On Saturday the 1st of April 2017 RSL Active held it’s first Autorama event at the Torrens Parade ground. The event was the brainchild of former SAS veteran Darren Peters who came up with the idea through his dealings with major event supporter Andrew Mitchell owner of Auto Transformers, an Adelaide based motor vehicle repair and modification business.
RSL Active was created in 2016 in order to meet the demand from younger veterans for a healthy lifestyle program that created opportunity for veterans and their families to socialise and connect through common interest events. It began with a cycling program but quickly expanded to include art, running, kayaking, off road racing and now automotive interest groups. It is important that RSL Active provides a broad spectrum of activity to ensure that it remains inclusive of as many veterans and family members as possible.
The Autorama was a great success despite the threat of rain early in the morning, attracting over 130 exhibiting vehicles and around 40 motorcycles throughout the day. A gold coin donation entry fee resulted in over $500.00 being raised in gate takings alone through the generosity of participants. The standard of vehicles and bikes on display was exceptional with some fantastic examples of full restorations on show.
The event was sponsored by Auto Transformers and Shannons Insurance, and supported by RevItUp Racing, Veterans MC, Military Brotherhood MC, the ADF, Ex Military Rehab Centre, The Military Vehicle Preservation Society of SA and other vendors including coffee and leather goods. We would like to thank our sponsors and every exhibitor for coming out on the day to support the event and we look forward to the next one.