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We had more than 300 entries in 2018. Entries for 2019 are open now.

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The 2019 Shannons Adelaide Rally combines track activity at Victoria Park with a series of closed road stages up to 20km long, with a total competitive distance of almost 160km. There are up to 32 stages planned. The closed road stages are highly technical, serpentine and challenging hillclimb-style roads.

Many of these sections are taken from iconic Classic Adelaide Rally stages of old, such as Basket Range, Norton Summit, Gorge, Corkscrew, Chain of Ponds and more. The furthest closed road stage from Adelaide is 55km away and the entire closed road course can be recce’d in one day.

The competitive categories of the Shannons Adelaide Rally run over four days, with Challenge and Competition classes hitting their first stage of the event on the Wednesday afternoon.

Tour categories get started on Thursday morning, with the Prima Tour heading off first.

Main Tour and Spirit cars will continue on to tackle more closed road stages and longer stages compared to 2018.

Combined, all category entries are expected to eclipse the 304 entries received in 2018, making the Shannons Adelaide Rally possibly the largest tarmac rally field in Australasia for 2019.

The event focuses on spirited driving challenges and touring as well as hard-core rallying. Iconic closed road stages throughout the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and McLaren Vale Regions feature prominently.

The result is four days jam-packed with activities and a festival feel not found at any other rally event in the country.

 

Prima Tour     $625

Prima Tour

The Shannons Prima Tour is a one-day event that is integrated into Day Two of the Adelaide Rally.

Open to all road-registered modern and classic cars, Prima Tour is a leisurely drive through approximately 150km of some of the state's most picturesque driving roads. 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.

The Prima Tour includes up to 5 closed road activities before lunch at Applewood distillery in Gumeracha. Closed and open roads are travelled at signposted limits. Want more than this? Have a look at the Main and Spirit Tour categories.

Entry price includes a single event CAMS licence (Level 1S). Find out how to get your Honorary Membership and Level 1s Licence here. The day will start at 7am (TBC) with scrutineering, documentation and a drivers briefing at Victoria Park before leaving for the day at 8am (TBC).

Participants receive: Commemorative Road Book, caps, bonnet decal and Applewood baby “Prima Tour” gin bottle.

 

Main Tour     $1695 

Main Tour

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 around 23 closed-road stages on some of the country's best driving roads, participants also get to take a spirited drive on the section of the Adelaide Grand Prix/Adelaide 500 track used for the Victoria Park Sprint.

Entrants are embraced as a key part of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, Australia’s largest classic motorsport festival with over 48,000 spectators across all elements, including the famous Gouger Street Party in the heart of the city. Vehicles must be displayed on Saturday and Sunday of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. 

Entry is open to modern and classic cars with current registration. 1kg fire extinguisher required. The Main Tour incorporates various manufacturer tour groups. Driver and Navigator must have a CAMS Level 2S licence.

Participants receive: Commemorative Road Book, caps, vehicle signage and Finisher’s Medallion, Adelaide Motorsport Festival Weekend Passes.

Early Bird pricing $1495 if paid in full prior to June 30.

 

Spirit     $2295

Spirit

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 Victoria Park.

Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages on Days 2, 3 and 4 of the rally. Vehicles must be displayed on Saturday and Sunday of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival. 

Entry is open to modern and classic cars with current registration. 1kg fire extinguisher required.  Driver and Navigator must have a CAMS Level 2S licence. Helmets are required as is a Rallysafe fitting kit

Participants receive: Commemorative Road Book, caps, vehicle signage and Finisher’s Medallion, Adelaide Motorsport Festival Weekend Passes.

Early Bird pricing $2090 if paid in full prior to June 30. 

 

Challenge     $2495

Challenge

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 including harnesses. Participants must wear a Frontal Head Restraint System (HANS or similar). Vehicles must have a Rallysafe fitting kit installed. Driver and Navigator must have a CAMS Level 2S licence.

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. 

Participants receive: Commemorative Road Book, caps, vehicle signage and Finisher’s Medallion, Adelaide Motorsport Festival Weekend Passes.

Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in Classic and Modern categories.

Early Bird pricing $2295 if paid in full prior to June 30.

 

Competition     $2995

Competition

The Shannons Adelaide Rally Competition is the premium category in the event. The category is timed and trophies awarded. Modern (post-1985) 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 provided they meet general and safety requirements and the spirit of the event. Full CAMS tarmac rally safety gear required. Drivers require a CAMS National Rally Licence. Navigators must have a minimum Single Event Rally Navigator’s Licence.

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. 

Participants receive: Commemorative Road Book, caps, vehicle signage and Finisher’s Medallion, Adelaide Motorsport Festival Weekend Passes.

Trophies will be awarded to outright 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in Classic and Modern categories.

Early Bird pricing $2795 if paid in full prior to June 30.

 

Heritage Trophy – Handicap Competition

Honda ZThe Heritage Trophy handicap competition will be run in 2019 within the Classic Competition class. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be given, evoking memories of the Heritage Trophy that featured in the Classic Adelaide Rally in days gone by.

Results will be determined by taking actual stage times for each vehicle and applying a time penalty to each stage time.

The penalty time is determined by firstly determining a penalty factor for each competing vehicle and then multiplying it by the number of kilometres per stage.

The Penalty Factor is determined by dividing the actual engine capacity, measured in cubic centimetres, in the competing vehicle by the amount in kilograms of the STANDARD, unmodified version of the vehicle type, model and variant.

For example a Ford XY GT Falcon would have a Penalty Factor of 5763÷1524 = 3.78. A Hillman Imp would have a Penalty Factor of 998÷725 = 1.37.

The Penalty Factor is multiplied by the number of kilometres in each stage to determine the penalty time to be added to the stage time.

Using the examples above when applied to a 5.2km stage, the Falcon would have a 19.65 second penalty applied and the Hillman Imp a 7.12 second penalty applied, thus delivering an advantage to the Hillman Imp.

 

For more information, please click here to see the 2019 Rally Overview.
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Click here to download the draft 2019 Adelaide Rally Supp Regs. Please note these regs are yet to receive final approval.

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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 Tarmac Rally Technical Regulations-Modern (post 1986)

CAMS Tarmac Rally Technical Regulations-Classic (pre1986)

CAMS Historic Rally Car Regulations

CAMS Classic Rally Car Regulations

CAMS Group 3C Club Rally Car Regulations (*NOTE - Applies to Challenge Category Only for 2019)

CAMS Group 3C Production Rally Car Regulations 

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.

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