What? Where? How? Who? Why? When?

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Each team pays the registration fee of $295 to confirm their place in the Jalopy Derby.

It is possible to do the Derby for only the cost of your fuel however.  If you raise $8,000 or more, you will receive a refund on your camping and catering fees.  If you raise $10,000 or more, not only will you receive a refund on your camping and catering fees, you will also receive a refund on your registration fee.

  • Registration Fee – $295 (inc GST)
  • Camping and catering – $100 per day per team (includes dinner and breakfast)
  • Purchase and preparation of your Jalopy – as little or as much as you like
  • Flights to and from the start/finish
  • Pre and post Derby accomodation
  • Fuel
  • Lunch – on days where it will not be possible for you to stop for lunch, a lunch will be provided

This needs to be paid on acceptance of your team. We cannot confirm your team’s place on the Jalopy Derby without it, and we also cannot set you up on the fundraising site until your registration fee is paid. This will reduce the timeframe you have to fundraise, and reduce the likelihood of you raising enough to have all your fees refunded.

Registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

You need to raise at least $2,000 three months before the Jalopy Derby leaves Sydney.  You will need to raise another $2,000 three weeks before the Jalopy Derby leaves Sydney and the remaining amount 2 business days before the start.

We don’t like to be too prescriptive on this one, suffice to say that our definition of a Jalopy is an ‘old, cheap, battered vehicle which, despite its age and appearance, is still in a condition of roadworthiness’ and all participants are encouraged to purchase vehicles that are within the spirit of this.

Of course you can but where is the fun in that.  As long as the vehicle is legal, registered etc, you can use whatever you like.  Bear in mind that the adventure comes from driving a questionable vehicle on roads that are not designed for 2WD. 

Yes.  Absolutely, yes.  We want the Jalopy Derby to be a spectacle when driving through towns.  Please keep the bonnet and two front doors clear for sponsors and organisers stickers, the rest is up to you.  The more adventurous the better.  Come up with a theme for your team and decorate your Jalopy and yourselves accordingly.  We will be picking a winner who will have both their registration and camping/catering costs refunded as a prize on the final day.

Nope.  Just make sure you have it and decorated it by the time we start.  If you get it early and decorate it then you can use it in promoting your team in your local area.

Up to you?  It is yours.  We hope that you will hang on to it for next years event.  If you want to sell it, contact us as we will try to put new entrants together with those wishing to sell their Jalopies.  We will launch this when we launch the event next year.

As long as it is registered, we don’t care.

Two people is both the maximum and minimum.

How you get to the start line is up to you.  You may wish to drive, or you can freight your car at your own expense.  If you talk nicely to freight companies, they may be able to offer you a good rate or get transport donated.

You need to get your Jalopy home at your own expense.

You sure can.  Lots of other teams will be in the same position.  We will be putting together a Rescue Squad that will be on hand to help out should the need arise.  You may also have a team within your group that are mechanically proficient that can help you out.  You do not need any mechanical knowledge at all – just the ability to drive and have a great time.

No, we do not allow any pets to come along for the ride. Despite being dog owners ourselves, the Derby is no place for pets. In addition to this we may be going to places where dogs/pets are not allowed. If you bring your pet with you, you will lose your place in the Jalopy Derby. Sorry.

While Jalopy Derby has public liability insurance for the Derby, we do not cover any of the teams in the Derby.  In most personal insurance policies (such as home contents) there will be a clause about public liability, so you are usually covered by your own insurance anyway.  Please check.