Highlands Festival of Speed 2018

Three days of spectacular classic racing, some of the best to be seen in New Zealand  6th - 8th APRIL 2018.

The Highlands Festival of Speed is a weekend packed with some of the best modern classic racing you will see in New Zealand. Featuring the Pre 65 Racing, Mainland Muscle, Formula Libre, South Island Porsche, OSCA, Highlands Modern Classics/Nostalgic Classics and the Highlands Sprint Series. This is a weekend of true blue Kiwi racing starring some of New Zealand's most well known racing legends.

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The Highlands Festival of Speed returns to Cromwell this year on 6-8 April  2018. This year’s Festival will have some fantastic racing on the track with eight categories already confirmed.

This year we also want to cater for the newbies so we’re combining our exceptional action experiences with the racing to create an event for people to come along and see what motorsport is all about and even have the opportunity to experience the track in one of our We-Drive activities, at discounted prices for the weekend!

Entry is only $30 or a three day pass for $50, kids under 16 free. This includes entry into the Highlands Museum. At lunch time you will have a chance to book a ride in the Fast Dash Ferrari or Porsche GT3RS (limited numbers, book on the day) And of course, no visit to Highlands is complete without a race with your mates on our Go-Kart track! You can wander through the pits, have a yarn to the competitors or stroll through the Vehicle Show featuring over 200 vehicles on display. Vehicles are not limited to cars – we welcome caravans, boats, motorbikes – anything that fits the theme ‘Festival of Speed’.


Schedule -  Click her to view the schedule

Live timing - Link to Race Monitor (live during the race weekend)



Friday, 6 April: Event tickets are required

Saturday, 7 April: Event tickets are required.

Sunday, 8 April: Event tickets are required.

Tickets are available at the gate on all three days of the Highlands Festival of Speed race weekend.

Children (under 16) free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Adult (16 and over) - $30 per day 

Three day pass: $50

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on either day.


Click here for the Highlands Festival of Speed competitor entry forms.

Click here for the Highlands Festival of Speed Supplementary Regulations.


Registrations are currently being accepted for the Highlands Festival of Speed Vehicle Show. If you have a treasured vehicle - car, bike, boat or caravan and would be interested in displaying it in our fast growing vehicle show, you can register here.


Due to popular demand, we are excited to offer parking for self-contained motorhomes at the Festival. We have two areas for parking, one is trackside (limited to 7m vehicles) and the other is the outfield parking below the trackside area. You must pre book a site prior to the race meeting. To book a site or for more information, please, with subject 'MOTORHOME'  or phone 03 445 4052 for enquiries.


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