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COT18 Pre-Regulations now available

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.

Tom Snooks
Clerk of Course

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Co-driver seeking COT team…

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

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

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ERCA Tour for Regularity

ERCA logoThe 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

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COT18: COT experienced co-driver available

Tony Jordan and Richard Davidson, Triumph 2.5Pi

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 or 0418 630 041 to talk it through.




All systems go for COT18…

Jorge Perez Companc, Ford RS1800

Argentinian Jorge Perez Companc has nominated the fabulous Viking Motorsport Ford Escort RS1800 for COT18.

This time 12 months ago we were recovering from a challenging but ultimately successful 2016 edition of the Classic Outback Trial (COT) despite mother nature doing her best to intervene.

Now the cogs are well and truly in motion as we look ahead to the 2018 event, and with just over a month until the early bird offer closes on July 31, 2017 we can confirm we’ve received 25 nominations to contend the 6.5 days of competition in Australia’s Red Centre from August 18-25, 2018. Continue reading


Only two months left for early birds…

With two months to go until early bird entries close on July 31, we’re pleased to confirm we have received 18 entries including 8 first time competitors for the 2018 Classic Outback Trial. With four classes covering Classic, Modern, Cross Country and Regularity there’s something for everyone.

Based in Alice Springs in central Australia, the 2018 Classic Outback Trial is Australia’s longest special stage rally and with a mix of technical mountain and fast Finland-like roads across some of the most amazing landscapes anywhere in the world, this is an adventure not to be missed. Continue reading