As we look forward to the 2018 Classic Outback Trial we caught up briefly with Heather Worth who will be contesting her first COT for Team Xena. Continue reading
In the COT January 2018 Newsletter it was advised that the 2018 National Rally Code issued by CAMS listed Club Rally Cars as being ineligible for National Events.
After numerous competitors indicated they are planning to enter a Club Rally Car a proposal was presented to the Australian Rally Commission (ARCOM) at its January 2018 meeting seeking exemptions for COT, this being a National Other event.
After giving due consideration to the presentation the Commission agreed to allow these cars to be entered in the COT. The ineligibility ruling was intended for Championship events. Continue reading
Following a successful competition debut in 2016, the 2018 Classic Outback Trial will once again welcome competitors with modern rally cars to experience the challenge of the week-long endurance event from August 18-25.
Initially born as a long-distance rally for classic cars, in recent years there has been a growing interest from competitors with modern competition vehicles to take on Australia’s Red Centre epic event. Continue reading
The Classic Outback Trial is pleased to announce that our official accommodation partners, Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters have come on board as naming rights sponsor with the event to be known as the Lasseters Classic Outback Trial 2018. Continue reading
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.
Clerk of Course
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
South Australian, Nathan Lowe, has made himself available for COT18 for a driver seeking a seasoned co-driver. Nathan has 15 years’ experience, mostly running blind events and is the 2016 Victorian Club Rally Series (VCRS) champion.
Lyndon Wilson, a very experienced co-driver from South Australia, is looking for a team who needs his co-driving expertise. If you’re part of that team, contact Lyn on 0410 665 320 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Motor Sport Experience Brief – Lyndon (lyn) Wilson
- 1986 South Australian Co-Driver Champion
- 1st WRC 1989 Round 10 GrpN Co-Driver and 9th Outright
- 1st Rally Tasmania Heritage – Co-Driver
- Many other podiums and events
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
COT regulars, Tony Jordan and Richard Davidson won’t be entering COT18 together. But, Richard is still keen to compete and is available as a co-driver.
Richard has a really strong rally resume, especially in long-distance outback events:
2008 Red Centre to Gold Coast Trial (driver/co-driver) – Peugeot 504
2009 Classic Outback Trial (driver/co-driver) – Peugeot 504
2013 Alpine Classic rally (co-driver) – Datsun 1600
2014 Classic Outback Trial (driver/co-driver) – Triumph 2.5 PI
2014 Otago Classic Rally NZ (co-driver) – Isuzu Gemini
2015 Alpine Classic Rally (co-driver) – Triumph 2.5 PI
2015 Otago Classic Rally NZ (co-driver) – Isuzu Gemini
2016 Classic Outback Trial (driver/co-driver) – Triumph 2.5 PI
Numerous AMSAG and NSW CAMS rallies since 2012 as driver or co-driver.
Additionally, Richard was the Team Manager for Andrew and David Travis when they competed in the 2013 Australasian Safari in their Isuzu V-Cross where they placed 3rd outright and 1st in class. Also service crew for Andrew and David Travis in the 2017 Condo 750 where they placed second outright (by 1 second!!).
With that background, Richard would be an asset to any team.
If you’re interested, contact Richard on email@example.com or 0418 630 041 to talk it through.