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OBERON STAGES

2021 Event Cancelled

New name and revised stages… But unfortunately the event is cancelled for 2021, we’ll be back for 2022!

Looking for last years Caves Classic Page? Find it here.

Organisers of the 2021 Midstate Freight Oberon Stages Rally have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 event due to COVID restrictions and increased Forestry Operations.

With ongoing restrictions in Sydney and beyond, North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC) is not confident that travel constraints will change sufficiently to allow the event to proceed on the 18th of September.

Event director Jon Thomson said the decision was extremely difficult.

“We’re really in a no-win situation, even if we see changes to the lockdown in Sydney, September is likely to see travel restrictions into regional NSW,” Thomson said.

“On top of that, we haven’t had the opportunity to check and write roadbooks, meet with stakeholders or assess road conditions and suitability.”

“Forestry has also increased their operations in the area and many of the roads we’d originally selected are now in sections that are being harvested, meaning we’d need to look for new roads and change many of the stages we had originally planned on using”, Thomson added.

The event organising team looked at moving the event to October, but the calendar is crowded with events and access to volunteers and particularly securing Rallysafe for the event was proving difficult.

“We really have been left with no choice but to cancel the event altogether”, Thomson said.

“It is a great pity as we had some absolutely terrific roads and stages selected for this year’s rally, but we will be back with an even better event in 2022,” he concluded.

The Midstate Freight Oberon Stages Rally was a round of the NSW Rally Championship, East Coast Classic Rally Series and Clubman Rally Series. The organising team is planning on running the event in 2022 and will seek a date from the NSW Rally Panel in due course.

Nathan Quin and Ray Winwood-Smith at the 2020 Caves Classic Rally. This years event was to be the first time the event used the name Oberon Stages. Ray Winwood-Smith’s Midstate Freight was the naming rights Partner for the event.

Photo by Roy Meuronen.

Midstate Freight

We welcome onboard our 2021 Naming Rights Partner – MIDSTATE FREIGHT

For over a decade, Midstate Freight have built a strong and reliable network of express freight services delivering daily throughout the Central Western area of NSW Australia through their own facilities in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Mudgee, Lithgow and Cowra employing over 80 local staff with over 65 delivery vehicles.

Midstate Freight partner with leading freight transport and logistics companies to ensure fast and efficient local, national and international express freight services for local businesses and residents.

The Midstate Freight team are passionate about their business and dedicated to providing value for their customers.

Each depot is staffed with a Manager for the effective running of the day to day operations and to take charge of staff and operations.

The team at Midstate Freight believe that the customer is number one and the key to their success.

MIDSTATE FREIGHT is recognised for its commitment to quality, service and safety and its continued innovation in the development of its process and systems to support our customers.

Similarly, MIDSTATE FREIGHT is recognised as a dynamic industry leader in the transport sector and is known for striving for quality, solution focused approaches and importantly delivery on time and in full. Midstate Freight started in 2006 when an opportunity arose to purchase a small delivery service operation out of Bathurst delivering into Mudgee three days a week. The business quickly grew and within twelve months were running five days and two extra trucks, one contracted to Australia Post. Five years later they have six depots, over 80 staff and upwards of 65 vehicles in the fleet.

The MIDSTATE FREIGHT group solutions can be summarised as follows:
– Reliable and professional organisation with second to none experience in transport and warehousing.
– Business infrastructure that can support the full end to end supply chain requirements for all business partners.

No Campfires Allowed

Due to high fire danger, campfires and barbecues using wood, charcoal or other solid fuel are banned.

Contacts and Organising Team

Jon Thomson

Clerk of Course/Event Manager

M: 0418 641 959
E: jon@thomsonpr.com.au

John McCredie

Road Director / Media Manager

M: 0413 042 763
E: media@nsscc.com.au

Ian Bray

Secretary

M: 0419 518 610
E: cavesclassic@nsscc.com.au

Brett Middleton

Commercial Manager

M: 0408 261 043
E: president@nsscc.com.au

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