Listen up car (and all things vintage) lovers, this one’s for you. A motor museum opened up on the Gold Coast recently and if vintage vehicles are your thing you’re going to want to keep reading.
Found in Upper Coomera, the Gold Coast Motor Museum swung open its doors on Friday 2nd October and it’s absolutely packed with cars, some of which date back to the 1920’s and all of which are shiny and interesting and no doubt have many a story to tell.
The museum is set on a disused farm in the hinterland with owners Grant and Carl Amor having removed the old structures and built a space to showcase their own 65-car strong collection plus a few more.
They’ll rotate those on display so you can visit many times and always discover something new.
It’s long been a dream of the brothers to open a motor museum, the pair began collecting over 10 years ago and they’ve amassed some very impressive finds.
Including a 1924 Stanley Steamer, which is the centrepiece of the onsite restaurant and bar, Stanley’s Barn.
So not only can you wander around checking out some of the coolest old school cars around, you can also enjoy a feast and a beer or two to round out the day.
Pull up a table on the deck overlooking the hinterland and treat yourself to some five star eats while you’re at it
There are also cocktails and champagne and everything is absolutely top notch.
It’s an Americana-style venue that ties in perfectly with the museum and all in all, a good day out for the entire family.
In case you’re wondering, yes the cars are all kept in running order and no you may not test drive them (we tried).
If you’re looking for something interesting to do right here on the Coast, look no further. The Gold Coast Car Museum is one of a kind and it’s all ours. The Museum is $20 for adults and kids under 15 are free.
For die-hard car lovers, there’ll be meet ups on site too with the property able to cater for 200 vehicles. Fun.
Get in there to check it out for yourself.
LOCATION: 107 Kriedman Rd, Upper Coomera
HOURS: Museum hours 8am to 5pm – 5 days a week (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Stanley’s Barn Restaurant & Bar (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)
Thursday – Lunch from 12pm to 3pm, dinner from 5pm to 9pm.
Friday – Lunch from 12pm to 3pm, dinner from 5pm to 9pm.
Saturday – Breakfast from 7am to 10:30am, lunch from 12pm to 3pm, dinner from 5pm to 9pm.
Sunday – Breakfast from 7am to 10:30am, long lunch from 12pm.
Monday- Lunch from 12pm to 3pm, dinner from 5pm to 9pm.
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR STANLEY’S RESTAURANT