Bay to Birdwood Classic call for entries open
From the start of June the Bay to Birdwood is calling for owners of classic vehicles manufactured from 1956 through to 31st December 1978 to get their entries in for this years popular ‘Classic’ event taking place on Sunday 27th September.
The Bay to Birdwood Classic will start at Adelaide Shores, Barratt Reserve, West Beach with some 4000 people expected to enjoy breakfast with the entrants. The vehicles will then be waved off by Australia's legendary motorsport flag waver, Glen Dix.
Around 70,000 spectators are expected to line the 70 kilometre route, this year’s Classic will take the successful route from last years event - around the city, up North East Road, Grand Junction Road and heading up to Houghton and back through Inglewood and Gumeracha, finishing at its home of 35 years - the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.
“We have listened to the feedback provided by entrants in last year’s “Run” event who enjoyed the modified route and we will use it again this year,” said Bay to Birdwood’s new Chairman, Mal Hyde.
“We are also excited to announce that this year the eligibility date has been extended to vehicles manufactured up to 31 December 1978.
“We are committed to delivering a wonderful iconic South Australian event for motoring enthusiasts, local communities, families and tourist. With a cut off of 1750 vehicles allowed to enter the event we are encouraging vehicles owners to get their entries in quick so they don’t miss out!” said Chairman Mal Hyde.
The finish event will be part of the National Motor Museum’s 50th birthday celebrations and will see around 10,000 people enjoy the vehicles, fashion, entertainment, regional produce, music and children’s activities at Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills.
It will be great day for families and enthusiasts with the ‘Fashions in the Field’ competition for lovers of retro fashion and the Concours d’Elegance in which entrants are judged on the presentation of their vehicle and dress of the era. Everyone is encouraged to dress-up to make the most of the “classic” atmosphere.
To enter your 1956 to 31st December 1978 vehicle into this year’s Bay to Birdwood Classic visit www.baytobirdwood.com.au from early June and download an entry form or call the National Motor Museum on 8568 4022. Entries close 8 August 2015.
For media enquiries, to organise photo opportunities or interviews please contact:
Belinda Petersen, Communications Manager, Bay to Birdwood 0402 358 000