- Adelaide 19 – 26 January 2014
Santos Best Dressed Town Competition
Congratulations to the 2014 winners
Overall Santos Best Dressed Town
First Place - McLaren Vale
Second Place - Greenock
Third Place - Stirling and Norwood
Overall Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property
Linfield Road Wines - Williamstown
Overall Santos Best Dressed Private Residence
"Santa's Tour Down Under" - Stefan Horlund (McLaren Vale)
San Remo Pasta Stage 1
Santos Best Dressed Town - Greenock
Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property - Linkes Bakery (Nuriootpa) - Linkes Bakery decorated their fence with a mock race complete with start and finish signs and official cars.
Santos Best Dressed Private Residence - David Mahlo and Joy Brauer (Angaston; same residence) - David Mahlo and Joy Brauer decorated their house with streamers and balloons, setting up a table and BBQ hosting friends and friendly passers-by. A very friendly and warm reception was offered, complete with a piano accordion and a ukulele!
BikeExchange.com.au Stage 2
Santos Best Dressed Town - Stirling
Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property - Glow Pilates (Prospect) - Glow Pilates had a ‘glowing’ display, making the most of purple LED lights in theme with their business colours, decorating a bike and also making a cyclist out of LEDs.
Santos Best Dressed Private Residence - Garrett and Bonita Skein (Upper Hermitage) - Garrett and Bonita Skein put together an amazing display featuring brightly coloured bunting, flags and of course bikes.
Thomas Foods Stage 3
Santos Best Dressed Town - Norwood
Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property - Linfield Road Wines (Williamstown) - Linfield Road Wines set up dummy-cyclists having a drink to watch the race go by, with a large ‘G’Day Mate’ banner. They also set up a sand-pit and cricket area to ensure entertainment was available all day.
Santos Best Dressed Private Residence - Grant Woolmore (Magill) - Grant and his family made the most out of Oppy and decorated his fence with Oppy’s wheels, balloons and Australian flags.
Bupa Stage 4
Santos Best Dressed Town - Unley
Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property - Liza Emanuele, local fashion designer - Liza created an outdoor bike scene featuring grass, flowers and her stunning gowns.
Santos Best Dressed Private Residence - Jennifer Hodgson - who used recycled bike wheels, colourful pinwheels and cows to make her display.
Pure Blonde Stage 5
Santos Best Dressed Town - McLaren Vale
Santos Best Dressed Commercial Property - The Golden
Fleece Café - This was their first Santos Tour Down Under and they chose
to showcase Australian-made bikes for sale as well as decorating the
bike wheels in the town's colours.
Santos Best Dressed Private Residence for the Pure Blonde Stage 5 - "Santa's Tour Down Under" - Stefan Horlund (McLaren Vale).
About the competition
The Santos Tour Down Under Best Dressed Town Competition is a great way for South Australian communities, businesses and households to be a part of the excitement of the Santos Tour Down Under. Showcase your festive involvement through appearance, environmental initiative and innovation. The Competition is open to all towns, suburbs, businesses and households along the race route from stages 1 -5 inclusive.
If you have any questions or would like to express your interest to be involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you to all the nominees from 2013 who made the effort to dress up their town, business and home to be involved in the event. We would also like to congratulate the City of Prospect for wining the title of the Santos Best Dressed Town for 2013!
The Santos Tour Down Under congratulates all the overall Santos Best Dressed Town Winners since 1999:- 2013 Prospect
- 2013 Prospect
- 2012 Lobethal
- 2011 Tailem Bend
- 2010 Aldinga Bay (Snapper Point)
- 2009 One Tree Hill
- 2008 Mannum
- 2007 Mannum
- 2006 Stirling
- 2005 Willunga
- 2004 Willunga
- 2003 Willunga
- 2002 Aldinga Bay and Willunga (joint winners)
- 2001 Willunga
- 2000 City of Unley & King William Road Progress Association
- 1999 McLaren Vale