Some details of the event, specific to rally competitors, are:

Name of Event2021 Classic Outback Trial
Inclusive dates22 to 28 August, 2021
Preliminary activitiesIn Parkes on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 August, including Documentation, Scrutiny, Prologue and Welcome function
Event startsIn Parkes, NSW on Sunday 22 August 2021
Event finishesIn Bathurst, NSW on Saturday 21 August 2021
Overnight locationsSaturday, Sunday and Monday overnight stops will be in Parkes
Tuesday and Wednesday will be in Orange
Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be in Bathurst
Stage conditionsAll special stages (and transports) will be in daylight
All special stages will be on gravel roads
Stage distance1,500 km of Special Stages (generally 90 – 150km per day)
Total event distance2,300 km total event distance
ServicingServicing twice a day during conduct of the event and no restriction on overnight servicing time, no overnight parc ferme

The Classic Outback Trial is subject to receiving approval by the NSW Police and the relevant Shire Councils and Forestry Departments and is conducted under the auspices of Motorsport Australia (formerly CAMS).

All competition for the Classic Outback Trial is held during daylight hours. There is no night time competition.

The Classic Outback Trial is not just an outback trial for historic and classic cars – it’s actually a modern, special stage rally which has been designed to include modern 2WD and 4WD rally cars (particularly Production Rally Cars) which are catered for in their own general classification but will run in the outright running order each day. Without doubt the event would be entirely suitable for these cars.

The Classic Outback Trial caters for those who want an old-fashioned rally experience, but with no night time competition (no need for driving lights) and plenty of sleep each night. No parcs ferme or A to A timing. 

You will experience a relaxed atmosphere, but serious competition, great camaraderie and very friendly marshals. 

We want to see your car brought back to life and run in an event which you will thoroughly enjoy and enjoy safely. That’s why we will have RallySafe tracking units fitted to all cars and we will be providing motor sport experienced Medical Intervention Teams for those times when something does go wrong.

But the biggest reason of all is that this will be the final Classic Outback Trial, ever, so if you have a hankering to get involved, don’t put it off.