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Big Boys Toys celebrates 21 years

Big Boys Toys celebrates its 21st birthday this year, with some special innovation and entertainment to mark the occasion.
Posted on 10 October, 2019
Big Boys Toys celebrates 21 years

Running from November 1 to November 3 at the ASB Showgrounds, Big Boys Toys (BBT) will celebrate an incredible 21 years that has seen it navigate global recessions, oil price shocks and a rise in popularity for electric vehicles (EVs).

"Big Boys Toys is an event close to the heart of every New Zealand male," says event director Dean Wilson. "With a bit of mechanical muscle, some very shiny vehicle metal and a heap of entertainment, Big Boys Toys has built its reputation on being a great day out, with plenty to see and do for boys of all ages - in fact, for the entire family."

EVs are also a key feature of the show, with the event's 'Electric Avenue' showing off the latest in EVs and providing test drives for visitors. 

"While petrol-powered supercars have been at the heart of BBT for our first 20 years, electrics have an exciting future and we’re starting to see some very exciting electric vehicles such as the Audi e-Tron in the mix," says Wilson.

"But if your passion is still firmly set on piston-pumping engines, the Ferrari Enzo - one of the greatest Ferrari’s ever made and Mad Mike’s Lamborghini ‘Nimbul’, the Drift Supercar which stunned this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK will definitely get your chrome heart pumping."

A special 21st-anniversary stunt will see incredible New Zealand BMX pioneer Jed Mildon attempt a triple backflip off the 11-metre high mega ramp - something never seen at the show.

"New Zealand is lucky to have such gifted athletes as Jed Mildon and world-famous FMX rider Levi Sherwood to thrill the crowds at BBT," adds Wilson.

Early bird ticket specials are currently available at