Browns Bay Christmas Festival had a dose of high speed

NZ A1GP race car, Black Beauty and NZ's SimDeck Formula Sim car prepare to add some hich speed attraction at Browns Bay.

NZ A1GP race car, Black Beauty and NZ's SimDeck Formula Sim car prepare to add some high speed attraction at Browns Bay.


SimDeck Formula Simulators, A1GP NZ race car, Father Christmas, local Fire Brigade, Churches, Community Groups, local companies, all gathered together to entertain the crowds for the 2008 Christmas Parade.

Having a Christmas Parade is one guarranteed way of entertaining the families and filling the streets.

Having a Christmas Parade is one guarranteed way of entertaining the families and filling the streets.

The weather was perfect, the Red Chequers flew their stunts overhead, the power boats were out racing, RNZAF had one of their choppers “surfing above the waves” out over the beach, families crowded in for picnics, Christmas shopping, skate boarders did their hoops and numerous crashes occured on the SimDeck Formula simulators.

The weekend parade was an important one for the community to celebrate, in what must be one of the most stunning family spots in the world to celebrate Christmas, life and to enjoy friends and family. Many families took advantage to spend quality time together throughout the afternoon and to enjoy some racing, picnics and the entertainment that filled the park.

Browns Bay shopping district was packed to capacity on a beautiful summer day. Everyone was eager to catch all the floats.

Browns Bay shopping district was packed to capacity on a beautiful summer day. Everyone was eager to catch all the floats.

After the parade the SimDeck Formula Simulator was setup where folk could do some high speed racing around the Spa circuit.
The Browns Bay Business group put together an excellent event. Congratulations.

Commisserations to all the Honda F1 team …anyone got a cool $599,999 to spare to help me buy the team. I have $1 and a simulator so that should reduce on road costs given that each Km travelled the car travels costs about $US1500 …ouch. As Bernie Ecclestone suggested all the F1 tech guys should go and play on their Playstations … see Real world racing is going to turn to simulation and the Green parties worldwide will rejoice.

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2008 XFest! – Xmas Parade in the fastlane

Browns Bay Christmas Parade hits the fast lane with SimDeck Formula Simulators.
Tis the season for merriment, summer sun and the high speed world of Formula racing in the SimDeck Simulator on the 6 December in the delightful Browns Bay Beach.

The day will feature a wide range of activities including the traditional Kiwi Xmas parade followed by a range of activities, festivities and exhibits, making it a perfectly family day.

Led by Andrew Williams the Mayor of North Shore City, the parade starts in Glen Road turns right into Bute Road and then right into Clyde Road where a parade commentary is given. The parade leaves Clyde Road by turning right into Anzac Street where it then turns right into Glen Road and ends.

The Browns Bay Xmas Parade and Festival is destined to be the most entertaining and high powered family event celebrating the arrival of Christmas. The beautiful bay is one of the most popular family beaches in Auckland and across the the road from the retail area. Make sure you visit for some or all of the day....and take the Simdeck Simulator for a spin down the circuit.

The Browns Bay Xmas Parade and Festival is destined to be the most entertaining and high powered family event celebrating the arrival of Christmas. The beautiful bay is one of the most popular family beaches in Auckland and across the the road from the retail area. Make sure you visit for some or all of the day....and take the Simdeck Simulator for a spin down the circuit.

The Simdeck Formula Sim Race Car will be part of the parade and immediately following the parade will be available for visitors to race in the race car simulator for the remainder of the day.

Browns Bay Sea and Air Display – 1 – 3 pm
This event will be viewed from the Esplanade Reserve and will include a live commentary.
Navy Sea Sprite Helicopter from number 6 squadron RNZAF.
Aircraft from North Shore Aero Club.
RNZAF Formation Flying Team “The Red Chequers”
Off Shore Power Boat Demonstration
Browns Bay Coastguard Life Saving Demonstration.

Throughout the day…
Active Zone Sports Society Team *The Vipers” skaters and sports skates demonstration
Canoes & Kayaks, Model Boats Display, Power boat display, Gyro Ride, Hole in One Competition, Flight Experience, North Shore Aero Club, Mission Impossible inflatable course, SimDeck Formula 1 Race Car Simulator, V8 Super car Challenge, Hot Rod and Motor Sport Display including A1 Grand Prix Race Car, NZ V8 Championship Race Cars, Ology Water Sports Display, Food stall and more.
Performances and displays on stage throughout the day at the Esplanade Reserve include:
North Shore Junior Orchestra
Pinehurst Jazz Combo
Birds of Paradise, Cook Island music and dance troupe
Global Fitness Martial Arts Demonstration.
Auckland Full Gospel Church.

The 2008 XFest! is proudly presented by the Browns Bay Business Association.
Details
Saturday, 6 December
11am – 3 pm
Christmas Parade
11am – 12 noon

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