Jalopy Derby 2021

16 May 2021

TITLE: Jalopy Derby 2021

DATE: 16 - 22 May 2021

LOCATION: Sydney to Yeppoon

COST: Registration Fee – $695

ORGANISER: Rural Aid, Jalopy Derby and Buy A Bale

REGISTER: HERE

The Jalopy Derby is a 6 night, 7 day car rally across rural outback Australia, travelling on unsealed roads, providing participants with an opportunity to experience the amazing unique outback environment, build life long friends, foster comradship and adopt an ethis of helping others.

This is a rally with a real difference… You won’t be rushing from one overnight stop to the next, trying to cover as many kilometers as possible and missing the unique environment we are driving through. This Derby goes out of its way to take in some of the outback’s most iconic landmarks, as well as giving you fascinating insights into these rural areas and the challenges they face.

MOTIVATION

Now, more than ever, Australian rural communities need our help as they battle catastrophic fire, drought and flood events that occur ever more frequently.

Rural Aid is Australia’s largest, rural focussed charity that provides much needed assistance to these areas through the provision of feed, water and mental health services, as well as focussing on providing long term, strategic and self sustainable solutions to rural communities throughout Australia.

By raising funds for such a worthy cause, we can be sure that our fundraising efforts are being directed in the best way possible.

DIFFERENCE

The Jalopy Derby is the only event of its kind that integrates its charity’s core initiatives.

The aim is to have each night hosted by a rural farming community. Participants will get the unique opportunity to interact with farming families over a BBQ and a beer, and really get to understand the significant challenges these communities face.

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

Here’s the good news… Absolutely anyone can take part!

You don’t need to worry about being mechanically minded, all you need is a car, a couple of swags, a passion for adventure and a desire to give back to our rural mates.

You will be supported by the ‘Jalopy Derby Rescue Squad’, a team of highly skilled mechanics who have volunteered their time and energy to make sure that each and every team make it to the finish line.

THE COSTS

Registration costs just $695 per team.

Each team needs to raise $5,000 prior to the start of the Derby.

Extra costs are camping and catering, fuel, and anything else you may need.