Red CentreNATS is Central Australia’s answer to Street Machine Summernats. The iconic tourist town of Alice Springs comes alive each year as the toughest cars converge from all corners of the country to take part. This year, RCN takes place 30 August – 1 September, and while much of the action is centred around Blatherskite Park, across the weekend you can watch drag racing and burnouts at Alice Springs Inland Dragway, a tarmac motorkhana at Lasseters Centre of Entertainment, and cruising right throughout the town. Yep, RCN completely envelopes Alice, and it makes for a festival-like atmosphere unlike any other event on the calendar. Single day tickets start at $30, and kids under 13 years of age are free! Head to for more info.