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Fri 25 Aug 2000
Artist Piers Bateman paints the Vodafone Australian Safari

Artist Piers Bateman paints the Vodafone Australian Safari

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26: Internationally acclaimed Melbourne artist and motorsport enthusiast Piers Bateman is travelling on the Vodafone Australian Safari this week and is producing a collection of exclusive oil paintings capturing the atmosphere and...

Mon 07 Aug 2000
Garland & Caldecott named top seeds for Australian Safari Rally

Garland & Caldecott named top seeds for Australian Safari Rally

MONDAY, AUGUST 7: Defending champion Bruce Garland (Auto Division) and South Australian rider Andrew Caldecott (Moto Division) were today announced as the top seeds for this month's Australian Safari international cross-country rally. Safari...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Australian Safari Race Report - Day 1; Sunday, August 20

Australian Safari Race Report - Day 1; Sunday, August 20

VODAFONE AUSTRALIAN SAFARI - Sunday, August 20 DAY 1 REPORT: Alice Springs-Ross River-Alice Springs. Total distance: 329km. Competitive distance: 242km (4 stages) NICASTRI & DENHAM DEAD-HEAT OPENING DAY NSW drivers Ross Nicastri and Terry...

Fri 18 Aug 2000
World Cup boost for Vodafone Australian Safari

World Cup boost for Vodafone Australian Safari

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18: British rider Steve Blackney today predicted the Vodafone Australian Safari through the Northern Territory would undergo substantial growth when it became part of the World Cup motorcycle cross country rally series next ...

Wed 19 Apr 2000
Australian Safari Champion Bruce Garland''s Jackaroo Stolen

Australian Safari Champion Bruce Garland''s Jackaroo Stolen

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19: The $100,000 Holden Jackaroo that dual Australian Safari champion Bruce Garland had intended to race in this year's international cross-country rally has been stolen outside his workshop in Sydney. Garland, the Safari...

Sat 26 Aug 2000
Vodafone Australian Safari Race Report - Day 7

Vodafone Australian Safari Race Report - Day 7

Caldecott, riding a KTM 660 Rallye, holds a lead of 2-hrs 9-mins 45-secs over McCoy going into tomorrow's final stage over 3km on Mindil Beach in Darwin. McCoy suffered a split lip and the front wheel on his Honda XR400 was buckled when he...

Fri 25 Aug 2000
Vodafone Australian Safari race report - Day 6

Vodafone Australian Safari race report - Day 6

Holden Jackaroo driver Bruce Garland and KTM rider Andrew Caldecott today consolidated their positions as favourites to win the major honours in the Vodafone Australian Safari international cross country rally in the Northern Territory. Japanese...

Wed 09 Aug 2000
Vodafone to sponsor 2000 Australian Safari

Vodafone to sponsor 2000 Australian Safari

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10: Vodafone Australia, part of the world's largest mobile telecommunications company, today announced that it would be the naming rights sponsor of this month's 4,067km Australian Safari cross-country motorsports rally. The...

Wed 23 Aug 2000
Australian Safari Race Report - Day 3; Tuesday, August 22

Australian Safari Race Report - Day 3; Tuesday, August 22

VODAFONE AUSTRALIAN SAFARI - Tuesday, August 22 DAY 3 REPORT: Curtin Springs-Alice Springs Total distance: 562km. Competitive distance: 392km (3 stages) HARRSION IN HOSPITAL - NICASTRI ROLLS NISSAN Sydney motorcycle rider Derryn Harrison is in...

Tue 15 Aug 2000
TV star chasing third Vodafone Australian Safari

TV star chasing third Vodafone Australian Safari

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16: Nine Network personality Glenn Ridge will take a break from his television commitments later this week to chase a third class win in the Vodafone Australian Safari international cross-country rally. Ridge, host of the ...

Thu 11 May 2000
Kevin Schwantz begins fitness program for Australian Safari

Kevin Schwantz begins fitness program for Australian Safari

THURSDAY, MAY 11: Former 500cc motorcycle world champion Kevin Schwantz has started a gruelling daily fitness program in the United States to ensure he is in peak condition for this year's 5,000km Australian Safari international cross-country ...

Wed 23 Aug 2000
Vodafone Australian Safari race report - Day 4

Vodafone Australian Safari race report - Day 4

VODAFONE AUSTRALIAN SAFARI - Wednesday, August 23 DAY 4: Alice Springs-Wycliffe Well Total distance: 665km. Competitive distance: 431km (3 stages) South Australian rider Andrew Caldecott today coped best dodging anthills and mastering variable...

Tue 25 Jan 2000
Bruce Garland Australian Safari Update and Interview

Bruce Garland Australian Safari Update and Interview

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25: Bruce Garland (born 20.8.58) is preparing to blaze his way through the toughest terrain of the Northern Territory later this year in an attempt to create history and become the first three-times auto winner of the Australian...

Tue 08 Aug 2000
Australian Safari a massive logistical operation

Australian Safari a massive logistical operation

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9: Moving the Australian Safari along its 4,067km course through the Northern Territory later this month will be a massive logistical operation, according to Competition Director and Clerk of Course Bob Carpenter. He said the...

Thu 24 Aug 2000
Vodafone Australian Safari Race Report - Day 5

Vodafone Australian Safari Race Report - Day 5

Defending champion Bruce Garland today set a new speed record of 221-km/h and was trapped in a cattle stampede in the Vodafone Australian Safari international cross country rally in the Northern Territory. The 42-year-old from Sydney set the ...

Thu 13 Apr 2000
Bruce Garland expands preparation for 2000 Australian Safari

Bruce Garland expands preparation for 2000 Australian Safari

THURSDAY, APRIL 13: Defending Australian Safari champion Bruce Garland today announced his preparation for this year's 5,000km international cross-country rally through the Northern Territory had been expanded to include two major events in the...

Wed 31 May 2000
Briton Steve Blackney Enters Australian Safari

Briton Steve Blackney Enters Australian Safari

THURSDAY, JUNE 1: Dubai-based Briton Steve Blackney today joined former 500cc world champion Kevin Schwantz among the high-profile overseas motorcycle riders confirmed to race in this year's 5,000km Australian Safari international cross-country...

Wed 26 Jul 2000
Australian Safari course announced

Australian Safari course announced

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26: Competitors in next month's Australian Safari international cross-country rally will cover more than 4,000km over eight days on a course announced today. The route for the 15th Safari for four-wheel-drive vehicles ...

Wed 16 Aug 2000
Vodafone Australian Safari schedule

Vodafone Australian Safari schedule

<pre> DAILY VODAFONE AUSTRALIAN SAFARI SCHEDULE: DAY 1 - AUGUST 20: Alice Springs-Ross River-Alice Springs Total distance: 329km Competitive: 242km (4 stages) DAY 2 - AUGUST 21: Alice Springs-Curtin Springs Total distance ...

Tue 14 Mar 2000
Kevin Schwantz to Race in Australian Safari

Kevin Schwantz to Race in Australian Safari

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15: Former 500cc motorcycle world champion Kevin Schwantz today announced he would race in this year's Australian Safari international cross-country rally in the Northern Territory. The charismatic Texan, who won the 500cc title...

Thu 24 Aug 2000
Australian Safari Race Report - Day 2, Monday, August 21

Australian Safari Race Report - Day 2, Monday, August 21

VODAFONE AUSTRALIAN SAFARI - Monday, August 21 DAY 2 REPORT: Alice Springs-Curtin Springs Total distance: 632km. Competitive distance: 468km (3 stages) NICASTRI TAKES LEAD – DENHAM PENALISED Nissan Patrol driver Ross Nicastri today raced...

Mon 28 Aug 2000
Vodafone Australian Safari race report - Day 8

Vodafone Australian Safari race report - Day 8

VODAFONE AUSTRALIAN SAFARI – Sunday, August 27 DAY 8: Darwin/Mindil Beach Sprint Total distance: 3km. Competitive distance: 3km (1 stage) SCHWANTZ WINS FINAL STAGE OF SAFARI Former 500cc motorcycle world champion Kevin Schwantz today raced...

Wed 16 Aug 2000
Japanese riders attack Vodafone Australian Safari in big numbers

Japanese riders attack Vodafone Australian Safari in big numbers

MONDAY, AUGUST 14: Japan's emergence as a growing power in international motorcycle racing is reflected by a strong list of 15 entries in the Vodafone Australian Safari international cross country rally through the Northern Territory, which...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Australian Safari - Garland worried about lack of testing

Australian Safari - Garland worried about lack of testing

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19: Defending Vodafone Australian Safari champion Bruce Garland today expressed concern that a lack of pre-event testing in his Holden Jackaroo could jeopardise his prospects in this year's event, which starts in Alice Springs ...