About the ARDC2018-02-27T15:53:03+00:00

TAKE YOUR PLACE IN AUSTRALIAN MOTORSPORT HISTORY!

We love motorsport! 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 offers its Members privileges no other motorsport club in Australia can. ARDC Members enjoy a whole raft of exclusive benefits. 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.

  • choose your membership

  • SavingsSavings
  • ExperiencesExperiences
  • CoursesCourses
  • EventsEvents
  • ParkingParking
  • PrivilegesPrivileges
  • Private PracticePrivate Practice
  • FeesFees
  • Reciprocal Rights OffersReciprocal Rights Offers
  • Club ChampionshipClub Championship
  • VotingVoting
  • Car Enthusiast

  • $90

  • Savings2 x 50% saving on SMSP Track Days
  • Experiences10% saving on SMSP Experiences
  • Courses25% saving on Driver Safety Courses
  • EventsComplimentary GA Access to many SMSP events
  • ParkingMember parking privileges
  • Privilegesno
  • Private Practiceno
  • Feesno
  • Reciprocal Rights OffersANZ Stadium Reciprocal Rights Offers
  • Club Championshipno
  • Votingno
  • Bike Enthusiast

  • $90

  • Savings1 x 50% saving on SMSP Ride Days PLUS 1 x 50% saving on Stay Upright Rider Training Days
  • Experiences10% saving on SMSP Experiences
  • Courses25% saving on Driver Safety Courses
  • EventsComplimentary GA Access to many SMSP events
  • ParkingMember parking privileges
  • Privilegesyes
  • Private Practiceno
  • Feesno
  • Reciprocal Rights OffersANZ Stadium Reciprocal Rights Offers
  • Club Championshipno
  • Votingno
  • Car Competitor

  • $140

  • Savings2 x 50% saving on SMSP Track Days
  • Experiences10% saving on SMSP Experiences
  • Courses25% saving on Driver Safety Courses
  • EventsComplimentary GA Access to many SMSP events
  • ParkingMember parking privileges
  • PrivilegesGuest Pass to many SMSP events
  • Private PracticeARDC Private Practice discount
  • FeesARDC Race Entry Fee discounts
  • Reciprocal Rights OffersANZ Stadium Reciprocal Rights Offers
  • Club ChampionshipARDC Club Championship eligibility
  • VotingARDC Voting Rights
  • Bike Competitor

  • $140

  • Savings1 x 50% saving on SMSP Ride Days PLUS 1 x 50% saving on Stay Upright Rider Training Days
  • Experiences10% saving on SMSP Experiences
  • Courses25% saving on Driver Safety Courses
  • EventsComplimentary GA Access to many SMSP events
  • ParkingMember parking privileges
  • PrivilegesGuest Pass to many SMSP events
  • Private PracticeARDC Private Practice discount
  • FeesARDC Race Entry Fee discounts
  • Reciprocal Rights OffersANZ Stadium Reciprocal Rights Offers
  • Club Championshipno
  • VotingARDC Voting Rights
  • Enthusiast Plus

  • $200

  • Savings2 x 50% saving on SMSP Track Days (CARS) OR 1 x 50% saving on SMSP Ride Days PLUS 1 x 50% saving on Stay Upright Rider Training Days (BIKE)
  • Experiences10% saving on SMSP Experiences
  • Courses25% saving on Driver Safety Courses
  • EventsComplimentary GA Access to many SMSP events
  • ParkingMember parking privileges
  • PrivilegesPLUS TWO (2) x Guest Passes to many SMSP events
  • Private Practiceno
  • Feesno
  • Reciprocal Rights OffersANZ Stadium Reciprocal Rights Offers
  • Club Championshipno
  • Votingno

MEMBERSHIP FAQS

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.
Established in 1952, ARDC Membership has evolved over 60+ years on the Australian racing scene, from humble beginnings at our home track in Mt Druitt, NSW, to installing Mt Panorama on the motorsport calendar, through to our current standing as Australia’s only on-track Racing Club, operating Sydney Motorsport Park.

A classic way to get your historic (pre-1985) vehicle on the road more often in 2015! ARDC Classic Inc. has been incorporated specifically into ARDC Membership to facilitate historic conditional registration of qualifying (pre-1985 unmodified vehicles) within the NSW RMS, and to add extra benefi ts to enhance your involvement in the exciting future of SMSP. Membership of ARDC Ltd is a requirement for membership of ARDC Classic Inc., so it is exclusive to our Members. Click here for full details.

Here are just a few of our Membership benefits! • GA entry to most SMSP events incl. V8 Supercars and Muscle Car Masters • Guest passes for the friends of Competitor and Enthusiast Plus members • Discounted track and ride days • ARDC Member parking offers • Discounted ARDC race entry fees • Discounted SMSP experiences • ARDC Classic Inc Membership • Reciprocal rights with other clubs • Member e-newsletters • ARDC AGM voting rights AND MUCH MORE!

CLICK HERE to download our full Membership T&C document

CLICK HERE for the full ARDC Constitution in PDF.

The applicant must be a present holder of a Confederation of Australian Motorsports (CAMS) or Motorcycle Australia (MA) or AASA Licence to be deemed a Competitor for the purposes of ARDC Membership. Competitor Members will find that their benefits include many track and race related offers including discounted track and/or ride days; discounted race entry fees and similar. Competitor Membership categories feature a significant amount of complimentary access entries to ticketed events at Sydney Motorsport Park; a Guest Pass for Category A events, plus a raft of other fantastic benefits. Check out our Competitor Membership package today!
The Enthusiast Membership program is better suited to those who do not race or ride; and therefore this Membership category does not include racing-related benefits and is slightly less expensive. Enthusiast Membership features a significant amount of complimentary access entries to ticketed events at Sydney Motorsport Park; plus a raft of other fantastic benefits. Check out our Enthusiast Membership package today!
There’s nothing like you getting up close and personal to the thrills and spills of Motorsport… Unless you are there with your mates that is! Receive all Enthusiast Benefits for Cars (or Bikes) PLUS two (2) Guest Passes, normally only attributed to Competitor Members. You’ll now be able to bring along a couple of your buddies* to share the excitement and all for a low additional annual premium. *Where Guest Passes are valid Check out our Enthusiast Plus package today!

ANZ Stadium Club welcomes Members of our Reciprocal Partner Clubs to experience the very best sporting events in Sydney from the comfort of our Members’ Stand, which includes an exclusive Members’ Seating Reserve and a range of Members’ Facilities. To take advantage of Reciprocal Rights at ANZ Stadium you must be a current full Member of the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club. CLICK HERE for the Reciprocal Rights page.

SPECIAL 2018 ARDC MEMBERS OFFER
Buy 1 Day, Get the Second Day FREE $59 (normally $69)
Ultimate Season Pass $84.00 (Normally $109)
Simply present your current ARSDC Member Card at the Box Office to redeem your discount! (ARDC Guest Card not included).
CLICK HERE for the Reciprocal Rights page.

ARDC Members receive special offers for upcoming events which will be issued to Members via the ARDC Newsletter. Alternatively, if you are looking for a special event please contact KPT to arrange that special trip today!
CLICK HERE for the Reciprocal Rights page.

SIXTY YEARS OF THE AUSTRALIAN RACING DRIVERS CLUB

  • 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 – 6-HOUR

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

  • 1963 – BATHURST 500

    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 – UPSIZING

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

  • 1980 – THE CASTROL SIX 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

    ARDC MOVES INTO ITS CURRENT HOME AT EASTERN CREEK.

  • 2005 – MUSCLE

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

  • 2011 – THE FUTURE

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

  • 2012 – 60 YEARS YOUNG!

    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.

  • 2015 – QUARTER OF A CENTURY ALREADY…

    THE ARDC CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT SMSP.

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