Bay to Birdwood celebrates the great classics in their 2019 parade

Fun: The festivities at the finish line of the National Motor Museum in Birdwood will be a day-long event for the whole family with live music, a fashions on the field competition, local food vendors, children's entertainment and more.
Fun: The festivities at the finish line of the National Motor Museum in Birdwood will be a day-long event for the whole family with live music, a fashions on the field competition, local food vendors, children's entertainment and more.

On Sunday, September 29 one of the world's greatest historic motoring events, The Bay to Birdwood, will return for its 39th year.

This year's event will feature classic and early modern motorcars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. Entries are currently open to vehicles manufactured from January 1, 1956 until December 31, 1986.

The Bay to Birdwood is one of the largest continually held motoring events for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles anywhere in the world, with this year celebrating the 60th anniversary for the iconic mini cooper.

The day starts at Barratt Reserve, West Beach, and following on from the success of 2018 there will also be an alternate start at Civic Park, Tea Tree Gully, for entrants wanting a shorter route.

Thousands of spectators and entrants will be able to wander the rows of vehicles, mingling and chatting with the citizen collectors while enjoying a breakfast to fuel them for the day ahead.

Spectators can wave off the vehicles as they depart on their journey to Birdwood.

This year's route finds the vehicles winding their way along Anzac Highway up Greenhill, Fullarton and then North East Road through the townships of Tea Tree Gully, Inglewood, Gumeracha and on to Birdwood.

This will ensure a smooth passage for vehicles and more vantage points for spectators to view the impressive motorcade.

The festivities at the finish line of the National Motor Museum in Birdwood will be a day-long event for the whole family, with live music, a fashions on the field competition judging the best dressed in the era, local food vendors, children's entertainment and the judging of the Concours d'Elegance and Preservation awards.

The Concours d'Elegance award is the most prestigious trophy presented at the Bay to Birdwood.

Since its creation in 1980, it has been won by some of the finest historic vehicles in Australia, with finalists not only being judged on their vehicle but also how closely their dress represents the era of their vehicle.

It is not to be missed.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the start, along the route, and at the National Motor Museum at Birdwood on Sunday, September 29 for a great day of motoring history.