While the rest of us are in COVID-19 lockdown and looking forward to the next visit to the Supermarket, the Organisers of the Classic Outback Trial are flat out with preparations to ensure – as far as legally possible – the much loved seven day, 1515 kilometre rally, of which 750 kilometres are Special Stage start on time in the New South Wales regional town of Parkes on Saturday 8 August, 2020.Continue reading
21 March 2020
Organisers’ current plans are to conduct the Classic Outback Trial in August 2020
Unfortunately most rallies due to be conducted in the next couple of months have been cancelled or postponed due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus.
“With the Classic Outback Trial (COT) scheduled to be held some four months away in early August and because it is unclear what the situation will be then, we are going ahead with plans to conduct the 7 day, 33 special stage event” Philip Bernadou, the Event Director, announced today.Continue reading
We received this useful email today from Lana at the Orange Visitor Information Centre:
“Good morning Phillip
This is a courtesy email to advise your team of some accommodation choices in Orange that have larger than average parking areas for your towing vehicles.Continue reading
The legendary car trials that have captured the public’s imagination since the ‘round Australia’ Trials of the 1950s, could have reached the end of the dusty Outback road.
The Event Director of Australia’s only remaining marathon gravel special stage rally, Philip Bernadou, has announced that this year’s Classic Outback Trial to be run from August 9-15, will be his last.Continue reading
…and why you should enter!
The Classic Outback Trial, a gravel daylight Special Stage rally for Classic and “Allcomers” rally cars will be held in Central Western Region of New South Wales for 2020. During its 7 days of competition in August, it will overnight at the regional cities of Parkes, Orange and Bathurst.
For a few years now, I have been keeping an eye on the Classic Outback Trial and would like to compete in 2020. If you know of anyone who is looking for an highly experienced navigator then please pass on my details. Continue reading
COT20 Pre-regulations for Classic and Modern Competitions are now available.
The Pre-regulations provide intending competitors with the essential details they may need to prepare themselves for the 2020 Classic Outback Trial.
They include information on the governance of the event, entries and Technical Regulations such as vehicle eligibility and decals on vehicles.
The Supplementary Regulations, to be issued early April 2020, will contain the Sporting Regulations.
The Pre-regulations are on the Documents and Forms page.
Any person interested in entering the event is encouraged to submit details of the vehicle to the organisers to check on its eligibility and receive confirmation in writing if it is eligible for the event, providing confidence to prepare the vehicle. Continue reading
This event proved to be very popular on the last COT and gaining more interest in other organised events, we are again considering conducting a regularity category in the 2020 event.
It will also be conducted over the 7 days and will incorporate the majority of the COT special stages. Continue reading
There will be 4 events during COT week: Classic, Modern, Regularity and the Tagalong Tour.
Modern and Regularity categories will depend on a minimum of 15 entries per category. Should we not receive this number, all monies paid will be fully refunded.Attached is the Nomination forms for Classic and Modern categories. Continue reading