About Us

New Zealands most Successful Offroad Racecar Manufacturer since 1985

New Builds, Complete Race Preparation, Modifications and Repairs.

Offroad Racing, Trophykarts, UTV, Buggies and Trucks.

Cougar Race Cars have won numerous  National Championships in New Zealand and Australia.

Our online shop serves to sell our manufactured  products and parts for our cars and all Offroad Racing Vehicles.

UTV/SXS, Trail Riding parts supplier and parts fitting service.

COUGAR SHOP is owned and run by Neville Smith and partner Wendy Shera.

” I been involved in Off Road Racing since the age of 17, that’s forty years, a lifetime. My trade is a Coachbuilder, my Dad was a mechanic and my Brother is a race engine builder. Other motorsports I have built for include Rally, Hill Climb and Drag Racing. Off Road Classes I have raced in are Class 9, Class 7, Class C, Class A/M (Class 5), Class 3, Class 1, Class S and Class 2. Personal achievements  are winning the N Z Short  Course Championship, 2nd Overall Taupo 1000 twice, 2nd Overall N Z National Series and National Champion in Class many times. Cougar Race Cars first started in 1985 and since then have 89 cars out the door. Our cars, have won for their owners many big races like the Taupo 1000 , Woodhill 100 and titles including New Zealand #1 and Australia #1. With all this I have gained a broad and comprehensive knowledge of what is needed to build reliable and winning cars and what parts to use. Having made many contacts here and overseas we are able to source the best parts at competitive prices”

We have a large number of products in stock ready for immediate delivery and are adding all the time. Some items are shown as in stock if we can get it from the supplier to you quickly.  A lot of products are made to order. If you want a particular item or even would like us to stock it for when you do then let us know.