ALLEN Wilkinson relished the opportunity to celebrate all things vintage at Murgon's Dairy and Heritage Day.

The Goomeri car enthusiast showed off his 1962 Chevrolet Corvette to its many admirers, but admitted he could not accept all the praise.

"It's my son's car, but he's got nowhere to put it so it lives in my garage and I get to play," he said.

"Meanwhile, my car sits outside."

Complemented by almost a dozen other vintage cars, Mr Wilkinson's fibreglass-bodied car was a hit at the Dairy and Heritage Museum.

However, there was much more on display for punters.

Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum president Richard O'Neill said the vintage car line-up added a lot of character to the day's events. 

Dairy and Heritage Day boasted this restoration of German Wagon by the Murgon Men's Shed. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times
Dairy and Heritage Day boasted this restoration of German Wagon by the Murgon Men's Shed. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times Kate Darvall

"We're all to do with antique, whether antique machinery, antique knives or antique cars," he said.

"It's all to do with the ancestry of our pioneers."

Mr O'Neill said the museum existed to honour the pioneers of the South Burnett and their work.

"With everything we have, we try to show how hard they worked to develop the area," he said.

"I think that's something we must never forget."

Mr O'Neill said the weekend was special for the museum, and for those people who took the time out to enjoy it.

"Having all this stuff on display is great, but to show it actually working like we did on the weekend was the highlight of the whole thing," he said.

Among the working demonstrations and antique displays, Mr O'Neill said the three-wheeler Girling was a highlight.

"It's the only three-wheel vehicle remaining in the world," he said.

"We were very fortunate to have it." 

Mystee Adams, 5, enjoys a fun day out at the Heritage Museum. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times
Mystee Adams, 5, enjoys a fun day out at the Heritage Museum. Photo Kate Darvall/ South Burnett Times Kate Darvall

Owner of the Girling, Ron Stephensen, proudly showcased his possession, and drove it around the grounds for all to see.

Other features of the day included rope makers, cow milking and celebrating input from locals.

"Almost 30 farmers brought in their cattle brands and branded a board which will be displayed in our new barn," Mr O'Neill said.

"It shows the unique ties within our rural community."

Mr O'Neill said twice as many people joined the event as last year, and hoped it would continue to grow. "We're definitely planning for another one next year," he said.

"You never know what we might come up with."

Queensland Dairy and Heritage Museum is open seven days a week, all year round, and encourages people to visit and enjoy its unique attractions.

For more photos from the event, open the gallery below. 

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