More than 80,000 spectators to enjoy Bay to Birdwood

23 September 2016

Leon Bignell MP
Minister for Tourism

A convoy of more than 1200 classic motor vehicles will take to the roads this weekend for South Australia’s annual Bay to Birdwood.

More than 80,000 spectators will line the streets from West Beach to the Adelaide Hills as the vintage, veteran and early classic vehicles travel along the 70-kilometre course.

The Bay to Birdwood has been running for 36 years and is the largest motoring event for classic vehicles in the world.

The 2016 Bay to Birdwood leaves from Barratt Reserve at Adelaide Shores on Sunday 25 September.

The Bay to Birdwood is one of 31 events to share in more than $380,000 through the State Government’s Regional Events and Festivals Program. This is in addition to the $70 million the State Government has pumped into the tourism portfolio to market South Australia nationally and internationally and attract major events and conferences.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell
This year’s event celebrates 36 years on the road, with more than 80,000 spectators expected to enjoy the passing convoy and post-drive celebrations. It is such a fantastic event with an additional 1200 people driving the historic vehicles from across Australia to participate.

The 70 kilometre course winds through the stunning Adelaide Hills and the route provides classic car motorists and spectators with plenty of opportunities to sample local delights along the way.

Drivers, passengers and spectators will have the opportunity to see and experience our vineyards, orchards, cellar doors, restaurants, as well as our world-renowned premium food and wine.

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