NEW FOR 2018!
In a boon for classic rallying, the CAMS Victorian, NSW and QLD Rally Panels have joined forces to announce this brand new series for 2018.
Seven events will form the infancy of what is likely to become even bigger in 2019 with more events wanting to be involved.
• 14 April –Oberon NSW
• 5 May – Mitta VIC
• 14 July – Kyogle NSW
• 11 August – Batemans Bay NSW
• 22 September – Bathurst NSW
• 13 October – Canberra ACT
The seventh planned event at Coffs Harbour on 17 November is yet to be confirmed at time of release.
Two other events will be nominated back ups should one of the above not occur:
• 16th June – Bulahdelah NSW
• 27th October – Cooma NSW
The series already has a very healthy PR budget. The first launch video has been published (as seen above).
Each event will be run as one or more heats, with multiple-heat events allowing teams to score series points for each heat completed, even if they DNF the other heat..
Vehicles will run under CAMS Classic Rally Car Classes C1 C2 C3 and C4 plus Club Rally Cars over 30 years old, ensuring almost any “classic” car that exists will be allowed to run!
Run under CAMS Multi Club permits, entry costs will be kept low and eligibility easy. Frontal head restraints and driving suits are highly recommended for all competitors, but not compulsory.
Any crew who enters is eligible to score series points without having to register for the series. However series registration is highly recommended to receive a supporters package that includes:
• $20 discount per event
• Guaranteed PR, including:
• on a Facebook page dedicated to the series
• Promotion of each team as they register
• Plus possible inclusion in the 2 videos that will be created for every event
• and more (to be announced)
Several drivers have already announced their intention to compete in the series, including:
• Clay Badenoch
• Neal Bates
• Tom Dermody
• Bruce Garland
• Ryan Smart
• Michael O’Hagan
“We have listened and run a heap of surveys to our customers,” said Brett Middleton, (NSW Rally Panel promotions), “This series will provide the events that are in demand by Classic competitors.” He added.
The NSW Rally Panel has gained a lot of assistance from Classic rally car owners such as Clay Badenoch and Tom Dermody, who have liaised with many teams to formulate this series.
“These are exciting times for the sport,” said NSW Rally Panel Chairman John Sparkes. “Clay and Brett have been instrumental in bringing this series to reality and I hope many competitors will take advantage of the opportunity to get their classic cars into the forest for a full year of competition.”