Racing for Trophies, a spirited drive or a closed-road tour, however you enjoy your car there's a category to suit you in the Shannons Adelaide Rally. 

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Shannons prima tour


The Shannons Prima Tour is integrated into Day 1 of the Shannons Adelaide Rally – Friday November 25.
Open to Classic and Modern cars, Prima Tour covers a total distance of around 150km, including three closed road stages. The longest stage, Cherryville, is almost 20km long.
This is the event for you if you want a great day out on the roads without competition pressure. Closed roads are travelled at signposted limits or 80kmh, whichever is higher, with the freedom to use both sides of the road. Prima Tour concludes with lunch at the National Motor Museum at a long table set up within the actual Museum display. Catered by Bridgewater Mill Restaurant this is a unique experience in an iconic environment. Want more than this? Look at Main Tour and Spirit Tour categories.
Entry price includes a single event Motorsport Australia licence. Neck to wrist to ankle clothing must be worn. The day will start from Adelaide Showgrounds  9am for a 10am departure (TBC).

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The Shannons Adelaide Rally Tour runs over three days, starting on Friday November 25. 
Nowhere in Australia is there a tour with so many separate activities packed into three days. Entrants are embraced as a key part of the Adelaide Rally and vehicles are displayed at festive elements including Gouger Street Party and Event Finale at Victoria Park where entrants will get to drive on the Adelaide 500 circuit. 
The Touring course for 2022 includes up to 30 closed road stages covering almost 160km. Participants run ahead of the Adelaide Rally competitors in packets, each with a tour leader who sets a swift and enjoyable pace.
Entry is open to modern and classic cars with current registration. The Main Tour incorporates various manufacturer tour groups. Driver and Navigator must have a Motorsport Australia Speed Licence – click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.

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Redefining the spirited drive, the Spirit Tour category runs over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Shannons Adelaide Rally. It is open to Modern and Classic cars.
The Spirit Tour course for 2022 includes up to 30 closed road stages covering almost 160km. In an untimed, non-competitive event, our tour leaders lead packets of cars at a swift pace on challenging, technical roads.
The speed limit on closed road sections is 120kmh. Helmets are required as is a Rallysafe fitting kit. Rallysafe units are provided in the event cost. 
Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the event. Motorsport Australia Speed Licence must be held by Driver and Navigator – click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.

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Challenge your limits! Open to Modern and Classic cars with awards given for both sub-categories, including $1000 cash to the overall Challenge winner.. The Challenge category runs over all three days of the rally,
Competitors in this popular category are released at 30-second intervals and timed over very tight and technical closed road stages. A 130kmh speed limit applies on closed road stages, with time penalties for breaches. 
Cars must comply with general safety requirements including a half roll cage and Rallysafe fitting kit, with frontal head restraint systems for both occupants. Technical freedoms exist in this class to allow highly modified street cars and some hillclimb cars to enter.
Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the rally. Motorsport Australia Speed Licence is the minimum requirement for Driver and Navigator – click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.

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Crews who reside outside of South Australia entered in Classic and Modern Challenge Category are eligible for the Adelaide Tourist Trophy.

With the Adelaide Rally being renowned for its highly technical stages that are serpentine, tight and challenging, the event already attracts nearly 20% of its field from interstate.

The TT provides an even greater incentive to compete and rewards those from outside the state who rank highest in results with a half metre high trophy which will be awarded to both the fastest Classic and Modern crews residing outside of South Australia.


Competitor documents are made available for download here. Check here often for new documents and updated versions of documents as they are developed.


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Notices for participants will be posted here on-event. Bookmark this page to stay up to date with the latest from Rally HQ. The most recent notices are placed at the top of the list.


technical regulations

Vehicles entering the competitive categories of the event must comply with the Technical Regulations of one of (not part of one or another) the regulations below. 

Motorsport Australia Tarmac Rally Technical Regulations - Modern ( 1986+)

Motorsport Australia Tarmac Rally Technical Regulations-Classic (pre1986)

Motorsport Australia Historic Rally Car Regulations

Motorsport Australia Classic Rally Car Regulations

Motorsport Australia Group 3C Production Rally Car Regulations 

Motorsport Australia Group 3C Club Rally Car Regulations

Challenge Category also has additional freedoms in relation to wheel size, turbocharger, intercooler, intake and roll cage which are detailed in the Supp Regs.

If you have a technical query please contact the Chief Scrutineer Ben Afford affben92@aol.com 

Drivers and navigators in Tour, Spirit and Challenge categories must have a Motorsport Australia Speed Licence. This licence can be arranged via the Motorsport Australia website and requires current membership of a Motorsport Australia -affiliated car club. Click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.