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That’s not thunder on the horizon; it’s the sound of New Zealand’s premier men’s lifestyle and entertainment show gearing up for a huge weekend ahead!
Big Boys Toys launches this Friday at the ASB Showgrounds in all its Big Boys Toys glory; a showcase of the biggest, best and most powerful toys including million dollar supercars, massive V8’s, aquatic craft, insanely fast motorbikes, the latest in gaming technology, extreme sports action, and more.
Featuring New Zealand’s biggest names in wakeboarding, FMX, BMX, stunt cars, stunt bikes and strongmen, the outdoor Action Arena is set to be a crowd favourite of the event with a thrilling entertainment schedule ready to go off.
Action sports internet sensation Jed Mildon leads the charge, back in New Zealand for his first appearance since successfully landing the world’s first triple back flip on a BMX in May this year.
The Demon Energy Freestyle Motorcross will thrill audiences with their incredible aerial acrobatics, and the Big Ben Stunt Utes team are ready to show-off their stunning precision driving skills. Wakeboarding fans will be stoked to see the best in the country demonstrating the sickest wakeboarding tricks in two purpose built Nautiques Wakeboarding pools.
Also in the Action Arena the R.C Helicopter Stunt Show will wow the crowds along with the Strongman Competition, Drifting and New Zealand’s first Gymhkana car, the Subaru WRX STI driven by New Zealand’s Drift King Carl Ruiterman.
Inside the ASB Showgrounds Pavilion, a new addition to Big Boys Toys in 2011 is dedicated to Planes and Automobiles, including the Mustang: Through the Years display featuring the only 2012 Mustang in New Zealand, a hand picked selection of privately owned hot rods and Muscle Cars and a Robin 2120 trainer plane and Gyrocopter.
Bill Ward’s Kiwi A-Salt record breaking rear-engine, supercharged Flathead V8 powered 27 T Roadster will be on display throughout the weekend. In 2008 Bill became the first kiwi to achieve a Land Speed Record of 158.151 miles per hour (254.52km) at the infamous Bonneville Salt Flats and Bill is in the midst of preparing a trip back to Bonneville in 2012 to break even more records!
The V8 SuperTourers will be at Big Boys Toys with the V8 SuperTourer Prototype Racer and drivers competing in the 2012 series, including double world touring champion Paul Radisich and iconic V8 driver Jonny McIntyre.
The first ever Supercar the Hulme Can-Am Spyder, designed and built in New Zealand was a huge hit at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England; described as the closest you can get to driving a Formula One car on the road and costing over $5 million dollars to develop its one of the must see attractions at this weekend’s event.
Porshe recently unveiled its limited edition models of the iconic 911 GT2 RS and 911 Speedster to the world at the 64th IAA in Frankfurt. At Big Boys Toys a select collection of the finest on offer from the German Manufacturer will be on display.
For motorbike lovers; the 2012 range from Suzuki will be on show alongside the stunning Can Am ATV’s and roadsters. Or fans of other makes can view displays of million dollar custom cars, trucks, boats, bikes and a ton of merchandise on offer.
The DIY guy will love Big Boys Toys. Bosch will be showcasing their professional cordless and corded tools, The PowerTool Shop have displays from top brands including Makita, Bacho Tools will be at the event as well as top quality UK sourced tools for the automotive industry from Laser Tools.
For even bigger toys, the Auckland finals of the National Excavator Champs will also be taking place at Big Boys Toys, with ‘Digger Dancing’, skill challenges and more. ‘Doug the Digger’ will be giving rides for the kids as well!
Gaming is a huge attraction worldwide and at Big Boys Toys, visitors can see the latest in controller-free gaming at the Xbox 360 stand including Sports Kinect 2, Dance Central2 and smash-hit arcade game Fruit Ninja. For the bigger boys, the R18 area will show their biggest and most anticipated titles of the year including Gears Of War 3, Halo Combat Evolved: Anniversary (in 3D!), Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Assassins Creed: Revelations.
Don’t forget the ladies! The ‘Girls Village’ will be the place to take a bit of time out to receive some well deserved pampering, while the guys go and drool over the muscle cars and other attractions.
When it’s time to put your feet up, the Tui Backyard Public House is the place to happily lose a few hours, with bands, comedians and a stunning view of all the action.
In 2011 Big Boys Toys proudly supports men’s health awareness through Movember and will be running moustache competitions as part of the weekend event.
Event Director Dean Wilson believes this years Big Boys Toys has something for everyone. “Where else could you find extreme sports next to the best in gaming and a selection of cars, planes, boats, jet skis, bikes and more, all in one venue?” says Wilson.
Proudly supported by The Rock FM and V8 Magazine, for special ticket deals, head to iTicket.co.nz to book online now and save!
For more information please contact:
PR and Media representative; Paul Blomfield, ph: (021) 970 871, firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Organiser; Dean Wilson (021) 637 636; email@example.com
A schedule of highlights and timings to be announced shortly - high resolution photographs available for publication, please contact Paul Blomfield PR.
Big Boys Toys
ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane
Friday November 18th: 10am - 9pm
Saturday November 19th: 10am – 6pm
Sunday November 20th: 10am – 6pm
Students $15 (with Student ID)
Children Under 12 free (if accompanied by an adult – limit 2 per adult)
Online Book online now and save 20% (via www.iticket.co.nz)
Booking and show information available at www.bigboystoys.co.nz.