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SELL OUT ON FINAL DAY OF 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE
The 'sold out' signs were placed at the entrance gates of the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide today shortly after Race 2 of the V8 Supercars Championship had commenced.
With an attendance of 95,000 in the venue well before tonight's concert featuring super groups Kiss and Motley Crue, South Australian Motor Sport Board Chief Executive Mark Warren said he had "to hang out the full house sign".
Thursday Lunchtime Concert Announced
The hot news is that the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide entertainment line-up has just received another mammoth boost with the announcement of a fourth concert to be staged on the first day of the event, Thursday 28 February.
“Fans are raving about the concerts we have already announced, but the bonus sting in the tail is that “Justice Crew” and “The Collective” will perform at lunchtime on the Thursday to complete our total “The Race That Rocks” line-up”, Clipsal 500 Adelaide Chief Executive Mark Warren said today.
Hilltop Hoods break cover on Wild Cad for 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Who better than ground breaking hip hop group Hilltop Hoods to reveal the ultimate custom car that is to feature at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide?
The Hoods – Suffa, MC Pressure, and DJ Debris – travelled to a secret location in Adelaide’s northern suburbs to unveil WILD CAD, a ’59 Cadillac that is truly the “king of customs”.
Brought back to Australia from the USA by Clipsal 500 Adelaide organisers under a veil of secrecy especially for next year’s event, WILD CAD is to be the star exhibit in the truly phenomenal ArmorAll Extreme Top 50 Car Show.
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2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Launch – Highlights
Major announcements and initiatives revealed at the launch of the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide included:
- Premier Jay Weatherill confirms that South Australia’s V8 Supercar event is secure with confirmation that the SA Government has entered into a new sanction agreement with V8 Supercars to include conducting an event up to and including the year 2021.
- Premier Weatherill announced that the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide created a total spend in the South Australian economy of $55.5m with a new expenditure totalling $34.01m.
- Iconic rock bands Kiss and Motley Crue will perform at the 2013 event together with the Hilltop Hoods, The Angels, and Ian Moss.
The 2013 V8 Supercar Calendar
Nissan unveil the first ever Altima V8 Supercar
Nissan has unveiled its first Altima V8 Supercar to the world in Melbourne in a how stopping affair.
The highly-anticipated event was streamed live on YouTube, giving fans in Australia and across the globe the chance to be some of the first to get a glimpse of the revolutionary race car.
The unveiling of the Nissan Altima was an historic moment for V8 Supercars, which has been wholly dominated by Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores for the past two decades.
KEN BLOCK AT 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE!
Tens of millions of fans world-wide have viewed the extraordinary skills and car control of Ken Block on YouTube.
Now you will be able to see rally car driver and gymkhana master Ken Block live when he makes his first trip to Adelaide exclusively for the 2013 Clipsal 500.
‘This is the ultimate, extreme bonus for fans at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide’, says South Australian Motor Sport Board Chief Executive Mark Warren.
‘Ken Block will perform on track all four days of the event and we are in for something special when he starts drifting the Monster Ford Fiesta around the circuit! People have travelled around the world to see Ken Block in action. Now they will be able to see him free at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide as part of the regular ticket’
KISS, MOTLEY CRUE, HILLTOP HOODS, THE ANGELS, AND IAN MOSS HEADLINE 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE CONCERTS – THE RACE THAT ROCKS!
‘It’s the biggest, most exciting concert line-up ever presented at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide and the great thing is that the concerts are free to Clipsal 500 Adelaide fans with valid tickets for the day of each gig’, says Clipsal 500 Adelaide Chief Executive Mark Warren.
And he’s certainly correct when you look at the line-up that is on offer at the 2013 event.
Friday 1 March: Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Illy, Pez and two local bands selected by Music SA presented by Radio Nova 91.9.
Saturday 2 March: The Angels, Ian Moss and two local bands selected by Music SA presented by Radio Mix102.3FM.
Sunday 3 March: Kiss, Motley Crue and a local band selected by Music SA presented by Radio Mix 102.3FM.
HILLTOP HOODS, DRAPHT, ILLY & PEZ AT FRIDAY 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE CONCERT PRESENTED BY RADIO NOVA 91.9
The awesome reputation of the event as a major music festival is enhanced with the line-up of artists for the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide concert on Friday 1 March presented by Radio Nova 91.9. On the bill are Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Illy, and Pez.
THE ANGELS AND IAN MOSS TO ROCK IT UP AT THE SATURDAY ON CIRCUIT CONCERT, SUPPORTED BY BANDS ON TRACK AT THE 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE PRESENTED BY RADIO MIX102.3FM
It’s another huge night free for all Clipsal 500 Adelaide ticket holders when The Angels and Ian Moss presented by Radio Mix 102.3 take to the stage for the after race concert on Saturday 2 March, with support from some of SA's best new acts.
KISS WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS MÖTLEY CRÜE PRESENTED BY RADIO MIX 102.3
It doesn't get any bigger than this, when KISS and very special guests Mötley Crüe take to the stage on Sunday 3 March for the final concert at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide presented by Radio Mix 102.3.
KISS and Mötley Crüe have just completed a 45-date US summer tour and can't wait to get to Australia again. This will be the biggest concert ever held at "The Race That Rocks"!
ArmorAll Extreme Top 50 Car Show
You may have seen the rest, but now see the best at the stunning ArmorAll Extreme Top 50 Car Show scheduled for the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
‘Clipsal 500 Adelaide fans love extreme cars and the show we are planning for our 15th event is going to be the ultimate’, says South Australian Motor Sport Chief Executive Mark Warren.
‘The idea is a simple one, but the trick is in executing it…….. looking for the best possible fifty extreme cars to be at the one show at the one time on the Clipsal 500 Adelaide circuit, but we can do it and car enthusiasts are going to be in ”automobile heaven”.
GET TO THE 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE VIA “ROUTE 66”
Fans from all round the country and indeed the world will converge on Adelaide for the 2013 Clipsal 500, but they will all make the last part of their journey on “Route 66” right inside the circuit!
It’s the ultimate nostalgia trip for those whose taste in automobile art is the golden era of the fifties and sixties when American cars were the kings of cool and the ultimate drive was a jaunt along the world’s most famous highway from Chicago to Los Angeles on Route 66.
The 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide is the total motorsport, car, and concert festival and the Route 66 display on all four days of the event is just another reason it is the biggest and best domestic race meeting in Australia.
DRAG MACHINES TO “STRUT THEIR STUFF”
High speed, ground shaking drag racing demonstrations are to be a feature of Australia’s largest domestic motor sport carnival, the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
‘The drag machines return to the event, with the additional spectacle of a drag bike for one very good reason. The fans love them’, says Clipsal 500 Adelaide Chief Executive Mark Warren.
‘At the 2012 event they had the crowd on its feet, and even had the V8 Supercar drivers and teams lining the barriers to watch’, he added.
PORSCHE KIDS TO BE “KINGS OF THE ROAD”
Kids and family groups are a huge part of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide and in 2013 the appeal is even greater with the Porsche Kids Driving School at the circuit as a great free entertaining and educational experience for our drivers of the future.
The main aim of the Porsche Kids Driving School is to teach young children about the theory of standard road rules, and then to give them an opportunity of putting their new found knowledge to practice on the specially designed driving track within the Clipsal 500 Adelaide precinct.
THE AFL COMES TO 2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE
Mums and dads, if your kids are footy fans make sure they don’t miss out on the official AFL Footy Fest at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
This highly interactive attraction at the event encompasses everything kids love about footy and is just one more example of why the Clipsal 500 Adelaide is truly an event for families and kids.
Children will have the opportunity to meet AFL players while taking part in footy clinics, craft activities, face painting, plus loads and more all in one giant interactive activity zone.
WORLD’S BEST MOTORCYCLE STUNT SHOWS
Two wheeled action will match that provided by the four wheel stars at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
An integral part of the extensive on track entertainment package over the four day carnival will be performances by the Showtime FMX Freestyle Moto X Stunt Team and one of the country’s foremost individual motor cycle stuntmen, Matt Mingay.
The mighty Showtime FMX Freestyle Moto Stunt Team will be performing daily at various parts of the circuit in 2013, and boasts riders who have participated on world renowned tours including Nitro Circus and The Crusty Demons.
“START YOUR BUSINESS ENGINE”
The Clipsal 500 Adelaide is Australia’s largest domestic motor sport event and South Australia’s largest annual ticketed sporting event enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of fans every year, and it is a major player in promoting brands, goods and services, and growing businesses.
At the event itself organisations host prospective customers and reward staff and existing clients by entertaining them in various facilities in addition to promoting their services by way of track and venue signage and displays.
2013 CLIPSAL 500 ADELAIDE FIRES UP WITH NEW ERA OF V8 SUPERCAR RACING & NEW TICKETING OPTIONS
The 2013 four day Clipsal 500 Adelaide motorsport festival will be held from 28 February to 3 March.
Announcing the dates today, Clipsal 500 Adelaide Chief Executive Mark Warren said:
‘Our event next year as Round 1 of the 2013 Championship will be among the most significant ever in the long history of Australian motorsport with the introduction of the “new breed” Car of the Future specification V8 Supercars racing for the first time, with Nissan and a private team running AMG -Mercedes Benz E class models joining long- time rivals Holden and Ford.
The 2013 Dunlop Series Calendar
V8 Utes return to Clipsal 500 for 2013 Series Opener
The 2012 Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series - protected by Armor All will make a return to the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide for the 13th year in a row. 16 Fords and 16 Holden's will line the streets of Adelaide to take part in the event, which is where the series originally launched in 2001. Ford raised their batting average this year when Kris Walton took out the round; he was the second rookie to do so. David Sieders won the round on debut in 2010, and claimed the 2011 title as well. The Blue Oval have now won six Clipsal titles, compared to Holden who lead with seven. The last Holden driver to win the round at Clipsal was local driver Gary "Chuckie" Baxter who took out the round in 2009.
Australian GT, getting better with age..!
When the Australian GT Championship returns to the Clipsal 500 on the streets of Adelaide in 2013, it will mark 18 months since successful Queensland businessman Tony Quinn took on the operation of Australia’s elite sports car category, in a period that has seen stability, growth and increased corporate support.
With such classic marques as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche joined in recent seasons by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Aston Martin and Ginetta, the series has grown to become one of the most popular in the country.
Carrera Cup returns to iconic Adelaide event
Australia. The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship will open its 2013 season at the ever popular Clipsal 500 Adelaide - February 28-March 03, 2013.
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia last raced at the Clipsal 500 event in 2012, with next year's Adelaide round to be the seventh occasion the all-Porsche championship will visit the 3.22 km South Australian street circuit.
Popular with the championship's drivers and teams, all involved with Carrera Cup are eager to return to what is one of Australia's greatest motor racing events.
FW1 Aussie Racing Cars announces 2013 championship opener
Aussie Racing Cars (ARC) are proud to announce that Australia's largest motorsports category will commence its 2013 championship on the streets of Adelaide at the Clipsal 500.
ARC is anticipating the 2013 event to be the biggest ever for the category, following on from the launch of ARCs all new Car of the Future on the Gold Coast last month, Australia's largest manufacturer of racing cars is pushing ahead with the production and sale of 20 brand new spec cars including an all new Holden Cruze body shape in the lead up to the Clipsal event.
Starlight named official charity
Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia is delighted to be chosen as the official charity of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide for the 2013 event.
The Adelaide round of the V8 Supercar Championship is the showcase event of the touring car series and attracts crowds of more than 260,000 throughout the four-day race program.
The 2013 event will have even greater significance and interest than normal with Nissan and Erebus Motorsport, driving AMG E Class Mercedes, joining Holden and Ford in the battle for supremacy around the famous Adelaide street circuit.
NEW VIEWING AND TICKETING OPTIONS
The 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide is “The Future”.
It has a range of new attractions that makes it “The Race That Rocks” in every way:
- V8 Supercar Car of The Future with Nissan Altima and Erebus Motorsport racing Mercedes AMG E Class competing against Holden and Ford.Kiss, Motley Crue, Hilltop Hoods, The Angels, and Ian Moss headlining the concerts.
- Ken Block, rally car driver and Gymkhana master making his first trip to Adelaide. exclusively for the 2013 Clipsal 500.
- The Porsche Kids Driving School operating at the circuit providing a fun and educational experience for children.
- The Official AFL Footy Fest with children having the opportunity to meet AFL players, take part in footy clinics, craft activities, face painting, and a spectacular show featuring the 18 official mascots.