Federation of Historic
Motoring Clubs SA Inc

Bay to Birdwood Thank You

Oct 8 2018

Thank from Bay to Birdwood



On behalf of the National Motor Museum, the History Trust of South Australia and the Bay to Birdwood Advisory Committee, I thank you all for your support and assistance in making the 2018 Bay to Birdwood a great event.

To the hundreds of volunteers, volunteer organisations, partners, supporters, sponsors, and Motor Museum and History Trust staff I extend my heartfelt thanks and congratulations on your part in making Sunday 30 September a highly successful event. 

I tip my hat to Roger and Mike and their team of volunteers and community organisations for making the start at Barratt Reserve a smooth operation and in particular for the many hours of preliminary work they undertook to make the day go as smoothly as it did. A special shout out to Dane Wilden for his attention and hard work organising the new second start at Civic Park and for successfully liaising with the council there and securing its support. Pauline and an army of volunteers and volunteer organisations deserve a huge round of applause for the big effort that goes into the amazing finish event and for the new additional duties that Pauline took on during the lead-up to this year’s event. Sue and again Dane, and all the NMM staff and volunteers who supported the smooth running of the visitor services end of the museum’s business on the day. Sue for her steady hand across many realms of the event and the Museum’s business. To Mark Martin and his merry band of volunteers and contractors who worked tirelessly to prepare the grounds of the Museum to receive our many guests and for all of us to be so proud of how well the museum and grounds looked on the day. To our curators, Mick and Matt, for the many duties they performed leading up to and on the day of the event, and in particular for the excellent work they did in preparing the ground for the all-important judging component of the Bay to Birdwood. To Jonny and Lucinda and all the judges who volunteered their valuable time on a Sunday to come out and get underneath and inside the vehicles and assess the clothing of the entrants in the two award categories, I thank you. Special thanks to Kevin and Hayley for supporting and organising the Fashions in the Field at this year’s event. The event needs and deserves a high profile in the world and this was brilliantly achieved by Michelle and her volunteer marketing and PR team of Jessica and Victoria – thanks for your imagination, creativity and the sheer hard work you all put in. Thanks also to our designer of the 2018 image and marketing materials, Simon Maloney, and for his patience and creativity. A big thank you to Belinda and Rhianna of BPPR for taking the reins of the public relations in the last weeks of the event and delivering some great additional media profile for the event. 

The Bay to Birdwood would not be possible without the active participation of the citizen-collectors who so keenly take part in one of the world’s great historic motoring events. The fine weather helped put an even bigger smile on the faces of the many people who turned out and participated at the starts, the finish and those who fanned out in their thousands along the route. Thanks to Allison and Karen from the History Trust’s Community Programs team and Madelena from Migration Museum for looking after things on the day at Victoria Square / Tartanyangga and also to the Ferrari owners who put on a great display for the hundreds who joined the Lord Mayor to watch and wave the passing parade through the centre of the City.

Thanks to the members of the Bay to Birdwood Advisory Committee, the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs of SA, the Australian Historic Motoring Federation, the Adelaide City Council, Adelaide Hills Council, Adelaide Hills Tourism, Arkaba Hotel, The Bend Motorsport Park and Peregrine Corporation, Birdwood CFS, Bolwell Car Club, Caffé Primo, Cassablanca, City of Holdfast Bay, City of Charles Sturt, City of West Torrens, City of Tea Tree Gully, Coast FM, Dial-a-Tow, Inglewood Inn, John Crocker, Lobethal Bierhaus, Lyndoch Venturers, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider, Melbas Chocolate and Confectionary, Metropolitan Fire Service, Motorclassica, RAA Road Service, Pro Paint n Panel, Rotary Club of Coromandel Valley, SES Prospect & Enfield, SAPOL, SATC, Southern Barossa Scouts, St John Ambulance Service (SA), TAFE SA, Tea Tree Gully Men’s Shed, UNI SA, West Beach Parks, Williams & Taylor Artisinal Hampers, Women for Wheels, and our Media Partners Channel Nine and FIVEaa and supporting partners Eastside Automotive, Antique Tyres, Motel Mount Gambier, CodeClean Australia and the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs of SA as well as the Flinders Foundation for all the support that you give to make the Bay to Birdwood one of the great historic motoring events in the world.

A special thank you to our Major Partners, Shannons (thanks Jeff) and to the South Australian Tourism Commission.

And lastly we thank the Bay to Birdwood Patron His Excellency, the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia and Mrs Le; our former Vice Patron, His Honour Kinsley Newman AM; and the Minister for Education, the Hon. John Gardner MP, Member for Morialta; Greg Mackie OAM and Elizabeth Ho OAM and HTSA Board of Trustees Peter Monteath and Peter Goers for their attendance and championing of the event on Sunday 30 September 2018.

Thank you all

Paul Rees

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The "Federation" in its various titles has been serving the interests of historic motorists in South Australia since 1971. Starting with five foundation members, it now boasts more than a hundred member clubs from all areas of the State.

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Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc.

PO Box 703 Plympton SA 5038

Phone: 0417 847 944

Email: secretary@fhmcsa.org.au