Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

March 30, 2010

The Oblivion Express Mk 3 (Frank Womble)

Filed under: Art,Henderson,sculpture — paul @ 8:08 am
The Oblivion Express Mk 3

The Oblivion Express Mk 3

“A salute to the West Auckland racing fraternity, past and present.” Local artist Frank Womble assembled this racing machine from discarded scrap. It is situated along the railway tracks beside Railside Avenue in Henderson (map).

The legendary Bruce McLaren (1937-1970) epitomises the West’s connection with motorsport. He owned a service station (Bruce McLaren Motors) in Te Atatu. Bruce McLaren Intermediate School (on Bruce McLaren Road) is named after him.

Read more about Bruce McLaren at the Bruce McLaren Trust.

1 Comment

  1. I’ll make sure to go see it!

    Comment by Lachezar — April 6, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

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