Historic vehicles ready to rumble

Historic vehicles ready to rumble

Aconvoy of historic vehicles will roar through the Adelaide Hills later this month as the Bay to Birdwood resumes after a COVID induced hiatus.

A parade of more than 1500 historic vehicles will set out from Barratt Reserve at West Beach on October 16 and make its way up to the Adelaide Hills and gather at National Motor Museum in Birdwood.

Bay to Birdwood chair Michael Neale is looking forward to the procession.

“Tens of thousands will gather along the route and at the museum to celebrate the full return of the Bay to Birdwood – it’s all back, the crowds, the fashion and the festivities,” he said.

“After the heartbreak of cancelling last year, it is a thrill to again welcome participants from around Australia to one of the world’s great historic motoring events.

“The 2022 Bay to Birdwood features a wide array of vehicles that span the breadth of the 20th century, including – antique, veteran, vintage and post-war/early classic, classic, post-classic and modern. The vehicles this year include a very unique 1909 Stanley Steamer- one of only three of this type left in the world.”

Mr Neale said one of the great pleasures of the event was that it sees both first time participants and multi-year veterans of the event taking part.

“It celebrates vehicles that have stayed within a single family, those that are barn finds and those competing in the Concours d’Elegance and Preservation Awards,” he said.

“And this year, we welcome for the very first time, EV converted historic vehicles to the Bay to Birdwood.

“There really is only one Bay to Birdwood – and this is it!”

The parade participants gather at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood for the Finish Festival, which is a ticketed event that opens at 10am and features food, fashions, fun, wine, coffee and craft beer.

Those attending will be able to enjoy a picnic on the grounds, food trucks catering and mingle with the 1500 plus vehicles, watch the awards presentation and the colourful Fashions in the Field.

Visit www.baytobirdwood.history.sa.gov.au for more information or www.trybooking.com to book tickets.

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