Whats On

Mike Munday's 'mantiques' hit Muster

Mike Munday with some of garagenalia he will be decorating the Muster site with this year for the first time.
Mike Munday with some of garagenalia he will be decorating the Muster site with this year for the first time. Craig Warhurst

FORGET American and Australian Pickers; Gympie's Mike Munday is the original.

He has been foraging in old sheds and at swap meets for nearly 30 years gathering all kinds of "garagenalia".

His hobby eventually turned into a business, Roadside Relics, and now he sends collectables across the world from his Monkland base.

For the first time this year Mike and his team at Roadside Relics will help deck out venues at the Muster.

His unique pieces already grace the walls of restaurants, corporate offices and themed bars across the country.

Now they will take pride of place in the best spot in the country - the Amamoor Creek State Forest.

Mike will use parts of his massive collection to decorate the new Blues and Roots Bar and the Great Australian Music Hall.

Mike said Muster organisers took one look at his collection and liked what they saw.

He said the Blues and Roots Bar would be decorated in an American southern states style while the Great Australian Music Hall would be distinctly Aussie. Yesterday Mike was sorting though enamel Keens Mustard, Golden Fleece and Waratah Motor Spirit signs.

He will use them, and old petrol bowsers and other bits and pieces, to add to the bush feel of the venues.

His massive collection is sourced from across Australia.

Mike said shows like American Pickers had boosted his business. "It's become mainstream now," Mike said.

"It's not just a few eccentric collectors.

"A lot of people see their collections as unofficial super."

"They have a $100,000 collection in their sheds and cash it in."

He said a lot of pieces he had owned, a number of times, he sold to buyers and then bought the items back when they needed money.

"It goes around full circle."

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie muster 2013



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

New law spells major shake-up for dog owners, pet shops

Got a frisky dog? You need to read this.

Early whale spot has Bay operators excited for season

A WHALE OF A TIME: Whale watching photo in Hervey Bay taken by Blue Marine Dolphin Tours created a huge buzz after it was posted on Facebook by Tourism Australia

"It's always welcoming to hear about the first whales.”

Fruit and Veg winners from the Gympie Show

Champion of the Fruit and Veg section.

Did you or someone you know enter the Gympie Show.

Local Partners

Gladstone's MasterChef hero blown away by support

CRANE driver Pete Morgan has been bowled over by the support he has received since making his TV debut on MasterChef.

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!