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Highlands Festival of Speed

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Highlands Festival of Speed is returning in 2021!

The Highlands team are excited to be bringing the Festival of Speed back in 2021 after the cancellation of the 2020 event.


The spectacular Festival of Speed at Highlands returns – with an amazing selection of historic and classic vehicles battling it out on the world-class Highlands circuit.  The Festival of Speed is renowned as one of the most popular racing events in New Zealand for both competitors and spectators.

It’s 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, Highlands Modern Classics & Highlands Nostalgic Classics. Join us for some true-blue kiwi racing starring some of New Zealand’s most well-known racing legends!


See the Event Schedule here now



Friday 9th April: Admittance to view practice and qualifying is free.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th April: Event tickets are required.

Your ticket includes access to the pits so you can meet the drivers and see the cars up close as well as access to the Highlands Museum over on the main terrace.   Level One at the Pits is also open to the public, so when you are finished checking out the facilities, you can enjoy the track action from Level One with a cool beverage in hand!

Buy your tickets here now!

  • Entry prices will be advised soon.
  • Kids under 16 are free
  • Tickets can be purchased at the gate or via link above closer to the event
  • Ticket includes entry to Highlands Museum
  • Access to Vehicle Show featuring over 200 vehicles on display
  • Go-Kart track open for a race with mates for only $25!!!


Coming Soon

Download Entry Forms here now

Download Supplementary Regulations here now


If you have a special vehicle that is worth showing off to our motor-racing fans then we want to hear from you! Registrations are open for the Highlands Festival of Speed Vehicle Show. Not limited to cars – it could be a bike, boat or caravan.

If your vehicle is accepted we will extend you one complimentary Weekend Pass for the Highlands Festival of Speed – any additional tickets can be purchased at the main gate.

We are pleased to announce that we will be having a parade lap on track during the lunch time break on Sunday the 11th. The parade is limited to the first 50 vehicles registered. Please note that the parade lap is only for people who have registered to have their cars in both days (Sat/Sun) of the vehicle show.

To enquire please email Rachel on

Apply online to book your vehicle show spot here



Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to offer parking for self-contained motor homes at the Festival of Speed – so you can stay where all the action’s at all weekend long at Highlands.

Step 1: Review summary

  • All applications are subject to availability
  • First in first served basis
  • $100 per vehicle for weekend for Trackside
  • $50 per vehicle for weekend for Outfield Parking

Step 2: Apply online

Apply online to book your motorhome spot here

  • All campers must purchase a weekend pass of $50 per person
  • Weekend Passes will be given to you upon arrival
  • Parking and entry tickets must be pre-paid prior to arriving
  • You will be notified when your booking is confirmed
  • All competitors must advise that they are competitors upon inquiry

Step 3: Follow the entry times for camper vans

  • Thursday 8th April 5pm – 6pm
  • Friday 9th April 8am – 9am
  • Friday 9th April 5pm – 6pm
  • Saturday 10th April 8am – 6pm

All camper vans need to have vacated the site by 10am Monday 12th April.

All enquiries, please contact Rachel on



For media accreditation at this event, please contact Paula Buchanan by email to:

By attending this event you give permission for our official photographer to use your image for marketing and promotion of Highlands Motorsport Park and our Associated Partners

April 9 @ 8:00 am
April 11 @ 5:00 pm

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