Our History

2003 was the RAA’s Centenary year, when South Australia’s largest independent organisation celebrated its 100th anniversary.

This momentous milestone was also the opportunity to relive some of the great events and milestones which have helped mould the RAA.

Through its member services – like emergency road service and touring – the Association has become established as a South Australian icon, but it wasn’t always that way. It was unknown to most people in its earliest days, when a handful of pioneer motorists quietly embarked on a social routine of convivial clubroom meetings and weekend drives in the hills…

The history of the RAA written by the RAA's then Historian, Stuart Nicol is a definitive history of the RAA and in many ways a history of much of the social fabric of the State. Stuart's book, Rebel on Wheels was launched on 30th September 2003 to mark the Associations Centenary.  Rebel on Wheels is summarised below:

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