About Us

Incorporated in July 1980, the Street Machine Association of SA (SMASA) is run by volunteers and caters to ALL vehicles 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, regular meetings 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.  The changes are:

  • A rolling 25-year cut-off for year of vehicle manufacture.
  • Legally modified vehicles can now access the scheme.
  • Left-hand drive vehicles 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 6,900 members in 2024; 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 the West Adelaide Football Club, Richmond.

As a financial member, you will receive quarterly digital newsletters (The Distributor), regular email updates and notifications via the app, 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.

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.
  • Provide membership 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).