Hi Powercruiser’s, So I’m sure you all have all heard the rumours now about Powercruise NZ at Taupo and to remove the doubt and speculation, here it is guys and girls, Powercruise WILL NOT be held at Bruce Mclaren Motorsport Park, Taupo.
Yet again the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park management have popped up with surprise new rules and terms which would basically ruin the event that Powercruise is, and impose greater costs to us and our customers which would simply make the event not viable for us and for a lot of our customers. After last year’s total venue fail at double booking the Friday of Powercruise to another hirer and taking a ‘if we ignore it then it will go away’ attitude our long term contract we had in place with the venue, we simply have zero faith and trust with the venue who for many years prior operated seamlessly with, enjoyed working with and both parties supported the success of each other, and we are sad to say that couldn’t be further from how it is now.
Of course it’s sad to see the end of hosting events at any venue, especially Taupo as the area and people have been fantastic over the years supporting Powercruise NZ and no doubt disappointing for all our customers and supporters but all we can say is watch this space. Unfortunately we cannot continue to jump through the hoop after hoop for a venue that simply does not support its hirer’s event and still has 4 more months to no doubt find more curve balls to throw our way, and you never know how many days they can manage to double book in that time. We simply cannot take the risk on a venue that we can no longer trust. All we can say, is we look forward to seeing all these same new terms and regulations be imposed fairly on all events held at that venue…
The good news is that another track has contacted us to run at their venue and keep the good times rolling for Powercruise in NZ and we are investigating that proposal and we will have some news soon once all the formalities are taken care of.
For those of you that have booked garages, rest assured once we have the formalities sorted, you will be contacted to either carry your credit over to our next event, or receive a refund.
So if you were planning on booking accommodation for Powercruise NZ weekend at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park Taupo, don’t book it as we won’t be there.
We just ask you be patient for a couple weeks while we finalise the details with the next venue, then we will contact you with all of the information and you can let us know what you want to do.
Gup & The Team!