COT18 Pre-Regulations, which will provide intending competitors with the essential details they require to prepare themselves for the Classic Outback Trial 2018.
Pre-Regulations contain information on the governance of the event, entries and Technical Regulations (ie: vehicle eligibility and decals on vehicles). The Supplementary Regulations, to be issued early April 2018, will contain the Sporting Regulations.
COT18 Pre-Regulations are available on the Documents and Forms page.
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We’ve just finished the June issue of “COT Recce” and it’s full of the latest news and updates about the 2018 Classic Outback Trial.
This June issue includes:
- Early Bird entry offer
- Endurance Rally Club of Australia – regularity
- Scouts NT – Charity Partnership
- COT 4WD/SUV Tour
- 2016 COT Book/DVD
Click through to read the June 17 issue of COT Recce.
CAMS recently released a news article entitled “FAQs: CAMS Safety Cage Structures” that will be of interest to COT18 competitors.
We’ll have a great range of 2016 Classic Outback Trial merchandise available during the event. Merchandise will be available at documentation before the event, then at the start of each day in the foyer of the Alice Springs Convention Centre.
The range includes: Continue reading
On a recent roadbook check we saw quite a few sandy patches. So we asked a well known former Australian and Victorian Rally Champion and outback trail organiser for some sand driving tips to share with you. Note that these are The Bogmeister’s suggestions and we do not necessarily endorse them – especially the last one!
In the unlikely circumstance that the organisers require you to drive through deep sand (they woudn’t do that, would they? Ha ha ha…) here are a few general hints about handling the situation. Continue reading
Do you use 91 octane unleaded in your car? And not just your rally car, what about in your service vehicles or road car?
You need to be aware that the 91 octane unleaded fuel available around Alice Springs is non-aromatic fuel called Opal. This is a special fuel that was developed by BP Australia to combat the rising use of petrol as an inhalant in remote Indigenous communities.
Opal is the only 91 octane fuel sold in and around Alice Springs. Continue reading
CAMS have recently announced changes to helmet standards that will impact a wide range of events, including the Classic Outback Trial. Please see links to CAMS news announcement and the technical bulletin below. Continue reading
We’ve had great response to the decision to accept a limited number of Cross Country Cars to run in the 2016 Classic Outback Trial. In fact, response has been so good we have introduced a new category – Classic Outback Cross Country.
The X board is not a management committee… it’s a rally sign that the Classic Outback Trial uses in conjunction with caution boards to show crews the exact position of a hazard. The X board was an innovation in COT 2014, introduced to help crews see the location of disguised or hard to see hazards.
The X board marks the location of a hazard
RallySafe is a key part of the safety framework for the 2014 Classic Outback Trial.
All cars need to buy and fit a Rallysafe Installation kit before the event. The event will provide the RallySafe unit, but you need to have the kit installed and ready to plug it in.
You can buy the installation kit direct from RallySafe. It is available through their online shop on their website. Continue reading