18-19 july 2015


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The CRC Speed­show, to be held at Eller­slie Show­grounds in Auck­land on July 18–19, re­turns for its ninth year with even more cool, fast and ex­otic race cars, su­per­cars and mo­tor­bikes, plus the best ar­ray of new ve­hi­cles avail­able to New Zealan­ders.

With an in­cred­i­ble line-up fea­tur­ing a bunch of brand new cars and bikes, a range of luxury cars in­clud­ing one spe­cial Fer­rari, and a DeLorean time ma­chine from “Back to the Fu­ture”, it is sure to be a great show.

Af­ter bring­ing the in­cred­i­ble Fer­rari 358 Spe­ciale at the 2014 show all the way from Italy, the team from Con­ti­nen­tal Cars is do­ing it again with an equally ex­otic ve­hi­cle. While we can’t re­veal ex­actly what this is yet, you won’t want to miss this spec­tac­u­lar su­per­car.

The CRC Speed­show will also fea­ture a bunch of other car man­u­fac­tur­ers with their lat­est and great­est cars in­clud­ing Peu­geot, Hyundai, Porsche, McLaren, Audi, and more.

Or if mus­cle is more your style, you’ll love Project Giddy-Up. Project Giddy-Up is in­spired by the 1967 Mus­tang GT500 from the movie “Gone in 60 Sec­onds”, and is all about trans­form­ing a stan­dard 2007 Mus­tang GT into a high-per­for­mance yet hot-look­ing ma­chine.

The Mus­tang is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a com­plete over­haul in­clud­ing brake and sus­pen­sion up­grades, while im­prov­ing en­gine per­for­mance and adding in luxury items like a com­plete new Fu­sion sound sys­tem.

It will al­most be un­recog­nis­able when it fi­nally gets re­vealed for the first time at the CRC Speed­show. To fol­low progress on Project Giddy-Up, in­clud­ing the parts and prod­ucts we’re us­ing on this ma­chine see www.pro­ject­gid­dyup.co.nz. We’d also wel­come any of your feed­back on this build!

Also fea­tur­ing this year is the re­freshed Teng Tools Grand Na­tional Rod and Cus­tom Show which fea­tures a stunning col­lec­tion of some of New Zealand’s best cus­tom cars and mo­tor­cy­cles. This is a first of its kind show, sup­ported by the New Zealand Hot Rod As­so­ci­a­tion, and has an en­tire hall all to it­self.

Some of the con­firmed ve­hi­cles in­clude Bruce Carter’s 1933 Ford Tu­dor with a 350 Chev en­gine un­der the bon­net, along with Mau­reen Fair­burn’s dis­tinc­tive pur­ple 1934 Ford Coupe from Christchurch. Plus, Teng Tools are giv­ing away a bunch of tools for vis­i­tors who vote on their favourite dis­play. Could be a use­ful way to score some free­bies?

The year 2015 also brings back the hugely popular Clas­sic Cover In­sur­ance Clas­sic Show where dozens of orig­i­nal clas­sic cars and bikes will be put on dis­play. The mini-show-within-a-show also has its own ded­i­cated hall but is ded­i­cated to orig­i­nal and re­stored

clas­sic ve­hi­cles and we’re sure you’ll love the range of ve­hi­cles as much as we will.

One dis­play that kids, of all ages, will love is the ‘Back to the Fu­ture’ style DeLorean time ma­chine replica made here in New Zealand. Re­mem­ber the movie, where the ac­tor Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, went to the year 2015 – well, this is that year! The 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 Time Ma­chine has elec­tron­ics in­side the car work and sounds just as it does in the movie. It’s sure to be a mas­sive hit, and some­thing not seen at CRC Speed­show be­fore.

If all of that wasn’t enough, the CRC Speed­show is also cel­e­brat­ing the var­ied achieve­ments of Women in Mo­tor­sport at the 2015 show. Emma Gil­mour, Kat Ben­son and Deb­o­rah Day are among the first con­firmed par­tic­i­pants in the dis­play whose achieve­ments speak for them­selves. Plus we’ll have plenty of other mo­tor­sport com­peti­tors and cars at the show if rac­ing is up your al­ley.

The Right Karts Celebrity Char­ity Kart Chal­lenge is also back for an­other year in the live ac­tion arena as it gives driv­ers and rid­ers from all walks of mo­tor­sport to go head to head; a real one-of-a-kind chal­lenge. Last year Drift King “Fanga” Dan Wool­house took out the ti­tle and we’ve heard the V8 boys want re­venge. We’ve al­ready con­firmed Michael Pick­ens, Emma Gil­mour, An­drew Stroud, and An­dre Heim­gart­ner with more big names to come. It’ll be all on this year, so will be one heck of a race to watch!

Add in the ex­cite­ment of the rest of live ac­tion arena and the mas­sive ar­ray of per­for­mance parts and ac­ces­sories and other au­to­mo­tivere­lated prod­ucts and ser­vices, and CRC Speed­show is a “must do” week­end of au­to­mo­tive bril­liance.

There’s a lot more too, so check out the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion and dis­counted tick­ets www.speed­show.co.nz

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