Bay to Birdwood 2022

Discover the Day

The Bay to Birdwood is one of the world’s great historic motoring events and has been an iconic fixture on the South Australian events calendar since 1980.

Thousands of spectators line the 67 kilometre route to view the passing parade of historic motoring from West Beach through to the National Motor Museum, Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills. The crowd admiration for the antique, veteran, vintage, post-war/early-classic, classic, post-classic and modern classics is truly inspiring. Held annually, the Bay to Birdwood is a mass-participatory citizen-collector driven historic motoring event that draws participants from around Australia and the world to celebrate historic motoring.

In 2022, the event is planned for Sunday 16 October. Vehicles manufactured prior to 1993 will be able to enter. Many entrants from the cancelled 2021 event have held over their entry for the 2022 event. The remaining and limited places in the 2022 event will be released LATER THIS YEAR and are expected to sell out quickly. Stay tuned to our social media and make sure you are subscribed to our e-news for updates. Period clothing is a feature of the Bay to Birdwood, with many participants in their vehicles match the era of their vehicles with their attire. Many in the crowd join in the fun of dressing up. Hints and tips will be provided as the event draws nearer.


I registered for the 2021 Bay to Birdwood but chose to roll my registration over to 2022 – what happens now?
We will be contacting all Entrants who decided to roll their registration fee from 2021 into 2022 in the New Year to see if you still intend to be involved in the Bay to Birdwood on 16 October 2022. We will be checking that there has been no change to the vehicle you wish to bring on the day. If there are any changes to your contact details please get in touch with us.

I donated my 2021 entry fee to the Royal Flying Doctor what do I do about entering in 2022?
Registrations will open soon. Be sure to enter as soon as possible as places are very limited for 2022.

I donated my 2021 entry fee to the National Motor Museum’s Hartnett Restoration Project what do I do about entering in 2022?
Registrations will open soon. Be sure to enter as soon as possible as places are very limited for 2022.

How do I enter the 2022 Bay to Birdwood?
Registrations open soon. Once registrations open visit the Bay to Birdwood website and click on ‘Entrants Information.’ Check that your vehicle is in keeping with Participant terms and conditions then proceed to registration payment. Note that once your payment has been received you will then be required to submit an online form with your contact details, vehicle details and a photo of your vehicle that clearly shows the wheels/rims.

I have entered an Award Category with my vehicle. What do I need to know?
Judging will take place the day before the Bay to Birdwood on Saturday 15 October 2022. The location is to be confirmed but will be close to Adelaide. Please read the Event Regulations regarding the Award category that you have chosen to participate in to know what is required of you and your vehicle.

I am having trouble entering online who do I contact?
Please contact the Entries Coordinator, Eliza Loechel at the National Motor Museum via or (08) 8568 4019.