Top Gear presenter and world-renowned motoring journalist Chris Harris will make his way to New Zealand later this month to launch a new online car sales platform at the country’s first-ever Collecting Cars Coffee Run in Auckland.
If you aren’t already aware, Collecting Cars is a sales platform for classic, performance, and collectible cars, some of which sell well into the millions.
Harris has played key roles in the website’s team for several years now, presenting videos on its YouTube channel and participating in its weekly podcast alongside founder and CEO Edward Lovett.
He was also a presenter on Top Gear from 2016 until the show was axed in 2022 following an accident that injured co-host Freddie Flintoff.
Harris himself is also a keen car collector, with his fleet being made up of a BMW M5 (E28), Porsche 911 GT3 Touring (991.2), Ferrari 512 TR, and even a trusty Toyota Land Cruiser (200 Series) among many other desirable four-wheelers.
His presence in New Zealand will be welcomed by many car tragics, with the upcoming Coffee Run set to emulate “record-breaking” events of the same name held in Europe.
“The collector car scene in Australia and New Zealand is unlike any other. It’s a fascinating playground,” says Harris.
“There are homegrown homologation classics built by the likes of Ford, Holden and Chrysler right through to some of the rarest and most storied exotic supercars of the last 50 years. I can’t wait to get down there.”
New Zealand’s first Collecting Cars Coffee Run will be held at Auckland Showgrounds from 8 am on Monday, January 29, 2024, which thankfully for us is a public holiday.