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 Deputy 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.

Tom Snooks
Clerk of Course

Tom Snooks

Tom has vast experience in rally organisation. He originated the Australian Safari. We are very proud that Tom was inducted into the Australian Rally Hall of Fame in March 2013.

  • Event Manager for the Southern Cross Rally 1972-1977
  • General Manager 1979 Repco Reliability Trial
  • Clerk of Course for Targa Tasmania 1994-2003, and Classic Adelaide 2002-2005
  • Event Manager for the Repco Reliability Trial 1979, the Mobil 1 Trial 1995 and the Playstation Round Australia Trial 1998.
  • Event Administrator Red Centre to Gold Coast Trial 2008
  • Clerk of Course Classic Outback Trial 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018
  • Clerk of Course Bega Valley Rally 2009-2013

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

​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, 2021 Alpine Rally of East Gippsland