WELCOME TO THE ARDC

Since 1952

LOVE

MOTORSPORT?

We do! 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 ARDC’s goal is to be Australia’s preferred club for competitors and enthusiasts from all sectors of Australian Motorsport – Cars to Bikes, Beginners to Legends; Historics, Retros and Muscle Cars through to the V8 worshippers, Super-bikers & Super-lappers, Drift Merchants to those competing, or fans desperate to see, feel, hear and experience the latest machinery the world’s best manufacturers can put on the bitumen! We share with our Members a mutual respect for motorsport and it is this passion that drives us to deliver a fantastic array of highly valuable Member benefits, together with better facilities, more exciting events and onsite experiences year-round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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.

  • Enthusiast
  • $55-95
    per Annum
  • Rolling Membership (begins the day you sign up)
  • Free General Admission access to most SMSP events
  • 2 x 50% saving on SMSP Track Days per Membership year OR (Bike Members) 1 x 50% off a SMSP Track Day plus 1 x 50% discount on an SMSP Ride Day
  • 10% saving on SMSP Experiences including motoDNA rider training
  • 25% off your choice of one DRIVESAFE DRIVEWISE Defensive Driver OR Advanced Driver course per Membership Year
  • Access to Members Only Track/Ride Days
  • Member parking privileges
  • 5% discount off total purchase price from the ARDC controlled food outlets
  • Reciprocal Rights with ANZ Stadium, Sydney Zoo, Raging Waters, Alpha Hotel, Travelodge Blacktown, Park&Fly, Prestige Car Storage and Euroz Driver Performance and more.
  • Enthusiast PLUS
  • $215
    per Annum
  • Rolling Membership (begins the day you sign up)
  • Free General Admission access to most SMSP events
  • 2 x 50% saving on SMSP Track Days per Membership year OR (Bike Members) 1 x 50% off a SMSP Track Day plus 1 x 50% discount on an SMSP Ride Day
  • 10% saving on SMSP Experiences including motoDNA rider training
  • 25% off your choice of one DRIVESAFE DRIVEWISE Defensive Driver OR Advanced Driver course per Membership Year
  • Access to Members Only Track/Ride Days
  • Member parking privileges
  • 5% discount off total purchase price from the ARDC controlled food outlets
  • Reciprocal Rights with ANZ Stadium, Sydney Zoo, Raging Waters, Alpha Hotel, Travelodge Blacktown, Park&Fly, Prestige Car Storage and Euroz Driver Performance and more.
  • PLUS:
  • TWO additional Guest Passes (General Admission entry pass to most SMSP events)
1952
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

THE 6 HOUR

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

1963

BATHURST BEGINS!

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

ON LOCATION

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

1980

THE CASTROL 6-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

THE ARDC MOVES INTO ITS CURRENT HOME AT EASTERN CREEK, NSW.

2005

MUSCLE IS FLEXED

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

2011

BIGGER AND BETTER

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

2012

NEW NAME, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

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.

2019

FURTHER EXPANSION FOR THE FUTURE

WITH ANOTHER HELPING HAND FROM THE GOVERNMENT, THE ARDC SECURES A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN LED LIGHTING FOR THE PARK, AND THE CREATION OF A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AND BUSINESS HUB BASED AT SMSP

2020

UP IN LIGHTS!

$16 MILLION IS INVESTED IN 127 LIGHT TOWERS, WHICH  ARE INSTALLED ACROSS THE FACILITY TO TURN NIGHT INTO DAY.
THE LIGHTS ARE SWITCHED ON FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR THE SUPERCARS IN JULY 2020.

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