If you enjoy the Bay to Birdwood Rally each year, but it is bit far to go, there is an event in Adelaide Parklands that will tickle your fancy. The Annual Historic Pre 1931 Historic Vehicle Gathering Day , on the Sunday March 20th 2016, comes alive with vintage vehicles in the Parklands of Adelaide.
It is expected that there will be a wide collection of veteran and vintage cars, from various clubs throughout South Australia. This is organised each year by The Vintage Sports Car Club of South Australia, with this show being the 5th year of the event. The vehicles on display were all built prior to 1931, thus offering a rare showcase of motoring from the early 20th century.
You would be amiss not to expect to see early single-cylinder cars, progressing through to large eight-cylinder luxury vehicles like early Rolls Royces and everything in-between, from the height of the motoring revolution to the pre-war years on display. This is an opportunity to see the evolution of motoring history from England, America, France and other countries in the Adelaide Parklands. It is also a chance to meet and talk with the men and women who care and treasure for these magnificent machines.
This is an opportunity for the generations of family to come together, to view and pass-on memories of a bygone era and to be up close and personal with an era of motoring that is sadly disappearing from living memory as time marches on. One of the aims of the event is to foster the next generation of special people to take an interest in preservation of historic and even classic vehicles of the motoring movement.
The vehicles will be displayed in Park 23 (Wirranendi) on the western side of Anzac Highway, between the Keswick Bridge and West Terrace from 10.30am to 3.00pm.
There is no admission charge for entrants and spectators, and most importantly for any family outing there is free parking in the same grounds. Enter by traveling north on Anzac Highway and I am advised that there will be catering on-site.