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The 2018 Shannons Adelaide Rally is run under CAMS Tarmac Rally Permit number #818/0112/01 and features four days of competition and three days of touring within the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Fleurieu and Murray Mallee regions. There are 32 stages planned with stage lengths up to 14km and a total competitive distance of nearly 140km.
The event includes Prima Tour, Main Tour, Spirit, Regularity, Challenge and Competition sections to suit drivers and vehicles of all levels.
Prima Tour is a one-day event that is integrated into Day Two of the Adelaide Rally. Open to modern and classic cars, Prima Tour is a leisurely drive through some of the state's most picturesque driving roads, with a shot of adrenaline before lunch. This is the event for you if you want to rub shoulders with notable drivers and experience driving on fantastic roads, without the pressure of competition. Prima Tour includes up to two closed road activities and three driving exercises at The Bend Motorsport Park before lunch, followed by afternoon tea at the Applewood Distillery in Gumeracha. Entry price includes a single event CAMS licence (Level 1S). Find out how to get your Honorary Membership and Level 1s Licence here. Neck to wrist to ankle clothing must be worn. The day will start at 7.30am (TBC) with scrutineering, documentation and a drivers briefing at Victoria Park before leaving for the day at 8.30am ( TBC).
Enjoy the freedom of closed-road touring. Nowhere in Australia is there a tour with so many separate activities packed into three incredible days. Participants run ahead of the Adelaide Rally competitors in packets, each with a tour leader who sets a swift and enjoyable pace on narrow, serpentine roads. As well as enjoying some of the country's best driving roads, participants also take part in the Gouger Street Party and five activities at The Bend Motorsport Park, with more than 27 activities across the event. Entry is open to modern and classic cars with current registration. The Main Tour incorporates various manufacturer tour groups. Early Bird pricing $1495 if paid in full prior to June 30. Driver and Navigator must have a CAMS Level 2S licence.
Redefining the spirited drive, the Spirit category runs over the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Shannons Adelaide Rally. In an untimed, non-competitive event, our tour leaders lead packets of cars at a swift pace on challenging, technical roads. The speed limit on closed road sections is 120kmh, with higher limits on track-based activities at The Bend Motorsport Park. Helmets are required as is a Rallysafe fitting kit. Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages on Days 2, 3 and 4 of the rally. Early Bird pricing $2075 if paid in full prior to June 30. CAMS Level 2S Licence must be held by Driver and Navigator.
Combining speed with strategy, the Regularity category is a timed, competitive category that runs across all four days of the Shannons Adelaide Rally. Cars are released at 30-second intervals on closed-road stages, and must aim for an elapsed time relating to an average speed, usually around 80-90kmh, on serpentine, technical roads. Penalty time is accrued for missing the target time, and penalties apply for exceeding the 130kmh closed-road speed limit. Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the rally. Vehicles must be displayed on Saturday and Sunday of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. Early Bird pricing $2275 if paid in full prior to June 30. CAMS Level 2S licence must be held by the Driver and Navigator.
Challenge your limits in the Adelaide Rally Challenge category. Open to modern and classic cars with awards given for both areas, the Challenge category runs over all four days of the rally. Competitors are released at 30-second intervals and timed over closed-road stages, with the fastest time winning. A 130kmh speed limit applies on closed road stages, with time penalties for breaches. Cars must have a half roll cage fitted and comply with general safety requirements. Participants must wear a Frontal Head Restraint System (HANS or similar). Vehicles must have a Rallysafe fitting kit installed. Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the rally. Vehicles must be displayed on Saturday and Sunday of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. Early Bird pricing $2275 if paid in full prior to June 30. CAMS Level 2S licencing is the minimum requirement for Driver and Navigator.
The Shannons Adelaide Rally Competition is the premium category in the event. The category is timed and trophies awarded. Modern and classic cars are catered for in two separate competitions. All cars must be fitted with a full roll cage and comply with CAMS Tarmac or Gravel Rally Regulations as stated below. Non-compliant cars may be eligible for demonstration class Category S inclusion . Competitors are released at 30-second intervals and timed, and the competition is run under rally regulations. Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the rally. Vehicles must be displayed on Saturday and Sunday of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. Early Bird pricing $2750 if paid in full prior to June 30. CAMS National Rally Driver and Navigator licences are minimum requirement.
For more information, please click here to see the2018 Rally Overview.
Click here to download the final 2018 event itinerary including first car through times for each stage. (Note that this may change due to weather and unforseen circumstances)
Vehicles entering the competitive categories of Shannons Modern and Classic Competitions must comply with the Technical Regulations of one of (not part of one or another) the regulations below:
CAMS Group 3C Club Rally Car Regulations (*NOTE - Applies to Challenge Category Only for 2018)
Those not complying with the technical regulations above may apply to take part in the event subject to approval from the organiser within the demonstration class known as Category S, however the vehicle must still comply with safety and general requirements and will not be eligible for awards.
If you have a technical query please contact the Chief Scrutineer Alan Pickstock on 0413516246
The Adelaide Rally is proudly sponsored by Shannons Insurance. Shannons shares your passion.