Red CentreNATS

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Once a year, car enthusiasts from all over Australia and further afield gather in the red centre for a weekend-long celebration of all things wheels. If you love cars then this is an event that needs to be added to your calendar immediately. Red CentreNATS allows you to watch some of the coolest and craziest cars in the country being used, raced, and enjoyed across tarmac, grass, and dirt. Come along to watch or even enter your own vehicle.

The family-friendly auto festival features a full program of competitions, both on and off the track. Enjoy three days of thrilling events including drag races, show n shines, thrifty grass driving, and street cruising. Watch as a 4 wheel drive track in Blatherskite Park puts off-road vehicles and drivers to the test with log hops, barriers, and more. See an impressive collection of cars in the street parade which departs from Blatherskite Park and rolls into town and back, and learn how much power your car really has at the Diggamen Dyno Cell.

Points are awarded to cars through cruising, drag racing, driving events and show judging, for the best to be named the Red CentreNATS Champion – a title open to both street and elite class cars. The festival concludes with a podium party in Blatherskite Park on the Sunday evening, featuring entertainment, food stalls, and a bar.

Red CentreNATS takes place across three Alice Springs venues within a 12KM radius: Alice Springs Inland Dragway, Blatherskite Park, and Lasseters Centre of Entertainment.