Entries to the Bay to Birdwood Run 2014 are closing this Friday 8 August. This iconic South Australian event is the largest most continuously held historic motoring event of its kind in the world today.
Held on Sunday 28 September, this year’s event celebrates vehicles manufactured prior to 1956 and fashions of the decades leading up to it.
This year’s Bay to Birdwood route is not heading up the Freeway like last year; instead it is back to the original route through the north eastern suburbs with a slight twist.
The Bay to Birdwood Run starts at Adelaide Shores, Barratt Reserve West Beach with some 5,000 people enjoying breakfast with the cars. The vehicles will then be waved off by Australia’s legendary flag waver, Glen Dix before commencing their journey up Anzac Highway to Greenhill Road, around the city fringe and along North East Road.
With around 70,000 spectators expected to line the 70 kilometre route, this year’s Run takes a slightly different direction turning right onto Grand Junction Road and heading up to Houghton via Lower North East Road. The route then re-joins North East Road and to travel through Inglewood and Gumeracha, finishing at its home of 34 years – the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.
The finish event will see around 10,000 people enjoy the vehicles, fashion, entertainment, regional produce, music and children’s activities at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.
This year’s Bay to Birdwood Run also pays tribute to 100 years of military motoring history. Expect to see a spectacular procession of military motoring history with vehicles like the Ford “Blitz” Gun Tractor and the 1943 Chev C15 Blitz Radio Van.
We encourage all historic motoring enthusiasts to enter their pre-1956 vehicle into this year’s Bay to Birdwood Run by downloading an entry form from www.baytobirdwood.com.au or calling the Bay To Birdwood office on (08) 8258 6547.