Two weeks to go… and here’s the latest news!

In two weeks time the organising will be decamping to Parkes to get things ready for the start of the 2022 Classic Outback Trial. And we’re just a bit excited…

The latest COT Newsletter has just hit the streets. The headlines include:

  • Last Chance!
  • Report from the COT Rally Road Director after Course Check
  • COT Regularity Route Check Report
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Apparel
  • Save the Book
  • COT22 Poster is now available
  • Trailer Parking
  • Online Entry Forms
  • and more…

Click through to read the latest COT Newsletter


Entries nearly full…

Following a recent surge of new entries for the Classic Outback Trial, only a few places remain in the entry list before a full capacity is reached.

Event Director, Phil Bernadou has confirmed that following the reinstatement by the Federal and State Governments of sporting events, after the long Covid-19 induced lockdowns and travel restrictions experienced in most states, that there we only nine spaces left in the Special Stage event and seven spaces in the regularity event.

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Updated Supplementary Regulations

Updated Supplementary Regulations for both the COT Rally and COT Regularity competitions are now available.

Classic Outback Trial Supplementary Regulations V8.2 for the Rally competition are on the Rally Docs and Forms page.

Classic Outback Trial Regularity Supplementary Regulations V6.2 for the Regularity competition are on the Regularity Docs and Forms page.

These updated Supplementary Regulations have been approved by Motorsport Australia and replace previous documents. They have been rewritten from the original document issued in 2019 and subsequent updates, and should be re-read.

Philip Bernadou
Clerk of the Course

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Co-driver needed…

Are you an experienced co-driver and interested in competing in #COT22?

A potential entrant has called and he’s looking for a co-driver to team with him.

It will be a fast ride – it’s in a Ford Capri Perana with an experienced driver. As co-driver, you need to have some experience and be prepared to share some costs.

If you’re interested, contact Philip Bernadou (, 0412 498 602) and we’ll put you in touch.



New Clerk of Course

Following an extended illness by long time Classic Outback Trial Clerk of Course Tom Snooks, it was announced today that Event Director Phil Bernadou will step up to fulfil the event’s senior role during the 7 day Special Stage Rally to be held around the Central West Region of New South Wales between 27 March and 2 April 2022.

“Tom’s shoes are rather large and it will be a team effort from all of our key officials to fill the voids – but the good news is that Tom will still be at the end of a zoom screen or a telephone if we get into unknown territory” said Phil Bernadou.

“We are fortunate to have a very experienced and competent team of Key Officials on hand for the Classic Outback Trial, including former Australian Rally Champion, David Officer and Alpine Rally Deputy Clerk of Course, Steve Hollowood, who will be managing on-ground key components of the Special Stage and Regularity events respectively. We are in good hands!”

The Classic Outback Trial will be held over seven days, starting in Parkes in New South Wales on Sunday, 27 March, 2022 before moving through Orange to end in Bathurst on Saturday, 2 April