The 2012 Centenary Classic Outback Trial was wrapped up for another year with a presentation at Rustons Rose in Remark on Saturday evening.
The week-long trial saw competitors endure the rain and cold and cover 2150 kilometers of outback terrain to raise significant funds for Frontier Services Outback Links program. As the event drew to a close, the vehicles were all corralled at Angove Family Wine makers, a significant supporter and sponsor of the event.
Rosemary Young addressed the presentation,
“It’s important that people live at the heart of remote Australia. For food security, for the protection of the environment and in order to be a whole nation, we need people who live in the middle of it. The people we support, and the people who live at the heart of remote Australia are the salt of the earth, and they were delighted to see you in their patch,” she said.
“Being here today, you are supporting them too and we are immensely grateful for that.”
The Frontier Services/Hartmann vehicle, a 1968 Datsun, driven by Gary Williamson and Peter Batt as navigator put in a fantastic effort placing third overall and first in the classic car category. First placed were Mathew Swan and Paul Franklin in a 1987 Holden Commodore.
Frontier Services would like to acknowledge the generosity of all of the sponsors including BP Australia, NAVMAN, Unique Sydney Cruises. Acacia Apartments, the McCracken Country Club, Weber, RB Sellars Clothing, Rustons Rose, Angove Family Winemakers and a very special thank you to our team mates, Hartmann who made Frontier Services entry into the race possible.
In addition to the financial assistance that this event will provide the Outback Links program, Coordinator Davida Melksham said,
“The event provided the sort of PR that money cannot buy for Outback Links. I am grateful to everyone for their support and interest. “