The 2014 version of New Zealand’s famous GT Radial Thunder in the Park has attracted a mammoth line-up of 11 competitive classes for its annual event,  taking place on December 5-7 at Pukekohe Park Raceway, giving it an unprecedented range of racing machines for Motorsport fans young and old something spectacular to look forward to.

Event organisers have confirmed the stellar line-up will include New Zealand’s GT1 & GT2 classes alongside  NZGT, with the Pro 7, Porsche Racing Club, NZ Six, SS2000, Formula First, Pre ’65 Super Mini and Star Cars in support.

Favoured as the star draw-card to this year’s event is the ENZED Central Muscle Carsclass with  Production & Northern Muscle Car classes joining promising spectators more thunderous action than ever before.

Deborah Day, GT Radial Thunder in the Park spokesperson, says “We’re really excited to bring this number of incredible racing classes to Thunder [in the Park] this year, and that sets us apart. All of our classes are guaranteed to put on a spectacular show and with such a jam-packed timetable, there will be no room for boredom here.”

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The illustrious Porsche class lining up for action at last year’s GT Radial Thunder in the Park event- Photo courtesy of Matthew Hansen. 


On track, GT Radial Thunder in the Park promises quick-fire and back-to-back racing with those 11 classes each racing three times, while off the track highlights include fun for families with exciting lunchtime entertainment (soon to be announced), Hot Rod Show and Shine, club displays and “kids fun-zone” to ensure everyone has a fun-filled day at the park.

“There won’t be a dull moment this year,” says Day, “between the racing, and  immaculate cars on display, our kids-zone, lunchtime on-track entertainment and our official charity, there will be plenty for everyone to see and do.”

“Racing” Ray Williams also joins the event this year as GT Radial Thunder in the Park official ambassador, following an illustrious career in motorsport, and says he’s looking forward to the event.

Tickets for a full weekend of racing cost just at just $28 for an adult, with children under 16’s receiving free entry with any paying adult. Event tickets can be purchased online through Ticketek or by clicking the link HERE.

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GT Radial Thunder in the Park is run by New Zealand International Grand in conjunction with support from GT Radial.

– Via Media Release.

Roger Baillie (Twitter @Rojn8r

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Roger Baillie
Brought up in a world of Mini's, road trips, rallying and tinkering it is unsurprising that among my passions, since I can remember, cars have been something very special to me. The way they look, the way they smell and especially the way the sound. This passion has grown over the years from a spectator's seat at Formula 1 and WRC events to active participation in events such as the Cannonball Run NZ and Stance Off Events. My current love affair is with a slightly tuned Mk4 Golf GTI which brings me nothing but joy on the road. This love for driving and cars has led me start a Podcast dedicated to my love of driving called Drive Life NZ where I hope to share my story while exploring the varied stories of other enthusiasts. Dispelling the myths surrounding car people and celebrating our diversity.


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