Sponsors & Supporters

The Bay to Birdwood is a not-for-profit event that relies on vehicle entry fees and sponsors. Without our significant partners, the event would not take place. You can help simply by choosing our sponsor businesses and let them know that you are a supporter of the Bay to Birdwood too!

Key Stakeholders

National Motor Museum

Since 1965 millions of people have enjoyed discovering their motoring heritage at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, South Australia.

As an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education, and display of Australian road transport history, the National Motor Museum is much more than a collection of vehicles. It is a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future.

Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs Inc

The “Federation” in its various titles has been serving the interests of historic motorists in South Australia since 1971.

Starting with five foundation members, it now boasts more than a hundred member clubs from all areas of the State.

Major Sponsors


Since 1970 Shannons has pioneered innovative and flexible insurance policies for the special needs of motoring enthusiasts.

At Shannons we understand the passion, the pride of ownership, the character, the individuality and the sheer emotional attachment you have for your vehicles. Today Shannons are Australia’s leading insurer of motoring enthusiasts.

South Australian Tourism Commission

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is committed to growing the state’s tourism industry.

It is a commission set up by the South Australian Government to promote the state as a holiday destination.
Bay to Birdwood is supported through by Events South Australia, the events arm of the South Australian Tourism Commission.
Its charter is to promote South Australia as a tourism destination and attract visitors to South Australia through securing, managing, developing and sponsoring major events and festivals, as well as leading the events industry.

Media Sponsors


Live and local 24 hours a day, FIVEaa covers news, talk, and sport.

The Breakfast program is entertaining and credible, the team covers all the big relevant stories making headlines locally, nationally and internationally from 6 am weekdays with David Penberthy, and Will Goodings.

Leon Byner can be heard on FIVEaa in mornings from 9 am to midday each weekday. He covers a variety of local, national and international issues daily and regularly speaks to Australia’s top politicians.

Radio icon and award-winning journalist, Jeremy Cordeaux is FIVEaa’s afternoon host. In recent times, Jeremy has talked with some of the biggest names in the country.

Experienced broadcaster Alan Hickey is the Nights announcer. After an extensive media career that has seen Alan work at both a national and local level in both television and radio.

Nine Adelaide

Channel 9 was the first commercial station to go to air in South Australia and its continued commitment to South Australians from day one has been an integral part of its success.

The station has a potential audience of 1.408 million people in metropolitan Adelaide and reaches a much broader area across South Australia including Yorketown, Kangaroo Island, Blanchetown and Meningie.

Coast FM

Adelaide’s Coast FM 88.7

Coast FM is licensed to serve the Southern and South-Western community in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The station operates 24 hours per day, with live presenters providing personal contact with listeners. From 6am to 6pm the Committee of Management dictates the type of programming, such as news, sport, music and special reports.

Adelaide’s Coast FM’s programming has a very heavy bias towards popular rock and pop music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, which suits the main audience who are 39 years plus. Coast FM also features country music, weekdays Monday to Thursday.

From 6pm each evening, Coast FM offers traditional community radio fare: sport, religion and speciality music programmes, including jazz, soul, musicals, alternative, dance, rock-a-billy, contemporary pop and music featuring local artists and bands.

Supporting Sponsors

West Beach Parks

There are so many reasons to visit West Beach Parks: for holidays, for golf, for boating, for functions, for sport or for all of these reasons if you’re very energetic!

We hope to see you at West Beach soon.

Motel Mount Gambier

When looking for relaxing accommodation, with friendly service you will find that the rooms, facilities, and gardens at Motel Mount Gambier are the perfect solution to your needs.

Just an hour away from Adelaide you can explore some of Australia’s best beaches, wineries, fishing villages, and national parks.


RAA is a member-owned organisation that has been part of the South Australian community for over 115 years.

RAA provides its 720,000 members access to a range of trusted Motor, Home and Travel products and services that keep them safe, secure and mobile. RAA supports the Bay to Birdwood by providing Road Service vehicles to assist vehicle entrants.

Antique Tyres

From a business that started as a part-time enterprise, over 30 years, thousands of tyres (tubes & wheels also) and millions of miles later, Antique Tyres has established itself as the largest supplier of whitewall, redwall, hot rod, classic, vintage & veteran tyres in the southern hemisphere.

Family owned and with two generations of the McKinnon family in the business, Antique Tyres will always be here to help.


CÖDE is the language that defines the understanding between enthusiasts and their passion.

With the CÖDE system, you can now achieve perfection in detailing and give your car a showroom shine without the hard work traditionally associated with car detailing.

CÖDE products contain the highest grade of T1 Carnauba Wax, originally developed to combat the harsh conditions of the marine industry. Carnauba Wax is the hardest natural wax in the world – producing a high gloss finish.



Adrad is Australia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of quality engine cooling and air conditioning products.

Established back in 1985, Adrad now has manufacturing facilities in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand. The company began producing aluminium cooling products in 1996 making it the longest established Aluminium Radiator and Intercooler manufacturer in Australia. Adrad cooling has featured on race winning vehicles in track and off-road events including V8 Supercars, Dakar Rally, World Series Sprintcars and the Australasian Safari.

Auto Transformers

Building the business from a one man operation in a small workshop to their current large premises in Para Hills West with 18 staff, becoming the largest restoration/crash shop in South Australia.

Producing many award winning vehicles, Auto Transformers offer a one stop shop for all your Restoration and Crash Repair needs, with their skilled team of Qualified and Talented tradesmen.

Muscle cars, Classics, Hot Rods, Customs, Vintage, Prestige & every type of Motorcycle too.

Panel, Paint, Mechanical, Electrical, Trimming & more – all done in house!

Bee Bop Boutique

Specialising in fashion inspired from the 1940s, 1950s & 1960s – all items have been carefully selected with love.

Founders of Bee Bop Boutique, Angela and Gina – find comfort in their age, by describing themselves as “genuine artefacts from the era” – born right out of the 1950s / 1960s themselves, their desire for the music, fashion, cars and knick knacks of that time, made them a part of the revolution that continues to spread worldwide!