New Classic Challenge Trophy announced
Classic rally competitors will be vying for the new ‘Classic Challenge Trophy’ this year, which will be held jointly between the Otago Rally and the Wairarapa Rally.
Cars that comply with the Otago Classic eligibility criteria will be in line for the new award.
The first round of the Classic Challenge Trophy will be the Dunlop
International Classic Rally of Otago on April 10 and 11, while round
two will be the new Malcolm Stewart Memorial Rally (to be run as part
of the Wairarapa Rally) in September.
“This is a tremendous initiative and gives classic rally competitors a
new trophy to aspire to,” Otago Rally clerk of course, Norman Oakley,
“Both the Otago and Wairarapa rallies are well respected in New
Zealand, and we’re confident that classic competitors will take up the
Both events offer competitors a two-day format that also forms part of
the New Zealand Rally Championship. Crews will also be able to purchase
pacenotes and perform a pre-event reconnaissance.