SO HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
SCROLL DOWN FOR EVERY IMPORTANT DETAIL RELATING TO THIS EPIC FUND RAISING ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!

THE ROUTE

THE INAUGURAL 2020 RURAL AID JALOPY DERBY WILL SEE 100 TEAMS FROM ALL OVER AUSTRALIA DRIVE THEIR JALOPIES OVER 2,500KM FROM SYDNEY TO AIRLIE BEACH!

THE ROUTE HAS BEEN CAREFULLY PLANNED TO ENSURE THAT WE PASS THROUGH AS MANY DROUGHT AFFECTED AREAS AS POSSIBLE, ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN HEAVILY IMPACTED BY THE CURRENT CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS TAKING IN SOME OF THE OUTBACK’S MOST ICONIC LANDMARKS. THINK OF PLACES SUCH AS THE GEORGE HOTEL IN CARINDA WHERE DAVID BOWIE FILMED HIS ‘LET’S DANCE’ VIDEO, LIGHTNING RIDGE – FAMOUS FOR ITS OPAL MINES, HOT SPRINGS AND INCREDIBLE ART GALLERIES, AND LONGREACH WHERE A FREE GUIDED TOUR OF THE QANTAS MUSEUM AWAITS US. THESE ARE JUST SOME OF AMAZING EXPERIENCES THAT AWAIT PARTICIPANTS OF THE 2020 JALOPY DERBY!

THE COSTS

REGISTRATION COSTS JUST $295 PER TEAM.

EACH TEAM NEEDS TO RAISE $5,000 PRIOR TO THE START OF THE DERBY… FOR INSTANCE, OVER AN 8 MONTH PERIOD THAT’S $2,500 PER PERSON, OR JUST $300 PER MONTH.

ALL TEAMS COVER THEIR COST OF CAMPING & CATERING, CURRENTLY ESTIMATED AT JUST $100 PER TEAM, PER DAY. HOWEVER, EVERY TEAM THAT MANAGES TO RAISE OVER $8,000 IN DONATIONS WILL HAVE ALL OF THEIR CAMPING & CATERING COSTS PAID FOR THE ENTIRE DERBY, INCLUDING THE LAST NIGHT IN AIRLIE BEACH!

EVEN BETTER, EVERY TEAM THAT RAISES OVER $10,000 WILL HAVE THEIR REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDED IN ADDITION TO HAVING THEIR CAMPING & CATERING COSTS PAID FOR THE ENTIRE DERBY, INCLUDING THE LAST NIGHT IN AIRLIE BEACH.

SO GET FUNDRAISING… THE MORE YOU RAISE THE CHEAPER IT GETS TO TAKE PART!

THE TEAMS

SORRY GUYS, ONLY TWO PEOPLE PER TEAM PLEASE!

HOWEVER YOUR FUNDRAISING TEAM CAN BE AS BIG AS YOU LIKE… GET AS MANY OF YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND WORK COLLEAGUES TO HELP RAISE AS MUCH FUNDS AS POSSIBLE.

AND DON’T FORGET, ON THE JALOPY DERBY YOU DON’T NEED ANY MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE. IF YOU KNOW HOW TO FIX A CAR THEN THAT’S GREAT, YOU’RE SELF SUFFICIENT. BUT FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW THEIR SUMP FROM THEIR ALTERNATOR THE JALOPY DERBY RESCUE SQUAD IS THERE TO SUPPORT YOU EVERY KILOMETRE OF THE WAY!

THE JALOPIES

HMMM… NOT QUITE WHAT WE HAD IN MIND!

WE DON’T LIKE TO BE TOO PRESCRIPTIVE ON THIS ONE, YOU CAN USE ANY VEHICLE AS LONG AS IT IS ROAD LEGAL.

WE ALSO STRONGLY ENCOURAGE EACH TEAM TO DECORATE THIER JALOPIES. STAMP YOUR OWN PERSONALITY ON YOUR VEHICLE. BE UNIQUE, BE NOTICED, BE BOLD! THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR THE BEST DECORATED VEHICLES!

AND UNLIKE OTHER RALLIES, WE DON’T MAKE YOU AUCTION YOUR BELOVED JALOPY AT THE END OF TRIP, WHICH MEANS YOU CAN USE YOUR JALOPY FOR THE NEXT DERBY, AND THE ONE AFTER THAT, AND THE ONE AFTER THAT!

THE ENVIRONMENT

YES, YOU’LL BE CAMPING EACH NIGHT… BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO MISS OUT ON CREATURE COMFORTS. ALL OF OUR OVERNIGHT STOPS WILL FEATURE GRASS AREAS TO CAMP ON, GOOD TOILET AND SHOWER AMENITIES, UNDERCOVER DINING AREAS, TABLES AND CHAIRS AND A WARMING FIRE OR TWO.

WE’RE WORKING WITH OUR DERBY PARTNERS TO ENSURE THEY CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET A GREAT NIGHT’S SLEEP IN THE OUTBACK. STAY TUNED FOR AMAZING DISCOUNTS ON SWAGS, TENTS AND PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING ELSE YOU MAY NEED!

AND OF COURSE GREAT FOOD WILL BE AT THE HEART OF THE JALOPY DERBY EXPERIENCE. A HEARTY BREAKFAST IS PROVIDED, AND IN THE EVENING WE’LL SHARE SOME AMAZING MEALS WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AS WE’RE ENTERTAINED BY SOME OF THE LOCAL, UPCOMING MUSICAL TALENT. BEER AND WINE, LOCAL TO THE REGIONS WE’RE PASSING THROUGH, WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.