Adelaide is not just a melting pot of world cultures and home to the world famous wine flavours. As no city in Australia is complete without its sport culture, Adelaide too boasts a driven passion in one, racing! Motorsport enthusiasts all over the world rush to this city every November for the renowned Adelaide Motorsport Festival, a high-end racing exhibit with over 700 cars participating, static displays, stalls, entertainment and much more!
The festival begins with the Adelaide Rally scrutineering, followed by the rally briefing. As the midday calls in, the race track gets packed with action by the competition cars and the surrounds with entertainment, food stalls and something for anyone on an Adelaide sightseeing day tour.
The second day starts with Prima Tour and full day Adelaide Rally! More than 300 cars leisurely drive through the picturesque roads. End of the day, you might also get a chance to meet some champions on wheels and learn some motor-hacks from them.
The third day sets off with many fantastic free events, the popular among the lot being Gouger Street Party. But the highlight of the day is the ‘Peak Hour of Power’, the parade of vintage Formula 1s and other phenomenal vehicles, starting from Victoria Park, up Wakefield Street, Grote Street and Morphett Street to Gouger Street. A short walk through Chinatown will let you see many of these cars parked in Gouger St., and if lucky you can get signings from the drivers too! After the parade, Gouger Street gets dazzled up for an evening full of entertainment and great food. Make sure that you do a booking at any of the restaurants beforehand as all the diners can get heavily crowded.
The last two days will have petrolheads heading to the Adelaide Hills for the final day of the Adelaide Rally. Victoria Park will also present you with some thrilling races of historic sports sedans, heritage touring cars and Grand Prix-era Formula 1s. There will also be a trade displays including a 100-car display by Horsepower Crew and the famous Goggomobil!
If you are not into cars & tracks, rush to the Stirling Street Party. Have a cup of the famous ‘five senses coffee’ at the Stirling Hotel or fill your appetite with burritos from the roadside food trucks. Take part in the Stirling Oval Lunch, a free community event and feast on the native Australian produces.
The 5-day event is geared with different motor events that no motorsport enthusiasts cannot miss on their Adelaide day tour. The best part of the 2018 festival was Porsche celebrating its 70 years! The celebratory event included talks with a Porsche expert, interactive session to build your dream Porsche and a virtual reality hot-lap to experience the thrill of driving the 911!
Missed the fun this year? Don’t worry as something great is going to come up next year too! Even if not, the on-track schedule is jam-packed and off-track is ready to get you entertained! So make your Adelaide sightseeing day tour much thrilling with Adelaide motorsport festival.