SUMMERNATS 31, 2018 CAR ENTRIES OPEN NOW!
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.
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'.
SUMMERNATS PARTICIPATION GUIDE - AVAILABLE SOON
HOW DO I ENTER
It's simple, when entries open..
1. Read the Vehicle Entry Guide carefully.
2. Log in or create a membership
3. Click 'Car Entry'
4. Complete the online Car Entry Form.
5. Pay for your entry by clicking 'Book Tickets'
4. Call the Summernats office if you need advice 02 6241 8111
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. At least one current photo of your car must be submitted.
ALL DRIVERS OF ENTRANT VEHICLES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THEIR OWN NAT'S CLUB ACCOUNT.
WHAT DOES THE CAR ENTRY INCLUDE?
Entrant prices include an Entry pass to the Nat's 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.
Car Entries will not be valid or processed without an entrant ticket. To validate your Car Entry submitted, payment must be received in full. Prices are subject to time of payment. Check Entrant Ticket Types & Prices for date & price changes. Like everything else in life, the earlier you get in, the cheaper it is.
You do not need to wait for your approval to purchase your entrant ticket unless you are unsure if your vehicle is below the essential minimum requirements, outlined in the 'Vehicle Entry Guide'.
ALL tickets are Print at Home E-Tickets and will be available for download from you Nat's Club members area once you have received your vehicle approval.
Entrant Platinum Passes will be available to entrants.These passes are limited and will sell out.
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.
Camping is available inside Exhibition Park for Entrants in designated entrant camping areas from Thursday 7am via gate 7B or Gate 9.
Entrants are not permitted into the grounds to camp until their Entrant vehicle has cleared scrutineering.
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO camping permitted Tuesday or Wednesday.
See Entrant Camping tab for all entrant camping information including the Camp Reservation form.
To reserve a site form the previous year, the Campsite Reservation form must be received by 31st July.
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. It can be purchased on the day!
If you use a special type of fuel and want to check that it will be on site and available for purchase, or if you have any further questions, please contact Summernats on [email protected]
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.
- Transfer your Entrant Pass as credit to the following year. Terms and Conditions Apply. See Car Entry Terms and Conditions on the Car Entry Form for details.
NOTE: CAR ENTRIES CAN NO LONGER BE TRANSFERRED OR GIVEN TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF USE AS A PARTICIPATING ENTRANT.
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 are to nominate a preferred time of arrival upon submitting a Car Entry form & will be confirmed via email once your car has been approved.. Entrants MUST arrive at their designated location at their scheduled time slot.
Click the link below for all the important changes for scrutineering at Summernats 31, 2018.
SCRUTINEERING OPERATION, LOCATIONS, TIMES & MAPS
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.
Summernats 31 City Cruise to be held Thursday 4th January 2018.
Starts at Exhibition Park, travel along Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit and back to Exhibition Park.
Nominations are open to all entrant vehicles. Conditions apply for unregistered, modified vehicles and special temporary permits will be issued to allow these vehicles to participate. Summernats permits are NOT acceptable for participation in the City Cruise.
Your nomination is an expression of interest only and you will be notified via email from 11 September if your vehicle has been selected. Spots are limited.
To participate in the Summernats City Cruise, you MUST be a Summernats Entrant, must be scrutineered on Tuesday or Wednesday ONLY and nominations will close once all Tuesday and Wednesday scrutineering allocations are exhausted.
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.
CITY CRUISE CONDITIONS AND GUIDELINES