Safety connection highlighted through CAMS and ANCAP partnership

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) and independent vehicle safety authority ANCAP SAFETY are pleased to confirm a new partnership in 2019.

As part of the collaboration, the ANCAP SAFETY logo will adorn the Hyundai Safety Car at each Shannons Nationals event in 2019 – as well as ANCAP vehicle safety content to be included in the popular live stream highlighting their vehicle rating system, crash and collision avoidance tests and the importance of driving and using a safe vehicle.

CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca welcomed ANCAP as CAMS’ newest partner.

“Safety is obviously a top priority for everyone at CAMS in everything we do and this partnership with ANCAP builds further on our work in this important area,” Mr Arocca said.

ANCAP CEO James Goodwin said the organisation was pleased to be working with CAMS to extend its reach and encourage safety across a new audience encompassing motor sport competitors, spectators and officials.

“Safety must be the priority on the road and on the track,” Mr Goodwin said.

“The Safety Car carries an intrinsic connection and our collaboration with CAMS serves to remind spectators that the same approach to survivability extends to our everyday cars.

“We’ve seen significant advancements in race and on-road safety features in recent years and these principles extend across both environments. A protective structure, on-board restraints and supporting infrastructure are all critical if the worst should happen.”

Motor sport fans will also get a chance to see ANCAP’s work throughout Shannons Nationals’ events during 2019.


The Australasian New Car Assessment Program, more commonly referred to as ANCAP SAFETY, is Australasia’s independent vehicle safety authority.

ANCAP safety ratings are published for a range of a new passenger, sports utility (SUV) and light commercial vehicles (LCV) entering the Australian and New Zealand markets, using a rating system of 0 to 5 stars. ANCAP star ratings indicate the level of safety a vehicle provides for occupants and pedestrians in the event of a crash, as well as its ability — through technology — to avoid or minimise the effects of a crash.

Since 1993, ANCAP has published independent safety ratings for thousands of new vehicle makes, models and variants. These independent safety ratings are used to compare the relative safety between vehicles of similar size and have become a critical factor in vehicle selection for private and fleet buyers.

Go to ancap.com.au to find out how your ride rates.