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Formula One cars to return to Adelaide streets

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Following the victory of Premier-elect Peter Malinauskas, the AMF is planned to return on November 23-27 in Victoria Park, the first time the event has been scheduled since 2018.The event was cancelled in 2019 after the Liberal state government pulled funding for the festival’s Victoria Park Sprint of rare and classic vehicles.Set to return to the AMF is its Peak Hour of Power, where historic, rare, exotic and desirable cars parade through city traffic for the Gouger St Party on the Friday night of the festival.The AMF also incorporates the Shannon’s Adelaide Rally, the world’s largest closed road tarmac rally.The festival started in 2014, and rapidly grew over the years attracting crowds of 50,000 and international attention.Mr Malinauskas said in December that not funding the event was a “massive missed opportunity” in terms of jobs and growing the tourism industry.For this year’s event, on-track racing and a gathering of modified cars on Saturday, the Sundown Throwdown, and a Sunday night live music show, High Beam, have been added to the mix.Event director Tim Possingham said he was thrilled to make official plans to return the event to Adelaide’s city streets.“Adelaide has an unmatched pedigree in motorsport and we’re excited about celebrating that once again in the heart of the city,” he said.It comes as a Supercars race is planned to return to Adelaide in December, following a raft of motorsport pledges by Mr Malinauskas.The event has been mooted for December 1 to 4, which would make it the final event of the 2022 Supercars Championship season.First held in 1999, the Adelaide 500 was axed by the Liberal Government in November 2020 after years of declining crowds and increased costs.During his campaign, Mr Malinauskas said the $10m to $15m it costs to run the event is “already sitting there in the budget”.

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