Welcome to the Street Machine Association of South Australia (SMASA) Website

Check out our new SMASA Member Jungle membership system!

SMASA is in the process of implementing a new membership system that will be both online and via Android and Apple mobile phone applications. This will provide members the ability to renew memberships, receive news, events and blog articles, view their membership details and much more. It will also enable new members to join online. The system went live 21 April 2021 for existing members, and we are planning to go live in May for new memberships. If you are an existing member and did not receive a welcome email please check your junk folder in your email and if not there use this CONTACT FORM and provide us with your name, driver’s licence number and email details and we will contact you with your login details.


Incorporated in July 1980, the Street Machine Association of SA (SMASA) is run by volunteers and caters for ALL vehicle and bike enthusiasts to uphold the modification, restoration and enjoyment of car enthusiasts in SA.

SMASA has been instrumental in driving a number of changes on behalf of members and other enthusiasts.  Achieved by creating petitions, regularly meeting with the Minister for Transport, The Hon Stephen Mullighan and maintaining a media presence. After 10+ years of lobbying the Government, The Hon Stephen Mullighan announced scheme changes on 18 December 2016 and implemented them on 1 July 2017.  Most significantly:

  • A rolling 30-year cut-off
  • Legally modified vehicles can now access the scheme
  • LHD cars can now be legally modified
  • Reduction of red-tape to free up club representatives

Since the changes were implemented SMASA has grown in strength and size from 400 members to over 4,800 members in 2022.  It is now one of the largest car clubs in Australia.

SMASA is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers with the motto of ‘All Makes, All Eras, All Welcome’.

Our main aim is to encourage and support the modification, restoration, social events and enjoyment of vehicle ownership in South Australia. General member’s meetings are held on the THIRD Tuesday of every month (except December) at Shannons Insurance, South Road, Clarence Gardens.

As a financial member, you will receive quarterly newsletters (The Distributor), regular SMS and email updates, plus the Event Calendar. Members are also able to participate in regular pit stops, cruises, our annual SMASAFest and receive other benefits such as membership discounts provided by our Sponsors.

Useful contacts can be found here.

Objectives of SMASA and Membership

  • To encourage people who have an interest in automotive pursuits including the restoration, preservation
    and modification of historic vehicles, left hand drive vehicles and hot rods and to represent these pursuits of
    Members in South Australia to any relevant authority
  • To advise on the building, rebuilding, modification and restoration of Members’ vehicles where possible.
  •  To promote events and activities with the aim of enabling Members and their families to enjoy social
    interaction with other like-minded people
  •  To protect the good reputation of the Association in the eyes of the public and the various authorities and
    prevent where possible any undue or unfair exploitation of its Members
  • To liaise with government bodies on a State and National level when necessary for the advancement of the
    pursuit of Members’ interests
  • Membership is open to any person who shares the objectives and passions of the Association, pays the
    appropriate joining and membership fee(s) and agrees to comply with the applicable constitution of the
    Association and has not otherwise been prohibited by the Executive Committee from being a Member
  •  The Executive may from time to time create classes of membership of the Association in order to
    accommodate the needs of the members and to provide fairness and equity to all Members

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