The Classic Outback Tagalong Tour is new for 2018. The Tour is a non-competitive opportunity to explore and experience the Outback, following selected stages used in the previous days competition in a 4WD or AWD SUV.
To ensure participants get the true Outback experience four nights of camping accommodation is included.
The Classic Outback Tagalong Tour will commence on the morning of Monday 20 August and finish with the Classic Outback Tour (COT) Gala Presentation on the evening of Saturday 25 August, with optional involvement on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 17th, 18th and 19th August.
The Tour will be for participants in four wheel drive and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) and will, in part, pass through private property over special stages used in the COT. The maximum speed permitted on private property will be 80 kph.
All vehicles are to be fitted with RallySafe equipment, allowing tracking to be carried out by the COT central control in Alice Springs, and a medical service, if required, will be provided by the COT medical team.
There is no need for safety equipment as used in rally cars (eg: safety harnesses, helmets, roll over protection) – any road registered vehicle may be entered in the Tagalong Tour.
Provision can be made for fly in-fly out participants, with hiring a 4WD vehicle from Central Car Rentals, including camping gear if required. This cost is not included in the entry fee.
Starting in Alice Springs on Monday 20th August, the tour will head south then a loop north and finish back in Alice Springs for the night; then head south, east and north for the next four days and nights, camping at various overnight locations.
Classic Outback Tagalong Tour Information kit (pdf)
Classic Outback Tagalong Tour Terms and Conditions (pdf)
Classic Outback Tagalong Tour Nomination Form (pdf)
Tour Fly in Fly Out information (pdf)
Tour Map (pdf)
taken by Matt Wyatt, for the Outback 4WD Club. Republished with permission – thanks Matt!