$1000 Prizes … Don’t Miss Out

The Classic and Custom Bike Show is less than 3 weeks away now … the weekend of 15th and 16th August at the ASB Showgrounds.

There is still time to get your bike or club entered. In addition to the Marque prizes (Best Pre-War, Best Suzuki etc) there are 4 prizes of $1000 cash each to be won:

  • NZ Classic Bike of the Year for a restoration carried out in the past 18 months and kindly donated by Motorcycle Trader
  • Best Club for the most interesting and impressive Club display sponsored by Star Insurance
  • People’s Choice voted for by all the visitors to the show and supported by HCB Batteries (MotoBatt, Deka and Oz Charge Smart Chargers)
  • Best Bike for the bike considered by a specialist motorcycle judge to be the best representative of all the bikes at the show and again donated by Star Insurance

Enter on the “About The Show” page or email nzmotorcycleshow@gmail.com

Graeme Crosby Creations

Croz will be displaying some of his fine work at the show. He’s selling it about as fast he completes it so what’s in the pictures may already be gone … but its great example of what you can expect to see.

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1972 Kawasaki H2 750cc

1972 Kawasaki H2 750cc


Coming to a Bus Near You!

Stuck in traffic … nothing to do but fume … Hey look at the back of that Bus!

Classic and Custom Bike is only 4 weeks away … Yeh!!!

Bus Back


Blue Moon Leather Repairs

Ripped your leathers … jacket has “shrunk” and popped the zip … saddle bags split?
Lesley Page from Blue Moon Leather will be doing on-site leather repairs over the two days of the show. Lesley is very experienced with bike leather work … if it can be fixed, she’s got the equipment on-site to do it.
15th and 16th August at ASB Showgrounds

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Biketranz … Show Transport

Brett and his team at Biketranz are offering some fantastic deals to transport your bikes to and from the show:


  • Free transport if your bike wins a prize!
  • Discounts for all bikes going to or from the show
  • Example: Tauranga to the show and return for $100

Give Biketranz a call or hunt them out on the internet http://www.biketranz.co.nz

They are NZ wide and will transport your toys with love and care

$1000 People’s Choice Prize

The good guys from MotoBatt and Deka batteries and also Oz Charge Smart Chargers are putting up a $1000 cash prize for the bike that wins the People’s Choice Award. This is voted by the show visitors and is open to any of the bikes on display. Bike entry is FREE and think what nice accessories and toys you can add to your bike for that!

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Both Deka and MotoBatt batteries are spill proof … no more acid stains on your bright work with Deka being especially designed for high vibration resistance … big single thumpers and large capacity V-twins.


OZ Charge Smart Chargers are designed be left connected to your battery 24/7 with no risk of overcharging, but ensuring you are always fully charged and ready to go.


See us in MotorCycle Trader

The show has a 4 page feature in the latest edition of Motorcycle Trader which is published today … great article … buy the mag … dream the show!

Bikes and Clubs – More Cash Prizes!

Best Bike at the Show and Best Club at the Show will both win $1000 cash prizes this year.

Prizes are kindly donated by Nick and the good guys from Star Insurance.

Best Bike is judged largely on originality so doesn’t have to be concours or the biggest at the show. Anything from a tidy BSA Bantam to a wild Chopper has an equal chance.

Best Club is judged on the range of bikes, information about the club, the quality and interest of the display and anything that makes this display stand out from the rest … use your imagination and be in line for a nice contribution to club funds.

So get your entries in guys and girls … there are entry forms on the website in the “About The Show” page … or email nzmotorcycleshow@gmail.com with any queries.

$1000 Prize NZ Classic Bike Of The Year

We are delighted to confirm that the winner of the NZ Classic Bike Of The Year will receive a $1000 cash prize courtesy of the good people at Motorcycle Trader.

The contest is open to any pre 1993 bike that has had its restoration completed in the 18 months prior to the show and where the work has predominantly been done by the owner. If your bike is a beauty but doesn’t meet these criteria there are still good prizes for Best Bike At the Show and Peoples Choice … prize details to be announced soon.

So … polish up your favourite toys and get them entered … see details on the About The Show page, or send queries to nzmotorcycleshow@gmail.com

Motorcycle Trader Sponsor NZCBOTY

Motorcycle Trader Magazine will be sponsoring the New Zealand Classic Bike of the Year competition and putting up a significant cash prize … details to be announced soon!

NZCBOTY is open to any pre 1993 bike that has completed restoration in the 18 months leading up the show (so completed after 14th Feb 2014).

Motorcycle Trader will be running articles on bikes appearing at the show in publications up to August and then features on the NZCBOTY winner and other winning categories following.

Entry forms for NZCBOTY and other competition categories are on the site … or any queries can be posted to nzmotorcycleshow@gmail.com

Wow … many thanks to all of you who have already commented that this is of course the NEW ZEALAND Classic Bike of the Year contest. Motorcycle Traders parent company (Bauer Media) also run the UK CBOTY. Nice to see so many followers and very happy to fess up to my error.