Preservation Award 2022


Introduced in 2016, the Preservation Award is a category for vehicles that have not been restored or modified, but still present in excellent original condition.

The interest in untouched and largely preserved vehicles has been growing within the historic motor vehicle movement for many years. The Bay to Birdwood acknowledges this interest with the award.

All vehicles entered in the Preservation Award category will be judged at a separate pre-judging event in the morning of Saturday 15 October in Adelaide, location to be announced. Please make sure you are able to attend the pre-judging event if you intend to enter the Preservation Award category. 

Since 2020 there have been two Preservation Awards, one for the Pre-1950 Vehicle and one for the Post-1950 Vehicle. If you believe your vehicle fits the criteria click on the ‘Register now’ link below. Once your payment has been processed you will be directed to fill in a registration form and upload at least three photographs of the vehicle as it will be presented on the day.  

The original condition of the vehicle must be substantially unaltered from original delivery but may show signs of sympathetic use. Vehicles with significant intervention will be denied entry.

Please note that while entrants are encouraged to wear period-correct attire when accompanying their vehicle NO judging points are awarded for attire in this category.

For more details about judging, event regulations, privacy policy and indemnity click here.

If you have any questions regarding your entry in this years Bay to Birdwood, please view our frequently asked questions page here or contact the event organisers

Previous Winners

  • Any vehicle that wins an award will NOT be eligible to win or enter the award section for the next ten consecutive Bay to Birdwood events.
  • Previous winning vehicles are encouraged to enter the event and will be displayed with other previous award-winning vehicles. Please contact the Organisers if you are entering a Bay to Birdwood award-winning vehicle.