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
PANEL AND PAINT
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.
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 email@example.com.
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,
Dyson Delahunty, 14, Papamoa, offroad racing.
Mitch Evans, 19, Auckland, circuit
Chelsea Herbert, 15, Auckland,
karting. Ben Hunt, 25, Nelson, rallying Jamie Larsen, 21, Paraparaumu,
Kayne Lamont, 21, Mangakino,
Matthew Leversedge, 17, Christchurch, speedway.
Scott McLaughlin, 19, Melbourne,
Monique McMillin, 25, Hamilton,
Daniel Mettam, 18, Auckland, motorcycle road racing.
Richard Moore, 22, Auckland, circuit
Bailie Perriton, 16, Ashburton, motorcycle road racing.
Jodie Verhulst, 26, Tauranga,
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.