WIN BIG AT THE CRC SPEED­SHOW

The eighth edi­tion of CRC Speed­show, run­ning July 19-20, will be the big­gest yet. With two new halls – one for clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles, the other for a na­tion­wide ra­dio-con­trolled race car cham­pi­onship – and a brand-new out­side Park N Sell area, this

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Here’s a run­down of this year’s show high­lights.

Big­gest door prize yet!

A month-long trip trac­ing Amer­ica’s fa­mous Route 66 be­hind the wheel of a Ford Mus­tang is the stuff of dreams – yet that’s ex­actly what a lucky show­goer is go­ing to win at this year’s CRC Speed­show.

The trip for two is worth $23,000, and is the big­gest door prize yet for the show, which is the largest an­nual au­to­mo­tive and mo­tor sport show in Aus­trala­sia.

The Route 66 trip prize has been put up by Clas­sic Driver mag­a­zine, co-spon­sor of the new Clas­sic Cover In­sur­ance Clas­sic Car show-withina-show. The new clas­sic ve­hi­cle show fea­tures around 35 hand­picked clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles in their own ded­i­cated hall (more de­tails be­low) and Clas­sic Driver mag­a­zine pub­lisher Wes Davies says he wanted a “re­ally spe­cial” door prize to draw at­ten­tion to it.

The prize draw is open to any­one 25 years or older who at­tends this year’s CRC Speed­show, and cor­rectly fills in the en­try form. The win­ner and nom­i­nated part­ner then join 11 other cou­ples on one of two Route 66 tours from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2015.

Davies ex­plains that the tours are guided by Route 66 ex­pert Roger Al­li­son and vir­tu­ally ev­ery­thing – re­turn air travel from Auck­land or Christchurch, all ac­com­mo­da­tion and break­fasts, and the hire of a con­vert­ible Ford Mus­tang com­plete with ra­dio tele­phones and pre­pro­grammed GPS units – is in­cluded in the prize.

Show vis­i­tors should look for the Route 66 prize draw en­try form in their show bags and make sure they com­plete it and place it in the en­try box lo­cated on the Clas­sic Driver site in the Clas­sic Cover In­sur­ance Clas­sic Car Show hall.

Di­verse show-within-a-show

A tro­phy-win­ning Chev C10 lowrider pickup is the first ve­hi­cle to be con­firmed for this year’s Cas­trol Edge/Teng Tools Cus­tom Show.

New at the 2013 CRC Speed­show, the cus­tom show was a very pop­u­lar high­light with show vis­i­tors and en­trants alike, at­tract­ing New Zealand’s best cus­tom cars, bikes and pick­ups, from tra­di­tional hot rods to Aussie and Amer­i­can street ma­chines and wickedly-mod­i­fied Ja­panese and Euro­pean cus­toms.

Cus­tom show co-or­di­na­tor Kate Gor­don-Smith says among the dozens of en­tries are di­verse ve­hi­cles such as a com­pletely cus­tomised VW Bee­tle Volk­srod, a chan­nelled eight inch Ford Road­ster, a 1973 Mazda 616 Capella, and a 1948 Chevro­let COE hot-rod­ded truck.

“The Cas­trol Edge/Teng Tools Cus­tom Show in­cor­po­rates 11 cat­e­gories – from tra­di­tional hot rods, street ma­chines and pick­ups to un­fin­ished projects and cus­tom mo­tor­cy­cles – which makes this show unique and re­ally in­ter­est­ing for both en­trants and the tens of thou­sands of fans who en­joy see­ing this di­verse ar­ray of cus­tom and mod­i­fied ve­hi­cles on show.”

Around 60 ve­hi­cles fea­ture in the cus­tom show.

Clas­sics’ own show

New this year is the Clas­sic Cover In­sur­ance Clas­sic Show, which cel­e­brates New Zealand’s in­cred­i­ble her­itage of clas­sic ve­hi­cles in a ded­i­cated hall fea­tur­ing dozens of New Zealand’s finest clas­sic cars and mo­tor­cy­cles.

From the pho­tos re­ceived to date, there are some ab­so­lute beau­ties in­clud­ing an im­mac­u­late Ford Es­cort, a very rare Jensen In­cep­tor con­vert­ible, some fan­tas­tic Tri­umph, Suzuki and BMW mo­tor­cy­cles, and a range of ab­so­lutely stun­ning Amer­i­can Fords and Chevys from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

The only place where you can sub­mit your com­pleted en­try form for the chance to win the amaz­ing month-long trip worth $23,000 driv­ing Amer­ica’s famed Route 66!”

Park ‘N’ Sell

A new area for the pub­lic to sell their com­pe­ti­tion or clas­sic car, or mo­tor­cy­cle, called the Park ‘N’ Sell zone, of­fers around 45 own­ers the op­por­tu­nity to have their ve­hi­cle fea­tured on the CRC Speed­show web­site, www.speed­show.co.nz, for the month prior to the show, and for the ve­hi­cle to be dis­played in the des­ig­nated area dur­ing the two-day show.

“Space is limited to around 45 ve­hi­cles, but we hope the new Park ‘N’ Sell zone cre­ates yet an­other in­ter­est­ing rea­son to make sure the dates of this year’s CRC Speed­show are marked as ‘must go’ on your cal­en­dar.”

The fee to reg­is­ter for the CRC Speed­show Park ‘N’ Sell zone will be $50, and pro­vides a month-long web­site list­ing, the ve­hi­cle dis­play space at the show, and one adult gen­eral ad­mis­sion ticket for both days of the show.

He says reg­is­tra­tions will soon be open, and any­one wish­ing to be no­ti­fied when the reg­is­tra­tion process is avail­able should con­tact the Park ‘N’ Sell co­or­di­na­tor by send­ing a mes­sage via the show’s Face­book page or email­ing theteam@speed­show.co.nz.

Kiwi Young Guns

Seven­teen ris­ing and es­tab­lished stars of New Zealand mo­tor sport have been con­firmed for a new fea­ture dis­play called the Kiwi Young Guns at this year’s CRC Speed­show, with the fi­nal three par­tic­i­pants be­ing con­firmed in com­ing weeks.

The line-up of New Zealand’s un­der 25-year-old, ex­cit­ing, new

rac­ing talent in­cludes off-road­ers, karters, drifters, mo­tor­cy­cle racers, cir­cuit and speed­way racers, drag racers and rally driv­ers, and is sup­ported by To­tal Lu­bri­cants.

With Christchurch kart racer Caleb Cross the youngest at age 13, and Pa­pamoa drifter Jodie Ver­hulst the old­est, hav­ing just turned 26, the Kiwi Young Guns selected were orig­i­nally nom­i­nated by their mo­tor sport or­gan­i­sa­tions or me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tives who have been fol­low­ing their de­vel­op­ing ca­reers be­hind the wheel than more than 40 com­peti­tors’ names were put to pub­lic vote on CRC Speed­show’s Face­book page.

The Kiwi Young Guns, sup­ported by To­tal Lu­bri­cants, are:

Avalon Bid­dle, 21, Orewa, mo­tor­cy­cle road rac­ing. Taine Car­ring­ton, 16, Auck­land, of­froad rac­ing.

Caleb Cross, 13, Christchurch,

kart­ing.

Dyson De­lahunty, 14, Pa­pamoa, of­froad rac­ing.

Mitch Evans, 19, Auck­land, cir­cuit

rac­ing.

Chelsea Her­bert, 15, Auck­land,

kart­ing. Ben Hunt, 25, Nel­son, ral­ly­ing Jamie Larsen, 21, Para­pa­raumu,

speed­way.

Kayne La­mont, 21, Man­gakino,

mo­tocross.

Matthew Le­v­ersedge, 17, Christchurch, speed­way.

Scott McLaugh­lin, 19, Mel­bourne,

cir­cuit rac­ing.

Monique McMillin, 25, Hamil­ton,

drag rac­ing.

Daniel Met­tam, 18, Auck­land, mo­tor­cy­cle road rac­ing.

Richard Moore, 22, Auck­land, cir­cuit

rac­ing.

Bailie Per­ri­ton, 16, Ash­bur­ton, mo­tor­cy­cle road rac­ing.

Jodie Ver­hulst, 26, Tau­ranga,

drift­ing.

Mike Young, 22, Opotiki, ral­ly­ing. Hast­ings-based Oil Im­ports Ltd is the of­fi­cial New Zealand im­porter and dis­trib­u­tor of To­tal Lu­bri­cants, and mar­ket­ing man­ager Greer Mar­shall says that the op­por­tu­nity to sup­port the Kiwi Young Guns con­cept is an ex­cel­lent “fit” for the com­pany.

CRC Speed­show count­down

Two days only – Satur­day July 19 (9am – 6pm); Sun­day July 20 (9am – 5pm).

Tick­ets are avail­able at the gate – adults $20, chil­dren 10-15 years $10, chil­dren un­der 10 free, fam­ily pass for two adults and up to three chil­dren $50.

Catch the en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing drag car start-ups and burnouts and the Right Karts Celebrity Char­ity Kart Chal­lenge in the Ideal Wheels live ac­tion arena – three shows per day.

Free sem­i­nar se­ries on a range of au­to­mo­tive and mo­tor sport topics run­ning each day.

Meet the Kiwi Young Guns, sup­ported by To­tal Lu­bri­cants – 10am each day.

Dozens of prize draws and give­aways at the show with New Zealand’s best au­to­mo­tive and mo­tor sport brands.

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Amer­i­can street ma­chine – mod­i­fied Matt El­liott 1979 Chev C10 pickup.

Bat out of Hell restora­tion – Mil­i­tary Royal En­field Bul­let.

Hav­ing fun at the show!

Kiwi Young uns Taine Car­ring­ton in ac­tion.

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