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

If you cannot find an answer to your question here, send us an email enquiries@jalopyderby.com.au

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.

Each team pays the registration fee of $695 to confirm their place in the Jalopy Derby.

  • Registration Fee – $695 (inc GST)
  • Camping and catering – $65 (approx – actual cost nearer the time) per day per person (includes dinner and breakfast)
  • $20 postage for stickers
  • Purchase and preparation of your Jalopy – as little or as much as you like
  • Making your way to and from the start/finish
  • Pre and Post Derby accomodation
  • Fuel
  • Lunch will be at your own cost as we pass through towns

You can use any road worthy vehicle.  But please understand that we will be driving on unsealed roads quite a lot.

Absolutely.  As long as the vehicle is legal, registered etc, you can use whatever you like.

You don’t have to, but we would like you to.  We want the Jalopy Derby to be a spectacle when driving through towns.  The more adventurous the better.  Come up with a theme for your team and decorate your vehicle and yourselves accordingly.

Up to you?  It is yours.  We hope that you will hang on to it for next years event.  

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

You need a minimum of two drivers per vehicle.  The maximum depends on the number of spare seats you have.

Please note that all participants need to be over 18.

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.