OUR EVENT

THE JALOPY DERBY IS A 7 NIGHT, 8 DAY CAR RALLY ACROSS RURAL OUTBACK AUSTRALIA, ALMOST ENTIRELY ON UNSEALED ROADS, PROVIDING PARTICIPANTS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE AMAZING OUTBACK ENVIRONMENT, BUILD LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIPS, FOSTER COMRADESHIP AND ADOPT AN ETHOS OF HELPING OTHERS.

HOWEVER, WE’RE A RALLY WITH A REAL DIFFERENCE… WE WON’T BE RUSHING FROM ONE OVERNIGHT STOP TO ANOTHER, TRYING TO COVER AS MANY KILOMETRES AS POSSIBLE AND MISSING THE UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT WE’RE DRIVING THROUGH. ON THE CONTRARY, OUR DERBY GOES OUT OF ITS WAY TO TAKE IN SOME OF THE OUTBACK’S MOST ICONIC LANDMARKS, AS WELL AS GIVING YOU FASCINATING INSIGHTS INTO THESE RURAL AREAS AND THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES THEY FACE.

OUR MOTIVATION

FROM THE ‘BUY A BALE CAMPAIGN’, WHERE AUSTRALIANS HAVE GENEROUSLY DONATED TO ENABLE THE DISTRIBUTION OF FODDER, FOOD HAMPERS AND MORE, TO THE PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO HELP FARMERS REBUILD AND REPAIR VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE, RURAL AID AIMS TO PROVIDE A HOLISTIC SUPPORT PROGRAM TO RURAL AUSTRALIA.

OUR MISSION IS TO RAISE AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE FOR THE DROUGHT AFFECTED RURAL COMMUNITIES ACROSS AUSTRALIA THAT ARE DOING IT TOUGH.

OUR DIFFERENCE

THE JALOPY DERBY IS THE ONLY EVENT OF ITS KIND THAT INTEGRATES ITS CHARITY’S CORE INITIATIVES INTO ITS RALLY EVENT…

OUR PARTICIPANTS WILL BE PART OF A FARM ARMY AND WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND A WHOLE DAY UNDERTAKING A FARM RESCUE, HELPING A FARMER OR RURAL COMMUNITY WITH A MUCH NEEDED PROJECT.

EACH NIGHT THE RALLY IS HOSTED BY A RURAL FARMING COMMUNITY. PARTICIPANTS WILL GET THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH FARMING FAMILIES OVER A BBQ AND A BEER, AND REALLY GET TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES THESE COMMUNITIES FACE.

AND WE’RE ALL HERE FOR A GOOD TIME TOO… SO EACH NIGHT OUR TEAMS WILL BE ENTERTAINED BY RISING MUSICAL TALENT FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, HELPING TO RAISE THEIR PROFILE!

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS… ABSOLUTELY ANYONE CAN TAKE PART!

YOU DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT BEING MECHANICALLY MINDED, ALL YOU NEED IS A PASSION FOR ADVENTURE AND A DESIRE TO GIVE BACK TO OUR RURAL MATES.

WE’RE SUPPORTED BY THE ‘JALOPY DERBY RESCUE SQUAD’, A TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED MECHANICS WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO MAKE SURE THAT EACH AND EVERY TEAM MAKES IT TO THE FINISH LINE.