1st, 2nd December 2018

Stars and Great Cars

The Stars of the 2017 event. (2018 will only be better!)


Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes

6 x Bathurst 1000 winner, 3 x Supercars champion, 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour winner ? Ferrari 458 GT3

See Craig in action:

  • Thursday
    • Prima Tour ? Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T 
  • Friday
    • Gouger Street Party  - Enzo Ferrari
  • Saturday
    • Formula 1 demonstration laps ? BMW Benetton
  • Sunday
    • Formula 1 demonstration laps ? BMW Benetton
    • Ferrari Spettacolo demonstration



Molly TaylorMolly Taylor

2016 Australian Rally Champion ? the youngest ever and first female champion, 2016 Peter Brock Medallist, 2015 ARC runner-up, 2013 European Ladies Rally Champion

See Molly in action:

  • Thursday
    • Prima Tour ? 2017 Subaru WRX STi
  • Friday
    • Adelaide Rally Marque Tour, Subaru WRX STi
    • Gouger Street Party
  • Saturday
    • Adelaide Rally Marque Tour, Subaru WRX STi·       


Troy Baylisstroy bayliss

3 x Superbike World Champion, 2006 Valencia MotoGP winner, British Superbike Champion, Race to the City star

See Troy in action:

  • Thursday
    • Prima Tour ? Audi R8
  • Friday
    • Gouger Street Party
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • Troy Bayliss Experience two-up laps



John BoweJohn Bowe

2 x Bathurst 1000 winner, 2 x Australian Drivers? Championship winner, Australian Sports Car champion, Australian Touring Car Champion, 4 x Touring Car Masters Champion, Race to the City star

See John in action:

  • Sunday
    • 1973 Jagermeister March Formula One demonstration laps
    • Shell Ford Sierra demonstration laps



Cameron WatersCam Waters

Australian Formula Ford Champion, V8 Supercars Dunlop Series Champion, South Australian Late Model Champion, 2017 Sandown 500 winner, youngest ever Bathurst 1000 driver, Race to the City star

See Cameron in action:

  • Thursday
    • Prima Tour ? BMW (model TBC)
  • Friday
    • Gouger Street Party
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • BMW Benetton Formula 1 demonstration laps



Tim Sladetim slade

2 x World Time Attack Challenge winner, Supercars double-win at Winton 2016, experienced campaigner in open-wheelers, GT, off-road and time attack, Race to the City star

See Tim in action:

  • Thursday
    • Prima Tour ? M-series BMW
  • Friday
    • Gouger Street Party
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • Footwork Arrows FA15 Formula 1 demonstration laps



Frank KellyFrank Kelly

Fast, sideways and mental (here's proof), cult rally figure from Ireland in his iconic 'Baby Blue' Escort

See Frank in action:

  • Thursday-Saturday
    • Competition class, Adelaide Rally ? ?Baby Blue? Ford Escort
  • Sunday
    • Rally Legends



Nick PercatNick Percat

Bathurst winner (first rookie to win in 23 years), Clipsal 500 winner, Australian Formula Ford champion

See Nick in Action:

  • Thursday
    • Prima Tour ? 2017 McLaren 570GT4
  • Friday
    • Marque Tour ? 2017 McLaren 570GT4



Neal BatesNeal Bates

4 x Australian Rally Champion, Australian Classic Rally Champion, Bathurst class winner, Peter Brock Medal winner

See Neal in action:

  • Thursday ? Saturday
    • Competition class, Adelaide Rally ? ARC-winning Toyota Celica GT4
  • Sunday
    • Rally Legends

Garth TanderGarth Tander

Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner, V8 Supercars Champion, Bathurst 24 Hour winner  

See Garth in action:

  • Friday
    • Gouger Street Party
    • Saturday
      • Super5000 demonstration

Joe RicciardoJoe and Daniel Riccardo at the Adelaide Grand Prix

Father of Formula 1 star Daniel, Joe has a taste for speed too (photo of Joe and Daniel at Adelaide Grand Prix)

See Joe in action:

  • Thursday ? Saturday
    • Competition class, Adelaide Rally ? 1974 Porsche 911
  • Sunday
    • Rally Legends



Dean CantoDean Canto

National Kart Champion, 2 x V8 Supercars development series champion, Bathurst 1000 runner-up

See Dean in action:

  • Thursday ? Saturday
    • Marque Tour ? Audi (performance model TBC)



Steve PizzatiSteve Pizzati

Race driver, driving instructor, freelance motoring journalist, former Top Gear Australia presenter

See Steve in action:

  • Thursday ? Saturday
    • Marque tour ? Audi (performance model TBC)




Mark SoderstromMark Soderstrom

Adelaide TV and radio broadcaster, Race to the City star

See Mark in action:

  • Thursday ? Saturday                      
    • Challenge Tour ? Morris Mini      





Stay tuned for more driver announcements ...


The Cars

Benetton B186Benetton B186

The Benetton B186 was driven by Gerhard Berger in the 1986 Formula One season. Its BMW M12 engine put out around 1400hp in qualifying trim, making it the most powerful F1 engine ever raced. This car competed at the Adelaide Grand Prix, but Berger was put out of the race by an engine failure.

Featured in Race to the City



Arrows A21arrows a21

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



Footwork Arrows FA15footwork arows fa15

Christian Fittipaldi campaigned this Footwork FA15 in 1994, taking it to ninth place in the championship, eighth at the Adelaide Grand Prix. This car is not currently in its 1994 livery, and is undergoing a restoration to return it to its former glory.

Featured in Race to the City



1988 Lola Larrousse LC88Lola

Ex-Phillipe Alliot car which raced in Adelaide in 1988. This car has been restored to an as-raced condition.





1979 Candy Tyrell 009tyrell 009

Ford-Cosworth DFV V8






1986 Skoal March 86C Indy carskoal March 86c

Cosworth V8 Turbo. This is an Ex Andretti Autosports campaigned car.



1974 Jagermeister March 741Jagermeister March

Watch owner Joe Calleja and motorsport legend John Bowe  push this car aroud the AMF track in some super quick times. This car with John Bowe driving was our Adelaide Motorsport Festival lap record holder until Ivan Capelli beat that time in 2016




1980 Williams FW07BAlan Jones Williams

Alan Jones? championship winning car. 




1970 STP March 701Andretti STP March

Ex-Mario Andretti car





1989 Dallara BMS189Dallara

Ex-Andrea de Cesaris car which raced and spun out during the Adelaide Grand Prix of 1989. This car is driven hard by its current owner who holds the Simola Hillclimb ( South Africa) record in the car.






1985 Audi Group B-spec Quattro S1Audi S1

Stewart Reid will drive this car in the Competition class of the Adelaide Rally. It is a very accurate tribute build to the original S1 Quattro and features an inline 5 cylinder Turbo engine making over 600hp





?Baby Blue? Mk2 Ford EscortMk2 Escort airborne

Irishman Frank Kelly will drive this car in the Competition class of the Adelaide Rally and on Sunday during the Rally Legends session. Watch out for Franks "sideways and mental" driving attitude that has made him a global internet sensation. It is a pleasure to have Frank fly in from Ireland to take part in the Adelaide Motorsport Festival and Shannons Adelaide Rally.





Renault R5 TurboRenault 5 turbo

This original Group B car raced in the Rally of Italy and sports period livery.  Now a priceless piece of motoring history , it will race in the Competition class of the Adelaide Rally and the Rally Legends session on Sunday at Victoria Park.





1999 Caterpillar Ford Falcon AUAu Falcon

Ex-John Bowe car, this is just one of 14 5-Litre Touring Cars expected at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival in 2017





1990 Shell Ford Sierra RS50017 Shell Sierra

Raced By Dick Johnson and John Bowe at the Bathurst 1000, this car will be reunited with John Bowe on Sunday 10th Dec on track for a special 10 minute session. The car will also take part in the Heritage Touring Cars sessions all weekend with owner Terry Lawlor driving the car.




1999 Castrol Ford Falcon AULonghurst Caltex Falcon

Ex-Tony Longhurst car another example of the types of 5 Litre touring cars expected at the event.





1984 TWR Jaguar XJ-SJaguar XJ-S

1985 Bathurst 1000-winning car which will run in the Heritage Touring Car category





2017 Ferrari GT4C Lusso TFerrari GT4C Lusso

See Ferrari's new V8 turbo four-seater grand tourer in the Ferrari Tour section of the Shannons Adelaide Rally, with Supercars legend Craig Lowndes at the wheel.





Street FX Motorsport WTF86WTF 86

A Toyota 86 powered by a 1200hp  4.1 litre twin-turbo VR38 GTR engine ...yep thats right.





Datsun Stanza Sports SedanDatsun Stanza

Ex-Barry Bray car, featuring mid-mounted turbocharged engine, one of many amazing Sports Sedans in action at the Festival





Ferrari FXXFerrari FXX

 Basically an F1 car with doors, the sound from its 6.2 litre V12 will send shivers down your spine. Craig Lowndes will be driving it to the Gouger Street Party on Friday night, and in the Ferrari Spettacolo display on Sunday. A possible Saturday session is in the pipeline, to be confirmed - watch this space!




 Super5000 prototypeSuper5000

Designed and built in Adelaide by Oscar Fiorinotto?s Supashock Racing Engineering, the Super5000 is the first of a new support series for next year's Supercars calendar. With echoes of the popular Formula 5000 open-wheelers of the 1970s, this new car promises to be faster and safer, and provide plenty of wheel-to-wheel racing. Built around a carbon fibre monocoque, the Super5000 is powered by a Supercars-spec 5-litre V8, and uses the same Albins sequential transaxle as its tintop cousins, in a significantly lighter package with substantial aero. Bathurst winner Garth Tander will drive this car to the Gouger Street Party on Friday night and on-track on Saturday.



More cars to be featured soon ...



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132,856 HP Entrant vehicles combined estimated hp
43.03 sec Victoria Park sprint lap record
739 cars Took part in the 2017 event
43,500 Total attendance in 2017