Outback Challange Spectator Info.

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 20:56
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ARB Warn Outback Challenge
2004 Spectator Package - May 15th - 22nd

The infamous ARB Warn Outback Challenge will once again be held outside Broken Hill, May 15th through to 22nd and this year we are opening the three most popular competition areas for viewing in an all-new package which allows spectators to choose which stages they want to watch each day. Combined with the first competition areas in and around Broken Hill it promises to be more thrilling than ever, providing the ultimate action packed holiday in the Australian Outback.

Features
Free spectator merchandise
More information on the event and the participants
Special spectator ID to allow easier entry into events
Full details of competition areas before you arrive at Broken Hill
Later starts in the morning (slightly anyway)
Ability to choose your preferred viewing area each day

What we are offering is an opportunity to be involved with the event while it is in the township of Broken Hill and then experience the event watching the competitors of at the special stage of your choice and then finishing up with a seat at the presentation back in Broken Hill.

Due to the fact that our event is held on private sheep stations we can only offer a full package and will not have day passes for sale. Our camps are often remotely based on these properties which makes it impossible for spectators to come and go as they please. You can however leave early or join the full package after the 15th if it is organised before the event start.

Also because the event is run on private property and we want to offer the best experience possible we are limiting the number of spectator vehicles, so if you are interested, don't delay in applying for this unique outback experience.

Spectators, particularly overseas participants, who require assistance with planning their holiday ie, hire cars, flights, trains, travel insurance etc can contact us and we will place them in the hands of a travel agent in Melbourne who can help with planning and who is aware of our event itinerary.

Requirements
Spectators will need to be completely self sufficient for the days spent out at the competition areas this being the morning of Monday 17th through to evening of Friday 21st May.

All spectators will stay at the central camp from Monday 17th through to Friday 21st and will visit one special stage area each day or you can stay back at camp if the action is al too much for you.

Spectators will be guided by their official spectator marshal for the duration of the event and they will be under the control of this designated official at all times.

Accommodation in town is the responsibility of spectators themselves, but the central camp housing the spectators area will be set aside by the Outback Challenge. These will be bush camps and there will be no toilet facilities so please ensure you bring along your own shovel, toilet paper, water etc. The area is suitable for off road campers. You also require an all wheel drive or four wheel drive vehicle to access most of the competition areas.

Basic Structure
The following is a basic rundown of the event, bearing in mind we are still planing more sections which spectators will have access to.

Friday 16th May
Registration and scrutineering for competitors
Welcome BBQ for all involved

Saturday 17th May
Registration of spectators
Chance to take a look around Broken Hill
Special Stage with all vehicles to be held on the outskirts of Broken Hill (to be confirmed)

Sunday 18th May
Special stage motorkhana with all vehicles
Competitors head off to competition areas

Monday 19th May
Spectators head off in the morning following their spectator marshals and spend the next five days in the outback.
Camp with be at a central camp with all event spectators where hopefully you'll enjoy a wonderful campfire and plenty of tales with new-found friends.
Each night you can choose your desired special stage area to visit the following day and we will provide details as to which competitors will be at each area to aid your decision.
The next morning you will move on to your competition area returning to camp each night.

Friday Evening 21st May/Saturday Morning 22nd May
Spectators head back to Broken Hill
Presentation is a luncheon in town from 12 noon through to 4pm

Costs
The spectator package 8-day pass is available at a cost of $350 per person (inclusive of GST). Children under 16 are free of charge.
Payment can be made in two parts, half upon application and remainder by March 30th.
We accept cheques, money order, credit card (bankcard/mastercard/visa) see sep form.
Refunds available up to February 15th.

The 8-day pass will give access to:
€ The motorkhana event
€ Competition areas with guide
€ Official presentation

You will also receive:
€ Official Outback Challenge merchandise
€ Official Outback Challenge ID Pass
€ Meal at presentation luncheon

PO Box 330, Croydon, Vic 3136; Fax 03 9723 2022;
Email outbackchallenge@bigpond.com
Phone 03 9725 3806 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am - 2pm)

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ARB Warn Outback Challenge
Australian 4wd Events
Paul and Sharyn Vanderhorst
PO Box 330
Croydon Vic Australia 3136
Phone 03 9725 3806 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (11am - 2pm)
Our office is closed on Wednesday Saturday and Sunday
Fax 03 9723 2022
www.outbackchallenge.com
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 23:41

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 23:41
Geez you would have to be keen....a hell of a lot cheaper just to buy a 4by magazine a month later and read all about.Willem
Out on the Gibber
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 23:02

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 23:02
The DVD $35, and watch it with mates, beers, in the comfort of home!!!!

$350 PER PERSON!? And I thought the Vic Gov was the greediest thing on earth..
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 11:43

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 11:43
I will take a dozen of these because hopefully they would be cheaper by the dozen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We have so little time to enjoy our land
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