The organisers of the 2019 CRC Speedshow have just announced a new addition to the show, which is expected to create even more interest to the already huge show – a massive indoor display of custom motorcycles from the New Zealand Chopper Club.

In association with The Sound FM, the NZ Chopper Club will be displaying their best bikes, designed and built by the best from within the Kiwi motorcycle fraternity, showing off the talent that goes into creating some beautiful two- and three-wheeled custom-made machines.

Speedshow Operations Manage Ross Prevette has been wanting to include more variety for years, and now that it’s finally happening he is sure show spectators will be grateful for the added content.

“Having built many custom motorcycles when I owned a custom car/bike shop (in a previous life), I have always wanted to introduce a custom motorcycle element to Speedshow, but have been too busy growing other areas of the show. However, earlier this year I approached Dion from the NZ Chopper Club to see if they could help, and the club jumped at the opportunity,” Ross says.

Another massive drawcard for the show is the arrival of custom builder and TV personality, Chip Foose. NZ Chopper Club President Dion Tilson is excited to be part of the show for several reasons, and not just showing off the talent of our countries best builders:

“We have been contacted by bike builders from all over the country and we should be unveiling some new bike builds over the show weekend. The entries are coming in fast,” he stated enthusiastically, “Chip Foose is a legend in the automotive and custom scene and having secured Chip onsite over the CRC Speedshow weekend is testament to all those involved in running a successful show. It’s not often the NZ public get to meet and see a high-profile personality such as Chip, so the 2019 CRC Speedshow weekend should be one to remember!”

There will be seven categories of motorcycles on show, including all manner of custom-built bikes, with a focus on the ‘unique and radical’. Featuring Old & New School Choppers, Baggers, Pro Street, Bobbers, Cafe Racers, Rat Bikes and much more, the show will also include a variety of trade sites specific to the custom motorcycle industry, as well as a display to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of ‘Easy Rider’, a kids chopper photo-op area, and much more. The NZ Chopper Club will also be highlighting their support for the Paw Justice charity, bringing awareness to the public of the work they do in supporting animal welfare.

“Just like the Hot Rods in Grand National Rod and Custom Show, custom bike builders and owners will get to express their individuality and style in their custom creations. Some are reasonably mild; however, many are outrageous to the point where non-bikers will ask, can and do you really ride that? The cool thing is, the public will see many different custom themes from outrageous Pro-street choppers and baggers, to old school bobbers & choppers,” Prevette shared.

The CRC Speedshow is on the weekend of the 20th to 21st of July, at ASB Showgrounds, in Greenlane, Auckland.