A popular car event is set to return to Murray Bridge later this year

Image: Facebook.com/mbridgeautofest.
Image: Facebook.com/mbridgeautofest.

The smell of burning rubber will soon waft over the city of Murray Bridge once again with the Autofest set to return for the first time since 2010.

The popular event, which is set to return from October 26 – 28, will see an expected crowd of 15 – 20,000 spectators converge to the event’s new location at both the Murray Bridge Speedway and the Murray Bridge Showgrounds. 

A post on the event’s official Facebook page indicated that plans were “well underway’ for the return of the event, with organiser Les Adams welcoming the “mayor” decision on behalf of the Annual Autofest Series. 

“The long continued support of the Rural City of Murray Bridge and with the inclusion of the Murray Bridge Speedway and with the approval of SAPOL we can finally bring the Autofest Home to Murray Bridge,” the announcement read.

In 2010 The Standard reported the event had been cancelled after police put it a stop to it as they would no longer agree to exemptions under the Road Traffic Act and the Australian Road Rules.

Event organiser Les Brown recently told The Standard he looked forward to the event being returned back to Murray Bridge in a new location.

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