About the ARDC

About, ARDC -

About the ARDC

We love motorsport! And we know you do too.

Since 1952, the ARDC has been more than just a club for drivers & riders – it has played a proud and privileged role as an integral part of Australia’s motor racing heritage, and the foundation upon which Australian motor racing will continue to build into the future.

 

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

The ARDC offers its Members privileges no other motorsport club in Australia can.

Whether your competitively racing or riding around the track; fine tuning your skills or machine during track days, ride days or private practice sessions; or just looking to soak up the excitement with complimentary spectator entry to many of the exciting and entertaining racing events at Sydney Motorsport Park, plus a whole raft of discounts to the racing and riding experiences, ARDC Membership is the ultimate access pass to Sydney Motorsport Park!

 

OUR ARDC MEMBERSHIP TIERS

Over 3000 people cannot be wrong. ARDC Membership is not only compelling – it’s also great value, where you can enjoy hundreds of dollars in benefits for a low-cost annual fee.

 

Choose from either a Car or a Bike Membership as a top-tier Competitor, an entry-level Enthusiast, or an Enthusiast Plus Membership for Members and two of their best mates. You can also select a Membership of one, two or three years in duration, saving even more money the longer you stay with us.

SIXTY YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN RACING DRIVERS CLUB
  • 1952 – THE ARDC IS BORN

    THE ARDC’S HOME TRACK IS AT MT DRUITT. MEMBERS HELP PROMOTER BELF JONES RUN RACES EVERY SIX WEEKS

  • 1954 – MT PANORAMA

    THE ARDC FORMS AN ALLIANCE WITH THE BATHURST LIGHT CAR CLUB (BLCC). IT BUYS LAND BETWEEN MURRAY’S AND HELL CORNERS FROM LOCAL ORCHADIST HILTON RAYNOR TO BUILD THE PITS ON THE MT PANORAMA CIRCUIT.

  • 1960 – SIR JACK BRABHAM

    SIR JACK WINS HIS SECOND F1 CHAMPIONSHIP AND BECOMES AN ARDC LIFE MEMBER.

  • 1962 – 6-HOUR

    THE ARDC RUNS A SIX HOUR RACE AT BATHURST TO PROVE MT PANORAMA CAN HANDLE A 500 MILE EVENT.

  • 1963 – BATHURST 500

    THE ARMSTRONG 500, WHICH STARTED IN 1960 AT PHILLIP ISLAND, IS MOVED TO BATHURST BY THE ARDC. THE BATHURST 500 IS BORN.

  • 1970 – AMAROO

    THE 1.9KM AMAROO PARK IS BOUGHT BY THE ARDC ON A HANDSHAKE FROM DEVELOPER OSCAR GLASSER. AMAROO IS A MOTOR SPORT PRECINCT WITH ENGINEERING FACILITIES, A HILL CLIMB, SHORT CIRCUIT AND MOTOCROSS TRACK.

    FROM 1970 TO 1983 THE ARDC HOLDS THE CASTROL SIX HOUR, ARGUABLY THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCTION MOTORCYCLE RACE AT THE TIME.

  • 1973 – UPSIZING

    THE ARDC CLUBHOUSE MOVES FROM 360 NORTON STREET LEICHHARDT TO ITS NEW LOCATION AT AMAROO PARK.

  • 1980 – THE CASTROL SIX HOUR

    AUSTRALIA’S FIRST EVER WORLD 500 MOTORCYCLE CHAMPION WAYNE GARDNER WINS THE CASTROL SIX HOUR RACE AT AMAROO PARK. HE WINS AGAIN IN 1982.

  • 1994 – SKAIFE MEETS AMAROO

    FIVE-TIME V8 SUPERCAR CHAMP AND ARDC MEMBER MARK SKAIFE HAS HIS FIRST EVER RACE AT AMAROO PARK IN HIS FATHER’S HOLDEN XU-1.

  • 1996 – THE CREEK

    ARDC MOVES INTO ITS CURRENT HOME AT EASTERN CREEK.

  • 2005 – MUSCLE

    AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST RETRO TOURING CAR FESTIVAL, THE MUSCLE CAR MASTERS, IS BORN.

  • 2011 – THE FUTURE

    WITH THE HELP OF OVER $7M IN GOVERNMENT SUPPORT AND OVER $2M FROM THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT ARDC ITSEL,F PLANS FOR EXPANSION BEGIN, WITH A TRACK EXTENSION AND NEW FACILITIES BUILT IN 2012.

  • 2012 – 60 YEARS YOUNG!

    EASTERN CREEK INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY IS REBRANDED AS SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK. THE GP TRACK CAN NOW BE SPLIT IN TWO TO ACCOMMODATE MORE EVENTS, ALLOWING THE NORTH AND SOUTH CIRCUITS TO OPERATE CONCURRENTLY AND INDEPENDENTLY.

  • 2015 – QUARTER OF A CENTURY ALREADY…

    THE ARDC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT SMSP.


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