A huge number of new and previously unseen machines are set to make this year's Teng Tools Grand National Rod & Custom Show at the CRC Speedshow one of the finest collections of hot rods and custom cars ever seen in New Zealand.

Tens of thousands of hours’ worth of creativity, design, fabrication and construction will be showcased by 24 brand new builds and new imports. The Teng Tools Grand National Rod & Custom Show is fully judged, open to everyone and entries have come in from as far afield as the USA for this year's competition.

Highlights include two iconic machines from Ross and Libby Tebbs, whose 1940 Ford Pickup is a winner of three major USA shows and their 1957 Chev Coupe, a top 10 car at Motorex in Australia. John and Diane Rae's 1955 Chev Belair took first place in the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show in the USA while Ian Neary's 1968 Plymouth GTX that accumulated over 4000 build hours. Steve Clare's 1968 Austin Mini Ute which features a Leyland P76 V8 in the back is another car set to be a winner with the fans.

Rat Rods will have their own class at CRC Speedshow for the first time too. There are six entries in this class, three of which are coming up from Christchurch (Semirat, Bellarat and Dieselrat all built by Dave Jeffrries at Bellarat Customs). Papamoa's Graham Steel is also entered in the Dat Rat.

"Dazzling, impressive, uber-shiny, and totally cool are just a few ways to describe the hand-picked selection of cars on display in this year’s Teng Tools Grand National Rod & Custom Show," explained show organiser Ross Prevette. "We aim to deliver one the finest Hot Rod and Custom Car shows anywhere in the country - this is the ‘best of the best’ and we have plenty of new vehicles making their entrance to the NZ show scene for the very first time.

"Once you've worked your way around the Hot Rod Hall and laid eyes on each and every creation, fans have the chance to have their say in who wins the People’s Choice Trophy. We know it won’t be an easy task given the amazing variety of makes, models and styles to choose from, but everyone gets to vote for their favourite, and get into the draw to win some great prizes from Teng Tools!"

CRC Speedshow opens its doors to visitors on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23 and is promising one of the biggest and best shows in its 11 year history.