Australia’s first tyre museum to launch in Mandurah

Matthew Cook
Matthew Cook

PEEL Tyre Service will launch a museum dedicated to the tyre industry on September 27 – and it’s the first of it’s kind in Australia.

Owner Matthew Cook started working in the tyre industry from just 15 years old.

“Over the years I’ve collected lots of stuff and I’ve now gathered it all, and will share it with the public and tyre enthusiasts,” he said.

Mr Cook said tyre memorabilia will be on display including wheel tools dating back as far as the 1890s.

“We also have an old air compressor from the 1930s and old tyre clamps,” he said.

A bar will also be set up in the museum for those who want to have a drink while walking through the museum.

Mr Cook said he had a Mandurah student create the design of his military tyre display.

“We designed this according to how she drew the design, and put wheels on the display so we can move it around,” he said.

A representative from the Australian Motor’s Association will officially open the museum.

Entry to the museum will include a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation.