CATTLE AND CARS: Rob and Edith Burton are working on the finishing touches to the garage, due to open tomorrow.
CATTLE AND CARS: Rob and Edith Burton are working on the finishing touches to the garage, due to open tomorrow. Alexia Austin

Motor exhibition opens Saturday

ROB and Edith Burton have a tale to tell when it comes to roadtripping across the US.

The couple is now combining their colourful travel tales with their love

of cars, opening their Up

The Creek Garage this Saturday.

The Up The Creek Garage is an exhibition of cars and the Burtons' stories and photos from the road, with visitors also invited to meet the family's two Texas longhorn cattle Jack and Tex.

The duo is well versed in automobiles, with more than 30 years in the industry running Maranoa Mobile Workshop on George St.

"I got my inspiration (for the garage exhibition) while I was travelling through New Mexico in the US - they have a lot of car displays out there,” Mr Burton said.

"I then visited New Zealand, and while I was there, I was saying to a friend, 'I have to do something with the things I've got'.

"Our collection of cars was started around 30 years ago, with a mustang, and it grew from there.

"So last year we decided to put the garage together, and organise

"Part of the exhibit also commemorates the Australian car industry, which finished last year.

"We have a lot of tourists coming through the area, but not a lot of tourist attractions - especially not historical car attractions, so we saw this as the perfect opportunity.”

The Garage opening will be held tomorrow from 9am.

Apex will be serving lunch and cold drinks (available for purchase) and the Roma Historical Motor Club will add to the exhibition with a display of their own.

All proceeds from the opening will be donated to the Roma Historical Precinct, and the garage will be open across the Easter weekend.


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