Event Horizon

Another show on the horizon

How does this show sound:

A hall full of powertools and machine tools of all descriptions to create the biggest Tool Expo the city has ever seen.

Bargains available from the leading brands like Makita, Hitachi, Dewalt and the fantastic deals available on workshop must-haves from Machinery House, Carba-Tec and W&R Jacks.  Everything’s for sale and you might never see bargains like these again.

Check out the latest in welding technology including the home workshop sized CNC plasma cutting systems and state of the art welding gear from Lincoln Electric.

A live steam display outside and pizza oven in action and live action displays of woodturning, woodworking and model engineering.

Freestyle Motorcross, the current Guinness Book of Records current record holders for parallel parking, BMX stunt riders.

Another hall filled with classic cars and supercars, and including car manufactures like Audi, Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, McLaren, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Suzuki, and Volvo.  Motorcycles don’t miss out, with displays by BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Indian, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha.

A forklift driver’s competiton.  An excavator operator competition.   A beer tent with live entertainment.

And for the insane among us – a three-day crossfit competition.

Entry price – $A18.

Sounds too good to be true, but that is how they roll…..across the ditch.

The show is Big Boys Toys, in Auckland 30th October to 1st November.  And while I was invited, I just can’t get there for all three days, (just too many conflicting commitments) but I am going to get there for the Sunday.

I’ve been asked to be a part of The Shed magazine’s contribution to the show, which is “The Shed” tent (mentioned at the start, full of power tools and machinery, and including Carbatec, Festool, Hare & Forbes etc.)


It sounds like an exciting show, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it. (Especially after the dismal wood show).

I don’t have any photos to include of the tool hall, but here are some images of other aspects of the show.

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