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
Your car might not be a fire-breathing turbocharged all-wheel drive rally car but you too can compete in the 2016 Classic Outback Trial.
The Regularity section of the Red Centre trial gives everyone the chance to satisfy their competitive urge no matter what car they drive. You could even compete in your SUV, four-wheel drive, or your favourite classic. Overseas and locals can also hire a 4WD to compete. Contact the organisers for assistance.
No special preparation is needed to compete in Regularity, you don’t need to wear crash helmets or special driving suits, all you need are essential safety items like a fire extinguisher, a first-aid kit and warning triangles.
Standard car class rally cars would be ideal for Classic Outback Regularity
A 1934 Railton, similar to the car the Macwhirters are preparing for COT 2016. Image courtesy conceptcarz.com
Alice Springs, in the Red Centre of Australia, will host in June 2016 the only long distance special stage rally conducted in Australia – the Classic Outback Trial.
The spectacular setting is one of the major attractions for entrants in the 2016 Classic Outback Trial. Most competitors will be in their highly developed and specialist Classic or Modern rally cars. They’ll be happy to race along the Trial’s great bush roads and tracks at breakneck speed with the scenery rushing by in a blur. But, others want to enjoy the ever-changing landscape. Continue reading