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Modern cars eligible for Classic Outback Trial Modern competition

The 7th Classic Outback Trial (COT), a bi-annual event, will be conducted between 7th and 15th August next year, and will return to mid-New South Wales after being centred at Alice Springs in the Northern Territory in 2016 and 2018.

Starting in Parkes and finishing in Bathurst, the 7 day gravel rally will be run over 33 special stages, ranging in length up to 60 kilometres. These stages will be conducted on private property, forestry and public roads. Continue reading

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Baptism of fire for COT crews!

The 2016 Classic Outback Trial finally got under way, after Friday’s storms which lashed the region with devastating effect, saw yesterday’s seven stages of competition cancelled.

An eager field of 52 crews from around Australia and overseas gathered at Lasseters early in the morning against the sun-lit backdrop of the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges to begin the quest to conquer the Australian Outback. Awaiting the crews would be five challenging stages covering a distance of 187 competitive kilometres to the north of Alice Springs. Continue reading