Dan Bowden is buying the iconic Queensland tourist attraction and plans to shift his family’s Bowden’s Own collection of Australian racing cars from Buderim into the Nambour museum and include other collections from around the country.
“Most racing car museums around the world only have one or two race cars because they are so expensive to get,” he said.
“We’re talking with other major collections in Australia that complement ours to make something special and of international standard.
“The other collections are ones that people know about plus others that are kept under lock and key which we want to incorporate on a rotating basis.”
Mr Bowden says he hopes to begin renovations in December and open six months later.
He has bought about 80ha of land on the northern end of the property for an undisclosed sum while the rest of the property has been sold to other buyers.
“The land is quite beautiful and I’d like to think we could have some sort of eco tours there,” he said
Dan Bowden also stated in the article that they have no plans to get rid of the Big Pineapple, which is fantastic, I would really hate to see this go, it is an icon on the Sunshine Coast. Also another big icon of this facility is it’s famous pineapple sundaes, which are out of this world, you have to see and taste them to believe it, this is also staying so I hope they don’t change the sundaes at all. Will have to check it all out when it opens.