Pull up at Clive Taylor's backyard and you might just think you've been time travelling on Route 66 - or stumbled onto a film set.
As featured in "NZ Life & Leisure" magazine.
Taylorville is no secret to the car nuts, but hidden away in a backyard in Raumati is a tribute to Americana with a mock 1930's gas station, vintage Ford cars, an American diner, mock blacksmiths, old petrol pumps and soft drink dispensing machines. Oil buoys and traffic lights are dotted around the sheds and he has an old tarred wooden water main, over 100 years old.
That's not to say it's all about cars. Half the section is park-like garden, with tracks between mature trees winding around a pond and to old-style rough-sawn timber huts, filled with reminders of the past, including an old washing machine, telephone, sewing machine and historical photos.