known, is a big hammer mill. The rotor weighed about 65 tonnes from memory and spun at 500rpm. Cars went in whole and came out in fistsized chunks.
“We did a bit of checking of the cars and bikes as many had old gas or acetylene bottles on them simulating nitrous systems and we had to make sure that these were fake or at least empty. I think we got some of the wheels and tyres off at that point too, so Garry partly got his wish.
“Then we started to load the cars onto the feed conveyor. We dropped a couple off the side of the feed conveyor but our observer was right onto us and she accounted for every single piece and made sure it went through. The only vehicle that did not go though the crusher was the truck fitted with the railway wheels. These were too big for the crusher, so we manually wrecked that vehicle with the crane.
“So there it is, a very sad end to some fantastic vehicles. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news to those who thought they might still be out there in the apocalypse, but this is what happened to the Mad Max 3 movie cars.”
RIP the Cow Car, Aunty’s vehicle (Tina Turner’s ride, pictured below before it was crushed) and assorted other buggies.