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The annual Bay to Birdwood is one of the world’s great historic motoring events as well as the largest continually-held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles anywhere in the world.

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Historic motorcars, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles travel the 67km route from the coastal suburb of West Beach to the National Motor Museum in the Adelaide Hills town of Birdwood. With a history spanning back to 1980, the Bay to Birdwood is a well-known and highly respected historic motoring event that brings the community and citizen-collectors from across the globe together for a celebration.

At the National Motor Museum Finish Festival, motor enthusiasts and ticket holders join the citizen-collectors as all 1500 entrant vehicles cross the finish line. The Finish Festival hosts hundreds of rarely seen historic vehicles, food trucks that offer delicious gourmet street food and Adelaide Hills craft beer, wines and spirits. We have musical entertainment and plenty of activities for families.

Attendees are encouraged to wear vintage clothing and enter the Fashions on the Field competition for best period-dress.

Winners of the Concours d’Elegance, Preservation and the inaugural EV Conversion awards are presented at the Finish Festival.

Future Bay to Birdwood dates:

2023: Sunday 22 October
2024: Sunday 20 October
2025: Sunday 19 October

To keep up to date with news about future events, make sure to stay connected with our social networks. Please note dates can change without notice.