Thursday, January 11, 2007

horopito motors

on a wet mid-week day this week, lance and i set out from tauranga and headed south to horopito motors. located on the central plateau of new zealand's north island, horopito motors was the location for the 1981 new zealand film 'smash palace'. along the way, we stopped off at the whakapapa ski field on mount ruapehu. there was no snow as this is summer...

i can't begin to express what an impact the wrecker's yard had on us - it is astonishing in real life. like a kind of grave yard. but also the size of the place is mind-blowing. we took about 3 and half hours to get round it in drizzly rain.

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on the stereo: 'bathe in the river (featuring holly smith)' by the mt. raskil preservation society, from the 'no. 2' soundtrack.

4 comments:

Anna said...

Awesome photo!

Anonymous said...

Nice pics AK - stop making me homesick! (jb)

andrew killick said...

wow jb, i wasn't aware that you used to live at horopito motors... if i had known i would have been more sensitive...

Jonathan Nalder said...

ah - so thiswaswhat the trip was about. groovy!