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When:

Thu 3 Apr 2008–Sat 5 Apr 2008, 7:00pm

Where: , Akl, Taupo, Hwk By, Wlgtn, Hamner, Qtwn, Auckland Central

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $5,000.00
  • Adult plus late fee: $5,500.00
  • Additional fees may apply

New Zealand’s premier luxury and performance car tour – is back! A huge success in 2007, the 2008 tour promises to be even bigger with new locations, new routes, and a new sister event across the Tasman.

Covering Auckland, Taupo, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Hanmer Springs, and Queenstown in only three days from 3 to 5 April 2008, Devils Run is a five-star road adventure designed to provide New Zealand car enthusiasts with a moveable feast of top-flight dining, accommodation, entertainment, and driving pleasure.

And in June 2008, the first-ever Devils Run Australia will burst into life running from Sydney to Hobart over four, action-packed days.

Neither event is a race nor are there awards for coming first, however, the most enthusiastic participants will win prizes for dressing up, being a good sport, and generally giving it heaps.

“The top prize – ‘The Princes (or Princesses) of Darkness Award’ – will also give the lucky recipients free entry into next year’s event,” says co-organiser Max Fletcher. “All the more reason to get your motor runnin’ and head out on the highway with Devils Run!”

Brendan Hodge, co-winner (along with Bevan Ritchie) of the Devils Run 2007 Princes of Darkness Award, will definitely be using his free ticket to enter for this year’s Devils Run.

“I can sum up the Devils Run in one word – GROUSE!” says Brendan. “It’s not about winning or losing – it’s about how good you look in a blonde wig and hotpants!”

Last year Devils Run attracted an incomparable line-up of supercars including Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis, a TVR Chimaera, a 1967 Ford Galaxie convertible – and this year’s event is expected to feature many more fabulous vehicles.

The tour is the brainchild of entrepreneurs and petrolheads Max Fletcher and Michael Hourigan, joint winners of the 2005 Cannonball 8000 (a 3000km road rally from London to Rome) and co-directors of performance car dealership The Toy Shop.

“Last year, we brought that experience to New Zealand with the inaugural Devils Run and it turned out to be a ton of fun – even better than we expected,” says Max. “This year, with a new route, new events along the way, and hopefully an even bigger field, Devils Run 2008 will be talked about for years to come.”

Participants will leave Auckland on 3 April and arrive at the Peppers Beacon Hotel in Queenstown on 5 April, taking in a series of luxury locations and experiences along the way (see itinerary at www.devilsrun.co.nz). The actual route the participants take to get to each location is up to them, but one thing is certain – Devils Run is for fun, not speed.

“Just like last year there are no prizes for coming first and we are warning all participants to stay within the speed limit and treat other road users with every courtesy,” says co-organiser Michael Hourigan.

Restaurants to book near Devil's Run