Monday, March 26, 2012

Southward Car Museum

Before we began our long journey up to Auckland from Wellington last weekend we stopped in at the Southward Car Museum on the Kapiti Coast, about an hour north of the capital. I'd never heard of Southwards before and was a bit skeptical at first; little did I realise I was about to visit the largest private car collection in the southern hemisphere.

I was so blown away when we walked in to find over 400 cars; as well as a huge display of automotive related memorabilia. Here are a few photos I managed to snap while we were there, though sadly I ran out of memory from all the images I'd taken the previous day at the NZPC Hardpark!

This 1950 Cadillac Fleetwood is the real definition of gangster! Bomb proof floor, bullet proof windows and a hinged windshield for inside firing - holy crap!

The whole thing was covered in bullet marks.

An absolutely beautiful 'gull-wing' Mercedes-Benz 300SL.

Completely original De Lorean.

Check out this baller old school Bentley emblem.

Talk about a hidden gem - if you ever head down (or up!) that way it's definitely worth checking out. Everything about it is so '70s, it almost feels like you go back in time yourself. Overall it was a really fun experience!


  1. Words cannot describe how awesome this place must be...

    and oh that '59 caddy...


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