Preparations are well under way for the Three Stooges Rally, the event is  to be conducted on the 21st August 2010.

A course has been chosen that expands on the usual forests used in Queensland over the last few years. All of the stages have been surveyed and the road book is nearing completion for our course checkers first run. For 2010 Mr. Graeme Offer will be the course checker so competitors can expect a fair, safe and thorough road book.

The Event promises a varied course with forests near Esk, Hampton and Crows Nest being utilised. The organising team is hopeful of offering between 120 -150 km competitive with a liaison distance of 150-200kms. The course is subject to final approval by the authorities however the forestry permits have already been issued.

Four different stages vary between 11km to 20km. Each of the stages offer different conditions. Competitors can expect a few short rough sections, long sweeping smooth traditional roads together with several crests not unlike the mineshaft of Canberra fame. There is also an old famous stage that should bring back fond memories to some of our more mature competitors.

A short video of one of the stages can be viewed here

Steve Andrews, Ed Williams, Rob Davies and Justin Sinclair aim to offer a economical, no nonsense and  FUN event.
•    The event will be run blind with an extensive road book provided
•    A high standard of Navigation will be required,
•    Unnecessary complexity will be kept out of the event
•    One remote service will be used so that service crews will be able to watch the entire field run through the spectator point without the time pressures of service.
•    A long lunch break should be achievable in the town of Esk for all crews.
•    A quality DVD  in-car video of all the stages will be sent to each competitor one week prior to the start or on entry fee payment.

Rally headquarters and rally control locations are yet to be decided. However more than likely they will be in the Esk area.
Esk is serviced by a number of quality motels and caravan parks, the Esk/Somerset region provides a great opportunity for families to enjoy the day,

Darren and Ruth Brennan from the Grand Hotel in Esk have offered their parking area as a service area as well as offering  good food, accommodation and beverages.

It is hoped that the entry fee will be set around the $225.00. A day membership will be available to all non NDSCC members.
So if you are interested in attending a good value fun event where the aim is to make you the competitor smile then just stay tuned.

For further details contact Justin Sinclair at

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