Aussie classics head to the hills for the 33rd Bay to Birdwood run

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More than 1500 classics dating from 1956 to 1977 took part in the 33rd Bay to Birdwood cavalcade in South Australia on Sunday (29 September).

First run in 1980, the event has grown to become what is claimed to be the largest classic convoy of its type in the world.

Participants assembled from 6am at the Adelaide Shores before setting off for the Australian National Motor Museum in Birdwood from 8.30am.

This year's event was trying out a new, "smoother" route for the classics which didn't meet with universal approval, so all owners will be surveyed to see if organisers should stick to the new route or revert to the more rural one.

More than 10,000 people gathered at the finish in the Adelaide hills, the largest number of spectators at the finish since 1997.

There were also more than 75 entrants for the event's concours in which everything must be period, right down to the coins in your pocket.

The winner, Anthony Perre with his 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle, was presented with his prize by the Governor of South Australia Kevin Scarce.

Perre said: "It took five years to prepare our Chevelle and I am still struggling to put into words how it feels to be selected by the judging committee as the winner."

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