Harley-Davidsons, hot rods and more

Harley-Davidsons, hot rods and more

The sixth annual Speedshow will deliver another weekend of automotive and motorsport pleasures when the gates open at the ASB Showgrounds on July 21.

Harley-Davidson is making its Speedshow debut with the team from Harley-Davidson Australia working with local Harley-Davidson dealers to create an impressive display of the 2012 Harley-Davidson model line-up.
One entire display hall is dedicated to the New Zealand Hot Rod Association 50th Anniversary 2012 national hot rod show. Visitors can enjoy a trip back in time as the show recognises the pioneering builders and fabricators with prime examples of current and original hot rods and drag racing cars from the ‘60s and ‘70s on display.

The array of new and classic vehicles at this year’s Speedshow is as exciting and diverse as ever, according to the show’s developer and promoter Keith Sharp.
“Rare, just launched, fun, custom and jet-powered are among the descriptors which apply to our feature vehicles when the Speedshow opens,” says Sharp.
Rare certainly describes one of the last 631 hp Dodge Viper ACRs to be made. Owned by Sime Darby Automobiles, which distributes Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and SRT in New Zealand, the Viper ACR is the only example in the country, one of only two in this white, red and black colour configuration and one of only 50 manufactured in the world.

Also from the team at Sime Darby, the Chrysler 300 SRT is launched locally just days before the Speedshow. Just 30 examples of the 392 cubic.inch. 470 hp 300 SRT sedans are confirmed for New Zealand.

The Ezybuy Car Auctions live action arena features demonstration runs from top D1NZ drift racing competitors, the fun Mini motokhana, motorcycle stunts from Nic Kroeze and the Drive Rush stunt driving team.

Exhibitors come to the party with fantastic show specials on a wide range of motorsport equipment from key outlets like Chicane and Racetech, race team apparel from HSV, Ford and V8SuperTourers, and much more. Check out the competitions to win genuine Harley-Davidson apparel, Ducati gear or a hot lap in a NASCAR.

There’s a huge line-up of new cars and motorbikes from Mazda, Nissan, Ducati, Suzuki, Ford, Husqvarna, Chrysler, Jeep and Harley-Davidson. With the latest V8 touring cars, slot car racing and even racing mowers, CRC Speedshow has something to appeal to every kind and age of motoring enthusiast.

The Speedshow takes place at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland on 21 and 22 July. Tickets at the gate. See www.speedshow.co.nz for full details.

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