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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As we near the one year to go milestone to COT18, it’s been a busy period to date. Early bird nominations closed at the end of last month and we’re happy to reveal we’ve had 35 crews submit an entry, including two internationals. Continue reading
The Endurance Rally Club of Australia (ERCA), who cater for enthusiasts of endurance rally events approached us with an interest to run a regularity style event at the COT18 as component of a longer tour covering Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.
ERCA has a number of members from Australia who in recent years have competed in some of the great long distance events, including the Peking to Paris and the Road to Mandalay. The ERCA was formed to foster friendships and provide social events and as a way for them to keep in touch. With a focus on pre-war, vintage and historic rally vehicles, we will accommodate them accordingly with 1-2 stages per day during COT18. Continue reading
The Australian Outback has one of the most fascinating and unique landscapes anywhere in the world. Made world famous by iconic sights such as Uluru and Kings Canyon, the Northern Territory has so much more to be seen and explored. For 2018 we are incorporating a tour event designed for 4WD and SUV vehicles as part of the 2018 Classic Outback Trial. Continue reading
Argentinian Jorge Perez Companc has nominated the fabulous Viking Motorsport Ford Escort RS1800 for COT18.
This time 12 months ago we were recovering from a challenging but ultimately successful 2016 edition of the Classic Outback Trial (COT) despite mother nature doing her best to intervene.
Now the cogs are well and truly in motion as we look ahead to the 2018 event, and with just over a month until the early bird offer closes on July 31, 2017 we can confirm we’ve received 25 nominations to contend the 6.5 days of competition in Australia’s Red Centre from August 18-25, 2018. Continue reading
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.
With two months to go until early bird entries close on July 31, we’re pleased to confirm we have received 18 entries including 8 first time competitors for the 2018 Classic Outback Trial. With four classes covering Classic, Modern, Cross Country and Regularity there’s something for everyone.
Based in Alice Springs in central Australia, the 2018 Classic Outback Trial is Australia’s longest special stage rally and with a mix of technical mountain and fast Finland-like roads across some of the most amazing landscapes anywhere in the world, this is an adventure not to be missed. Continue reading
We’ve just finished a new issue of “COT Recce” and its full of the latest news and updates about the 2016 Classic Outback Trial.
This April issue includes: Continue reading
CAMS recently released a news article entitled “FAQs: CAMS Safety Cage Structures” that will be of interest to COT18 competitors.
In formally announcing that the Classic Outback Trial will next be conducted during the period 18-25 August 2018, Event Promoter and Executive Chairman Phil Bernadou confirmed that Alice Springs will once again play host each night, following the a very successful 2016 event.
Now the only week-long competition event in Australia it will again be run under the auspices of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Continue reading