Sponsors & supporters

The Bay to Birdwood relies solely on entry fees and partnerships to fund the event. Without our significant partners the event would not take place.

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.

Maras Group

Maras Group is a privately owned and operated South Australian which is considered to be the “pace-setter” in the South Australian market with a lengthy and impressive track record of quality and sustainable developments.

The company is heavily committed to investment in South Australia and continues to develop with the view to holding its properties for the long term – giving its tenants (partners) confidence in forging a strong, healthy relationship going forward.

Media Sponsors


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

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

Leon Byner can be heard on FIVEaa in mornings from 9am to midday each week day. He covers a variety of local, national and international issues daily and regularly speaks to Australia’s top politicians including the Prime Minister. Leon prides himself on fighting the fight for Adelaide and chases stories for the people.

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, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, astronaut Andy Thomas, and also led campaigns committed to making Adelaide a better place.

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, Alan’s connection to all things in South Australia make him the ideal host for Nights on FIVEaa.

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.

Supporting Sponsors

Adelaide Shores

There are so many reasons to visit Adelaide Shores: 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.

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport views its relationship with the local community as an integral part of successfully operating a growing domestic and international airport.

This relationship starts at the top and seeks to involve everyone who works at Adelaide Airport, from high level consultation on airport operations through to volunteering in the community. Our position as the major gateway to South Australia also provides us with an opportunity to partner local community events and initiatives.

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.