to work, so there’s always something new to see for regular visitors.
“We do rotate the legends, with rotations taking place around every three months,” said Hill.
The collections are displayed in a contemporary and interactive exhibition space of around 9000 square metres. If you’re interested in visiting move, you can check visiting times and current capacity restrictions via the MOVE website