The Gippsland Vehicle Collection was formed following the visit to Maffra of several Grand Prix rallies over recent years. Those events flushed out an enormous number of very interesting vehicles and we found we had the basis of a significant Motor Museum within Gippsland. A very suitable building was acquired in Maffra and the word has quickly spread to other car clubs and interested bodies.
The massive building of around 2200 square metres was built during WW2 as a vegetable de-hydrating plant to provide rations to our troops, and has been used as several different types of factories and warehouses since then, finally falling into disuse around 15 years ago. The building also boasts its own railway platform (disused), and has now been fully restored with a blend of both old and new facilities.
The vehicles in the Motor Museum will be changed two to three times a year to keep a constantly interesting display. The items on display reflect motoring and transport from horse drawn carriages up to modern racers.