Big rigs roll out for CRC Speedshow

Photography by: Dean Middleton

Look out for the first-ever big rig cruise at CRC Speedshow 2017 that will take a scenic route to the event at ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane

Organisers of the 2017 CRC Speedshow say their Rislone Big Rig Truckin For Charity Cruise is going to be a spectacular fundraising initiative for this year’s show.

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Kicking off at 8.30am on Saturday, 22 July, at the headquarters of engine treatment and fuel additive specialist Rislone and parent company Smits Group on Greenmount Drive at East Tamaki, the cruise will take a scenic route to the CRC Speedshow event at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane.

"Our Meguiar’s Car Crazy Charity Cruise has always been successful and well-supported and there have been a few suggestions over the years about expanding it to include other types of vehicle," CRC Speedshow’s Ross Prevette explains.

"When Rislone jumped in as a sponsor, we began talking about a truck cruise, and we are delighted to have got there with the first-ever big rig cruise at CRC Speedshow. It’s something completely new and will add a new dimension for both existing Speedshow fans and truck fans."

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Ross says it is a truck-only (no trailers) event and they’re looking forward to showcasing all the rigs to an appreciative audience.

Money raised through a $50 per truck registration fee will be donated to the Starship Foundation. Every cent goes to charity and organisers are hoping for a big turnout. The $50 registration fee includes entry to the Rislone Big Rig Cruise and entry to the CRC Speedshow for the driver and all passengers and those taking part will also receive a Smits Gift voucher and a bunch of Rislone goodies. Anyone wishing to take part can do so by registering their truck at

The 11th edition of the CRC Speedshow has been touted as New Zealand’s biggest motoring and automotive event. It will be open to the public on 22 and 23 July. The 2017 event promises to be one of the biggest and best so far.

For more information, visit Speedshow's website.

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