ENTRANT INFO

SUMMERNATS 32, 2019 ONLINE CAR ENTRIES OPEN IN MARCH!

WHO CAN ENTER THE SUMMERNATS?

Ultimately, the people coming to the Summernats want to see cars that are different.

Summernats is world famous for showing off the cool... the tuff... the elite... the angry... and sometimes the plain crazy street machines that make our event the mecca for modified cars.

Our entrant cars should look and sound different to the family hack, the new car showroom, or most of what you see in the supermarket car park.

We accept cars that are unique although they may have only a few changes, or cars with only a few obvious changes but which are extremely well-detailed.

Generally, entered cars must be obviously modified or customised. That's the basic thing that sets a Summernats entrant apart from the every day machine on the road.

The 'Entry Vehicle Guide' is all the information you need to enter a car at Summernats and will ensure that entrants enjoy the event safely and have a great time. It is vital that you read and understand the guide fully.

If you're still unsure after reading the 'Vehicle Entry Guide', just call us and we'll give you some advice.

At the Summernats we want to encourage and inspire people to enter their cars – we're not an exclusive club, but we don't take just any old banger.

You can be confident that cars with plenty of extras, especially obvious ones, will be accepted. If you haven't got a lot done, make sure your car is super clean inside and underneath (a coat of black paint underneath sometimes makes a big difference).

The more information you put on your Entry Form, the easier it will be for you and us.

Entrants under the age of 18 years, must have a parent or guardians consent to participate by signing the Summernats participant release form on their behalf. 

 

DOWNLOAD VEHICLE ENTRY GUIDE 

 

Information about events and competitions including a full description of judging categories, driving events and layouts, how to compete for Grand Champion and much more can be found in the Summernats Participation Guide.

 

Download Summernats Participation Guide here

 

WHAT DOES THE CAR ENTRY INCLUDE?

Entrant prices include an Entry pass to the Nats for one adult only, their Entrant vehicle & stickers, a free Entrant T-Shirt and Summernats Entrant event number plate.

Note: Entrant T-shirt sizing and Entrant event number plates are limited. Whilst all attempts will be made to honour Entrant T-shirt sizes and Entrant event plates required, supply cannot be guaranteed. 

 

Entrants NOT camping, but utilising a campsite as a reserved parking space during the event, MUST pay the appropriate camping fees. See Entrant Camping for more detail.

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN FUEL INTO SUMMERNATS?

Under no circumstances are Entrants to bring additional fuel to Summernats. This includes all car parks and grounds as well as the entire Exhibition Park Precinct. NO EXCEPTIONS.

In the interests of safety, fuel is available to purchase at the Summernats Fuel Depot direct from the official fuel supplier and we encourage ALL entrants to use the facility.

You no longer need to pre - order your fuel as the fuel supplier will be bringing enough fuel that can be purchased at the event on the day! 

If you use a special type of fuel and want to check that fuel type will be on site and available for purchase or have any further questions please contact the supplier direct via their email  [email protected]

Alternatively Contact the fuel supplier BIO RACE FUEL on Ph: 1800 ETHANOL (1800 384 2665)

Download the Fuel Information FAQ sheet below for further, important details.

 

FUEL INFORMATION FAQ SHEET

 

WHAT IF MY CAR IS NOT READY?

If your car is not ready to come to Summernats you have a couple of options available to you.

If the original car you pre-entered is not ready you can...

  • Bring another car and do a 'Change of Vehicle' at scrutineering, provided the vehicle meets the minimum requirements to be an entrant vehicle. See the 'Entry Vehicle Guide' for requirements and if unsure contact the Summernats Office on 02 6241 8111.
  • Use your Entrant Pass as a 'Non- Participating Entrant', where the Entrant Pass holder can use their Entrant pass for general admission to attend the event without a car and will still receive the entrant goodie bag, T-Shirt, Plate and the car stickers will be sent to the Entrant after the event. 

NOTE: CAR ENTRIES CAN NO LONGER BE TRANSFERRED OR GIVEN TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF USE AS A PARTICIPATING ENTRANT.

 

SCRUTINEERING

Scrutineering is the registration process that occurs when you arrive at Summernats with your Entered Vehicle. It is your first 'port of call' and is where your entrant vehicle will be checked for safety and entry worthiness. Final acceptance of your vehicle into Summernats as an Entrant vehicle will be made at Scrutineering and will be based on the vehicle meeting the essential minimum requirements outlined in the 'Vehicle Entry Guide'.

Entrants MUST arrive at their designated location at their scheduled time slot - not before. 

 

JUDGING AT SUMMERNATS

Entering a car in the Summernats does not mean it has to be judged. It is entirely up to you.

Summernats has many competitions in place to highlight excellence in workmanship, driving skill, creativity, outrageous imagination, beauty or just hard work.

Three primary groups that identify cars that are to be judged at Summernats are Elite, Street and Tuff Street. Entrants must be aware that they can only enter ONE of the groups.

All vehicles wishing to be judged must initially be presented at the Judging Pavilion.

Download the Judging Information booklet for further information.

 

JUDGING INFORMATION

 

CITY CRUISE  

Starts at Exhibition Park, travel along Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit and back to Exhibition Park.

All drivers MUST attend driving briefing Thursday morning.

NO DANGEROUS OR ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR WILL BE TOLERATED

This is a controlled cruise in co-operation with the ACT policing and the ACT Government. ROAD LAWS DO APPLY. 

Nominate for the City Cruise through the online car entry form. This is a nomination only and you will be contacted if you have been successfully chosen to participate in December.