18-19 JULY 2015
ASB Showgrounds Auckland

Special VIP & Early-bird options for 2015

Tuesday 9 December 2014

This year, we’re delighted to offer three great VIP and early-bird ticket options for the 2015 CRC Speedshow! Available exclusively from Eventfinda, our Pure Octane VIP and High Octane VIP packages are fantastic value for money and could be the perfect gift for you to suggest to your loved ones for your Christmas stocking or to buy for the petrol-head in your life. The Early-bird Octane single day pass for just $18 is also great value. You’ll be pleased to know there is no booking fee – we’ve taken care of that – so have a look at the CRC Speedshow 2015 VIP and early-bird packages on offer now. They’re more…

Photo comp

Show us your best shot (photo competition)

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Did you enjoy taking photos at this year’s show? We’d love to see your original photo that you think best captures the fun, passion and sheer automotive beauty on display at CRC Speedshow … there were a lot of great options to photograph! CRC Speedshow fans can vote for their favourite photos to select the category winners. Enter and vote here http://woobox.com/ubvzx2 The CRC Speedshow photo competition runs for the first time in 2014 with assistance from the car-mad crew at NZ Petrolhead magazine. It has three categories: Pure car art – go all out, create a work of art by capturing that special angle or aesthetic beauty of any more…

Eleanor Reveal-27_LR by Denise Landow

Another record crowd for CRC Speedshow

The biggest and most diverse automotive and motorsport event in New Zealand broke its own attendance records with the 2014 edition of CRC Speedshow attracting 34,700 show-goers during the two day event earlier this month. The eighth edition of CRC Speedshow took place over the weekend of 19 and 20 July at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds with the attendance numbers representing a 14 per cent increase over the 2013 event. Along with the record number of members of the public fuelling their passion for all kinds of cars and motorcycles, this year’s show saw a record number of new car and motorcycle brands – 28 – represented which further enhances the more…


Huge crowds enjoy CRC Speedshow

Saturday 19 July 2014

Huge crowds enjoyed the opening day of the 2014 CRC Speedshow with many thousands of automotive fans heading to the eighth annual edition of New Zealand’s largest automotive and motorsport event.While the final count of show-goer numbers won’t be in until next week, given the busy display halls and packed grandstand during the Ideal Wheels live action arena entertainment, this year’s show looks to be at least as popular, if not more popular than the 2013 edition.Among the highlights of the opening day were: – The New Zealand launch of the Ferrari 458 Speciale by Continental Cars Ferrari – The New Zealand unveiling of brand-new Indian Motorcycle models from Polaris more…


Continental Cars back special Porsche shootout at CRC Speedshow

Thursday 17 July 2014

A Porsche Cayman sporting the familiar and iconic Martini Racing livery will take centre stage in CRC Speedshow’s live action arena this weekend. In a fun challenge, five drivers will strive for their best lap time in the Porsche Cayman in the Continental Cars Supercar Challenge; this Top 5 Shootout forms part of the entertainment at the 19-20 July running of CRC Speedshow at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds. CRC Speedshow director Ross Prevette says: “While the challenge is intended to be light-hearted entertainment, knowing the competitive personalities of Paul Radisich, Angus Fogg, Simon Evans, ‘Racing Ray’ Williams and Andy Booth, we can expect them all to take the timed lap challenge more…

KartSport competitors on the CRC Speedshow arena_by Ian Thornton

Karters to showcase their sport at CRC Speedshow

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Despite their obvious personality and nationality differences, Formula 1 drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel all have one thing in common – a career start in karts – and show-goers at this year’s CRC Speedshow can find out how to get into this popular and intense form of motorsport. Long regarded as ‘the first step on the ladder’ to Formula 1, karting – or KartSport as it is now called in this country – in fact fulfils dual roles: as a nursery for the next generation of motor racing stars, and as cost-effective place for motorsport fans of all ages to satisfy their need for speed. The more…

European custom Andy Connor VW Beetle Volksrod_2

Hot rod? No, Volksrod!

Some hot rods are built simply for fun – but one created by Andy Connor of Silverdale almost smiles back at you – complete with surf board on top. Connor’s unique VW version of a hot rod, which he’s dubbed a ‘Volksrod’, will only just be finished in time for the 2014 CRC Speedshow. Connor is looking forward to the first official showing his first ever custom car build, which he laughs, started as a minor midlife crisis. Connor has a placed a 1600cc high compression race engine into a 1969 Volkswagen Roadster. The 42 year old restored a 1971 VW Super Beetle for his daughter’s first car and then more…

British car Lawrence Smithson 1972 Ford Capri MK1_1

A livelong love affair with the Ford Capri

Kamo’s Lawrence and Helen Smithson’s lifetime love affair with Ford Capris will be celebrated at CRC Speedshow, New Zealand’s biggest automotive and motorsport event being held in Auckland this weekend. The Smithson’s blue-mink coloured 1972 Ford Capri will be on display in the Classic Cover Insurance Classic Show, a new classic show which is part of the eighth edition of CRC Speedshow at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds over the weekend of 19 and 20 July. Lawrence Smithson says the story of their journey to CRC Speedshow started almost 50 years ago, in 1966 when he started his motor mechanic apprenticeship with the New Zealand Post Office in Greymouth. During the late 1960s more…

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