$10,000 PRIZE POOL

The Shannons Adelaide Rally is the only event of its type where the best tarmac drivers in the country come to battle for cash prizes and silverware.

$5,000 – Outright Adelaide Rally Winner

$2,000 – Adelaide Tourist Trophy Winner 

$1,000 – Shannons Challenge Winner

$1,000 – HERITAGE TROPHY Winner




Full-on competition, 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. See the Event Overview (AVAILABLE SOON) for a more detailed explanation of all categories.

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Shannons prima tour


The Shannons Prima Tour is integrated into Day 1 of the Shannons Adelaide Rally – Thursday November 24.
Open to Classic and Modern cars, Prima Tour covers a total distance of around 150km, including three closed road stages. The longest stage, Morialta, 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 Deviation Road Wines.
Want more than this? Have a look at the Main Tour and Spirit categories.
Entry price includes a single event Motorsport Australia licence. Neck to wrist to ankle clothing must be worn. The day will start from Victoria Park 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 East End Finale. 
The Touring course for 2022 includes 29 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 category runs over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Shannons Adelaide Rally. It is open to Modern and Classic cars.
The Spirit course for 2022 includes 29 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 on Days 2, 3 and 4 of the Rally. Motorsport Australia Speed Licence must be held by Driver and Navigator – click here to apply direct with Motorsport Australia.

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$1000 cash prize



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 four days of the rally,
Competitors in this popular category are released at 30-second intervals and timed over 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 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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$9000 cash prize POOL



The Shannons Adelaide Rally Competition is the premium category in the event. The category is timed and trophies awarded in Modern and Classic sub-categories, along with a $9,000 cash prize pool.

$5000 will be awarded to the Outright winner, $2000 to the winner of the Adelaide Tourist Trophy, $1000 for Classic Competition and $1000 for the Heritage Trophy.
All cars must be fitted with a full roll cage, Rallysafe fitting kit and other general safety requirement, and comply with MA Tarmac or Gravel Rally Regulations.

Non-compliant cars may be eligible for demonstration class Category S inclusion. 
Competitors are released at 30-second intervals and timed, and the competition is run under rally regulations. 
Participants take part in the Gouger Street Party and all stages of the rally. Motorsport Australia National Rally Driver and Navigator licences are minimum requirement.

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adelaide tourist trophy



Crews who reside outside of South Australia entered in Classic and Modern Competition 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 $2000 cash prize. A half metre high trophy will be awarded to both the fastest Classic and Modern crews residing outside of South Australia.

The unique format is a first for Australasian Tarmac Rallying with a generous prize pool that will attract the best of the best from the region to stay and play in Adelaide.


The Heritage Trophy is run within the Shannons Classic Competition and by default, all who enter the Classic Competition are eligible. Using a performance factor applied to each vehicle’s times, advantages are delivered to those with smaller engines and lower power to weight ratios.


The competition is reminiscent of the Heritage Handicap Trophy competition held within the golden years of the Classic Adelaide Rally.


A cash prize of $1000 will be awarded to the winner and trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

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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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Supp Regs from 2021. Updated documents will be posted here as they are finalised.


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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 Shannons Modern and Classic Competitions must comply with the Technical Regulations of one of (not part of one or another) the regulations below. If your car doesn't comply you may be eligible for Category S.

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

Motorsport Australia Tarmac Rally Technical Regulations-Classic (pre1986)

Motorsport Australia Targa Rally Technical Regulations Classic and Modern

Motorsport Australia Historic Rally Car Regulations

Motorsport Australia Classic Rally Car Regulations

Motorsport Australia Group 3C Production 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.

Those not complying with the technical regulations above may apply to take part in the event subject to approval from the organiser within the demonstration class known as Category S, however the vehicle must still comply with safety and general requirements and will not be eligible for awards.

If you have a technical query please contact the entries manager Tim Possingham on tim@adelaiderally.com.au

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.