ERCA Perth to Sydney Classic 2021
20th October - 8th November 2021
It's been a long time in the planning, and after a few false starts, it looks like it's actually going to happen......
That's right - The ERCA Perth to Sydney Classic is on!
ERCA has taken over the full organisation of the event after Roarr Rallies in the UK were forced to withdraw their involvement. The good news is that much of the hard work had been done by Adrian Epps from Roarr which makes our organising role a bit easier.
The Rally will commence in Perth on Wednesday 20th of October 2021, and finish in Sydney on Monday 8th November 2021. That's a total of 20 days.
The rally route looks really great. After leaving Perth the route heads south through Margret River, then skirts the bottom tip of WA before heading back towards the Nullabor via Esperance and Balladonia. The rally then heads towards Adelaide, but turns north into the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, through the Barossa, then down to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. There's a layover day in Melbourne to attend the Melbourne Cup, before heading up through the Victorian high country, on to Canberra and then finally finishing in downtown Sydney.
A detailed route guide will be published soon.
Most of the accommodation has already been identified and we are currently working on reserving rooms for our group. We are endeavouring to book the best available accommodation, but as you can appreciate, some areas are a little remote so accommodation can be a little variable.
Who Can Enter?
At least one member of the crew must be a financial member of ERCA to participate (we will be calling for club membership renewals shortly). We are capping the entries at around 15 cars due to limited accommodation in some areas. Preference will be given to crews that have already entered and paid for the cancelled Roarr Rallies 2020 London to Sydney Rally, on which this event is based.
What Cars are Eligible?
The rally is open to any Vintage or Classic Car that is built in the spirit of endurance rallying events. Guidelines on eligible cars can be found on our website HERE, however, if your car does not strictly comply, please talk to us.
How to Enter?
At this stage, we are calling for expressions of interest. We will call for a $1,000 deposit towards the end of March. If the event is oversubscribed we will add you to a waiting list. To submit an expression of interest please CLICK HERE.
How Much Will it Cost?
At this stage, we are still sorting through the costs including accommodation, mechanical support, some meals and events, and other associated costs. We believe each team should budget on about $10 - 15K for the full event.
In addition, crews will need to budget for fuel, meals, and the odd alcoholic beverage here and there.
We are planning 3 rest days during our journey:
1 day at Parachilna in South Australia to explore the beautiful Flinders Ranges
1 day in Melbourne to attend the famous Melbourne Cup Horse Race at Flemington Race Course
1 day in Canberra to drop in and say hi to Sco Mo
We recommend all cars be registered for RACV Roadside Assist or equivalent
We recommend fitting a UHF Radio to your car.
We will continue to update the information on this page so check back again soon!