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CRC Speedshow’s new custom vehicle show already a winner


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air - Photo Matthew Hansen

2013 CRC Speedshow
Media statement
19 July 2013

CRC Speedshow’s new custom vehicle show already a winner
Where will you find pristine and customised examples of a 1974 Datsun 240K GT, a 1963 Kombi van, a ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air, a ’77 Holden Torana and a one-off high-rise Dodge truck plus a Buell-powered custom-built motorcycle?

Answer: at this weekend’s CRC Speedshow in the new show-within-the-show called the Castrol EDGE / Teng Tools Custom & Classic Show.

CRC Speedshow director Ross Prevette is excited by the array of vehicles entered for the new custom show and delighted by the passion and enthusiasm of the 57 entrants who have travelled from Whangarei, Invercargill and many towns in between.

“Walking around the Castrol EDGE / Teng Tools Custom & Classic Show is a real treat for petrol-heads. Whether you like hi-tech Japanese models like the ’91 Nissan GTR or the classic lines of the 1928 Ford coupe, it doesn’t matter. We can all appreciate the workmanship, the talent and the passion of the people who own these vehicles and the many, many hours spent designing, building, maintaining and preparing their cars, bikes and pickups for this show.”

Several owners have used this new all-category custom show to display their vehicles for the first time, including Shane Poulton, from Auckland’s North Shore, who’s just finished a 24-month build on a lowered 1970 GMC Chevrolet pickup and Shane McCallum, from Papakura in Auckland, with his immaculate 1965 Ford Mustang GT. And also attracting a lot of attention is a distinctive green, Ford V8-powered cab-over truck was built by scratch by Blenheim’s Mark Stead, from Big Shed Customs.

Prevette adds: “If the feedback from custom show entrants is anything to go by, the opportunity to see such a range of custom vehicles all in one show will prove very popular.”

A prize package for all show visitors who vote for the “people’s choice” – their favourite car, motorcycle or pickup - includes a year’s worth of Castrol EDGE oil plus clothing, a selection of tools and merchandise from Teng Tools and a Fusion car audio system worth $1,000. Castrol, Teng Tools and Fusion have also contributed to a prize pool for the show entrants whose vehicles are being judged by independent expert judges across the 11 categories which include hot rods, American and Australian street machines, hi-tech Japanese and European customs, custom bikes and pickups.

CRC Speedshow is open for just two days, Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July, at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland. Other highlights include the New Zealand Legends of Speed display honouring the achievements of Kiwi racing stars like Scott Dixon, Bruce McLaren and Ivan Mauger, the 50th anniversaries of Lamborghini and the Porsche 911 as well as Aston Martin’s centenary.

Tickets are available at the gate. See www.speedshow.co.nz for full details.

ENDS/


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