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Holden V8 Race Experience - Palmerston North


  • Two in-car demonstration laps with a racing professional
  • Then try your hand at driving the V8 for four laps
  • Fully modified 400kw 6000cc V8 Holden Commodore

Ever wanted to experience the absolute rush of actually driving a V8 Holden? Well, here's your chance. This race day is a V8 fanatic's dream come true! Under the guidance of your instructor you'll put pedal to the metal & bring a V8 Holden up to speed at one of New Zealand's premier race circuits!

What's Included?

  • Two in-car demonstration laps
  • Drive four circuit race laps
  • Race suit and helmet
  • Professional driver instruction
  • Pre-drive safety briefing
  • Certificate of attendance

Get ready for the sheer exhilaration of driving a fully-modified fire-breathing 400kw 6000cc V8 Holden Commodore race car with a six-speed manual, full roll cage, race seats, race suspension, race brakes, premium Bridgestone race tyres and a full V8 race car aerodynamic package!

Upon arrival at the racetrack, you will complete the required paperwork and receive a pre-drive briefing. Then you will be kitted out in your race suit and safety helmet. Feel your adrenalin rise as you’re then taken for two demonstration laps around the race circuit with your Holden race experience instructor. Under the guidance of your racing professional you’ll learn how to corner at speed, gauge braking points and cornering lines more.

Then your racing experience goes up yet another notch to extreme as you are strapped into the drivers seat of some sensational high-speed laps around the race circuit under the expert guidance of one of professional race instructors, which can include a three-time National Champion.

During your V8 Holden experience you’ll receive a two-lap in-car demonstration session, followed by you driving the V8 on the race circuit for a four-lap session! You’ll also receive a personally printed and signed attendance certificate. Put yourself in the Holden hot seat you wont be able to wipe the smile from your dial for weeks!

Session Length

  • This experience is available on selected dates throughout the year
  • You will be on the racetrack for approximately 45 minutes


  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Must hold a current drivers license
  • Must be confident operating a six-speed manual transmission and clearly display a minimum level of general driving competence
  • This is not recommended for people with neck or spine injuries, significant heart conditions or who are in the advanced stages of pregnancy


  • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

The price quoted is for one person. You will be one-on-one with your instructor in the racecar. The total number of attendees on any given day may vary.


Spectators and cameras are welcome.


This experience may be affected by the weather. It operates in most conditions however in the case of extreme weather it may be rescheduled for a later date. Any postponement due to extremely adverse weather conditions will be at the sole discretion of the experience providers, in the interests of vehicle and participant safety.

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable clothing is recommended. Closed in shoes are mandatory. A race suit and helmet will be provided.

Other Info

You need to sign an indemnity form prior to participating in this racing experience. Please bring your RedBalloon voucher with you on the day.

This experience takes place at Feilding, a 20 minute drive from Palmerston North.

For 1 person
$499 each
$499 each

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