Michael Morris, the owner of The Old Motor Garage in Nar Nar Goon, is quite a quirky, eccentric and colourful character. Originally from England, he decided to open up an antique and vintage shop in the middle of nowhere.
Situated between Pakenham and Bunyip, Nar Nar Goon is a town in Gippsland, approximately 61 km south-east of Melbourne. For a small town, Nar Nar Goon has a big antiques store and a character to go with it.
The Old Motor Garage is the town's attraction as far as I'm concerned and definitely worth the road trip out. Visitors are welcomed by its colourful collection of antiques and artefacts and also by its equally colourful and historical building facade.
Among the treasures to be found are dusty and rusty bicycles, fireplaces, fine china and cutlery, clocks and jewellery, musical instruments, pictures and antique furniture. If you're into old classic records, then he may just take you out the back to proudly show you his collection of over 10,000 records and singles that are all for sale.
For the bargain hunter there are thousands of bits of bric-a-brac and a kaleidoscope of colours that assault the senses as visitors make their way through the narrow aisles and explore and hunt deeper into the labyrinth maze.
You will also find vintage cameras, photographic and movie equipment, because in his younger days Michael was a keen photographer and amassed a lot of cameras and projectors.
As a keen and talented musican, Michael even has his own You tube channel Mikkelodeon. Here you can hear him play his favourite covers, from Bryan Adams to Air Supply. It's an eclectic catalogue of covers of great songs from many genres and periods; folk, jazz, blues, Celtic, popular, humorous, shows, and country.
"We've also got guitars and flutes and clarinets and violins, trombones, pianos, every sort of instrument you can imagine."