ICONIC MOTORSPORT ADVENTURES

Guided Motorsport Tours in RV Motorhomes to some of the most iconic motorsport events

Testimonials


The four of us recently completed a back-to-back tour of the Isle of Man TT and Le Mans 24 Hour. As we were no strangers to Iconic Motorsport Adventures, having previously been to Bonneville with Wayne and Janet, we were not surprised to find this double-tour was spectacular......a true bucket-list experience!!!!

As one can understand, all motorsport tours are subject to Nature's weather and the curved balls that throws at the organiser. It is a true testament to Wayne and Janet's organizational abilities that they were unfazed and able to maintain a high level of interest throughout.

Their in-depth research and knowledge of things not necessarily Motorsport-related further enhanced what was a truly remarkable experience. 

Another real bonus was sharing these experiences with like-minded motor-racing enthusiasts which has resulted in us making great friendships throughout Australasia.

We have no hesitation in recommending Iconic Motorsport Adventures to both petrol heads and non-petrol heads alike.......they are a class act!!!

         Graham and Debra Viall, Ray and Vonni Peterson        Auckland NZ



Greetings Wayne and Janet, I joined you and a group of motorsport adventurers for the 2017 Isle of Man TT Tour and despite some poor weather that affected activities I really enjoyed the trip. The Isle of man is unique, I was in awe of the bravery and skill of the riders, every one of them first to last, so despite the cold and rain we all still got plenty, and a good variety, of viewing spots to see the action as we moved around the circuit. 

The noise is also impressive, superbikes wound right out and straining for maximum revs was a great sound.....196mph through a tree lined narrow road on a bike is real bravery!!!

What you added to the tour made it all the more enjoyable, Tom Wheatcroft's Donington Formula 1 collection, outstanding at one end of the spectrum to the Leyland truck museum at the other. Add to that the Isle of Man car museum and these add-ons make the trip all the more interesting for everyone travelling.

Well done on this organisation for us!!!!  A great trip highly recommended!!!

              Malcolm Eves                         Havelock North, NZ



2017 NHRA 4 Wide at Charlotte & Talladega Nascar Tour     This is the second tour I have done with Wayne and both have been "Absolute Iconic Motorsport Adventures!!!"

The races and workshops visited and everything in between, tracks, museums, car collections, the amazing contacts Wayne has, and the way everyday is organised with his attention to detail is very special for any motorsport enthusiast.

The camp-sites in the infield with the RV Motorhomes in wagon train style, with a bunch of like-minded people having fun and enjoying their motorsport, exceeds all expectations.

Thanks Wayne for the special opportunities you have given us all!!!!

            David Goodwin                           Hawkes Bay, NZ



Janet and Wayne,  It was a privilege to be hosted by Iconic on both the Charlotte All Star and Le Mans 24Hr Tours this year.

Your pre-planning and attention to detail is what makes the difference, and what a great bunch of like minded guests you had at both events.

Feel free to use my endorsement wherever you wish, as my enthusiasm is sincere. I look forward to joining you again in the future for more Iconic Adventures!!!!

               Grant Aitken                                 Cromwell, NZ

 


Le Mans Tour 2016

We chose to go with Iconic Motorsport Adventures for our 2nd visit to the Le Mans 24 Hr race and it proved to be much better than the first time. Being based right at the circuit with a great bunch of kiwi motorsport enthusiasts in a very comfortable motorhome was far more enjoyable than staying out of Le Mans and travelling in each day. 

It's a huge event and there is so much to see. Iconic made it easy and as hassle free as it can be. When others we talked to heard about what we had and where we were camped they were very envious. We doubt there would be a better way to watch our young kiwi star drivers tackle this awesome motorsport event.

Highly recommended!!!!!!

            Graeme and Barb Fraser                  Tauranga, NZ



Indianapolis 500 Tour 2016

We chose to go on the 2016 Indy 500 Tour as it was a hassle free means of attending a race that would be difficult to arrange for first timers. The trip was superbly organised and everything ran smoothly.

Wayne and his assistant, Sefton Gibb looked after us all at every step of the way, particularly the driving in unfamiliar territory.

The tour included visits to the Speedway Museum and both Andretti and Chip Ganassi workshops as well as the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The camp site close to the track was a godsend.

In view of the enormous crowd and hot weather, we were fortunate to have some overhead cover in our stand seats which were directly opposite pit no. 1.

The other participants on the tour were a great bunch and joined in making a very successful trip.

        Thanks Wayne and Sefton!!!!

We would thoroughly recommend Iconic Motorsport Adventures to fellow "Petrol Heads"

          Richard and Patsy Pugh             Paraparaumu Beach, NZ



Indianapolis 500 Tour 2016 

On behalf of Dave Mills and myself, I would like to THANK YOU very much for a great adventure. There is no way I would have had the time to organise anything as well as you. All the great contacts you have built up over the years is a great attribute to have.

We are both ready to go again somewhere......maybe to Bonneville or Talladega, but this time we wont get away without taking our wives.

Once again the trip was absolutely great and we enjoyed it greatly!!!!

               Cheers, Mike Ross                         Cambridge, NZ



Charlotte All Star Nascar Tour 2016

I tagged on the back of an existing tour group and met them half way through their tour to go to Charlotte. It was great the way Wayne could slot me in seamlessly and we all just got on with touring and having a good time.

There was a good mix of high dollar race team tours and some "good ole" local hospitality.         

 Well done Iconic!!!!!!         

       Mike Anderson     

       Sonic Race and Machine Ltd       Tauranga, NZ

 



Trixie and I, after meeting Janet two years running at their Speedshow stand, decided (well Trixie's idea initially) to book in for the 2015 Bonneville Tour.

As time grew closer we were getting very excited. A few weeks out we got the bad news that Bonneville had been rained out as the track was too wet. We had resigned ourselves to the sightseeing portion of the tour as this was very impressive. Only two weeks out, it transpired that there was to be an alternative weekend speed event. This was great news and all of the tour members thought it would be great to see that event.

Wayne and Janet pulled out all the stops and totally rearranged the whole tour around this new event and location within the two weeks. The whole tour went fantastically well. The speed trials were great and the scenery along the way, and at the National Parks we visited, were spectacular. Each day we were blown away by the spectacular scenery.

Both Trixie and I thoroughly enjoyed our time on the tour. The mix of people and places we visited were just right. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in cars or scenery as there was a great mix of both.

Wayne and Janet were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble.

      Thanks for a great holiday!!!!

      Peter and Trixie Dodd                      Papakura, Auckland NZ



Team Iconic,    Thank you for our "Nonneville" Speed Week Adventure!!!!

How on earth you find the time to research and organise these trips with such attention to detail is nothing short of miraculous.

The fact that the weather put paid to Bonneville again this year, could have meant real disaster for us, but the alternative spectacle at Mojave Mile was genius and by no means a second rate substitute. We had a fantastic time there, thanks to you and your sterling efforts!!

And the same is true of all aspects of our fantastic trip, the RVs, the pre planned daily routes taking in the canyons, Hoover Dam, stop-overs, eateries, museums and other places of interest along the way. Final destinations (be they "free camping" or proper campsites), took all the elements of risk out of the equation so that the only thing we had to do was relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery and remember to slop some cheap fuel in the RV every now and then. It really couldn't have been easier for us!!!

Rest assured dear Wayne & Janet, that we had a real blast with you & all of the other "antipodean" folk we now consider friends, after spending such good times with, around the memorable campfire "Bhaaaaabies" (read alcohol fuelled sorees)

Needless to say, we will most certainly be booking with you again.

With our very best regards and sincere thanks to you both.

         Angela and Vincent                        Surrey, England

 

Bonneville Speed Week Tour 2015

Wayne and Janet,  John and I would like to thank you both!!!! We had a great time exploring Vegas, the Hoover Dam and the Canyons. The racing at Mojave was interesting, so thanks for getting us there at short notice. It was nice to spend time with a great bunch of people.....a lot of fun was had and friends made. Our last week was spent driving to Los Angeles, then up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco. Thanks for a great trip!!!!!

         Chris Britton and John Van Amsterdam           Hamilton NZ                                                  


I consider myself to be very fortunate to have been on Wayne's 2015 Charlotte Nascar and Indianapolis 500 tours.......both tours exceeded all expectations. The guided tours of Hendricks, Richard Childress, Andretti and Chip Ganassi's workshops with enhanced access due to Wayne's personal contacts, provided insight and experience that money simply cannot buy. A lot of activity is crammed in, superb museum visits and track tours among them, yet there was always plenty of time for chilling out with a few beers back at camp. At both locations our campsite was well located for easy track access and the grandstand seats provided excellent viewing.

The organisation and attention to detail that Wayne puts into the tours made the whole trip seemingly effortless and a lot of fun. The tour group itself was as nice a bunch of people as you could meet anywhere.                                                     

     Thanks Wayne, I truly had a motorsport adventure!!!!!!!

            Steve Adams                  Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom   


We just want to say thanks for a fantastic 2015 Indianapolis 500 Tour. Irene and I have so many great memories of the tour, it's hard to know where to start. 

The tour of the Indy Museum "incredible", the drive around the Indy 500 track "unbelievable", Carb Day "what an experience", the personal guided tours of Andretti Autosport and Ganassi Racing workshops "an experience I will never forget", the street parade, a real American parade "brilliant".....and of course the Indy 500, what an event!!!! 371 thousand people seated with an incredible and moving build up to the race. To actually be seated opposite Scott Dixon's pit and witness this amazing race was to us, a fantastic and memorable experience.

Travelling with 20 other like-minded kiwis and having our motorhomes parked so close to the circuit made the three minute walk to the track so easy.

Wayne, your organising skills and knowledge made our trip so pleasurable!!!!

          Paul and Irene Kinsman              Christchurch   NZ


Lynne and I were participants in Wayne's 2015 Charlotte All Stars and Indy 500 Tours. 

From initial contact in February 2015 until we received the group photos from Wayne at tours end, we were impressed with the high level of organisation and communication, which ensured we were fully informed at all times. We were able to relax and enjoy the myriad of tour activities Wayne had organised.

Highlights were the visit to Hendrick Motorsport, Denny Hamlin winning the All Stars race, moonshine with the law in Georgia, the street party at Indy and of course a fantastic Indy 500 race. Thanks Wayne and I hope we can join in one of next year's tours.

         Murray and Lynne Sinclair               Selwyn,     Canterbury  NZ


Wayne, We just wanted to thank you very very much for the amazing trip we experienced with you to the 2015 Indy 500. This was meant to be a bucket list thing and to be ticked off. After coming home we could now quite happily save to go again. Some of our friends suggested we plan our own trip, but after being on a tour with great organisation and experienced Indy goers, why would we?

We found it all very easy and effortless. The tour group were just fabulous, and it was lovely to have a variety of characters, all with a love of motor racing. I personally was a little concerned that our 14 year old, who was the only child, would feel left out........at no time did this ever happen.

Some of the highlights for us, was the access to both Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport. Without being on your tour, these would have been impossible. Our seats for the big day were great especially as they were opposite Scott Dixon's pit. The atmosphere on the day is something to experience.

Thank you Wayne, for all the memories.  

       Chrissie, Bill and Daisy Dunn          Whangaparoa,   NZ


Wayne and Janet, I wish to congratulate you both on an extremely enjoyable Route 66 / Bonneville tour that my wife and I undertook with your company this year. You both made the tour a relaxed and trouble free experience, with the right mix of experiences and attractions to satisfy all those on the trip.

Even when Speed Week at Bonneville was cancelled due to the weather, you were able to make the best of a situation beyond your control, and successfully arrange other activities at very short notice. In my view this was above and beyond what was expected, and everyone on the tour appreciated your efforts.

I thoroughly recommend travelling with Iconic Motorsport Adventures

      Mick and Sue Quill                        Newcastle,     Australia


 

Talladega 2014 -  What an amazing adventure organised by Wayne who made everything so easy and fun. Andrew and I had the greatest time and would gladly go on any Iconic Motorsport adventure again........real value for money and a must for any motorsport fan. 

Thank you Wayne, you are the best!!!!!

     Terry and Andrew Costello            Auckland, NZ


 

In August 2013 we had the pleasure of joining the Bonneville tour with Wayne & Janet from Iconic Motorsport Adventures. This is a very organised tour, right down to the last detail. The only thing we had to worry about was what we had to eat (and not to over eat!). Pretty much everything else was taken care of and organised. There were no hidden surprises or forgotten details. We were provided an itinerary with day by day plans, which were easy to follow and complete.

Bonneville was the focus, with plenty of variety and other interesting places and highlights to explore.

We would recommend Wayne & Janet as hosts for anyone considering an RV motorsport tour. Prior to meeting them at the airport we had never met them before, but pre trip we were fully informed with lots of detail via email. During the trip we became good friends with them and others in the group. We welcome anybody who would like to contact us about Iconic Motorsport Adventures tours. Thanks Wayne & Janet!!!!!

    Beth & Barry Daniel            Tauranga, NZ            027 437 6274



 

We have had three trips with Iconic Motorsport Adventures - Talladega Nascar and the Indianapolis 500 in 2012, and the V8 Supercars in Austin Texas this year. We just wanted to say thank you for a job well done Wayne!!!!! Having travelled independently in the past, we appreciate the organisation that goes into these tours and the effort Wayne puts in to make the trip run smoothly........everything is taken care of!!!!!!

It is great to travel with a group of like minded people, share great experiences and make new friends. We recommend a trip with Iconic Motorsport Adventures as a great way to enjoy your motorsport.  Thanks once again Wayne and keep up the good work!!!!

    Mike and Marilyn Burns         Kerikeri, NZ


 

Bev and I researched Iconic Motorsport Adventures thoroughly before deciding on not one, but three of Wayne's 2013 tours. Not 'just' motor racing but a complete experience of RV adventures, great hotels, awesome entertainment, fabulous tour leader and assistants, all in one trip. Talladega Nascars, Barber Motorsport Vintage Museum, Commerce Drag Racing, Dunkin Donuts, Houston Space Centre, Austin V8 Supercars Inaugural Meeting, (not to mention Austin's 6th Street), Indy 500, Lucas Speedway, 8 days of private RV touring in between and much more. Wayne organised everything, nothing fazed him and we had an awesome month in spite of the weather at times not cooperating. Travelling with a great bunch of like minded, easy going, enthusiastic Kiwis, making friends, and crossing three more adventures off our bucket list had us planning for next year's tour before this one ended. Thanks Wayne and BTW your 'Baby Spare Ribs' are the best in Texas!!!!

     Veen and Bev Smith      West Harbour, Auckland    Ph 027 492 6532


 

"Alan and I loved our 2013 Nascar experience with Wayne, who brought the kiwi DIY to a new level at Talladega. The kiwi flags flew in the breeze of our USA neighbours who welcomed us so warmly. The organisation was excellent, the day trips to Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and Talladega International Hall of Fame and Sports Museum etc. were great, not to mention the Porshe training,........but most of all we loved the company and Wayne, bring on those Texas Spare Ribs "

      Liz Seymour                  Wellington NZ


 

Comments from a recent survey of our 2012 customers

"Excellent concept, well organised, flexible hosts, holiday of a lifetime"

Thanks to Iconic Motorsport Adventures I fulfilled one of my "Bucket List" wishes in an unforgettable way"

"Very well organised!!! Good to travel with like-minded kiwis. Enjoyed the racing"

"Great experience!!! Would do another Iconic Motorsport Adventures tour"

"You guys were the best hosts and the adventure was great"

"We had a great time, met wonderful people and the organisation was great"

"Extremely rewarding and satisfying experience"

"Amazing!!!! Really loved it with a great group of people, and amazing experiences"


 

Me and the old man just wanna say it was awesome hanging out and travelling America on the wrong side of the road with you all. It was one of those "once in a lifetime" things to do for Dad and I. Great people and great cars.....we still cant get over it,....and its funny telling everyone our stories. I've turned into a FORD man now!!!....I thought I'd never say those words!!! So selling my ute and I've been converted into a Mustang or Hotrod. We really did enjoy it!!! It was just awesome!!!

      Marc Bowlin                Rockingham     Western Australia   2012 Bonneville


 

On behalf of Ken, Murray, Peter and I, we wish to extend a big thank you to Iconic Motorsport (under Wayne's guidance) for a most enjoyable trip to witness the running of the 2012 Indianapolis 500. There were many highlights to the trip, however for me personally I list them as follows: .....Being able to actually drive around the circuit......The museum with all the years of race history displayed........The pre race parade on Saturday which was held at the Indianapolis city centre....The race itself with about 37 lead changes, the speed obtained on such a small racing circuit together with the cat and mouse situation of the Honda versus the Chev motors.  

Lastly we all considered the tour was great value and would strongly recommend to anyone wishing to witness the running of the Indianapolis 500 to book with Iconic Motorsport Adventures.

      Allan Starnes               Clarks Beach,    Auckland


 

My father and I travelled with Iconic Motorsport Adventures to the 2012 Indy 500 and had a blast!! Wayne organised everything and all we had to do was literally turn up at the airport. We had fantastic seats on race day and our camp-site was right over the road from the track. Our "Camp Kiwi" was very social and we met lots of great locals. Going to the Indy 500 with Iconic Motorsport Adventures is the only way to do it......in fact the trip was so good, we've decided to rebook for the 2013 tour!!

       Mark Pedersen            Christchurch


 

Iconic Motorsport Adventures really is the only way to see your dream motorsport event, as Wayne takes the hassle out of travelling, looking after everyone and everything on the tour, so all you have to do is concentrate on enjoying the moment.....a great host!!!

Being in motorhomes and meeting the locals as well as like minded people on the tour just adds to the adventure, and the atmosphere at Indy is incredible for the days leading up to the race and the race itself.

I would not hesitate in recommending Iconic Motorsport Adventures to anyone. I am looking forward to my next Iconic Motorsport Adventure.......

       Andrew Treseder         Havelock North         Indianapolis 500 2012


 

I have been on two Iconic Adventures with Wayne, to Bonneville and Talladega. I really recommend both of them to anybody both male and female.

Bonneville was the first one 18 months ago and we not only enjoyed the three days of Speed Week, but his organisation of the whole trip and all the once in a lifetime sights and stop-overs including the amazing Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Three nights in Las Vegas which everyone has to experience at least once in their life, completed the trip.

The first trip was so interesting and great with Wayne's organisation that I decided to do another trip, this time to Talladega.

We landed in Atlanta, the busiest airport in the world and Wayne handled it well!! After picking up the RV motorhomes the next day we had a three hour drive to Talladega. Having infield camp sites booked made for a great experience and hassle free enjoyment of the whole scene. A BBQ, gazebo, table and chairs created a great social atmosphere. I'd never been to a Nascar race before and having the option of watching the action from the roof of our RV, which was 150 metres from the track, or sitting in grandstand seats where you could view the whole track, was great. Wayne escorted us in a wagon to one of the best bike and car museums in the world, and there was also some shopping for the ladies. Talladega was such an awesome place!!!!

All in all I would recommend both trips to anybody!!!

          Bill Russell     Apex Panel and Paint   Hastings     Ph 06 876 7439


 

My motorsport keen husband thought it would be a great opportunity to go to a classic event like Speed Week on the Salt Flats at Utah. Have to admit the allure of three days in Vegas and four in San Francisco was more my style....and someone else handling all the tour arrangements appealed also.

Wayne was such a great tour leader, making sure everything went smoothly and we all had an enjoyable time. He also did an excellent job BBQing our evening meals when we were camping out in our RVs. Lots of fun!!!

We were lucky enough to have his wife Janet on this trip too. Ken thoroughly enjoyed all the motorsport activities, especially the uniqueness of the Bonneville experience.

I can recommend this trip to anyone who isn't necessarily a "petrolhead".

      Ken & Patsy Fraser,      Napier       Bonneville Speed Week Tour 2011


 

I'm not a diehard petrol-head but there was enough in this trip to interest me so readily agreed to my husbands suggestion that we go. With George driving and Wayne's organisation, all I had to worry about was taking in all the fantastic scenery as we clocked up the miles. We enjoyed the Grand Canyon both by helicopter from Vegas, then into the North Rim - just stunning. Bonneville was the destination and was a real treat. I saw the movie and was curious, but being there was quite special, its such a great atmosphere.

When we were in the RVs we were reasonably independant, being armed with TomToms and American cell phones to keep in touch with the other three RVs. They were all great company and we looked forward to setting up camp at the end of each day and swapping stories over a glass of wine and yummy food off Wayne's BBQ.

Thanks Wayne for being such a great host!!!

        Barbara Glynn,      Tauranga                Bonneville 2011 Tour


 

The Indianapolis 500 is a great event and being a keen motorsport fan, this was a place I wanted to be. The Iconic adventure was a fantastic way to go to the 500. Thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend to any other motorsport fan wanting to go to the 500.

                   Steve Catley         Tauranga


 

Wayne has done a great job and made it easy for us to access the best areas. It was good to camp with fellow kiwis which made for great socialising. We would recommend to plan your Indy experience through Iconic.

             Greg Honnor, John Colebourne, Tony Boyden & Jon Telford

              New Zealand Muscle Car competitors


 

The Iconic Motorsports Adventure package to the 2010 Indy 500 provided an ideal way to realise my dream of attending this wonderful racecar meeting. Highly recommended!!!!!

            Graeme Fraser         Tauranga     BMW Open Class competitor



 

Having been to many previous international motor racing events on my own, I have absolutely no qualms in recommending Iconic Motorsport Adventures as a great option to enhance your dream motoracing holiday. Wayne, I'm convinced has the winning formula....... Get a good sized group of fun loving travel minded, kiwi motoracing fans together, drop us all in comfortable motorhomes, couple that together with his invaluable event experience and organisation.....all combine to ensure maximum fun. Our situation was additionally challenging for Wayne by bringing a young family with three children. Wayne went out of his way to involve and cater for us all and we were all very much made to feel part of the team spirit. The experience will never be forgotten by the whole family and I have no doubt that I will be back for another Iconic Tour of Duty.

           Geoff Milliken and family           Auckland        Indianapolis 500 2010


 

What a great planned and organised trip, no hassles, a trouble free way to see the USA. RVs, accommodation, flights, etc, all taken care of. It was "Petrol Head" heaven, all thanks to you Wayne at Iconic Motorsport Adventures. I would be more than happy to do another trip at a later date.

          Les Nicoll             Hastings          Bonneville Speed Week Tour 2010



 

I was lucky enough to find Iconic Motorsport Adventures. Thanks to Wayne, all flights, accommodation and RVs were taken care of, and for a first timer to the USA that was a huge plus. The 2010 Bonneville Speed Week tour was an awesome trip, "Petrol Head heaven", and also seeing the sights and sounds of a small part of the USA, yet still having enough room to do your own thing if you wished.

          Gary Perrett         Whangarei      Ph 09 436 2770


 

Many thanks for the awesome Bonneville 2010 trip. Sightseeing in the RV was excellent. Wayne organised everything down to the last detail.....we didn't have to worry about a thing. He also added a trip via San Francisco at the end to watch Scott Dixon race at Sonoma which was a brilliant idea and a great end to the trip. The USA experience will be with me for a long time.

         Tony Babe             Whangarei       Ph 09 437 7747