Rally Cars, Concept Cars And Hot Rods Make For A Car Lover’s Day

The past, present and future of cutting edge cars will be on display in a car lover’s heaven at the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre this weekend. The second of the four weekend open days planned for the international exhibition Industrial Desire: Detroit Concept Cars.

This American exhibition features concept car models, drawings and film footage.

It is a unique opportunity to sneak a peek at the highly secretive and competitive world of car design and witness concept cars that are not normally seen outside of the industry.

After seeing the exciting concepts on display, take the opportunity to talk with like-minded enthusiasts over a BBQ hosted by Rotary Club of Toowoomba City.

Various car clubs from South East Queensland will be in attendance showcasing the role they play in preserving our transport history. This weekend’s participants include the Toowoomba VW Car Club and Top of the Range Street Machines. Special guest for the day is Skelta Racing with the performance vehicle that achieved great success at Targa Tasmania in May.

Also not to be missed is the upcoming presentation on Thursday 28 October by Professor Bryon Fitzpatrick formerly of the College of Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan. The presentation provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for everyday drivers and car dreamers to see the secrets and skills of the highly competitive field of concept car designers. Only the 10am session has seating available. Booking is essential.

Industrial Desire is presented by Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre through artisans in partnership with the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, and toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland.

The Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre, located near the airport terminal on Mutze Street, is a hidden gem in Toowoomba with an engaging representation of the skill and dedication that goes in to connecting Queensland –  from early pioneering days to current road building technologies.

Open this Sunday, 24 October from 10 – 2pm. Two other weekend open days have been planned for Saturday 6 November and Saturday 27 November.

The centre is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. The exhibition is on display until Saturday 27 November.

For more information contact Karen Barrett on 4633 2506 during business hours.

or email [email protected]

Note: Group bookings are welcome

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