Yes – it is ALMOST the final countdown to the V8 event here in Franklin!
Transport to and from an event, is often one of the points of major concern. With Pukekohe experiencing a huge influx of visitors around this time, the roads could be chocka!!
Auckland Transport have been working to try to make sure things run smoothly without too much disruption to the locals and visitors alike, and to make the V8 weekend a memorable event for all of the RIGHT reasons!! So check out the timetables before you hit town.
There will not be any special buses running other than the usual scheduled ones, and the train will be an express running from Britomart in the Auckland CBD, although for anyone wanting to come to Pukekohe, and not already staying here for the weekend, there will be FREE buses running on ANZAC Day to come to the services, where some of the V8 crew/drivers will be before the practice sessions which will start at 11:30 on the 25th. (gates will open on ANZAC day at 11:00 a.m)
Could be an awesome evening too, on the evening of the 23rd, with Drivers in the Hot Seat at an RSA event, RSA rooms, Pukekohe. All of the proceeds from this will go to help the local RSA. Tickets are available at ticketek
With Scott McLaughlin’s statement after his win on the final corner at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide twilight race, (” I slowed down too much I should’ve blocked (Whincup) a bit better. He got me, we went side by side racing, I plucked it into first, gave it a bit of jandal……..”), this has given an unexpected chance to promote our good ol’ kiwi “jandal” (or thong as the Aussies know it!) so 1000 jandals will be given away!!
……and DON’T forget….you can stay in the area and get some great dining/shopping/locals experiences as well as having an awesome time at the V8’s themselves, so come on over to our patch and experience what we have