Motorfest provides a selection of events showcasing South Australia and providing entertainment and fellowship for enthusiasts from every corner of Australia and sometimes the world. The program generally covers a two week period in September and October. All events are open to all makes and types of vehicles. All events start from Motorfest Headquarters, CCC Clubrooms, Clark Avenue, Glandore. There is plenty of paved off street parking, easy access to facilities and the clubrooms will be open each morning to welcome our guests.

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Motorfest Classic for 2019 is here and welcome to this year’s events. The events have been organised by some of South Australia’s great historic car clubs and will certainly be of interest to our Interstate, Country and local enthusiasts. Again the various day outings will take you to many well known, and some not so well known places of interest. For this Motorfest Classic we have some very different never been done before destinations which range from the lower mid north to the Fleurieu showcasing so much of our great state of South Australia. We trust that as many of you as possible will take advantage of this wonderful programme and avail yourselves to as many Motorfest Classic events as possible. Please be aware that you do not require a specific vehicle to enter any of these events. You may use any vehicle you wish to, including your current model family car or Mum’s taxi.

Happy Motoring. Graham Tonkin, Federation Motorfest Classic Director

23 September to 4 October – Entries close 5 September 2019
Please note: ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO ALL MAKES & TYPES OF VEHICLES (including moderns)
Entry into the “Bay to Birdwood Classic” is not a prerequisite for participation in “Motorfest Classic” events.

Day 1 Monday 23 September
RESTORATION ACTIVITIES IN THE ADELAIDE HILLS Hosted by the Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers Club
Join members of the Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers Club for morning tea at their Clubrooms at Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills. Then inspect their extensive collection of restored (and unrestored) rural vehicles, machinery and memorabilia. See some rebuilding activity using lathes, drills, mills and so on. Lunch can be purchased at Bridgewater Inn Hotel (optional) or BYO.
Limited to 50 vehicles

Day 2 Tuesday 24 September
PANORAMA TO PORTRAIT Hosted by the Gawler Veteran, Vintage & Classic Vehicle Club
A leisurely drive through the leafy Eastern suburbs and the picturesque Adelaide Hills via a stage of the “Classic Adelaide Rally” to the Summit at Mt. Lofty for morning tea. BYO or purchase from the Summit Cafe and take in the breath-taking panoramic views of our expansive city below. Then travelling onto The Cedars for a tour and a BYO picnic lunch in the gardens of the home of Hans Heysen, the famous Australian landscape painter. The homestead and studio have remained virtually unchanged since the 1930’s. From here we will proceed into Hahndorf for a stroll through the historic town and browse through the many galleries, pubs, antique and craft shops and try some of Beerenberg’s famous German food. Lunch, if you prefer, is also available at the popular Hahndorf Mill. A half-hour drive will return you to the city via the freeway and the Heysen tunnels with magnificent views of Adelaide along the way.
No Limits

Day 3 Wednesday 25 September
BIGGEST MORNING TEA & Y P FIELD DAYS Hosted by the Maitland Auto Preservation Society
The Maitland Auto Preservation Society invite you to join us on a run which take you up Highway One to Port Wakefield and on to the famous Yorke Peninsula Field Days, with the morning tea stop at Kulpara, a well deserved stop after the climb up the Hummocks. Specific Parking will be provided at the Field Day site.
Limited to 60 people

Day 4 Thursday 26 September
CRUISE TO THE BEND MOTORSPORT PARK Hosted by the Falcon Car Club of SA
Leaving Glandore we will take the scenic route through the Adelaide Hills to Murray Bridge and then onto the Freeway to Tailem Bend and continuing to The Bend Motorsport Park where we can do a tour of the facilities, followed by a set menu lunch in the Function Room.
Limited to 100 people

Day 5 Friday 27 September – SOLD OUT
FROM RADIO WAVES TO CLASSIC CARS Hosted by the Sporting Car Club of SA
A visit to the radio and television presenter Jeremy Cordeaux’s eclectic collection of classic cars and memorabilia. This event will have something of interest for everyone. Enjoy a Morning Tea supplied by the club while inspecting this interesting collection. After our viewing it is a short drive to the Clubrooms for a catered lunch, tours of our prestigious clubrooms and a leisurely browse in our extensive automotive library.
Limit 80 people

Day 6 Saturday 28 September – Rest day. No activities. Go to bed early for the Bay to Birdwood the next day.

Day 7 Sunday 29 September

Day 8 Monday 30 September
HORSES TO HORSEPOWER Hosted by the Military Vehicle Preservation Society
We invite you on a run of approximately 40 kilometres to visit the National Military Vehicle Museum at Edinburgh Park.
The 6 acre site with onsite parking is a group of heritage listed buildings built during World War 2 which now house an extensive collection of historic military vehicles dating back to 1916.
More than 80 vehicles with associated equipment are on display spanning 100 years from WW1 to present day including a number of vehicles used at Woomera and Maralinga. Dioramas depict Australians in many different past conflicts and peace keeping missions and there are displays of memorabilia. There is something of interest for everyone.
On arrival tea and coffee will be provided. There will be a guided tour of the Museum followed by a 2 course lunch at the Museums new undercover eating area.
In the afternoon there will be a tour of the Restoration Workshop then the volunteers will demonstrate the capabilities of vehicles on the Museum testing area. For the more adventurous there is the opportunity to ride in the vehicles.
No Limits

Day 9 Tuesday 1 October
A DRIVE TO TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME Hosted by The Morris Register of SA
Welcome to our hosted run in which we will drive to a journey back in time with the enthusiasts of the St Kilda Tram Museum and after enjoy lunch at the Virginia Hotel. Requirements: Dress for the conditions, wear sturdy closed toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen,
Limited to 50 people.

Day 10 Wednesday 2 October
A DAY AT THE FLICKS Hosted by the Early Ford V-8 Club of SA
Last time it was a huge success so once again we invite you to travel 140 kms to the historic mid north town of Blyth. On arrival enjoy a country style Morning Tea courtesy of the local ladies. Then settle in for a movie in the restored old time Blyth cinema complete with kiosk where you can buy Jaffas to roll down the aisle. After the movie lunch can be taken at the historic Blyth Hotel (optional) or you can BYO lunch in the nearly park.
Limited to 80 people.

Day 11 Thursday 3 October
RIVER AND RAIL STEAM Hosted by the Historic Motor Vehicles Club
A journey down memory lane to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Travel to the Goolwa Wharf, Goolwa for morning tea. A special tour of the Oscar W River Steamer and Museum followed by a visit to the Steamranger Depot and restoration unit. Then on to lunch at the Goolwa Hotel.
Limited to 50 people

To find out more head to Motorfest’s Facebook page here.

To download a pdf of the program, click here.

Please send your entry form to:

Motorfest Classic Entry Director
Dean Byrne
3 Bain Street, Christie Downs 5164
Ph: 0428 244 966

For any further information:
Motorfest Classic Director or Motorfest Classic Secretary
Graham Tonkin or Shirley Tonkin
Ph 8258 6547

Graham 0401 314 563 or Shirley 0439 898 851