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Fifth time lucky: put 27 March to 2 April, 2022 in your calendar

Event Director, Philip Bernadou, today announced the new date for the rescheduled Classic Outback Trial: 27 March to 2 April, 2022.

He said that the event program will be exactly as planned, but rescheduled to start on Sunday March 27, 2022.

Originally calendared for August 2020, the event was postponed to November 2020, March 2021, August 2021, and now to March 2022.

“We envisage that by March/April 2022 the vaccination rate will be high enough to allow state and international borders to reopen,” Phil Bernadou, said.

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Classic Outback Trial postponed to early March

Classic Outback Trial Organisers have made the decision to postpone the event to 7 – 13 March 2021.

Complications in regard to preparation and competing logistics for competitors and organisers, brought about by the emergence of the strong second wave of the Covid-19 virus, has forced the Organisers to again postpone the event from its initially revised date of 1 – 7 November 2020.

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Modern cars eligible for Classic Outback Trial Modern competition

The 7th Classic Outback Trial (COT), a bi-annual event, will be conducted between 7th and 15th August next year, and will return to mid-New South Wales after being centred at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory in 2016 and 2018.

Starting in Parkes and finishing in Bathurst, the 7 day gravel rally will be run over 33 special stages, ranging in length up to 60 kilometres. These stages will be conducted on private property, forestry and public roads.

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COT20 Pre-Regulations updated – ensure you have the latest version…

COT Pre-Regulations for Classic and Modern Competitions were updated and re-issued on 30 July 2019. While there were a number of corrections, the updated document does contain some important changes over the version first in relation to vehicle eligibility.

Competitors should check their document and if necessary, download the version issued on 30 July 2019 from the Documents and Forms page. Continue reading