Tune-up your ride - $3000 in prizes to be won!

Start your engines - Midnight Club: Los Angeles is hitting the streets on 24th October. To get you geared up, Gameplanet has a huge $3000 Tune-Up prize package up for grabs!

One lucky winner will drive off with the grand prize - a set of Sparco racing gear worth $2000 to upgrade your real-life ride from Fortyone.co.nz, a 6-month subscription to NZ Performance Car magazine, a copy of Midnight Club: Los Angeles (on 360 or PS3 - you choose) and a stack of cool MCLA stuff (T-shirt, cap, poster, sticker, keyring).

There's runner-up and spot prizes too - check out the full list on the right.

Want to win?

There's several ways you can get in the draw, and you can combine these to improve your chances of winning.

1. Every day until 30th October, there'll be a different question to answer. Check back regularly, because each question you get correct will give you another chance to win!

2. Buy Midnight Club: Los Angeles from Gameplanet Store. This will automatically get you a whopping thirty (30!!) bonus entries into the draw! Click here to order your copy now.

3. Tell your friends about the competition using the referral form when you enter. Each of your friends who then enters the competition will earn you another entry into the draw to win it for yourself! (Just answer today's question to see the referral form.)

Sparco Racing Set

Sparco SpA of Italy is one of the most respected names in motorsports equipment. Thanks to our friends at Fortyone.co.nz we have $2000 worth of Sparco competition auto parts to give away. Fortyone Automotive is New Zealand's leading supplier of imported Japanese and other tuning parts, and the exclusive dealer for a range of brands including Sparco, AEM, ARC and others. They have a great web site - check it out!

Sparco Corsa sports seat
Designed in conjunction with the top World Rally Championship drivers, this competition seat offers maximum lateral support. Its unique design will provide the most demanding of drivers with the ultimate in safety and performance. Universal fitment (side mounting only), FIA Homologated. Sexy in red.

Sparco 375 steering wheel
The steering wheel transmits the emotion, the excitement, and the thrill of sports racing. The steering wheel is the first command in any driving maneuver. Sparco offers top range steering wheels that have been chosen for use in many official vehicles. The 375 is a classic competition wheel suitable for many applications. Universal fitment. Svelte in black suede.

Sparco X-Pro racing gloves
More grip when you need it. The X-Pro is the latest glove from Sparco. Preformed shape and externally stitched seams offer maximum driving sensitivity and superior comfort. Newly developed “Lizard Skin” is a surface-treated leather material that will provide unmatched comfort, grip and durability. Red gloves go faster.

NZ Performance Car magazine

New Zealand Performance Car magazine is New Zealand’s biggest selling monthly motoring magazine, and they have provided us with a bunch of 6-month subscriptions to give away!

Readers refer to NZ Performance Car first to keep up to date with the motoring scene in New Zealand and overseas. It has been the top-selling motoring magazine for over five years and is supported by its own website, mobile club, and free-to-air TV programme. Check out their site!

Midnight Club Los Angeles

The best way to see Los Angeles is at 200mph.

Developed by series creator Rockstar San Diego, Midnight Club: Los Angeles will give gamers the unprecedented freedom to race through a hyper-realistic LA.

Whether driving by the beach or beating the competition by cutting through a parking garage at 200 mph, Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless, breathtaking environment for everyone who loves to compete. With no load times, no tracks, and no rules, the game allows players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in an unbelievable recreation of Los Angeles.

"People are going to be blown away when they see how true-to-life Los Angeles looks in this game," said Jay Panek, Midnight Club Producer Rockstar San Diego.

"We've added some great twists and turns that let players experience the authentic vibe and feel of the city at blistering speeds that you simply couldn't get away with in real life.

"With Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Rockstar San Diego looks to once again push the boundaries and expectations of what a racing game can be. Rockstar San Diego has always been the technology leader in delivering the ultimate racing experience, and with this game, they are looking to re-define the idea of a completely immersive racing game experience, both offline and online.

“On prior consoles, the Midnight Club franchise continually raised the bar for racing games, evolving from being the first ever street racing game to setting the defining standard for credibly integrating street racing culture with an intense racing experience,” said Jay Panek.

“With Midnight Club: Los Angeles, our goal is to evolve on all possible levels and stay true to the hardcore gaming experience the series is known for, while making it accessible to casual gamers and car enthusiasts.”

A racing game is nothing without great cars and Midnight Club: Los Angeles allows extensive customisation of vehicles for both performance and appearance. Players can now fully personalise their officially licensed imports, tuners, classic muscle cars and motorcycles both inside and out with a dizzying array of licensed rims, spoilers, interior gauges, tires and more.

In total, Midnight Club: Los Angeles features over 40 vehicles covering the tuner, luxury, exotic and muscle car classes as well as bikes. They include:

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster
  • Audi R8
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS
  • Check out these trailers and screens!
    Chevrolet Camaro Concept DUB Edition
  • Chevrolet Cobalt SS
  • Chrysler 300C SRT-8
  • Corvette Z06
  • Datsun 280Z
  • Dodge Challenger (2008)
  • Dodge Charger SRT-8
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford GT
  • Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • Lamborghini Miura
  • Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster
  • Mazda RX-7
  • Mazda RX-8 Shinka
  • Mercedes-Benz S600
  • Mitsubishi 3000GT
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX
  • Nissan 350Z
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
  • 1979 Pontiac Firebird
  • Pontiac Solstice
  • Saleen S302 Extreme
  • Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
  • Volkswagen Golf R32

For more about the game, read our full preview or visit the official site.