Create your Own Formula One or Indy Race experience

Recreate you own racing spectacle in the blended VR world of SimDeck Formula Simulators

Recreate you own racing spectacle in the blended VR world of SimDeck Formula Simulators

At last an authorative guide to having a career in the motorsports industry

At last an authorative guide to having a career in the motorsports industry

The Greatest Racing Spectacle in the World for 2009 is now in the history books. We silently kept our fingers crossed for our favorite driver for his magical moment, 100 years to the day when the famous Indy 500 circuit was opened. Sadly our Kiwi did not create a unique piece of world history in the largest sporting event 100 years later. Even though a tyre change problem stole Scott’s moment to secure a second Championship Race Title he was still our hero on the day with a splendid overall performance. Who could have imagined that when that first race was held, that a century later from a land as far from Indianapolis as you can go, that a young driver would not only win a Series, The Race, but that he was on the line to win the acclaimed Indy 500 for a second consecutive year…we waited with baited breath.

SimDeck Formula Simulators lets you recreate your racing spectacle in the unique one of a kind virtual and blended live world of SimDeck Virtual Reality. We create the reality in Virtual Reality.

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In the beginning a group of men had a dream...today a Kiwi driver is chasing his dream 100 years later.

In the beginning a group of men had a dream...today a Kiwi driver is chasing his dream 100 years later.

Kiwi racer Scott Dixon team became a Dad late July 2009, which by my recollection it will be the first Kiwi born into a Indy 500 race champion family… how cool is that! Also being a Dad I know Scott and Emma will have immense joy in the years ahead.

RacerIMC

The Racers International Motorsports Connection is changing the way the world of motorsports connects. The RacersIMC.com website is a global network of drivers, teams and motorsports related companies all on one website. It is where all forms of motorsports, U.S. and International connect. Registered users such as drivers/riders/pilots, teams, motorsports companies, tracks, and series, etc. will be able to create and edit their profiles. All registered users will have the opportunity to search and view profiles and connect with each other. Why spend countless hours searching the internet for websites and motorsports information? The RacersIMC.com will connect them all together on one website!

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Race Team Shirts and Jackets

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At last an authorative guide to having a career in the motorsports industry

At last an authorative guide to having a career in the motorsports industry

HOTTEST NEWS: THE CHEAPEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO BUY YOUR RACE CLOTHING IS RIGHT HERE. WE HAVE REDUCED ALL PRICING and ALSO ALL PRICING NOW INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT (with tracking number).

GONE ARE the middle men and those who had an added cost at every point.

STOP PRESS – IGNORE ALL OTHER PRICING

BLACK-RED MCLAREN MERCEDES F1 TEAM JACKET ID148

BLACK-RED MCLAREN MERCEDES F1 TEAM JACKET ID148

As an example this quality F1 MacLaren jacket (ID148) that features labels, logos, front and back and on the sleeves now sells for only $US108.95 AND THAT INCLUDES POSTAGE TO ANY CITY IN THE WORLD!!! Some Jackets might be $US10 more but overall these are HUGE SAVINGS. Matching Shirts are typically in the range of $US68.95 – $US78.95   Shop elsewhere and expect to pay $$$$$$$$$$$$ more.
You might need to pay taxes, duties imposed by your Government. This will depend on whether your parcel is processed without fees or not. Your customs department will automatically contact you according to the address we have sent you order to if they will charge ou a import tax. Every country has different policies and threshold $amount when you might be charged import taxes.
# ANY SIZE
# ANY COUNTRY
# ANY QUANTITY
# EVERY TEAM

We will be listing all the cataloque in due course. Please contact us directly for the team jacket and shirt that interests you and we will email to you directly.

Here is the Honda Clothing Page….remember Honda they use to race in Formula One :-( before becoming the team known as Brawn GP.

 BLACK-RED MCLAREN MERCEDES F1 TEAM JACKET ID148

BLACK-RED MCLAREN MERCEDES F1 TEAM JACKET ID148

Order ships direct from the factory, not a warehouse or retail store. We have a huge number of designs with news ones always in the planning. We specialise in shirts and jackets for most of the race teams in F1, Nascar, WRC etc.

Payment
Currently we accept – Bank TT, Cash or Western Union. Paypal coing shortly.
We do not accept international credit cards. We will provide additional means to pay for your order shortly. All pricing in $US. Pricing indicated includes free global shipping. We will be displaying the full range in time, however write now for a quotation and price. Remember we are by the far the cheapest WORLDWIDE. Payments by Bank TT – Please add bank fees of $US21 to your order total for bank fees.  Please ensure that the funds transmitted are as per your your invoice with out any intermediary bank fees etc.
Orders accepted from private individuals and retailers.

Ignore the pricing we have published earlier.

Quality Features- Grade A Embroidery Lettering Quality, NOT printed logo, NOT screened logos! 100% Embroidered logos.
- Inside lining with polyester layer
- Two outer pockets,one inside chest pocket, Zippers are fully lined entire the front length of the jacket
- 65% microfiber, 35% cotton
- Brand New , Never been used
- Size M (armpit-armpit 24″), Shoulder 20″, Sleeve 22″, Top to Bottom Length 27″
- Size L (armpit-armpit 26″), Shoulder 21″, Sleeve 23″, Top to Bottom Length 28″
- Size XL (armpit-armpit 27″), Shoulder 22″, Sleeve 24″, Top to Bottom Length 29″
- Size XXL (armpit-armpit 28″), Shoulder 23″, Sleeve 25″, Top to Bottom Length 30″

 BLACK-RED MCLAREN MERCEDES F1 TEAM JACKET ID148

BLACK-RED MCLAREN MERCEDES F1 TEAM JACKET ID148

F1 Melbourne Circuit Open House this weekend at SimDeck in our F1 Simulator

The Formula One 2009 Season gets underway in hours and we’re celebrating with a Special F1 Open House so you can also race on the Melbourne circuit. The cars are new, the rules have changed a season of drama is about to unfold, so here is your chance to get behind the wheel of an actual real open wheeler race car and take it out onto the virtual Melbourne track.

NZ’s only current Formula One driver Brendan Hartely, will be NOT be driving in the Red Bull team after all the anticipation since his super licence never came thru in time, so we think it is only fitting that you will be driving the virtual version of his car around Melbourne. Come and experience a high speed adrenalin rush in the life size and life like virtual SimDeck world.

STOP PRESS – Breaking News TODAY, Kiwi Company brings Formula One to a new level of realism for the world to experience for the first time this weekend. Click here for details.

SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR PARENTS – Here is something fun you can do with your children THIS WEEKEND.

We are looking forward for all boy racers, mums with a burning ambition to lay some rubber, youngsters who one day dream of owning their own race car, and adults reliving some lost dreams to step up to the challenge and try a few laps on a virtual race circuit in a Formula race car. Your chance to celebrate being a Kiwi Champion on the first weekend of the 2009 Formula One season.

With speeds of over 300kph, split second timing, accurate driving lines and serious concentration we expect to see some nervous drivers taking the controls.

There is a small charge of $5 per driver which will give you at least 5 minutes or more in the car.

This experience is unique in NZ that has previously has not been readily available in NZ. The enormous 2.5m wide virtual reality screen puts you into a full life size virtual world where you feel every bump of the road and shudder of the engine as you race an actual race car.


Melbourne Formula One Track

Recent visitors have been espousing how life like the experience is which is what we are aiming to achieve and to take the realism way beyond what people can re-create at home.

This is what North Shore Mayor and now boy racer, Andrew Williams had to say.
I had the real pleasure of trying out the SimDeck Formula Race car simulator at a function I attended in May 2008 – and I’ve got to say that the whole experience was something I could imagine you could very easily get hooked on!

The sheer exhilaration of feeling like you are actually driving a high performance vehicle at speeds of up to 300kph left me as a total convert to this concept which is truly exciting and immensely challenging to those among us who are Formula One followers.

A combination of life size virtual world images, real time dash gauges, vibration sensory feedback and enough sound to recreate the on-track atmosphere resulted in a blurring of reality and virtual reality for me and made the racing seem absolutely realistic. Andrew William, North Shore City Mayor, http://www.northshorecity.govt.nz

If you want to get a few tips on driving at high speed, then this link will help you get into the correct frame of mind…see you on the Starting Grid!
Location Unit 14, 6 Airborne Road, Albany, North Shore
Open Day
Date Saturday March 28 9am – 5pm and Sunday 29 March 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Car parking – Street and visitor (designated) is available. SimDeck. Lookout for the race driver on the balcony.
Cost – Only $5 per driver for 5-10 minutes for a few laps.

Look out for our driver and you'll know you're in the right place, or if you can see the activity of visitors waiting their turn.

Look out for our driver and you'll know you're in the right place, or if you can see the activity of visitors waiting their turn.

Where is the direction of Formula One heading…visit this article to see why the Middle East may be crucial in the F1 calendar and how Russia and the USA may shift the focus of Formula away from the European Circuits.


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Car parking available in the marked Visitors Car Parking or out on the street.

Car parking available in the marked Visitors Car Parking or out on the street.

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A Guy’s Day Out where he can feed his ego.

Our Guy’s Day Out is an event for you to get a bunch of your mates together for some new age social bonding at the race track in our virtual world.

EVERY GUY THINKS HE IS A GOOD DRIVER, THAT HE CAN EASILY OUT DRIVE HIS MATE. WELL, WE ARE GOING TO LAY DOWN A CHALLENGE TO THE GROUP THAT WILL SEE ONE DRIVER WIN $50 CASH. FROM MY POCKET TO YOURS. YOU’VE GOT NOTHING TO LOOSE EXCEPT YOUR EGO, BUT I COULD BE OUT OF $50 ! Read further down for details.

Ring around and get a group of friends, neigbours, club players, sports team folk together for an afternoon or evening of some fun racing together. We know that Kiwi guys are passionate about two things, motorsports and running the BBQ and so SimDeck gets you into Top Gear with this fun package that combine these two elements.

You provide the drinks, BBQ food and up to 12 enthusiastic drivers. We provide the venue, actual race car all set up and BBQ facilities. If you need Pit Girls to help you with your event we can supply some attractive and charming ladies at an additional cost. If required we have a 6m x 3m marque available.

Booking details
3 Hours duration. Extended time can be booked.
Each driver has approx 15 min spread thru the booking time
Prize for fastest driver who is able to beat me on Spa Franchorchamp. I’ll give $50 cash if the fastest driver amongst the group throughout the evening is able to beat my time.
We recommend no more than 12 drivers in a 3 hour event.
With less drivers drive time will be increased for each driver.
Cost $600 for the group up to 12 guys (or gals) for three hours.
If you have less drivers say around 6 drivers we can offer this programme for 2 hours at $500. Bonus challenge prize does not apply for 2 hour events.
Payment is based on one group payment and must be made at least 24 hours prior to the event.
This programme is suited for weekends only.

Between operating the BBQ, catching up with your mates over a drink, trying to impress them with your driving prowess, planning your excuses for such poor driving skills, observing the other drivers, you will spend a number of times on the track as you progress through circuit familarisation, qualifying and actual race laps.

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Create 1000's of on line followers

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SIMDECK OPEN DAY – This Friday and Saturday

Ever dreamed of sitting in an actual formula race and taking it for a spin on a world famous circuit. To celebrate the upgrade of the SimDeck Formula Race Centre we are holding the first of a series of Open Days – Friday 6 and Saturday 7 February.

Relive the experience that saw Scott Dixon win the prestigous Murray Halberg Sportsman of the Year Award on Tuesday night for his amazing achievements at winning the 2008 Indy Car Series Championship – Amercia’s greatest racing spectacle. Come and experience high speed adrenalin rush in the life size and life like virtual SimDeck world.

SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR DADS – Here is something fun you can do with your son for FREE THIS WEEKEND.

We are looking forward for all boy racers, mums with a burning ambition to lay some rubber, youngsters who one day dream of owning their own race car, and adults reliving some lost dreams to step up to the challenge and try a few laps on a virtual race circuit in a Formula race car. Your chance to celebrate being a Kiwi Champion at our Waitangi Weekend Celebrations.

With speeds of over 300kph, split second timing, accurate driving lines and serious concentration we expect to see some nervous drivers taking the controls.

The Open Day is completely free to visit and run a few laps through out the day. A voluntary gold goin donation can be made that will be given to http://www.kidscan.org.nz. This will be a prelude to being part of and supporting the KidsCan television Big Night In telethon coming to your TV screen later in the year.

If you make a gold coin donation then you have a change to win a 60 minute sim session for four people. Challenge: Fastest driver on two laps at Pukekohe Circuit will be our winner

We want people to experience something very unique that previously has not been readily available in NZ. The enormous 2.5m wide virtual reality screen puts you into a full life size virtual world where you feel every bump of the road and shudder of the engine.

Recent visitors have been espousing how life like the experience is which is what we are aiming to achieve and to take the realism way beyond what people can re-create at home.

We are looking forward to a steady stream of drivers all day.
Just to add some edge and reputation at stake elements the fastest certified driver will win a 1 hour session for 4 people.

If you want to get a few tips on driving at high speed, then this link will help you get into the correct frame of mind…see you on the Starting Grid!
Location Unit 14, 6 Airborne Road, Albany, North Shore
Open Day Hours 9.30am – 4pm
Date Friday 6 and Saturday 7 February
Car parking – Please park out on the street and wander down to SimDeck. Lookout for the race driver on the balcony.
Cost – COMPLETELY FREE for a few laps.
Giving Forward - We will have an opportunity for you to make a voluntary gold coin donation which we will forward to http://www.kic.org.nz

Look out for our driver and you'll know you're in the right place, or if you can see the activity of visitors waiting their turn.

Look out for our driver and you'll know you're in the right place, or if you can see the activity of visitors waiting their turn.


Our Pit Manager reckons we need to have a BBQ susage sizzle going throughout the day so that will also be available so you can have a drink and bite whilst you wait to impress the crowds.

After appearing on national radio with Danny Watson on Radio 2ZB’s “Tech Tuesdays” programme this week talking about this uniquely kiwi experience, we have been told we could cause a traffic jam out on the street. Now that is kinda cool a virtual car race creating a real world traffic jam. Of course this fits right into our motto. “SimDeck creating the reality in virtual reality”.

So if you come along please wait your turn with a smile and everyone will get the chance to race…even if we need to run the Open Day again on another weekend.


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SimDeck Formula Simulators partners with Top Gear in Auckland for all new 2010 Spectacular Live Show

The SimDeck Simulator team joins the Auckland leg for the 2010 World Tour of the highly popular Top Gear Live Show.

The boys are back in town on their Top Gear World tour with their mayhem of cars, burnouts, testerone excitement and noise. Of course I am talking none other than Jeremy Clarkson, Greg Murphy and James May. The boys will be boys crew from the famous UK motoring Top Gear TV show along with the mysterious Stig and our own Creg Murphy will entertain the crowds for 5 days on car mayhem.

Simdeck F1 Simulator

The Sellout Top Gear World Tour returns to New Zealand

The entertainment will include every thing your insurance company would say no to you doing in the family salon car, your wife will raise a storm if you even try one of the tricks down the drive way. Your bank manager will love you because there will be plenty to spend with the credit card. We can assure you it will include all the tricks you need to know to impress your girl friend … I mean your skillful manipulation of the steering wheel.

Of course SimDeck will be there to bring an element of high speed racing in the SimDeck Formula Simulator, allowing wanna be pro-drivers to get a taste of high speed full size simulation.  We will be located in the main exhibit area, so be sure to come on by where we will be selling 5 minute ticket rides.

Simdeck Formula simulator

The SimDeck Pet 250 full size race car simulator with a petrol engine

World’s first 3D Simulation Monitor plumments in price – Perfect for 3D gaming and sim racing

Let your racing experience come alive in a way never experienced before in full blown stereoscopic 3D on the iZ3D monitor.

THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO RACE IN 3D.

Ideal for all race sim programmes and suitable for any control and driving device. Bring you race experience alive.

Once upon a time we thought the world was flat? The world is fast moving pass the boring world of 2D monitors as we begin to experience the world of gaming, movies or computer graphics in the immersive world of 3D.

Most off the shelf games are already designed in 3D and are ready to take you to places you have never been in 2D. Now gamers can immerse themselves into the thrilling action of the game and see explosions that really explode and stare in wonder at the game scenery that game designers put months of work into. Instead of just watching or designing in flat 2D images now you can bring your games, movies or creative work to life.

iZ3D monitor

Click here to purchase the iZ3D monitor with a massive discount coupon. Discount Voucher b72c7566

Avatar is being released in Dec and being hailed as a break thru in cinematic creativity. Movies are being created in stereoscopic 3D so movie watchers can experience the action and duck that arrow or truly jump off a cliff. Bring this level of immersive entertainment to your home with an iZ3D 22-inch widescreen 3D LCD monitor.

The iZ3D monitor is your portal to the amazing world of 3D entertainment! Get in the action now.

Till now most people participating in desktop sim racing have had to be content with using a standard computer. Or if they have had a salary rise or bonus on the pocket money they might be able to justify a 3 channel system. Well today that completely changes both in cost and quality of experience.

The famous iZ3D monitor has PLUNGED IN price from its initial 1997 $US999 price tag to an amazing wallet friendly $US349 in December. Today it has just plunged again to an amazing $US279 excl shipping / tax when you use this Discount Code b72c7566 and get a 20% discount bonus. Visit www.iz3d.com

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First Launched and shown outside the USA in New Zealand by ICE AV

This price is available to buyers from all around the world. The monitor will ship directly to you via UPS from the USA. Please not there will be some taxes and import costs you will need to pay when it arrives in your country. The freight costs are calculated when you place your order. If you wish to establish the cost that your Customs Dept will charge you, call your local UPS office indicating you wish to import a LCD monitor, tell them the full cost including freight you will be paying and they will be able to tell you what local taxes you will face.

You will be purchasing the monitor directly from iz3D LLC in San Diego where your order will be processed directly by iZ3D. This promotion is only available online and must transact via the http://www.iz3d.com online store.

If you wish to communicate with us about this offer feel free to write to iz3d@iceav.net
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End of Year Entertainment

SimDeck Formula One Simulator

Well the finish line is well in sight and who will take the winners flag? You still have time to book the Simdeck Race Car simulator for you end of year staff Christmas function before the final lap. Bring the high speed action home to your Xmas event with SimDeck Formula Simulators.

Re-create the experience of Lewis Hamilton, Scott Dixon, Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart and others!

The SimDeck PET250 Race Car converges the real world of motor sport with virtual reality in a way never before experienced and allows you to race an actual race car in a life like, life size virtual world and recreate real world race experiences.

Guaranteed to entertain and engage, as you put your skills on the line in the SimDeck Formula One Virtual Grand Prix. Reputations will be challenged, egos tested and emotions run high in your Virtual Grand Prix where you discover YOUR champion driver.

SimDeck will create your unique race experience at your very own Xmas function in the full size PET250 Race car virtual reality system.

We deliver the SimDeck Simulator to your venue for a life size, 120 minute experience in high-speed virtual reality.

Our Xmas OfferSimDeck Grand Prix event 120 minutes $700.00 incl. GST(Valued at $ 787.50) Based on Trailer mounted SimDeck Simulator Race Car.

OPTIONS

  • Customised vehicle labelling anc colour scheme – actual and virtual car.
  • Virtual trackside company branded bill boards
  • Race suits available for drivers
  • YouTube Video promotions – create your company online
  • Exclusive Track side Real Time Web Time Score
  • Content made available for company newsletter, industry news and web site.
  • We are specialist in converging Simulation and Social Media concepts and opportuntities
  • Race suits and Jackets available as Xmas Gifts.

For more information please contact our Race Office (09) 414 4238 / (027) 647 2267 (Kevin)sales@simdeck.com or visit http://www.f1speedexperience.com

Special Web Site Only Bonus. Mention this winning code and receive and additional 30 minutes race time free. Promotion can not be combined with other discounts. Code Simdeck09

SimDeck Simulators and Tweet Twins take Social Media down to the start line in the The Tweet Twins Formula GP

The Tweet Twins are racing this coming Thursday at the Kentucky race way and will bring alive the high speed world of motorsports in a virtual world as part of the business New Zealand Corporate Event Guide Expo.

Tweet Twins goes down to the track for some Social Media action

Tweet Twins goes down to the track for some Social Media action

There are few Kiwi’s who have not heard of Indy Hero Scott Dixon and his world championship status. Now The SimDeck open wheeler race car will allow visitors to the NZ Conference and Events Guide to have a taste of high speed action in the Formula Race Car / Simulator.

Visitors can gain a sense of the action of this Indy Oval racing at the Homestead track in Miami, Florida from this years final race in the Indy series.

The virtual trackside bill boards with Social Media sponsors have been installed and the Tweet Twins car has had the branding livery completed. During the Tweet Twins Formula GP experience drivers will be able to tweet their fastest lap performance into cyber space and be recorded for posterity.

During the weekend Tweet TV took a media crew down to the track to see some of the action. Pro Formula Sim Driver and Tweet Twin co-founder, Kevin Andreassend expects to see a range of performance and driver abilities. At the media press conference he was heard to say, “We have prepared a Formula BMW FB02 open wheeler with an average top speed of 200 kph, that should be enough to blur most drivers’ ability”. Vehicle Specifications – 1.2 litre inline 4 wheel drive, 140 bhp @ 8948 rpm, 255 kg net weight, 6 speed gear box.

Tweet Twins Formula BMW FB02 Team Race Car

Tweet Twins Formula BMW FB02 Team Race Car

Check out the racing news direct from the SimDeck Media Cente web site

Check out the racing news direct from the SimDeck Media Cente web site

Tweet Twin partners we will be talking to company owners how they can incorporate Social Media in their company growth plans. There are strong trends emerging in all sectors that show companies need to seriously consider their skills, abilities and online presence. The idea that being online means you have a web site is fast becoming outdated thinking as Social Media technologies and networks are facilitating new ways to engage with consumers, partners and the market as a whole.

Series driver and owner of Bryan Herta Motorsports takes viewers thru the Kentucky Oval.

8 Hour hands on workshop to put you on line today.

8 Hour hands on workshop to put you on line today.

Hands On Social Media Bootcamp Workshop ‘From Hands Up to Hands on’ – Gems for Twits

Don’t Miss Out! Limited Spaces! Book now!

Date: 3rd and 6th November 2009

Workshop Link

Your hands on Social Media workshop opportunity to prepares you for captivating an eager, listening audience using Social Media technology is here. This workshop is limited to ten available seats only per workshop. Book today!

Tweet Twins is running our next 8 hour Social Media Hands On 101 Social Media Workshop spread over 3rd and 6th November 09. 1pm – 5pm each day. This valuable session is perfectly timed to prepare you to implement your Social Media activities for 2010.

Click here to register for our November Social Media 101 “From Hands Up to Hands On” Workshop.

Posted by Kevin Andreassend, SimDeck Founder
http://www.kevinandreassend.com

Formula One exhibition brings the race experience to windy Wellington

The exhibition tells the story of winning driver Bruce McLaren, whose legacy lives on in Formula One racing with Team McLaren featuring in the starting grid of every major Formula One race since 1966 and marks the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s first Formula One Grand Prix victory at the 1959 US Grand Prix.

New Zealand’s other greats, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon, are also celebrated. All three began their careers at New Zealand racing events, and their early victories here laid the basis for their international success – a pattern which continues today with upcoming drivers like Brendon Hartley. Teenage friend and best mate Phil Kerr of Bruce McLaren, now resident in Auckland along with Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley were the three hired guns that created the organisation that manages the Formula One series today.

Nine Formula One cars will be on display, including the incredibly successful Cooper T51; Brabham BT20; McLaren-Honda MP4/4; Williams FW14B; and the mighty Ferrari F2004. The exhibition traces the design and technological innovations that have driven the sport from the 1950s to the 2000s, as well as the personalities that front it. New Zealand’s only manufacturer of full size full bodied actual race car simulators, SimDeck Formula Simulators, joins an elite group that is working towards similar success bringing the Formula One race experience into the virtual reality world of simulation.

Shell V-Power are the principal sponsors of the Formula One ™ – The Great Design Race (www.tepapa.govt.nz/f1) on display in the Visa Platinum Gallery at Te Papa.

Te Papa’s Chief Executive, Dr Seddon Bennington said that ‘Te Papa will be the only Southern Hemisphere venue for Formula One ™ – The Great Design Race. ‘On and off the track, Kiwis have excelled at the highest levels of this prestigious, high-pressured sport and this exhibition celebrates the New Zealand contribution to Formula One.’

Visitors will get close to the action with a high-octane events programme featuring expert floortalks by former McLaren mechanic Walter Wilmott, and renowned motorsport commentator Bob McMurray. There will also be race car simulators, and special display cars, such as McLaren’s M8A Can-Am car, the Hulme Super Car, and A1Team New Zealand’s A1GP car ‘Black Beauty’. Full events details are listed at the website, http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/f1.

Among the world’s most popular sports, Formula One is watched by over 350 million people each race weekend. The exhibition’s principal partner, Shell, has been involved with Grand Prix racing since the 1930s, and their technical partnership with Ferrari is considered the most successful partnership in Formula One.

Associate Sponsor Bridgestone is the sole tyre supplier in the world’s foremost single-seater motorsport categories, including Formula One, and was instrumental in securing the Ferrari F2004 for the Te Papa exhibition.

Shell NZ retail general manager Mark Forsyth said, “we’re thrilled to have been part of Te Papa’s great team bringing Formula One ™ – The Great Design Race to New Zealand as ‘Shell and Ferrari have forged a fantastic partnership on the race track”.

For enthusiasts in Auckland wanting to experience the Formula One race experience are able to visit SimDeck Formula Simulators in Albany, Auckland by appointment for life size virtual reality simulation in the immersive world of SimDeck. Unlike many manufacturers of Formula One Simulators, SimDeck recreate the virtual race experience using it’s exclusive huge digital ICE Digital Daytime projection screens, custome built full size petrol powered 4m cars, full immersion impact sensors and optional DOF platforms. By the end of the year SimDeck Formula Simulators expects to be able to embed actual live Formula One races in real time into the SimDeck virtual reality world enabling drivers of a SimDeck Formula Simulator to actually race against actual drivers all in real time on a virtual version of the actual track.

About Formula One ™ – The Great Design Race
The Formula One ™ – The Great Design Race tour is organised by the Design Museum, London, and the exhibition is curated by Alicia Pivaro. New Zealand content has been developed by Te Papa in association with The Bruce McLaren Trust.

Formula One, Formula 1 and F1 are trademarks belonging to Formula One licensing B.V. Used by kind permission of Formula One Administration Limited.

About Shell V-PowerThe international Shell scientists who develop Ferrari’s Formula 1 motor racing fuels have taken what they’ve learnt on the track to create Shell V-Power’s unique formulation. It is designed to help keep new engines running like new for longer, and restore older engines to peak condition.
Shell V-Power is a high quality performance fuel available exclusively from Shell service stations throughout New Zealand.

Formula One™ – The Great Design Race
15 July – 1 November 2009
The Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
Te Papa

Adult, $12; child (5-15 years), $5; child (under 5 years), free; concessions, $9.50

North Shore Racing to the Finish Line in the F1 Hot Seat

Racing to the finish line, the crowds hung on as the suspense built, eager to see who could pull away from the starting grid and take the lead. Which of the finalists in the Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards would be a winner.

On the 6 August more than 300 North Shore business people gathered together at a function at North Harbour Stadium to congratulate the 36 finalists for the Awards. They found themselves not only in the business hot seat, but literally in the hot seat of a Formula 1 race car simulator with their egos on the line. The eventual winner whom finally emerged at the end of a high speed evening was Aaron Tudor from Rad9 Computer Services. He was able to display a steady hand at following the optimum drive line, knowing when to brake and accelerate that eventually saw him blitz the other rookie drivers to take the coveted “Fastest Finalist.

The evening recognised the Awards’ 17 North Shore-based sponsors, that will shortly lead into the Gala Dinner on 28 August when the Awards winners for the Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards will be announced.

Terry Hoskins, chief executive of primary co-sponsor, Enterprise North Shore commented “The evening’s success shows the abundance of committed optimism in the North Shore business community, at a time when it is needed most,” says “The interest shown by businesses at the Finalist Function and in the Awards overall shows the dedication and commitment of North Shore enterprises towards the economic success of the City,” he says.

Westpac general manager of business banking, Ian Blair stated, “We look forward to unveiling the overall winners at the Gala Dinner and showing Westpac’s continued support for the North Shore community.”

“Westpac is delighted to be a primary sponsor of the North Shore business awards which is the ultimate recognition of local business greatness,” says In its 12 year history of the Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards, 2009 is the most successful with a record breaking 158 entrants taking up the challenge to demonstrate their business success.

Simdeck Formula Simulators sister activity ICE AV Technology Ltd has previously entered the Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards.

Richard Hammond of Top Gear gets under the bonnet

Click the picture to start your career in motorsports

Click the picture to start your career in motorsports

Richard Hammond of the TV show Top Gear has either written or sold his name for naming writes on the book Car Science that is a colourful and informative look at cars and especially fast ones.

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Young boys will love the colourful bright pages packed with detail and information. The web site link here even allows you to design a number of different cars with an allocated points budget. This will entertain youngsters as they try the various options for at least 15 minutes!

Every young boy who love cars dreams about a career in the motorsports inductry. If your son or daughter has this passion then, the following book is a excellent start for you to help them get started. Click on the link to discover more of this career starting book.
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MotorsportsCareer

At last an authorative guide to having a career in the motorsports industry

At last an authorative guide to having a career in the motorsports industry

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