The Classic Outback Trial organising team brings a bit of experience in organising top-level events of this nature. The team is: 

Philip Bernadou
Event Director and Clerk of Course

Philip Bernadou
  • Rally competitor
  • Co-organiser Holden Dealers International Rally 1975
  • Porsche Cup competitor and series administrator 1988-1994
  • Clerk of Course, Challenge section of the Mobil 1 Trial 1995
  • Assistant Clerk of Course Grand Prix Rally 2004/2005
  • Deputy Clerk of Course Porsche Great Ocean Road Escape 2007
  • Assistant Clerk of Course Red Centre to Gold Coast Trial 2008
  • Event Director and Deputy Clerk of Course, Classic Outback Trial 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

David (Dinta) Officer
COT Rally Road Director & Assistant Clerk of Course

David Officer
  • Current Historic rally competitor
  • 1983 VRC champion driver
  • 1984 ARC champion driver
  • 1984 and 1986 Alpine Rally winner
  • 1989 and 1991 Australian Safari winner
  • 2008 Red Centre to Gold Coast winner
  • 2009 Classic Outback Trial 24th o/r!
  • 2014 COT, 7th o/r, 2nd in class
  • 2016 COT, 7th o/r, 1st in class
  • Inductee to both Australian and Victorian Rally Halls of Fame.

Steve Hollowood
COT Regularity Road Director & Deputy Clerk of Course

​Ex rally competitor, event organiser and club administrator. Steve has been involved in the Red Centre to Gold Coast, all COTs bar one, and is a regular official on Victorian events.

  • Assistant Director on Alpine Rallies from 1976-1983
  • Event Director of the EnkaFill Alpine Rally 1984
  • Road Official on the Red Centre to Gold Coast 2008
  • Road Official on Classic Outback Trials in 2009/10/12
  • Assistant Clerk of Course Classic Outback Trial 2014, 2016
  • Assistant Clerk Of Course 2017 Alpine Rally of East Gippsland
  • Deputy Clerk Of Course 2019, 2022 Alpine Rally of East Gippsland