Bay to Birdwood Run
The sun will not yet have risen over the Adelaide Hills when the very first vehicles start arriving at Adelaide Shores. It may only be 6am but the excitement will already be palpable as these marvellous veteran, vintage and early classic vehicles ready themselves for the biennial Bay to Birdwood Run.
Breakfast With The Cars has become a tradition and this is the spectators' opportunity to mix 'n mingle with entrants and their vehicles. Enjoy a variety of breakfasts provided by local service organisations washed down with jazz and other vintage entertainment, line the start ahead of the flag off by the one and only Glen Dix at 8:30 am and be a part of this icon event. It takes approximately 1.5 hours for all entrant vehicles to depart on the route to Birdwood - give them a send off they won't forget!
Vehicles head down West Beach Road after the official Start turning right into Tapleys Hill Road then left into Anzac Highway. Their journey through metropolitan Adelaide en route to the Finish at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood enables the spectators who line the 72km route each year to see Australia's greatest motoring show on wheels pass right in front of them - 2 hours of motoring history!
Where is the best vantage point?
View the entrant route map released prior to the event and find somewhere close to you - pack up a picnic, breakfast basket, gather your family, friends and neighbours - make a morning of this motoring spectacle. There is a wide choice of locations all offering an uninterrupted view
The National Motor Museum at Birdwood is a fitting setting for the Finish of the Bay to Birdwood Run.
History and heritage meet each other in the Adelaide Hills.
Soak up the wonderful atmosphere - meander amidst the parked vehicles, watch the judging of the Concours d'elegance, pack a picnic basket and join many of the entrants in the paddock or pre-order a basket filled with Adelaide Hills regional produce. Avoid the traffic and travel to Birdwood via the SE Freeway to Hahndorf and then through the Onkaparinga Valley
What happens at the Finish?
There's something for everyone at the Vintage Finish. The gates open at the National Motor Museum at 10am with the first entrant vehicles usually arriving approximately 10:30am just as the mainstage entertainment program gets underway.
Admission to the Finish includes entry into the National Motor Museum so take a walk through motoring history and see the latest Exhibition. Wander amongst the Concours d'elegance vehicles during the judging, pick up your pre-ordered picnic basket, dress in the era of the event and you could be selected by roving judges as finalist in the Fashions in The Field. Dance the day away to the big band sounds playing music from the 20's through to early 50's with feature singers; taste the Adelaide Hills in the marquee where you'll find regional Hills wine by the glass and choice of foodplatters from regional food producers. There is also a wide choice of other food stalls as well as activities just for the kids.