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.


  • 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

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.

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.


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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.

Press Release

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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Bunnings World Speed attempt this weekend.

Join us for a day of attempts at the lap records at Kyalami Circuit

Join us for a day of attempts at the lap records at Kyalami Circuit

The Bunnings Warehouse North Shore Community Fun Day, will be an opportunity to see Lap Time Race Demonstrations on the African Kyalami Circuit, the scene of Formula One and more recently A1GP races.

Pro Sim Driver, Kevin Andreassend will give demonstrations throughout the day, of racing on the South African Kyalami circuit and will attempt to match some of the fastest lap times set during the recent A1GP series.

Final Race fastest lap: Monaco of 1.m 27.269s.
Fastest on Final Practice Day – Lebanon’s Daniel Morad recorded 1m 30.816s
Frances Nicolas Prost ended the rookie session quickest with a time of 1m 33.149s
Kiwi’s Earl Bamber Final race fastest lap was 01m:27.569s
To maintain some level of respectability Kevin needs to at least match America’s time of 01m:35.130s
Nigel Mansells (Formula One) fastest lap set in 1993 was 1m:36.39s.

Between record attempts members of the public will be able to purchase tickets and try their hand at racing in the SimDeck race car simulator and set their own record attempt.

Actual on board cameras from drivers at the Kyalami Circuit.

The demonstrations will be an apt reminder for the public, that driving is a skill needing constant assessment, whether it is a Formula Driver or a family driver. Sadly as this bulletin is being posted tonight, five people have just been killed in the south of Auckland in wet dark conditions taking a corner to fast. Some will say it was an accident, I would say it is an error of judgment. The NZ Government places a cost of $5,000,000 for each death on our roads – a huge cost on the community. Maybe it is time the Government started to seriously consider driving simulators as part of the training and licensing regime. They are a common training tool in many areas and in some places compulsory. Given that licensing costs are about to increase for ACC, maybe its time to stop leaching motorists and improve driving skills by giving them real tools to learn. Leave your thoughts, I’d be interested to hear them and for further indepth thoughts I have blogged here about the role of professional simulators in teaching drivers to drive their family car.

Chelsea School set to become a high speed Formual One race track

SimDeck Formula Simulators is set to appear at the Chelsea School on Auckland’s North Shore to bring high speed racing in the schools annual School Fair. It will be a fun day allowing students, parents and public to experience some unique high speed Formula Race car simulation allowing them to create their own Formula One experience.


There will be a wide range of stalls, garage sale, attractions, BBQ and bargains galore. We are expecting an eager crowd of budding drivers keen to impress and who knows plan for a career to follow in the steps of NZ’s motorsports champions.

It will be a great fun day full of high speed crashes, Dad’s with bruised egos and students who live in a digital world wanting to challenge their teachers on an international Formula One GP life like race track.

SimDeck Formula Simulators has a launched a fund raising partnership pogramme for Auckland schools to both create awareness of the SimDeck experience and at the same time raise funds to supplement the schools budget and special projects. By combining the world’s largest spectator sport, Formula One racing in a virtual reality world using actual race cars, has got to be the fastest school fund raiser ever to appear down the road.

School Fairs have become a standard feature of school life to raise badly needed funds each year to supplement their Government Grants. Read about the difficulties most schools face in this alarming story published in the NZ Herald newspaper.

Schools interested in utlilising the Formula PET250 Simulator race car are invited to contact SimDeck Formula Simulators on Tel 09-414 2348

Available for Auctions, School Fairs.

SimDeck’s sister division has launched the Out Door Cinema Fund Raiser Experience. Click here for brochure download.For further details contact ICE AV Technology Ltd Tel 443 7531

F1 World Champion Photo Gallery

Nice collection of race cars over the years.

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Get into Top Gear with SimDeck

Great fun, very addictive!

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