Sponsors & Supporters

The Bay to Birdwood is a not-for-profit event that relies on vehicle entry fees and sponsors. Without our significant partners, the event would not take place. You can help simply by choosing our sponsor businesses and let them know that you are a supporter of the Bay to Birdwood too!

Key Stakeholders

National Motor Museum

Since 1965 millions of people have enjoyed discovering their motoring heritage at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, South Australia.

As an international centre for the collection, research, preservation, education, and display of Australian road transport history, the National Motor Museum is much more than a collection of vehicles. It is a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the way of the future.

History Trust of South Australia

The History Trust of South Australia operates three museums – the Migration Museum, the National Motor Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum. Complementing those established museums is The Centre of Democracy – an exciting collaboration with the State Library of South Australia. 

 We present great community events such as South Australia’s History Festival and the Bay to Birdwood vintage car run and other events, festivals and celebrations on South Australia’s cultural calendar.

Major Sponsors


Since 1970 Shannons has pioneered innovative and flexible insurance policies for the special needs of motoring enthusiasts.

At Shannons we understand the passion, the pride of ownership, the character, the individuality and the sheer emotional attachment you have for your vehicles. Today Shannons are Australia’s leading insurer of motoring enthusiasts.

South Australian Tourism Commission

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is committed to growing the state’s visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2030.

Tourism is an economic priority and the SATC is focused on making South Australia a destination of choice for domestic and international visitors. Bay to Birdwood is supported by Events South Australia, the events division of the SATC. Its role is to promote the state as a tourism destination and attract visitors through securing, managing, developing and supporting world-class leisure events and festivals delivering important economic benefits to South Australia.

Events South Australia also provides leadership and support to the state’s events and festivals industry.

Our charity

Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.

Delivered by a dedicated team of professionals, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, and supported by a vast number of volunteers and supporters, the RFDS is vital for those that live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

Media Sponsors


Live and local 24 hours a day, FIVEaa covers news, talk, and sport.

The Breakfast program is entertaining and credible, the team covers all the big relevant stories making headlines locally, nationally and internationally from 6 am weekdays with David Penberthy, and Will Goodings.

Leon Byner can be heard on FIVEaa in mornings from 9 am to midday each weekday. He covers a variety of local, national and international issues daily and regularly speaks to Australia’s top politicians.

Radio icon and award-winning journalist, Jeremy Cordeaux is FIVEaa’s afternoon host. In recent times, Jeremy has talked with some of the biggest names in the country.

Experienced broadcaster Alan Hickey is the Nights announcer. After an extensive media career that has seen Alan work at both a national and local level in both television and radio.

Nine Adelaide

Channel 9 was the first commercial station to go to air in South Australia and its continued commitment to South Australians from day one has been an integral part of its success.

The station has a potential audience of 1.408 million people in metropolitan Adelaide and reaches a much broader area across South Australia including Yorketown, Kangaroo Island, Blanchetown and Meningie.

Coast FM

Adelaide’s Coast FM 88.7

Coast FM is licensed to serve the Southern and South-Western community in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The station operates 24 hours per day, with live presenters providing personal contact with listeners. From 6am to 6pm the Committee of Management dictates the type of programming, such as news, sport, music and special reports.

Adelaide’s Coast FM’s programming has a very heavy bias towards popular rock and pop music from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, which suits the main audience who are 39 years plus. Coast FM also features country music, weekdays Monday to Thursday.

From 6pm each evening, Coast FM offers traditional community radio fare: sport, religion and speciality music programmes, including jazz, soul, musicals, alternative, dance, rock-a-billy, contemporary pop and music featuring local artists and bands.

Supporting Sponsors

Eastside Automotive

With over 30 years experience in mechanical, radiators, air conditioners, autogas conversions and much much more, Eastside Automotive is your one stop shop for getting your car up to its peak performance, economy and reliability.

The team at Eastside Automotive understand what an enthusiast expects, leaving their pride and joy in someone else’s hands. You need to know that your car will be treated the same way as you would treat it. Our staff are just like you – enthusiasts. We have, and drive the same types of cars as you do. So it’s not hard for us to understand just how you feel when you hand over your keys, and we assure we treat each client as family, since you are the reason we are in business!

Antique Tyres

From a business that started as a part-time enterprise, over 30 years, thousands of tyres (tubes & wheels also) and millions of miles later, Antique Tyres has established itself as the largest supplier of whitewall, redwall, hot rod, classic, vintage & veteran tyres in the southern hemisphere.

Family owned and with two generations of the McKinnon family in the business, Antique Tyres will always be here to help.

West Beach Parks

There are so many reasons to visit West Beach Parks: for holidays, for golf, for boating, for functions, for sport or for all of these reasons if you’re very energetic!

We hope to see you at West Beach soon.


RAA is a member-owned organisation that has been part of the South Australian community for over 115 years.

RAA provides its 720,000 members access to a range of trusted Motor, Home and Travel products and services that keep them safe, secure and mobile. RAA supports the Bay to Birdwood by providing Road Service vehicles to assist vehicle entrants.