The ultimate festival of wheels is back in 2017 and offers car enthusiasts from Australia-wide a full program of on and off-track competitions and entertainment. The official program of events, including times and locations, is available below:

Official Street Cruising

What an awesome opportunity only available at the Red CentreNATS – build it, bring it, and DRIVE IT! Apply for a temporary registration and drive your normally unregistered vehicle on the streets of Alice Springs for the duration of the weekend. If you have entered in Red CentreNATS, you can apply (some restrictions apply)!


Catch the first glimpse of local vehicles competing and see what blown cars will hit the streets of Alice throughout the weekend.

Red CentreNATS Street Parade

Proud to be Australia’s largest Street Parade, showcasing a massive 444 cars, 58 bikes and 2 trucks in 2016, the Red CentreNATS Street Parade kicks off the event weekend with a bang! See Entrants drive their cars through the streets of Alice Springs while thousands of spectators line the streets. And the best bit – for those blown beasts that aren’t registered, get a Red CentreNATS Temporary Registration and cruise all weekend – awesome!


The most outrageous and exciting part of the Red CentreNATS is the burnouts, and there’ll be tyre shredding action a plenty in the smoke storm at the Alice Springs Inland Dragway Burnout Pad. Check out the Burnout Championship, as well as the Burnout Masters, in an awesome show of smoke and rubber.

Drag Racing

Alice Springs Inland Dragway (ASID) is the place to be for all of the Drag Racing action. There’s bound to be plenty of fun as season Drag Races, as well as novice drivers, take on the quarter mile. All vehicles are encouraged to enter and come and race their mates, or lay down a challenge, to see who will become the Red CentreNATS Drag Racing Champ!

Shannons Show N Shine

Prepare to be blown away at the Shannons Show N Shine. Taking place over three days, check out the time, money and passion that has gone into these cars, and hear the great stories about their lives from the shed to the street! No matter what kind of car tickles your fancy, you’re sure to find something you’ll love in the sheds or lawns of Blatherskite Park.

Matt Mingay and the Hot Wheels Stuntz Inc. Team

Australia’s number one stunt rider and extreme motorsport athlete is pumped to be able to ride, slide, jump and skid at RCN03. Mingay is bringing an epic lineup of Hot Wheels horsepower to Red CentreNATS including his Stadium Super Truck, Mustang drift car and a pair of stunt bikes, as well as a Polaris buggy that his son, Madzy, will use to cut loose in some of the demos - the perfect way to spend a Father's Day weekend.

Thrifty Grass Driving

All Entrants are invited to take part in the Thrifty Grass Driving competition, full of Helter Skelter twists and turns, across a number of different courses. Put your driving abilities to the test!

Diggamen Dyno Cell

Measure the true grunt of your vehicle at the Diggamen Dyno Cell. Whether you talk in kilowatts or horsepower, all Entrants are encouraged to tie down on the dynometer and battle it out for bragging rights!

Lasseters Motorkhana

The Lasseters Motorkhana is a driving event all about accuracy and skill. Competitors will only have seconds to manoeuvre their way, sliding and spinning, through one very tight, short course without incurring any penalties. Vehicle speeds will be low and driven in first or second gear but the tightness of the course will ensure the driver will be kept very busy.

Purpose built Burnout and Drag cars are not permitted to participate in the Motorkhana.

Sun969 Rock N Rumble Concert

Get ready to rock at the Red CentreNATS concert on Friday 1 September.

The Red CentreNATS stage at Blatherskite Park will be rockin' with an all star iconic Aussie rocker, that you don't want to miss!

Details announced on 1 June. 

Podium Party

Wrap up your Red CentreNATS weekend with the biggest party in Alice! It’s all about the big trophies, big stories and big characters from the weekend! See all the winners, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and party the night away with awesome entertainment.

Wed, 30 August 2017

Thu, 31 August 2017

Fri, 1 September 2017

Sat, 2 September 2017

Sun, 3 September 2017