I'm heading to Wellington sometime in July for this, most likely the opening weekend as the McLaren Trust will be there with some special New Zealand McLaren exhibits in addition to the touring exhibit:
Te Papa - Formula One ™ – The Great Design Race
Thrilling, seductive, and addictive, Formula One is among the world’s most popular sports. This exhibition traces the development of the Formula One racing car from the 1950s to the 2000s – one of the great design stories of our time. Follow the incredible technology, see iconic cars, and discover New Zealand’s Formula One heroes.
15 July 2009–1 November 2009
Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
Admission charges apply.
UPDATE 2009-06-30: they have a dedicated site at http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/f1
About the exhibit:
F1: The great design race | Walking Leaf
At the Design Museum in London, a fascinating exhibit is on display showcasing the innovation in design and the advancements in technology over the past 50 years.
To see the racing cars up close is a wonderful experience. You can’t believe how much the sporting regulation and the use of materials have defined the look of these extreme machines.