We received this useful email today from Lana at the Orange Visitor Information Centre:
“Good morning Phillip
This is a courtesy email to advise your team of some accommodation choices in Orange that have larger than average parking areas for your towing vehicles.
The legendary car trials that have captured the public’s imagination since the ‘round Australia’ Trials of the 1950s, could have reached the end of the dusty Outback road.
The Event Director of Australia’s only remaining marathon gravel special stage rally, Philip Bernadou, has announced that this year’s Classic Outback Trial to be run from November 1-7, will be his last.
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.
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
COT20 Pre-regulations for Classic and Modern Competitions are now available.
The Pre-regulations provide intending competitors with the essential details they may need to prepare themselves for the 2020 Classic Outback Trial.
They include information on the governance of the event, entries and Technical Regulations such as vehicle eligibility and decals on vehicles.
The Supplementary Regulations, to be issued early April 2020, will contain the Sporting Regulations.
The Pre-regulations are on the Documents and Forms page.
The organising committee got a great confidence boost with the 20 early bird nominations filling so quickly.
Thank you all.
Since then, COT2020 now has 26 nominations. See the full list: COT2020 Nominations as at 4 July 2019.
Due to time restrictions in August entries will be limited to 60.
So, to ensure your spot complete the relevant nomination form and pay the deposit to guarantee your place. PLEASE list your name as an identifyer when making EFT deposits.
Pre-regs will be available by the end of July, and will cover administration, entry, vehicle eligibility and signs of vehicles.
Any person interested in entering the event is encouraged to submit details of the vehicle to the organisers to check on its eligibility and receive confirmation in writing if it is eligible for the event, providing confidence to prepare the vehicle. Continue reading
This event proved to be very popular on the last COT and gaining more interest in other organised events, we are again considering conducting a regularity category in the 2020 event.
It will also be conducted over the 7 days and will incorporate the majority of the COT special stages. Continue reading
There will be 4 events during COT week: Classic, Modern, Regularity and the Tagalong Tour.
Modern and Regularity categories will depend on a minimum of 15 entries per category. Should we not receive this number, all monies paid will be fully refunded.Attached is the Nomination forms for Classic and Modern categories. Continue reading