About the Valhalla.
Our Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse.
If you're a classic car enthusiast and planning a funeral for yourself or for a loved one, the Valhalla is the perfect way to say goodbye.
Our service is not only for those who ride or who have always wanted to ride, but also for those who want something unique and memorable for their last journey. We aim to do more than mourn the departed. Our goal is to commemorate the life of your loved one in a dignified, yet celebratory manner.
As a family-oriented business, we treat all our customers as family and considerate it a great honour to play a part in your funeral procession, whether it's from a church, marae or sports club to a crematorium or cemetery.
We can provide bespoke funeral procession services anywhere in NZ with 48 hours notice, accommodating coffins and urns of any size. Our staff are professional, compassionate and experienced and we work with your chosen funeral director to ensure the family's wishes are respected and that the day goes smoothly.
We at Elysian Wheels understand the power of hope that emanates from religion and myth, and we appreciate the strength that such hope can give us, especially in times of loss.
The names we have bestowed upon our business and our vehicles reflect this belief and, we hope, help serve as a talisman in guiding the deceased to his or her final resting place.
The name Elysian Wheels is a play on the Elysian Fields of Greek mythology, which refers to the idyllic, blissful resting place of the dead…and ever since, up until today, be it in poetry (Schiller, Tennessee Williams), music (Beethoven, Mozart), literature (Homer, Virgil, Shakespeare, Dante, Cervante’s Don Quixote, William Carlos Williams, etc.), the movies (Gladiator, Elysium, Star Trek), or in place names, such as the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris.