Hot off the back of South Australian Labor leader Peter Malinauskas being elected into power, the Adelaide Motorsport Festival is back on track and set to return in November.
Under the previous government and political party funding was cut and the event eventually canned and has not run since 2018.
However, it has been confirmed that the incredibly popular event has been scheduled to return this November, bringing Formula One cars back to the streets of Adelaide.
Now under the Labor government the streets of South Australia are set for a welcome the return of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival from November 24-27 just a week prior to the Adelaide 500.
The festival includes the Shannons Adelaide Rally, which was the largest event of its kind in the world in 2021.
“We’re delighted to have the chance to bring the Adelaide Motorsport Festival back for South Australians,” says Event Director Tim Possingham.
“Adelaide has an unmatched pedigree in motorsport and we’re excited about celebrating that once again in the heart of the city.
“AMF was a fast-growing event that had gathered international attention and a strong local following and we’ll be building on that in the coming years, starting this November.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the community and we’re already hard at work to bring them something special.”
The Adelaide Motorsport Festival features action on the parklands section of the original Adelaide Formula 1 street circuit used from 1985-1995, and has a real focus on Formula One cars of the Adelaide era.
As well as this it contains historic and modern race categories and unique demonstration events.
The event is very open, giving crowds incredible close access to all the cars and drivers, static car and motorcycle displays, kids’ activities and VIP hospitality zones all add to the festive feel.
One popular element that will return is the Peak Hour of Power, a parade of rare and desirable vehicles including F1 cars that drive through the Friday evening city traffic and culminate in the Gouger Street Party, and is one of several free community events associated with the festival.
Notably two new night events have been added to the event. The High Beam brings top live music acts to the stage to close out the event on the Sunday night, while the track lights up on the Saturday night for the Sundown Throwdown, featuring on-track action and a gathering of modified vehicles and hot rods, with street food and DJs providing a party atmosphere.
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