What is the Variety Australian Muscle Car Run?
Variety – the Children’s Charity of South Australia, well known for their experience in running fundraising motoring events such as the famous Variety Bash, is pleased to announce they will be adding the national ‘Aussie Muscle Car Run’ to their suite in 2022.
The event will run from 25 March until 1 April 2022 and will travel 1363km from Adelaide through Clare and to Port Augusta to finish in Glenelg, taking in racetracks at Mallala and The Bend in between and engaging with regional towns along the way.
The Aussie Muscle Car Run has been running for the past eight years and attracts entrants from across the country. It is open to all vehicles built from 1963 -1977 from the glory days of Bathurst – Monaro, Torana, Charger and the Falcon GT HO to name a few.
“As Patron of the Aussie Muscle Car Run I am delighted that Variety have agreed to deliver our event from 2022 and beyond as they have a wonderful history of staging best practise motoring events. We are genuinely excited for the future of the AMCR and we will continue to raise funds for children in need in our community,” said Kevin May, Patron of the Aussie Muscle Car Run.
Hoping to raise in excess of $250,000 for kids in need, this event will join the Variety Bash, 4WD Adventure and Variety Moto Run to be the fourth motoring event managed by the children’s charity.
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome the Aussie Muscle Car Run to the Variety suite of motoring events. It complements our famous Bash, 4WD Adventure and Moto-Run events and brings more passionate motoring enthusiasts into the Variety family,” said Variety SA CEO, Mark McGill.
“The Aussie Muscle Car is a truly iconic genre and with their owners’ generous support, more funds will be raised to assist children in need in our community and that is at the heart of all we do,” he said.
Variety – the Children’s Charity assists children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life the fullest, because all kids deserve a fair go.
Last year, Variety supported more than 24,000 kids in South Australia through 183 grants totalling $2.45 million.
THIS YEAR’S EPIC MOTORING ADVENTURE
Every year is a new and exciting driving adventure on the Aussie Muscle Car Run!
Being part of Aussie Muscle Car Run means you and your team mate will travel across some of the most scenic and stunning regional areas in South Australia, visiting popular motorsport venues and engaging with local communities in regional towns along the way.
This year the Aussie Muscle Car Run will traverse from Adelaide to Glenelg, covering an approximate 1363km over an eight-day motoring adventure.
Variety Australian Muscle Car Run:
2022 Route (1,363kms)
Day 1 – Friday 25.3.2022 (270kms)
Adelaide to Mallala (61kms), depart 8:30am, motorsport track day (3-4 hrs).
Mallala to Wallaroo (109kms). Wallaroo to Clare (100kms), overnight.
Day 2 – Saturday 26.3.2022 (198kms)
Clare to Wilmington (156kms) depart 8:30am, via Horrocks Pass
Wilmington to Port Augusta (42kms), NDMA Show & Shine 1-4pm
Day 3 – Sunday 27.3.2022 (80kms)
Port Augusta to Whyalla (79km) depart 9am, drags or closed road, Whyalla overnight.
Day 4 – Monday 28.3.2022 (495kms)
Whyalla to Lyndoch (via Balaklava) (365kms), depart 8:30am
Lyndoch to Victor Harbor (130kms), free night: McCracken Country Club
Day 5 – Tuesday 29.3.2022 (80kms)
McCracken to Willunga & Return, depart 9am for Hill Climb (Old Willunga Rd)
Willunga Hill Climb (closed road), McCracken Country Club, guest speaker and fun night
Day 6 – Wednesday 30.3.2022 (120kms)
Victor Harbor to The Bend via Langhorne Creek: 90min Goolwa River cruise & show & Shine, stop in Tailem Bend lunch then to The Bend. Karting p.m.
Day 7 – Thursday 31.3.2022 (0kms)
The Bend full day motorsport. Overnight (accommodation at own cost)
Day 8 – Friday 1.4.2022 (120kms)
The Bend to Glenelg: Head as group to Finish Line in Glenelg.
THE 60’S AND 70’S PROVIDED AN ERA OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING VEHICLE COMPETITION IN THE WORLD.
The Aussie Muscle Car Run is an annual leisure car cruise to help raise funds for SA kids who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs. The run is open to muscle cars of the golden era of Bathurst, built between 1963 and 1977. Replicas are welcome and the organisers also consider special interest vehicles.
The Aussie Muscle Car Run provides registrants with the opportunity to enjoy time travelling with fellow muscle car lovers in iconic cars through iconic Australian scenery.
The Aussie Muscle Car Run is not a competition event! It’s about taking a leisurely cruise while showing off your car at events and communities and helping to spotlight the work of Variety SA and its great fundraising initiatives.
However, entrants do have the opportunity to participate in various controlled motorsport events throughout the Run … and it’s all in the name of FUN!
In return for an entrance fee and fundraising, the run will include daily breakfasts and dinners, accommodation, overnight security for the cars, official entrant’s shirt, car livery (stickers), back up mechanical support/facilities and entry into supervised motor sport events. The entrance fee and sponsorship will support the Variety SA’s vital work.
Which Cars are eligible?
The following cars ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE PART OF THE AUSSIE MUSCLE CAR RUN IN 2022.
* Replica cars are also eligible.
* Any special interest vehicles will also be considered.
V6 GT CAPRI
RS 2000 ESCORT
TWIN CAM ESCORT
SLR 5000 TORANA