The Start

The Bay to Birdwood begins at Barratt Reserve, Adelaide Shores, West Beach. Spectators attending the Start get a unique view of every vehicle entered in the event, with many of the vehicles lined up in special interest groups. 

It is an early start for enthusiasts – vehicles arrive from 6 am, but the excitement builds as the vehicles fill the ovals at Barratt Reserve and ready themselves for the ceremonial start of the Bay to Birdwood.

A variety of breakfasts will be provided by community groups and local vendors at the start ahead of vehicles being flagged off at 8.30 am.

It takes at least two hours for all of the vehicles to clear the ovals. Spectators are encouraged to park and enter via Military Road to avoid entrant vehicles entering via West Beach Road.