Inverell's National Transport Museum is gearing up for the 2017 Motor Show

Gear up: National Transport Museum president Kevin Dunn gets set for massive crowds and fun at this year's Motor Show. Photo: Rachel Baxter.

Gear up: National Transport Museum president Kevin Dunn gets set for massive crowds and fun at this year's Motor Show. Photo: Rachel Baxter.

Hot rods, fire engines and even racing lawn mowers are gearing up to feature at the 2017 National Transport Museum Motor Show.

Gearing up: Kevin Dunn, Gil Robson and Taylor Cross are getting set for massive crowds and fun at this year's Motor Show. Photo: Rachel Baxter.

Gearing up: Kevin Dunn, Gil Robson and Taylor Cross are getting set for massive crowds and fun at this year's Motor Show. Photo: Rachel Baxter.

And this year the annual show is set to be bigger and better than ever.

“All the various car enthusiast clubs from Inverell and outlying towns come along,” National Transport Museum president Kevin Dunn said.

“The Inverell Motorcycle Restorers Club puts on a display and we’ll also have a jumping castle for the kids, we have a model railway and a double-decker bus.

“We get the service clubs coming to help out and this year we’ve got the racing lawn mower club.”

Museum volunteer Gil Robson has been helping to organise the show for around three years and said every show keeps getting bigger.

“I’ve been volunteering here for a few years and I really like it,” Mr Robson said.

“The show will be extensive [this year] and it gets a bit better every year.

“We get several thousand through and we fill both sides of the street.

“We get people from all places including overseas and they’re always quite impressed – we’ve got 4000 square metres and we’re running out of room.”

Mr Dunn said the museum, which is open 364 days of the year, is getting close to celebrating its 18th birthday.

“We’re getting close to 18 years … and it’s all volunteer input,” he said.

“For some years we didn’t [have the show] but it was re-organised about seven years ago.”

Kevin Dunn.

Kevin Dunn.

Mr Dunn said the show was a fantastic opportunity to showcase what Inverell and the whole New England region has to offer.

“The general feeling [in Inverell] is that more emphasis should be placed on tourism and we’ve never had a better opportunity now with our local member as the new minister for tourism,” he said.

“We don’t only promote the museum here, we promote the whole New England and the show is a great opportunity to do that.”

The National Transport Museum ‘s Motor Show will be held on Sunday March 5.

For more information about the annual show and museum visit www.nationaltransportmuseum.info.

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