02/18/2014 vandulek@dodo.com.au

We regret to announce that this year Australia Classic will not hold its regularity rally in the Cairns region.

Former participants would be aware that the value provided for the entry fees in the last years has been outstanding – therefore they were quite far from covering the costs of hosting. However, we believed that the entry fees cannot be substantially raised without excluding many of the participants from being able to enter, and this view has been verified by many of our followers on Facebook or the newsletters.

Our attempt to secure council funding in 2013 was unsuccessful, and this year there is still no indication whether we’d get any support from local government despite the promotional value we believe we were able to provide internationally.

Although we received an overwhelming support from former and potential future participants, we made the decision to call off the 2014 Australia Classic rally and we’ll try to focus on stabilising the event’s future to be able to host it in 2015.

Please feel free to comment in any way: emails, Facebook comments, positive and negative – we are listening. We sincerely hope that your enthusiasm and interest will not fade away by then and we could welcome you to the next round in 2015.