New Zealand Speed ShowExpo

The second Speed Expo in NZ is now looming up fast and will open on the 20 September at the ASB Showground, in Greenlane, Auckland. SimDeck will be present with the PET250 race car simulator where visitors will be able to buy race time.  The Speed Expo has grown substantially from its first outing last year. Recently confirmed is that Scott Dixon’s winning Indy 500 race car will be on display at the expo. An amazing win by a kiwi race champion and now the chance to get uo close and personal. Whispers have been heard that Scott might even make an appearance but nothing has been publicly confirmed.

Persistence will allow even the noice driver to achieve moderate improvement.

Persistence will allow even the novice driver to achieve moderate improvement.

Visit the expo web site at to get the latest news. TV3 Video clip

20-21 September, ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.

Opening times
Saturday 20th September 2008
9.00am – 6.00pm:  Open to public

Sunday 21st September 2008
9.00am – 5.00pm:  Open to public
Adults:  $15
Students:  $12 (student ID required)
Children:  $10 (15 or under)
Family:  $40 (2 adults and 2 children under 16)

Bonus Voucher

As a small gift for visiting this Diary I would like to offer all drivers who buy race time in the simulator at the Speed Show Expos and extra two laps of race time. Simply print out this page and bring it with you.

The smell of burning rubber and roar of the engine!

The unique sound of Formula One.
A BAR backfires when braking down before Ascari at Monza (1999)

Welcome to the high octane virtual world of Simdeck Simulators and Principal Driver Kevin Andreassend.

Who is SimDeck and what is a professional simulation race car driver? Two tightly interwinded questions that are a reflection of the growing number of companies that blur virtual and real world technologies that has only become possible in recent years without having to resort to top secret military budgets and technologies.

SimDeck Simulators is the brain child of New Zealand based technology entreprenuer Kevin Andreassend and is currently a trading division of his ICE AV Technology Ltd company The core focus of SimDeck Simulators is to bring to market a range of high tech virtual reality platforms for training, entertainment, team building, corporate activities and private use.  The first platform bought to market is the open cockpit Formula styled race car. It is available in a variety of models including Replica Formula One Models, Two seater rally, and the PET250 open cockpit. Future platforms will include two military aviation platforms that will allow pilots to take to the skies to do some “business”.

Aerial views of two Simdeck Cars.

Aerial views of two Simdeck Cars.

Building race car/simulators has allowed Principal Driver, Kevin Andreassend to establish a new career option as a Formula Race Car Sim Driver. “Having ones own race car manufacturing company allows me to indulge in what some might perceive to be the ultimate job of simulation driving, high speed action and turning this into a profitable business with a strong international focus”.

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