The NixCrew Story

Nikheel Pala was a bright, energetic, eager and exciting young man who lived his life to the max. He had a passion for sports cars, not only did he love them, he lived for them! He was self-taught in modifying cars, purchasing performance parts, and installing them himself. He was well known as “Nix” to all of his friends and mates.

On the night of 26 September 2001, Nikheel was killed in a tragic car accident. The vehicle was driven by his friend, who at the time was celebrating his own 20th birthday. He was speeding and did not hold a valid driver license. Nikheel was sitting in the front passenger seat and was not wearing his Safety Belt. Nikheel left behind his beloved mum, dad, and sister. He is greatly missed by his family. Family and Friends and Sponsors teamed up to form NixCrew Trust.

Who We Are

Nikheel gave rise to a new beginning and a greater purpose in life for those around him. The foundation of NixCrew is based on the dedicated group of teenagers, adults, and sponsors who have made a commitment to educating our society towards Road Safety Awareness.

NixCrew supports and promotes Legal Modification of Cars. Vehicle is warranted and registered. Safety Belts are worn at all times by both Driver and Passengers, encouraging Driving Sober, Drug-Free and hold a Valid Driver License.

NixCrew was launched on the night of 27 April 2002 at a farewell boat cruise, at downtown Auckland. Nikheel’s enthusiasm for fast cars and the desire to help those around him led to some dedicated friends, celebrating his life and not making his death just another statistic.

The Boat Cruise led to an organized Drag Race event held in MereMere in 2002, projected and organized by Team NixCrew in association with Champion Dragway, magwarehouse, Performance Car Magazine, St. Johns New Zealand & WinMac Solutions Ltd, Counties Manukau Police and Auckland City Council. Since 2002 NixCrew have organized many major Road Safety Events and the funds raised from these were donated to Yellow Ribbon(No longer in Operation), Family and Parent Association, Salvation Army, D.A.R.E and other Community Charitable Organizations. The Council’s Road Safety coordinators have been working closely with NixCrew to help get our message across. NixCrew have also been working with Schools throughout Auckland in educating and promoting the “Road Safety” message to the young and teenagers.

NixCrew Trust have promoted many events relating to:

Injury Prevention, Crime Prevention in the Community, Violence is NOT OKAY, Advocating for Children, Youth and Women, Safer Community & Promoting Leadership in the Community.