Vale Ted Perkins

It is with great sadness that the Classic Outback Trail farewells a long standing member of its competitor family.

Ted Perkins passed away on Friday morning after a long and brave battle.

Ted became a member of the “COT Family” in 2014 when he and his son Joel competed in the 2014 Classic Outback Trial in Central NSW. 

He repeated the adventure with Joel in 2016, in the first of the Alice Springs COTs.

Ted was entered again in COT20 with his long time friend Garry Bashford, co-driving in Gerry’s beautifully prepared Mark 1 Escort.

We all remember Ted as a wonderful and kind human being – with the “right stuff”.

To Teds family, we send sincere condolences.

Ted will be missed. Especially in Parkes in November.