Veloce Cars was founded by Chris van der Drift with one objective in mind - to deliver the best possible service.
Vehicle Import: We specialize in vehicle import, sourcing our vehicles in Japan and the United Kingdom. We don’t just import anything and everything, what we bring into New Zealand has been handpicked by our team at Veloce so we can assure you that your next car will be a gem.
Every vehicle imported by Veloce Cars has been thoroughly checked before departure in the origin country, once arrived into New Zealand our workshop in Duke street goes over the vehicle again and prepares it for the certification process, once returned and complied to be registered on NZ roads all of our cars have our “NZ service” which includes: checking the braking system, suspension, air filter, oil filter, tyres, head lights and tail lights and the list goes on… you can be sure when you drive away you will have a safe & reliable car under you.
With Veloce your dream car can be yours!
Servicing: At Veloce Cars we have a fully kitted out workshop to cater for all of our customers - the smallest jobs to the biggest. Mobil 1 is our official lubricant supplier so you can be sure your vehicle is using the best possible oils and lubricants possible.
We have the latest diagnostics computers to track down why that engine light has popped up or simply to reset the servicing intervals, we can do this all in house saving you big dollars not having to pop into the manufactures workshop.
Another part of our servicing department is our tyre centre which we have the latest fitting and balancing machines, we can supply top of the range and budget friendly tires to suit all our customers – if you need some advice just ask us and we are sure to help you out. “Tires are one of the most important parts of your car so make sure they are safe and legal before driving yourself or your loved ones.”
Motorsports: Our background is motorsport, Chris starting racing go karts at an early age and has grown up around the race track since those days. Chris went off to Europe to become a professional racing driver, driver coach and engineering we have the perfect team to give you advice on your own race car, show you the “rules” of setting up and getting the most out of what you have. Why spend thousands of dollars on new parts when sometimes all you need to do is know how to get the most out of your current configuration. We can prepare and build your next project or restore what you already have, just ask us no job is too big!
We also offer a professional coaching service either at the race track or at the workshop, if you need advice on racing equipment or what you should do next we can point you in the right direction. Just ask us!
Professional racing driver & founder of Veloce Cars.
Chris started racing go-karts at the age of 8 thanks to his parents, over 10 years of racing karts he won 12 New Zealand titles and moved to Europe in 2003 to pursue his career in motorsports.
He then went on to win three championships in single seaters & became the 2015, 2017 & 2018 Carrera Cup Asia Champion. Aswell as his own driving career he is activlly coaching young talents passing on his own experiance from over the years.
Managing director of Veloce Cars.
The newest member of Veloce Cars,
Billie has already some years in the Automotive industry working with BMW and Audi in the UK over a 5 year period while she was based there.
As well as travelling around the world with her husband to the racetracks she has been involved in organization and admin and is now a petrol head herself.
Billie will be in charge of vehicle sales, customer support and administration.
Phone: 07 8080 417
Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon to Fri | By Appointment Sat/Sun (closed public holidays)