Competitors will be in good hands…

The Classic Outback Trial is organised by a very experienced and dedicated team, all of whom have proven experience in managing and producing high quality motor sport events which are acclaimed both within Australia and throughout the world.

the cot organisers
L2R: Steve Hollowood, Tom Snooks and Philip Bernadou

Phil Bernadou – Event Director and Clerk of the Course

  • Past Rally competitor
  • Co-organiser Holden Dealers International Rally 1975 & 1976
  • Porsche Cup competitor and series administrator 1988-1994
  • Clerk of the Course, Challenge section of the Mobil 1 Trial 1995
  • Assistant Clerk of the Course Grand Prix Rally 2004/2005
  • Deputy Clerk of the Course Porsche Great Ocean Road Escape 2007
  • Assistant Clerk of the Course Red Centre to Gold Coast Trial 2008
  • Event Director and Deputy Clerk of the Course, Classic Outback Trial 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Steve Hollowood – Road Director (Regularity), Deputy Clerk of Course

  • Ex-rally competitor, club administrator and event organiser.
  • Road Official’s Team Red Centre to Gold Coast 2009
  • Key Official for 5 out 6 COTs
  • Road Official on the Red Centre to Gold Coast 2008 & Classic Outback Trials in 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Assistant Clerk of the Course, Classic Outback Trial 2014, 2016
  • Assistant Clerk of the Course, Alpine Rally of East Gippsland 2017
  • Road Director/Deputy CoC, Alpine Rally of East Gippsland 2019, 2021
  • Regular official on Victorian events

In addition to these Senior Officials, the Classic Outback Trial requires 70 experienced motorsport officials to be able to run it to the high standard which is aimed for. These include such diverse activities as equipment supply and handling, data processing, course and control set up, control officials, media officials, scrutineers, vehicle recovery and medical teams

Comprehensive medical and incident response teams will be available throughout the event.