Mustangs, Maseratis among show's big motors

Last updated 09:56 19/07/2014
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Featuring in this year's CRC Speedshow is the unveiling of Ferrari's 458 Speciale.

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Mustangs and Maseratis are among the well known motors to take centre stage at the annual CRC Speedshow in Auckland this weekend.

New Zealand's largest automotive event will honour Mustang's 50th anniversary with a display covering all the generations with a highlight being the Saturday morning unveiling of an "Eleanor" Mustang. This all-steel machine has been built in Matamata over the past two years and pays homage to the car which starred in the move, Gone in 60 Seconds.

The Speedshow will also display four Maseratis including the Ghibi, Quattraporte and Stradale models.

Mustang and Maserati are not the only big names to headline the two-day show at the ASB Showgrounds.

Look for the public reveal of the Ferrari 458 Speciale, while the new McLaren 650S will be on display along with other big name motors such as Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and BMW.

The show revs into action on Saturday morning with the "public reveal" of the Ferrari 458 Speciale at 9.30 followed by further "public reveals" of new Indian motorcycles and then the "Eleanor" Mustang.

There are also shows within the show with one being the "Classic Show" featuring around 50 Japanese, British, European, Australian and American cars and motorcycles of an extremely high calibre, close to the well-known Concours d’Elegance standard. Vehicles are to be 25 years or older.

Alongside the "Classic Show" will be the "Custom Show" with a display of over 50 of New Zealand's best customised cars, pickups and motorcycles.

Over the two days there will be plenty of action in the live arena featuring dragsters, karts, a simulated crash, stunt events and even a jet car start-up.

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