MINYIP residents will move forward with plans for a motoring museum in the town after another successful show and shine at the weekend.
Vintage vehicles to modern-day Mustangs lined Minyip’s main street for the third show and shine on Saturday.
Organiser Dale Maggs said about 150 vehicles were on display, stretching 750 metres along the street.
He said the crowd of thousands was jumping, and the event was bigger and better than last year.
“The whole street was full – it was absolutely fantastic,” he said.
“We had 99 vehicles entered in the competition, and a range of vehicles on display.
“There were Mad Max Interceptor vehicles, Top Fuel bikes, and drag bikes from Warrnambool. It was just a cascade of colour.
“It’s probably the busiest day in town in the past three years.
“We had a couple of thousand people without a doubt, which is great for a small rural town.
“We probably quadrupled the population of Minyip and then some.”
Mr Maggs said residents had a ‘grand plan’ to open a motoring museum by the middle of this year.
“Talking with many of the show entrants about what we want to do, there's a real support for that,” he said.
“We’re hoping to be up and running in June. We hope to take over the former BP service station.
“We want people to stop in our town, so coming up with a point of interest is a great little showstopper to add to the Silo Art Trail.
“It is great to get people not only visiting the town, but staying in the hotels and caravan park and genuinely spending some time in the country.”
The show and shine raises awareness and funding for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and projects in Minyip.
Mr Maggs said organisers would likely know this week how much the 2018 event raised.
He expects the total to be on par with last year’s show and shine, which raised $2500.