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Classic kiwi racing cars and bikes on show in July

Last updated November 11th, 2016.

1915 Stutz race car

1915 STUTZ Indianapolis 500 Special Race car

This year’s CRC Speedshow in Auckland in July will include a rare collection of New Zealand racing cars and motorcycles.

The show at the ASB Showgrounds on July 17 and 18 will feature 20 race cars and race bikes, dating from 1923 to the present day.

Each car has been carefully hand-picked by a committee made up of racing experts from around New Zealand, including HRC Events manager Chris Watson who says he’s excited to see the display come together.

Among the selected is the 1915 STUTZ Indianapolis 500 Special Race car which was imported into New Zealand in 1923 and raced successfully in many events at the Muriwai Beach races and winning the New Zealand Cup outright in 1926, 1927 and 1928 when owned by Bob Wilson.

It will be the first time in years that these race-machines have been seen together in public, so show visitors are encouraged to take as many photos and videos as they like at the show before the cars return to garages around the country.

CRC Speedshow managing director, Ross Prevette, says, “I remember some of these cars from my younger days and I’m sure many show visitors will to. They [cars and motorcycles] are truly stars in their own right and important pieces of New Zealand’s motoring history,” says the 53 year old.

For more information about 2016 CRC Speedshow events and highlights go to: www.speedshow.co.nz

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