The Centenary Classic Outback 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. This video shows some footage of the cars taking part in some time trials. Get a glimpse of being inside a rally car driver’s seat.
Next year Frontier Services will again be the charity partner for the Classic Outback Trial.
This event aims to capture some of the spirit and essence of the early round Australia trials, but without the extensive timeframes and expenses.
The concept began in 2008 with the Red Centre to Gold Coast Trial, a twelve day event where the aim was to run an outback trial that would finish at Australia’s round of the World Rally Championship.
The event was again run in 2009 and 2010 as the Frontier Services Classic Outback Trial – a slightly shorter event that was easier on the cars and crews.
Next year its on again Bigger, Longer and Better!
The Centenary Classic Outback Trial will commence in Forbes NSW on 18 August 2012 with a prologue and welcome function, and will be followed by seven days of competition heading out west to Condobolin, Cobar and Broken Hill, and finishing up at Renmark.
The presentation function will be held on 25 August 2012 at Ruston’s Rose Garden and Visitor Centre in Renmark. The Visitor Centre can accommodate up to 180 guests in formal dining, and also contains a Classic Car Museum containing a collection of vintage and historic vehicles (www.rustonsroses.com).
In 2012 the Classic Outback Trial will be running through three of our Patrol areas – the Broken Hill Patrol, the Cobar / Nyngan Patrol and the Sturt Patrol. It will be a unique opportunity for those participating in the event to see first-hand the areas in which we work and to perhaps even meet some of the people that we support.
Philip Bernadou, Event Director of the Centenary Classic Outback Trial and his team will begin the first survey early in October. Competitors will drive approximately 400-500km per day, crossing NSW Forests and private properties, encompassing a variety of challenging terrains the drivers must negotiate.
A big thanks to the COT team for again choosing Frontier Services as their charity partner! For more information about the Classic Outback Trial visit www.classicoutbacktrial.com.au