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East End Springs into life with epic Adelaide Rally Finale

Celebrate the Adelaide Rally by getting out an enjoying an afternoon filled with fun family-friendly activities at the East End Finale street party!

The Shannons Adelaide Rally has officially announced their epic East End Finale, a free family festival celebrating the conclusion of the epic four-day tarmac rally, which runs from November 25-28.

The Adelaide Rally will run for four days across late November, with close to 400 cars racing to the finish line at the East End Finale on Sunday, November 28 at 3pm. The exciting conclusion will see the Rally cars pass through the glorious finishing arch and receive the official medallions.

Then, celebrate the Adelaide Rally the best way we know how – by getting out and enjoying the sunshine and the adrenalin of the race.  Rymill Park will then transform into the buzzing hub of an after-party.  

The free family-friendly East End Finale is jam-packed with fun activities throughout the day. From face painting to drifting and race simulators, remote control car racing and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Watch the rally winners celebrate their triumphant victories, with the podium presentation of trophies and cash prizes from the rally’s $25,000 prize pool kicking off at 5:30pm. The Adelaide Rally is the only tarmac event in the country offering cash prizes, attracting the best teams to South Australia.

All of the rally cars then go on display in East Terrace and Rundle Street and the crews begin their celebrations – and everyone is invited to join in the fun in the vibrant East End precinct.

Around 500 cars will be on display, with the massive rally field joined by a custom car show from Horsepower Crew, plus display vehicles from prestige brands including McLaren, BMW, Aston Martin, Mercedes-AMG and more.

“Tarmac Rally has become synonymous with Adelaide over the last 26 years and we’re excited about sharing the buzz of this event with the people of Adelaide,” says Event Director Tim Possingham.

“The East End Finale is the perfect opportunity for people to get up close to the sensational cars that take part in the Rally and there’s something here for everyone in the East End.”

The East End Finale will conclude with an amazing free fireworks display at 8.30pm.

With close to 400 cars entered, the Rally is the largest tarmac event of its type traversing up to 13 council boundaries.

It includes rare, exotic, classic and purpose-built competition machines. New for this year is a prize pool of $25,000, including the $10,000 Adelaide Tourist Trophy, which goes to the highest placed interstate team and has attracted some of the country’s leading tarmac crews.

The Adelaide Rally is part of the annual Bloom collective of events, which celebrates springtime in Adelaide, and will be one of the first events featuring interstate participants following the opening of state borders on November 23.

Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard MP confirmed the details of the rally and the associated community events at Rymill Park earlier this week.

“It’s terrific that we are able to welcome back interstate drivers and their crews to South Australia just a couple of days after the borders reopen – we’re expecting around 12,000 spectators across the four days, injecting more than $1 million into the state’s visitor economy,” says Wingard.

“With more than 50 teams coming from interstate, we can expect some world-class vehicles and drivers, all in South Australia and ready to make this the largest event of its type in the world this year.”

The SA Government has committed to supporting the event for 2021 and 2022, continuing a long history of government support for this form of Motorsport since the first Classic Adelaide Rally in 1997.

Shannons Adelaide Rally will run from November 25 to November 28. The East End Finale will kick off at 3pm on November 28 at Rymill Park.

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