Street party sets Tailem abuzz before second weekend of Supercars

At this year's Supercar Street Party in Tailem Bend, attendees can expect to see socially-distanced versions of these scenes from the classic car display at the 2019 event. Photo: Supplied.
At this year's Supercar Street Party in Tailem Bend, attendees can expect to see socially-distanced versions of these scenes from the classic car display at the 2019 event. Photo: Supplied.

While Tailem Bend will already be abuzz, its streets are expected to host many more pairs of feet during a celebration of the Supercars Championship being in town.

Coorong District Council will host the street party - under strict COIVD Safe guidelines - at Railway Terrace and surrounds on Friday, September 25.

The council wanted to provide a space for local businesses and artisans to capitalise on the people visiting from near and far for the Supercars, while celebrating the success of hosting two weekends of racing in a row.

The first SuperSprint event at The Bend Motorsport Park is on September 19 and 20, and the second event is the Saturday and Sunday after the street party.

Mayor Paul Simmons looked forward to seeing the many new faces in the district and hoped they would see what local businesses had to offer.

"I encourage our residents and visitors to join the Tailem Bend community in a fun afternoon of entertainment, great food, impressive car displays and creative wares from our talented local artisans," he said.

From 4pm, the party will have various motoring-related activities like the Speed Zone, which has displays of drifting, classic and vintage cars, motorbikes and machinery by the Tailem Bend Car Club and the Lower Murray Vintage Engine and Machinery Club, large-scale remote control cars, and a racing ride-on lawnmower display.

There will also be local arts and crafts at the pop-up Coorong Country Markets, various food stalls, and live music by local band ARkIVE.

The council has been working with SA Health to ensure the party can go ahead in a safe way, with density, distancing, and contact tracing all being of high importance.

"This year's Street Party will look a little different, as we will be making every effort to ensure the celebration can be delivered in line with current COVID-19 public health requirements," Mr Simmons said.

The street party is free, but tickets must be booked beforehand to allow for contact tracing to occur if needed.

Tickets can been ordered at the Coorong Civic Centre or Tailem Bend Post Office, or at www.trybooking.com/eventlist/tailembendstreetparty

The council asked ticket buyers to read the Terms and Conditions before booking.

Mr Simmons looked forward to seeing the flow-on effects having the races in the region would have.

"The Supercars is a win not only for The Bend Motorsport Park, but also for our surrounding region and local businesses; we look forward to welcoming visitors during the Supercars events," he said.

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