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COT18 Pre-Regulations now available

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.

Tom Snooks
Clerk of Course

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The Bogmeister’s guide to driving through deep sand

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

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Unleaded fuel in Alice Springs

Do you use 91 octane unleaded in your car? And not just your rally car, what about in your service vehicles or road car?

opalYou 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

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RallySafe Installation Kits

RallySafe logoRallySafe 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