National Motor Museum featuring in the Adelaide Motorsport Festival this weekend

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The Classic Adelaide Rally returns this weekend and the National Motor Museum is an official stop.


Recreating the iconic and world renowned tarmac rally of South Australia that was held between 1996 and 2009, the Classic Adelaide Rally will take place during the Adelaide Motorsport Festival which runs from Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 November.


Spectators will have a unique chance to see the vehicles on the grounds of the National Motor Museum in Birdwood at the official lunch stop of the Adelaide Hills Saturday run on Saturday 19 November. Vehicles will arrive from 11.45am with the last leaving at 2.30pm and spectators will have the chance to see the vehicles up close and chat with the drivers. Visitors are welcome to stay for the day and explore the collection at the Museum (normal entry prices apply).


The National Motor Museum is also featuring in the Adelaide Motorsport Festival at the Victoria Park Sprint. A Virtual Reality video game has been created especially for the Museum by local South Australian developers Novus-Res and the game will be set up at Victoria Park on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. Based on the 1980s Adelaide Grand Prix circuit using VR technology, this brand new gaming experience is fully immersive and competitors can virtually race the famous track in a 1990s Formula 1 car at speeds of over 300 km/h, just like drivers Damon Hill, Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Bergher. Experienced racing drivers who've tested out this game have said it's the closest they've gotten to the real thing.


Adelaide Classic Rally - Saturday 19 November 2016
Lunch at the National Motor Museum, Shannon Street, Birdwood
Open 10am – 5pm
Victoria Park Sprint - Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November 2016 Victoria Park, Adelaide
Gates open: 8.45am, track opens 9am (both days)


For more details about the Adelaide Motorsport Festival and the Classic Adelaide Rally visit www.adelaidemotorsportfestival.com.au

For more information about the National Motor Museum and the VR experience visit www.motor.history.sa.gov.au/events/2016/race-virtual-reality