After much secrecy it can now be revealed that Blokarts New Zealand from Papamoa featured in the official opening of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The organisation’s involvement was kept under wraps until the opening was held.
Paul Beckett says everything went off without a hitch.
Paul Beckett invented the blokart in 1999 and is now the managing director of Blokarts New Zealand.
He says last night’s event was a great night.
“I wasn’t there but the report from the guys show it was a good event.
“If I had of been there, I would’ve been stressed out. Nothing broke down, which was my fear.”
He says if something did break down there was nothing he could’ve done anyway.
"They wouldn’t have stopped the show."
Paul says one of the creators/artists (of the RWC celebrations) asked them to come and show them what blokarting was all about.
“We did and they loved it and the rest is history. We put quite a bit into it and hopefully we’ll have a bit of a comeback with people coming and using the blokarts and things.”