Last month, thousands of people descended on Auckland Showgrounds for a welcome return of the Covi SuperShow.
It was a show many have been waiting a long time for. The Covi SuperShow, held at Auckland Showgrounds from March 17-19, returned in 2023 after a Covid-induced hiatus and visitors and exhibitors alike were delighted. “We were so excited to be back at the Covi SuperShow this year, after we all had to miss out last year,” says Glen O’Donnell from Jayco. “Once again we had a fantastic show, with strong interest from an engaged and knowledgeable crowd. We can’t wait to come back again next year!”
RV enthusiasts from across New Zealand parked up to take advantage of the many deals available at the show, and to see if they got lucky by winning one of the superb prizes available over the weekend. The Grand Prize, a four-week RV trip of a lifetime in the UK or USA from RV Super Centre, was won by Murray and Linda Bale. The Whangārei-based couple had come down for the show as they needed a new TV aerial for their caravan, and figured they may as well collect the stamps available around the show while they were there. The lucky pair haven’t yet decided yet where they’ll go – but meanwhile they are having a lot of fun thinking about it!
Other lucky winners included David and Lisa, who took home a Benimar Tessoro 482 motorhome from TrailLite, worth $218,000 after coming out on top at the No Reserve auction with their $190,000 bid. Many curious visitors also took the opportunity to take a peek at the polarising Romotow, a prototype caravan that has been in the making for almost 10 years. “It was fantastic to be able to display the prototype at the Covi SuperShow,” says director Stuart Winterbourn. “We’ve been working on our caravan for a number of years and it was great to be able to finally show the world what we have got.”
“It was a really good show; it’s so great to be back at Auckland Showgrounds after so much uncertainty,” says Dave Culpan, managing director of Spot On Exhibitions. “This is a venue that Auckland really needs, and this event showed that. After such a disrupted buildup to the show with weather events, supply chain issues and venue uncertainty, the result was a strong showing from exhibitors and visitors alike. I can’t wait to do it all again next year”.
Video: Courtesy of Spot On Exhibitions