13 11 2012

The Tour dé Adelaide is a Road Rally Event based in the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley in the four days leading up to Australia’s most popular Motor Racing Festival, the CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE.

Event Dates: The Event will run from Sunday 23 February, starting in Hahndorf through Wednesday 26 February with the finish at Mallala Motor Sport Park (SA). The Presentation Luncheon will be held on Thursday 27 February, at the Royal Coach Motor Inn on Dequetteville Terrace adjacent to the CLIPSAL 500 Parklands Circuit.

Event Permit/Licencing: The Tour T’Adelaide will be conducted under an Australian Auto Sport Alliance (AASA) Permit. All drivers/Navigators will require a minimum AASA Club Licence (or similar). Details available at www.aasa.com.au

Event Schedule:  The Event Schedule will start out of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills and visit the Riverlands (Tailem Bend) Fleurieu Peninsula (Goolwa), McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley (Collingrove Hillclimb) with the final day at Mallala Motorsport Park for Auto-Tests and Circuit Sprints to wrap up the competition. During the Event there will also be a BBQ Dinner on the Sunday evening at Hahndorf and the Peter Lehmann Wines Dinner on the Tuesday night. It is then off to Adelaide and the CLIP{SAL 500 Weekend. Thursday will be the Presentation Luncheon at the Royal Coach Hotel next to the CLIPSAL 500 Circuit. Friday through Sunday will be all of the action of the CLIPSAL 500.

Event Entry: Entry is by Invitation. Entry is limited to 60 Crews, made up of either Driver & Navigator or Driver & Co-Driver/Navigator (Double Driver). Entries will be accepted on order of receipt. Entry Reservations are now open. Entry opens Monday 12 November 2012. Entry closes Friday 11 January 20133 or when fully subscribed. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse Entry.

Event Entry Fees:

  • Reservation Deposit – $415.00.
  • Driver & Navigator (including Reservation Deposit) – $2150.00 per crew.
  • Driver/Co–Driver –– Navigator. Entry Fee for Double Driver  (including Reservation Deposit) – $2315.00.

All fees include GST. Entry is by mail by a completed Entry Form accompanied by the applicable Entry Fee. Full Entry Fee must be paid by 11 January 2013.

Additional Crew and Friends: Crews, friends and family are more than welcome. If any Entrant is proposing to have additional road crew, family, friend, wife, husband, girlfriend, concubine, boyfriend, personnel trainer, photographer or agent etc follow the Event, there is a ‘Crew Booking Form’ that will advise the Organisers if any of the aforementioned require meals en-route or extra tickets to
the Tanunda Dinner. Fees are applicable. There are limited additional tickets available for the
Presentation Dinner due to venue size restrictions.

Payment Options: Entry Deposit and Entry Payment can be made by Cheque/Money Order, Electronic Funds Transfer or Credit Card via BPAY. For Credit Card payments, please contact the Organisers to arrange invoicing and Biller Reference Number.

Entry Form & Deposit: Available for download here or from the download tab above or here are the Event Regulations and the Event Entry Form that you will need to complete and return to the TOUR de ADELAIDE Office to be included on the Entry List. When the Organisers have received your completed Entry Form and Deposit, you will be sent Acceptance of Entry documentation including your Tax Receipt/Invoice, Scrutiny Form, Accommodation Listing and Additional Crew Booking Form.

Accommodation: The Organisers will be providing an Accommodation Listing for the Saturday – Sunday overnight stops in Hahndorf and the Monday – Tuesday overnight stops in Tanunda. The Accommodation Listing will be sent with Acceptance of Entry Documentation.

Classes: It is proposed that the competition will be divided into the following classes;

  • Classic: Vehicles manufactured up to end 1975. Open.
  • Modern Classic: Vehicles manufactured from 1976 to 1990. Open
  • Modern: Vehicles manufactured from 1990 to 2013. Open.
  • Holden vs Ford: All Holden and Falcon vehicles
  • Mustang: All Mustang vehicles.
  • Super Cup: 4WD/AWD. Open.
  • Porsche Cup: All Porsche Vehicles (accept AWD). Open.

Capacity classes within the above Categories and/or additional Categories will be determined at the discretion of the Organising Committee to reflect the Entry. Any Class which attracts less than three entries will be combined with next age or capacity Class at the discretion of the Organisers. Turbocharger/Supercharger equivalence factors apply.

Scrutiny: Melbourne Scrutiny and Documentation will take place at Motoring Events Management, 2/14 Keith Campbell Court, Scoresby (Vic) from 17:00 until 20:00, Thursday 21 February 2013. Hahndorf Scrutiny and Documentation will take place at the Hahndorf Resort, from 16:00 until 18:00 on Saturday 23 February 2013. Regional and Interstate competitors can arrange Scrutiny through a recognised Scrutineer in their area and present the completed Scrutiny Form at the Saturday Event Documentation. All cars must pass Scrutiny prior to participation in any competition. An Event Scrutiny Form will be sent with Acceptance of Entry.

Navigation: The style of Navigation is by plotting by grid reference on 250,000:1 Maps and Route Charts, reading off a compass, traveling the road as mapped and being observant. All maps are supplied. The Organisers will conduct a Navigation School prior to the first Navigation and offer review each evening.

Navigation Equipment: What navigators will need! A ‘Rally Roamer’ to read 250,000: 1, The Organisers will provide Rally Roamers at the Event Briefing, a decent magnifying glass (also available at the Navigation Briefing), highlighter pens, a clipboard, (A4 or A3 Size), clutch pencils and erasers. A Compass would be handy but the clear plastic Rally Roamer has a compass included, remembering that all maps read north.