Bay to Birdwood Run entries now OPEN!

Posted by Kevin Noel | June 5, 2016

The Bay to Birdwood is calling for owners of vintage, veteran and early classic vehicles to enter in this year’s ‘Run’ event, which takes place on Sunday 25 September.

Now in its 36th year, the event introduces a number of changes, which include the introduction of online entries, extended vehicle eligibility dates (to 31 December 1959), a new judging trophy and a modified route.

From Monday 6 June entries will be available online at, past entrants should check their letterboxes and inboxes as entry forms are sent out.

Bay to Birdwood Chairman Mal Hyde says, “We are pleased to announce a first for historic motoring events in Australia by introducing a new judging category called the Preservation Class. It is for vehicles that are substantially unaltered, unrestored and not modified.”

This year’s route will also change, “Due to the long term major road works in the East Parklands and after consultation with a number of stakeholders an alternative route to Hackney Road has been choosen,” continued Mal.

The Bay to Birdwood will start at Barratt Reserve, West Beach where entrant vehicles will be waved off by legendary motorsport flag waver, Glen Dix. It will then head up Anzac Highway and turn on to Cross Road, Portrush Road, Payneham Road, Lower North East Road and head up to Houghton and back through Inglewood and Gumeracha, finishing at its home of 36 years – the National Motor Museum in Birdwood.

“There are a number of changes to this years event but they are vital to its success and longevity. We are committed to delivering a wonderful iconic South Australian event for motoring enthusiasts, local communities, families and tourists.

“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.