19 Feb 2018
If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s the 20th anniversary Adelaide 500 serving up an action-packed line-up of entertainment for South Australians of all ages. With international superstars entertaining on the big stage, heart stopping motorsport action and aerial displays - It’s not an experience you want to miss.
With so much entertainment on offer it’s hard to know where to start, so we’ve handpicked our list of the top 10 must-sees so that you don’t have to.
1) 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship opening round
The high-speed run through Adelaide’s iconic street circuit between unforgiving concrete barriers is a recipe for fast racing, epic battles, and spectacular crashes, so you know each race will be packed full of unmissable action.
2) Concerts - Cold Chisel | +LIVE+ | Robbie Williams
Don’t expect the pace to slow down after the day’s motorsport action is over. The 2018 concert line-up is one of the BIGGEST in history! The party kicks off on Friday night with the Made in SA concert headlined by iconic Australian rockers, Cold Chisel. 90’s alternative rockers +LIVE+ will continue the party on Saturday night, before international superstar Robbie Williams brings his ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’ to the racetrack for his only Adelaide performance.
3) New Holland Split Rhythm
A two-wheeled extreme sport, the New Holland Split Rhythm presented by Monster Energy is a one-minute straight sprint that tests riders to race with perfect precision, explosive speed and a little style as they negotiate spectacular jumps.
4) New activities for families
Disney Zone - With favourite characters Mack the Transporter and Lightning McQueen plus awesome activities including a LEGO Zone, the whole family can experience a little bit of Disney magic!
Kids Waterslide - The perfect way to keep your kids cool and splash happy when the heat is on.
NERF HQ Zone - Host epic battles and challenge your accuracy with a blaster in the specially designed NERF HQ Zone.
5) Stadium Super Trucks
These 600 horsepower showstoppers defy gravity on four wheels, two wheels and sometimes no wheels as they jostle for position around the track at breakneck speeds.
6) Adelaide 500 circuit walk
Ever wanted to experience the iconic Adelaide 500 street circuit for yourself? Well here’s your chance. From 7am on Saturday March 3, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the track and get up close and personal with cars from all eight race categories
7) Holden 70th anniversary display
Walk through six generational changes of Holden with every model on display restored to showroom condition - including the 1968 HK Monaro, Australia's highest award-winning HK Monaro restoration which is worth in excess of $500,000 big ones.
8) New support categories - ECB SuperUtes Series | Audi R8 LMS Cup
V10 power will hit the streets of Adelaide when the Audi R8 LMS Cup kicks off its
2018 championship at the Adelaide 500. In another first for the event, the next era of ute racing, dual-cab turbo diesel machines will line up on the grid for the very first time ever right here in Adelaide.
9) F/A-18 Hornet flyover
You might not see them coming but you’ll feel all the bone-shaking thunder of the F/A-18 jets as they fly over the Adelaide 500 track.
10) Top Fuel Dragster
You won't want to miss the earth-shattering force of the Top Fuel Dragster demonstration on Pit Straight. Under full throttle, these bad boys accelerate from standstill to 160km/h in as little as 0.8 seconds - now that’s fast!