Street Cruising

Venue · Alice Springs Roads · 29th August - 2nd September

Red CentreNATS is the only event in Australia where you can drive your highly modified, unregistered car on the
streets, all thanks to the Northern Territory Government.

There are three cruise routes available to Red CentreNATS entrants. Where you can cruise, and when you can
cruise, is mainly determined by noise, vision, and ground clearance.

Green Cruising

  • Your car is not too noisy, up to 90 decibels
  • You have clear vision over the bonnet

WHEN CAN I DRIVE? Whenever you like

WHERE CAN I GO? Green Cruising gets you everywhere you need to go in Alice Springs – including almost every accommodation
facility and all the event venues

Yellow Cruising

  • Your car is pretty noisy, up to 96 decibels
  • Blowers and scoops are cool as long as you have a fully licensed passenger as a spotter when you’re driving

WHEN CAN I DRIVE? 8AM until 10PM

WHERE CAN I GO? Yellow Cruising gets you everywhere you need to go in Alice Springs – including almost every accommodation
facility and all the event venues

Red Cruising

  • Your car is noisy, and is over 96 decibels
  • You’ve got a locked diff
  • Blowers and scoops are cool as long as you have a fully licensed passenger as a spotter when you’re driving

WHEN CAN I DRIVE? 8AM until 6PM. You may need to stop cruising at 3PM if your car is over 100 decibels, but you can work that out with the scrutineers.

WHERE CAN I GO? Red Cruising lets you drive the Stuart Highway to the two major venues at Blatherksite Park and ASID. You can
also go in the Street Parade which is awesome, and you can also do the Maccas run.

CAN I GET TO MY ACCOMMODATION? There are no accommodation facilities on the Red Cruise, so you will have to trailer your car to a venue to start and finish cruising each day.

RED CRUISING IS EASY – Can’t drive to your accommodation – no problem.

LEAVE YOUR CAR WITH US – take your Red stickered car to Blatherskite or ASID on a trailer one time, and leave it
there as your base for the rest of the event. We’re providing a dedicated park-up area just for Red cruisers
including 24 hour security. For burnout and drag guys, you’ll have access to the pits at ASID whenever you want
to get your cars ready for competition.

WE’LL GET YOU THERE AND BACK – we’re providing dedicated Red cruiser shuttles to take you from your
accommodation to the venues and back. You can even book pickups and we’ll hook you up at scrutineering.

WANT TO GET BACK TO A YELLOW PERMIT? There’s a couple of simple things you can do to make your car quieter for scrutineering and cruising.

Who can’t cruise?

  • Some cars just can’t cruise, but there aren’t many
  • Super noisy cars making over 115 decibels
  • No brakes or indicators – it’s just not safe for other road users
  • Very low cars under 80mm – the road’s just can’t handle it