What's New for 2017
Kids under 15 spectate FREE
To encourage more families, kids under 15 may attend FREE.
Tourer and Super Tourer Classes
Two new entry level classes - Touring Class is for the everyday 4WD and Middle Class is for the up and coming team in an environment where affordability is a key issue. These new classes will bring new blood to the sport and attract a lot of positive attention from sponsors now we are in a world their market can relate to.
We shall have retired racers or experienced racers not racing to pre-run stages the day before to give feedback on correctness, safety and integrity. Pre-Runner rigs need to be a similar standard and ability to the comp trucks. In 2017 Mani Kafantaris was our Pre-Runner.
We will have an independent scrutineer who will be looking for safety aspects and compliance of vehicles before and during the event. That way it is not the event organiser's role to say a car can or can not continue racing after an incident. Removes an awkward conflict of interest.
Working in conjunction with the Pre-Runners this person will be reviewing stages and spectator areas to address safety aspects for everyone involved. Also includes Camp. This person will deal directly with spectator leaders and also ambulance crews.
Cliffhanger 2017 Is Coming!
Welcome to the New Look Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger is a bi annual week long off road event involving winching up rocks and through mud, speedy creek runs, navigational tasks, rally stages on farm trails and is famous for its vertical winch walls. The stages are all long lasting and typically combine several facets of winching, navigation and speed.
Cliffhanger runs every second year to ensure everyone can attend and we have great numbers. The next even is in April 2019.
We have entry level Tourer Class - stages set with an attempt to avoid vehicle damage and safety aspects are considered given these guys dont need roll cages and are running every day 4wd's limited to 35" tyres. The terrain is still pretty rough with long grueling rocky creek runs and poof trees. Still get the big cliffhanger walls and sandy creek runs and long Nav stages.
Our new Super Tourer class looks allows V8 conversions and have 4 point roll cages. So all those rigs not wanting 6 point cages should consider this class. The 2.8 and 3.o litre Patrols now with LS conversions, those Duramax V8 diesels, the rangies and discos and what about all those Jeeps dressed up with no where to go? This class should sell out. Receiving interest from entry level Challenge guys who feel they are not yet competitive in that league. A stepping stone to the full on stuff.
And our traditional Challenge Class caters for the crowd pulling and DVD selling high powered action.
Typically every day will have a speed stage, winch stage, navigation stage and then a few stages that have a bit of everything. Competitors are known to quote "Now that was a Cliffhanger Stage". In 2017 we started stringing stages together to create longer stages. A very popular outcome.
NEW BANK ACCOUNT -
BSB - 013279
ACC - 461538778
Cliffhanger 4WD Events
BASE CAMP - Cliffhanger is a Family Friendly base camp, week long event where competitors, pit crew, friends, family and marshals all camp together in a social and friendly atmosphere.
Speaking of Base Camp we have the same location still at the far end of the Mt Gap Rd.
School Holidays We have set the dates to coincide with school holidays in both Qld and Vic. 7th to 12th April, 2019 is 2 weeks before Easter so you can still do your traditional Easter "thing" and still do Cliffhanger and kids dont miss school. Also kids under 15 are FREE.
There is also a week in July each year where the school holidays line up and that's our back up standby week in the very unlikely event we get rained out. Given we have already had our 1 in a hundred year big wet we should be right for another 98 years.
GPS TRACKING - Once again we will be using Rallysafe. We can find lost or stranded vehicles, we can send basic messages and we can also see who is going the wrong way, taking a short cut or speeding in Tourer or Super Tourer Classes. There are also safety features like warnings of approaching vehicles (New Feature).
UP TO 4 PEOPLE PER CAR - Tourer and Super Tourer classes (Not Challenge) can have up to 4 people per car. Only 2 people in the car for any given stage and can not swap crew mid stage. Each person must compete in at least 10 stages. This means 4 mates can team up and split the cost of building a car and entering. Makes it fun and affordable.
The cost for the additional people (person 3 and person 4) is just $325 each.
TEAMS of up to 2 CARS - In Tourer and Super Tourer classes (not Challenge) we are taking entries of single and 2 car teams. Although team entries will race alongside singles in the same class they will be scored as a team entry and will place against other team entries in the same class. This means it wont make any difference to placings for single entries.
Both cars in a team will compete together and can help each other. They can stay together to offer the security and assurity in remote spots or they can split up to accumulate waypoints faster - that is up to each team.
The cost is $2000 per vehicle which is a $1200 discount per team. A car within a team may have up to 4 people per the 4 person ruling.
WRONG WAY GO BACK - in rally stages we often use arrows at gates and intersections to guide you. On the back of those signs we now have signage clearly saying "WRONG WAY - GO BACK !" If you choose to ignore these signs you are clearly going the wrong way and place yourself and others at risk of collision. A practice we can not endorse and so we have a rule that says teams will be disqualified if the Rallysafe alerts the office they have been going against the signs. Not only are we making the track easier to follow but making it a lot safer too.
Deposit - Given the event isn't for another 18 months we only require a $250 deposit. That secures your spot.
Monthly Innstalment - Most people find it easier to pay by the month and when there is 24 months between events we can get monthly or even weekly payments right down and very affordable. We will email a monthly invoice for a pre-agreed monthly instalment amount and you get a pay now button on that. Simple and affordable.
Balance Due - Entries need to be paid in full by 28th Feb which is about 5-6 weeks before the 2019 event.
Payment Methods - You can do internet banking payments, do "pay now" on invoices or we can take credit card details.
Invoices - you get a tax invoice when you enter Cliffhanger and it can be in a company name.