ANNOUNCEMENT – AUGUST 7, 2021
It is with much regret that the ASRF announce that the 25th Australian Street Rod Federation Nationals scheduled for Easter 2021 at Albury, NSW, has been postponed.
The restrictions in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, in particular the lockdown in Victoria and the current and potential border restrictions, continue to hinder the planning of the event, with many sponsors and service providers unable or unwilling to make commitments into 2021.
The organising committee believes that the likelihood of COVID related restrictions on venue population still being in place in April 2021 is high, which would seriously inhibit their ability to deliver an enjoyable event for entrants and the city of Albury.
Following an Albury Nationals committee meeting on the 6/8/2021 and further consultation by phone with State Directors, the majority accepted that postponing the event was in the best interests of all involved and voted to postpone the 2021 ASRF Nationals.
The new date will be Easter 2023. Refunds will be issued to current entrants.
Our sincere thanks to the Albury City Council, the Albury Racing Club, Barlens Hire, the sponsors, supporters and team members for their efforts and understanding under difficult circumstances.
A Note from the Nats Committee Chairman
The goal of the committee has always been to make the 25th Anniversary Nationals a standout event and unfortunately it has come to the stage that there are no other options for us moving ahead for 2021.
We understand the event is a while away but with an event of this magnitude the planning literally takes years, there are decisions due to be made now that would have the potential to lose considerable amounts of money for us and our sponsors should the event then ultimately cancel or even be scaled back due to COVID and the associated restrictions, let alone the fact that the event just wouldn’t be ‘The Nationals’ with compromises having to be made in areas that would ‘water down’ the event.
The Committee have worked long and hard over the past months and be assured all avenues to move ahead in some way have been exhausted. It is certainly not a decision that has been taken lightly and we are all extremely disappointed. I would like to personally Thank all members of the Organising Committee for all of their hard work to date and also Thank them for continuing this journey to work towards a stellar event for 2023.
Moving forward we have the full support of Albury City Council and many of our current sponsors will be back on board and we look forward to being able to bring you the 25th Anniversary Nationals in Albury 2023.
Chairman – ASRF 25th Nationals – Albury
Since 1973, enthusiasts have gathered bi-annually for the largest street rod gathering in Australia, the Australian Street Rod Nationals. For many, the Nationals is a must-do event, be it for showing stunningly detailed cars built over decades, or simply enjoying the weekend with a much loved four wheeled member of the family. For most, it’s simply about enjoying the camaraderie of the sport and spending quality time with fellow enthusiasts.
The 25th Australian Street Rod Federation Nationals will take place in Albury, NSW from April 1-5, 2021. This very special 25th Anniversary event is expected to attract in excess of 1,000 modified vehicles, ranging from Model T hot rods to early 60s custom cars. Bordering the Victorian city of Wodonga and the might Murray River, the Albury Wodonga region is a curious mix of culture, nature and cuisine. Central to historic towns and quiet country backroads, it’s the ideal hub for a hot rodding weekend.
The host venue for the 25th ASRF Nationals is the prestigious Albury Racing Club, home to horsepower of the four legged kind! The facility boasts multiple meeting points including bars and lounges, a massive covered pavilion and ample outdoor areas presented in immaculate fashion. Nats entrants are invited to camp on site or chill at one of the many hotels, motels and caravan parks dotted throughout the city and surrounds.
The day time activities at the ASRF Nationals runs for three full days, from Good Friday through to Easter Sunday. Only entrants are admitted to the grounds on Good Friday, but the gates are flung open for the weekend to the admiring public who are invited to enjoy one of the most colourful and eclectic collections of vehicles in the country. With more than 1,000 cars to inspect, a showcase of premium vendors from the hot rodding aftermarket industry, quality food outlets and more, plan for a big day out!