Pricing & Conditions
Corp Drive Days
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
this used to be called the "Holden Race Experience"...?
For our original first 7 years (up until January 2012) our NZV8 Race
Drive Experiences were officially branded and traded as "Holden Race
As and from January 2012, Holden is no longer our principal naming
rights recipient and we now officially trade as NZV8 Race Experience.
That having been said... in all respects, in reality, there are no practical
changes or differences in our ongoing operation what so ever... as Holden were
only ever a "naming rights recipient" and they took absolutely no active role,
input or practical support of our NZV8 Race Drive Experience activities at any stage.
Apart from the change of trading name... absolutely nothing has changed:
- We still exclusively utilise the same 400kw 5700cc Holden V8
race cars that we have always used...
- We still exclusively utilise the same experienced
professional V8 Race Instructors that we have always used...
- We still exclusively utilise the same race venues, safety
equipment and resources that we have always used...
- We are still exclusively owned and operated by Advanced
Driving Systems Limited, as we always have been...
- NZV8 Race Experience also honoured any and all valid pre-paid
I have to pre-book to do the 400kw NZV8 Race Drive Experience...?
Yes you do... In
order to ensure that the venue, staff and vehicle resources are all in place to
professionally conduct our NZV8 Race Experience, it is essential that prior
attendance bookings are made and confirmed in advance.
NZV8 Race Experience generally exclusively hires an entire race track venue in order to
exclusively undertake this extreme experience with maximum safety and enjoyment.
(Unlike some cheap would be imitators, who are more interested in getting your
money, than providing the professional service)
Any failure to attend at the pre-booked allocated time will subsequently result in
the forfeiture of your NZV8 Race Experience thru your non attendance or
Please ensure that you read and fully comply with all of our standard operational terms
I purchase a gift voucher for someone else...?
A very high percentage of our NZV8 Race Drive Experiences are purchased as gifts...
NZV8 Race Experience is the ultimate gift option that is easy to organise and the
recipient is sure to be thrilled and excited by the memorable experience.
Our NZV8 Race Experience vouchers are valid for an entire 12 month period and
are redeemable at any of our various numerous pre-organised and confirmed V8 Race
event days throughout the year.
(Beware of some "other would be providers" selling vouchers
that they then fail to honour or only have a very short and limited opportunity to redeem)
Purchase it for yourself...
Purchase it for your spouse or partner...
The absolute ultimate Christmas Gift
All chip in to get it for one of your mates birthdays...
Workmates chip in as an unforgettable leaving gift...
Purchased and used as a sales staff incentive reward...
Arranged as an incentive reward for your most valued clients...
we do drive programs and/or NZV8 Hot Laps for Conference activities etc...?
individually tailor and organise practical drive programmes to complement and enhance your company
conference or group event.
We also specialise in arranging and conducting
truly memorable Corporate Client Drive Day Events.
Dependent upon your company's individual
requirements we can arrange everything for you, including supply of additional
drive vehicles etc if required.
Visit our Corporate Drive Days page for further information and/or don't
hesitate to ring us direct so as we can organise and configure your next
"truly memorable" event
you supply safety equipment...?
Yes we do... NZV8 Race Experience is a fulltime professionally operated organisation that takes all practicable
steps to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
We have a full range of safety helmets for our participants to utilise and an
extensive selection of
Our NZV8 Race Experience drive vehicles are fully equipped with a full MSNZ approved race
roll cage, "extra wide" RaceTech race seats, race belt harnesses, modified race suspension, premium Bridgestone
performance tyres along with modified Harrop & Wilwood premium brake packages.
about some of the "other" race experience providers...?
good that you asked... As with most things in life... All things are not created
- There are some would be weekend warrior race drivers who will charge you
money to let you take their old clapped out race cars for a spin...
- Likewise, some of the "others" try to get away with charging you
money to drive their "mildly worked road cars" that don't even utilise
full protective rollcages or "older model cars with spongy brakes and
or struggle to provide you with fitting racesuits & correctly
sized safety helmet
(She'll be right, it always makes that funny noise under brakes... Yeah Right)
- Some "others" market and promote their V8... but then the only cars
that they will actually let you drive is their small toy 1600cc sign written road cars
or their clapped out old HQ's and painted V6 road cars with standard brakes
(Race Experience... Yeah Right) (That
wasn't what I thought I was paying for...)
- Some "others" promote their Holden & Ford V8
race experience... but then the only cars
that you actually drive is their under-powered sign written "look alike" cars
that have feedback comments like these on resellers website feedback
"Pretty lame experience"... The most I would have got up to was
130km/h which isn't what it says in the description"...
the track to be longer"...
(Race Car Experience... Yeah Right)
- Still "others" market and promote their
race experience, sell you a voucher, take your money... but then don't ever get
around to delivering
the service and you find your that vouchers are then worthless as they are not doing
it anymore and they won't even return
(That is an experience that I want... Yeah Right)
- Still "others" market and promote their old VT Commodore by the size
of its engine... but then the only track circuit that they will actually let you drive
on is the small 1.5km hardly ever used club circuit (where you are unable to even go
fast or get beyond 3rd gear at any stage)
out the back of the real main Grand Prix race circuit
(Race Experience... Yeah Right) (That
wasn't what I thought I was paying for...)
(They have now gone bust and have finally closed down!!!)
- Still "other cheap would-be imitators"
try to undertake "quasi race experience activities" only on circuit
test days (so as they can try to get away with making more
profit off you by paying less for the track hireage) and you are then
forced to try to drive an unfamiliar race car on an unfamiliar race circuit, whilst the race
circuit is very congested with masses of other racecars travelling at full speed
under and overtaking all around you...
(That sounds really safe and enjoyable... Yeah Right)
As opposed to the NZV8 Race Experience who have a totally
professional policy of generally exclusively hiring race circuits,
whenver possible, so as you have
the opportunity to go flat out in the utmost safety and enjoyment...
(Professionalism and safety are vitally important to NZV8 Race Experience and
if not to other operators...)
- Still "other cheap operators"
only utilise one venue (in order to save their time
and you're subsequently forced to waste your time and your personal
expense to travel the entire length of the North Island to their sole venue in
order to drive their disappointing clapped out cars
(It cost me more in time and money to get there and back, than
to actually do it...)
(Pity that I couldn't physically take all my family and friends that far to see
me do this...)
is totally different to all other providers...
We are New Zealand's premier
nationwide professional Holden NZV8 Race Drive Experience providers.
Were not a struggling would be race team trying to take drivers for a ride in their very old car with
tired tyres to try to make some money to keep the race team running...
NZV8 Race Experience is a professionally operated organisation that
exclusively provides race drive experiences for Corporates, company's and
It is a part of the much larger Advanced Driving Systems and their NZV8 Hot Laps
NZV8 Race Experience owns and operates two specifically designed, extensively
modified and enhanced 400kw 5700cc & 6000cc Holden V8 Commodore race cars which are solely dedicated and exclusively utilised as
our NZV8 Hot Lap & NZV8 Race Experience vehicles.
(Our vehicles are not mildly worked and
sign written look a
like road cars or comparatively underpowered clapped out race cars running on old tyres and
standard suspension, like some of the others still try
to get away with)
Our dedicated 400kw NZV8 Race Experience vehicles are extensively equipped with full
MSNZ approved race roll cages, designer modified RaceTech race seats, full
race-belt harnesses, modified race suspension, premium performance racing
tyres and modified premium performance braking packages.
NZV8 Race Experience genrally exclusively hires and utilises multiple race venues
nationwide throughout New Zealand on numerous various days right throughout the
entire year. (Pukekohe, Manfeild) (Chch by
As a professional organisation that is acutely aware and totally committed to
ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all our participants and staff... we
"exclusively" hire the entire race circuit for the day in order to
safely, professionally and exclusively undertake our NZV8 Race Drive Experiences.
(We generally don't conduct our NZV8 Race Experiences during circuit test days like other cheap imitators try to
always do, so as to save
themselves money at your expense and personal safety)
Only suitably experienced specialist professional drivers who have an extensive
previous race winning pedigree and/or who have been specifically approved
by Advanced Driving Systems Limited are authorised to be our NZV8 Race
The NZV8 Race Experience Operations Manager and Instructor, Phil Blythe, is the three time New Zealand National Classic
Champion, former two time Pro7 NI Champion and a BNT NZV8 competitor, who is also vastly
experienced and was previously specially trained as a Holden Advanced Driving Instructor.
(We only utilise race Champions and specifically trained high-speed performance drivers as our NZV8
Race Experience instructors)
We also specialise in providing expert race tuition to
currently competing race drivers.
As a totally professional commercial organisation, NZV8 Race Experience is
fully committed to ensuring that our NZV8 race experience activities minimise
your risk and maintain your personal safety... whilst maximising your
enjoyment and delivering a truly memorable NZV8 Race Drive Experience.
The entire NZV8 Race Experience operation has been specifically audited and
pre-approved by a certified Labour Dept O.S.H Inspector & also reviewed by
WorkSafe NZ ... so
as to maximise the safety of our operational staff and all customers.
it proceed if it is wet...?
Generally speaking, rain will not adversely affect or stop our NZV8 Race
Drive Experience sessions... unless in the expert opinion of our NZV8 Race Experience
personnel, that the
prevailing weather and/or subsequent track conditions have become too extreme and are unsuitable to safely
continue at that time.
In this respect, their expert decision regarding operational safety will be binding, final and
The safety of all of our participants as well as our professional NZV8 drivers is
at all times absolutely paramount.
We take all practical and necessary steps to at all times ensure that the
Experience sessions are conducted safely and professionally.
else do we receive as part of your 400kw NZV8 Race Drive Experience...?
A Apart from the
absolute thrill and excitement of actually driving a fully modified performance
400kw V8 Holden race car at speed on a race circuit, all participants will also subsequently receive:
- A full colour printed presentation certificate of your
completed NZV8 Race Experience
- You can also take as many additional photos and/or video as you wish
during your experience
- Your extended family, whanau and friends are all welcome as
- A huge smile on your dial and the personal
satisfaction from knowing that you have "put yourself into the drivers
seat" and have truly "accelerated your life"
we really get to drive one of your 400kw Holden V8's on the track at speed...?
Provided that you have positively taken onboard the necessary pre-drive
and are able to clearly demonstrate sufficient practical driving abilities, then as part of
our NZV8 Race Drive Experience you get to
personally pilot one of our fully modified 400kw Holden 5700cc V8 race cars around the track at
speed, with one of our specialist expert NZV8 Race Instructors assisting and tutoring you.
Dependant upon the prevailing track conditions and your own driving performance,
you will be driving at up to speeds of somewhere between 180km/h to 220km/h.
(Beware of providers that let you drive their flash road cars on a racetrack with
absolutely no rollcages, race belts and minimal safety equipment)
Given the large amount of time, effort and money that has gone into
creating, maintaining and exclusively operating our 400kw NZV8 Race Experience vehicles and also so as to at all times ensure our staff and participants
personal safety, a clearly demonstrated minimum skill level is required
both prior to and during the driving of our Holden V8's.
Participants will need to be competent with and demonstrate efficiency in operating a
If at any stage you demonstrate either a lack of physical or mental ability to
safety control the race vehicle, or at any time fail to fully comply with any
safety operational instruction given to you by any of our NZV8 Race Experience staff, then
your race driving experience will immediately be terminated "forthwith".
This exclusive NZV8 Race Experience is professionally provided by Advanced Driving
and is directly associated with our NZV8 Hot Laps & NZ Advanced Driver Training
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