Record crowds at the 2013 Bay to Birdwood


On Sunday 29 September Birdwood welcomed almost 1650 classic vehicles, built between 1956 and 1977, at the finish of the 33rd Bay to Birdwood event. This year we had 10,000 people on site at the Museum - one of the best results in years. Thousands more lined the streets along the new route, from West Beach, along Glen Osmond Road and the Onkaparinga Valley Road. The Hills towns of Verdun, Balhannah, Oakbank, Woodside, Charleston, and Mt Torrens also embraced the event - giving new audiences an opportunity to view the amazing cavalcade. Unfortunately for some the new route caused some headaches, giving the Bay to Birdwood committee some food for thought. 

Despite some scares earlier in the week, the weather smiled upon all on the day - a beautiful and balmy 24 degrees. Those attending the finish event were spoilt with hundreds of vehicles on show in the grounds and fabulous live music provided by Mack Brown, Disco Divas and of course our headline act Live and Let Die. There were also some fabulous food and trade stalls on site. As you can see in the gallery below, one of our cheeky staff got a bit close to Dolores - a very popular model, she has become a regular at all our big events. But the day could not happen without all the hard work of Committee staff, Museum staff and the force of volunteers. Many heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them. 

Want to take part? Well next year will be the Run event for vehicles built up to 1955. Check out the official Bay to Birdwood website for all the news.

Want to be a volunteer at the finish event? Check out our volunteers page. We always welcome those keen to help out.

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