7th, 8th December 2019

Peak Hour of Power

The 2018 Peak Hour of Power was bigger and better than ever!

Driving from the AMF's Victoria Park track, the Peak Hour of Power featured Craig Lowndes, David Brabham, Alister McRae, Ivan Capelli, Jim Richards, John Bowe, Allan Moffat, Josh Kean and many more, in an incredible lineup of racing machinery, all making their way through Adelaide's Friday night rush hour traffic to the Gouger Street Party. There, more than 12,000 people gathered to see these vehicles up close, along with more than 250 cars from the Adelaide Rally. 

There aren't many places in the world where you'll see a cavalcade of classic and contemporary cars like this on city streets, followed by the chance to see them up close, talk to the drivers and soak up the party atmosphere, so it's no surprise the route was lined with spectators and Gouger Street was buzzing all night. 

Just wait until you see what we are planning for 2019 ...



Here are the cars that beat the traffic in 2018:


Brun Motorsport Porsche 962 – Andy HigginsBrun 962

  • The Brun Motorsport Hydro Aluminium 962 was built in 1989 and features a bespoke chassis composed of honeycomb aluminium and carbon, and a 3.2-litre twin turbo water-cooled flat six engine that appeared in the later 962 models. It was one of Brun's two main chassis for the whole 1989 FIA World Sportscar Championship. It also competed in the German Supercup championship in 1989 and Le Mans in 1989 and 1990.


Joest Racing Porsche 962Joest 962

  • The Joest Racing Blaupunkt 962 is depicted on the 2018 AMF poster. It won the 1988 Porsche Super Cup Championship and was placed third at Le Mans that same year.




F1 Leyton House – Ivan CapelliLeyton House tyres steaming          

  • This is the car that Ivan Capelli raced in the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide in 1989. He didn’t finish that race, but returned to drive the car again at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival in 2016, setting the lap record – a record Capelli is keen to regain. Featured in Race to the City 2018.




F1 Dallara BMS19 – Andre BezuidenhoutDallara

  • Andrea de Cesaris raced this car in Adelaide in 1989, unfortunately spinning out of contention. Current owner Andre Bezuidenhout drives the car the way it was designed to be driven and holds the Simola Hillclimb (South Africa) record in the car.





F1 Lola Larrousse LC87Lola Larrousse LC87          

  • The naturally aspirated Lolas were at a disadvantage against the turbocharged cars of the era, but team drivers Phillipe Alliot and Yannick Dalmas managed several top ten finishes with the Cosworth V8-powered cars. Dalmas claimed the season’s highest finish for the team in Adelaide with fifth place. 



F1 Lola Larrousse LC88Lola Larrousse LC88

  • Ex-Phillipe Alliot car which raced in Adelaide in 1988. This car has been restored to an as-raced condition. Alliot's Adelaide Grand Prix wasn't quite what he hoped, qualifying 24th and then running out of fuel during the race.





F1 Toleman TG185Toleman TG185     

  • Wearing its United Colours of Benetton livery, this Toleman TG185 raced at the very first Adelaide Formula One Grand Prix in 1985. Driven by Teo Fabi, the Toleman had a difficult season, only finishing two races. The team’s highlight for the year was pole position in the German GP. 



F1 Arrows A21 – Josh KeanArrows

  • Mark Webber was a test driver for Arrows when this car was being developed. It was notable for being a full-carbon car, including the tub, wishbones, brakes and even the gearbox casing. This car is fitted with the Hart V10 from the previous year, which makes 800hp at an incredible 18,000 rpm. Featured in Race to the City.




F1 T51 CooperT51 Cooper

  • The T51 made its F1 debut at Monaco in 1959 with Sir Jack Brabham taking the win. This is the car Sir Jack famously pushed over the line to finish fourth at Sebring after leading most of the race – an effort that was to prove invaluable, giving him enough points to win his first driver’s championship.



S5000 – Tim MacrowS5000

  • The new S5000 is the first produced for a new open wheeler series to commence in 2019. The Onroak-Ligier chassis is built to 2018 FIA specifications and is powered by a five-litre quad-cam V8 Ford Coyote ‘Aluminator’engine making 560 horsepower. With modest downforce and no electronic driver aids, the cars promise close, spectacular racing.



Brabham BT62 – David BrabhamBT62

  • Adelaide’s own supercar, the Brabham BT62 first surfaced earlier in the year, but it has not been seen at speed in public – AMF will be its high-speed public debut! With a naturally aspirated 5.4-litre mid-mounted V8 making 700hp and a kerb weight of just 972kg, the car proved to be extremely quick in filming for Race to the City 2018.



Ferrari LaFerrari – Craig Lowndescops look at the laferrari

  • One of only 499 built, Ferrari’s hybrid hypercar has a mid-mounted 6.2-litre V12, augmented by a pair of electric motors powered by a kinetic energy recovery system derived from Formula 1. Together the two systems deliver more than 950 horsepower to the rear wheels. Featured in Race to the City 2018.




McLaren P1 – John BoweMcLaren P1

  • Only 375 of these hybrid hypercars were built. A plug-in hybrid like the 918, its two motors drive the rear wheels, as with the LaFerrari. Like both, it tops out on the high side of 350kmh.



Porsche 918Porsche 918

  • Only 375 of these hybrid hypercars were built. A plug-in hybrid like the 918, its two motors drive the rear wheels, as with the LaFerrari. Like both, it tops out on the high side of 350kmh.





555 Prodrive Subaru – Alister McRae555 Impreza

  • The 1993 Subaru Impreza 555 is chassis number 4 from that year’s World Rally Championship campaign, and is the only one from that year still with its original shell. A sister car to the one driven by the legendary WRC champion Colin McRae, it was campaigned by Markku Alén and Ari Vatanen in 1993 before winning the 1994 Asia Pacific Rally Championship in 1994 with New Zealander Possum Bourne at the wheel. 



Aston Martin DBRS9 – Jordan Roddy and Matt HallDBRS9

  • The track version of the DB9, the DBRS9’s 5.9-litre V12 makes more than 550 horspeower (and an amazing sound). With polycarbonate windows, a stripped out interior and carbon fibre body panels, it is almost half a tonne lighter than its roadgoing cousin.




Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – Todd HazelwoodDodge Demon    

  • The world’s fastest production car from 0-100kmh and over the quarter-mile. Its 840hp, supercharged 6.2l HEMI engine is the most powerful V8 production engine of all time, making the Demon the first production car capable of lifting the front wheels off the ground and delivering the highest acceleration G-force of any production car.



Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EvoSuper Trofeo Evo 

  • The latest track weapon from Lamborghini, the rear-wheel-drive Super Trofeo Evo has a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that makes over 600 horsepower and an aerodynamic new carbon fibre body. This is the first to arrive in Australia.




JPS Norton RC588 Factory Works RotaryNorton rotary      

  • This machine combines the very first race chassis and the first water-cooled factory works twin-rotor engine developed by Norton in the late 1980s. Norton’s racing glory days were long behind them when this bike was conceived, and its success in racing against formidable opposition has made it legendary. Wins include the 1992 Isle of Man TT and the 94 British Superbike Championship.


1983 Mazda RX7 – Allan MoffatMoffat RX7

  • A tribute to Allan Moffat’s 1983 Australian Touring Car Championship-winning RX7, which unfortunately was destroyed in 1984 at the old Surfers Paradise Raceway. This car is an Improved Production RX7 uprated to full Group C spec bodykit and wheels as worn by the original, with period correct livery.




Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 8Evo 8

  • Built for time attack and hillclimb, the Team BRM Evo has a 2.3-litre stroker motor making 800 horsepower. With only 1230kg to push around it is a seriously quick and uncompromising car.


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132,856 HP Entrant vehicles combined estimated hp
42.57 sec Victoria Park sprint lap record
839 cars Took part in the 2018 event
47,107 Total attendance in 2018