The Winter Trial 2018 One week sideways, a rally drivers dream

The Winter Trial 2018

Even though The Winter Trial is an event driven under snowy conditions (hopefully) and therefore possibly tough enough for most of you, it is also a very sociable event where you will meet old friends and certainly will make some new friends in the late hours at the bar.

Where is the Winter Trial going in 2018?
The route for 2018 is as always still a secret. But all we can tell you now, is that the start location for 2018 is going to be close to the Austrian border. So Germany - Austria - Slovenia will be this years battlefield.

What is new for 2018.
# The lenght of the event is this time 5 days, plus two evening loops for the Trial class only.
The start of the event will be close to the Austrian border.
So do expect snow right from the start.

# This year we will accept cars up to 1985.
However only cars being built before 1976 are elegible for the overall awards.
Who can compete?
You have a drivers licence and common sence, a good humour and an interest in having fun, than you can enter.

How and when can I enter the Winter Trial.
On our site goto to register or mail us at and ask for the entry form.

I never drove a Winter Trial before, is that a problem?
That definitely is not a problem. In december we will organise an afternoon for the new comers to teach you the tips and tricks.

What class should I run?
We have two classes. The Club class drives the fulll route but does not drive the evening loops. They spent more time on the bar and have loads of fun. The Trial class is more competative, you need to be an experienced navigator and willing to drive two evening loops (about 3 hours each).

Do I need a competition licence?
Yes you do, but if you do not have one we will provide a KNAF rally pass at signing on.

Read what our competitors said.
The route of the Winter Trial had been designed by Mark Appleton, and all gathered for the final celebration at St Wolfgang, where everyone agreed that it had been a fantastic rally. It had been a tough rally as usual, a true endurance event, challenging for driver, navigator and car in roughly equal portions.
All the hotels were excellent and welcoming. The start and finish venues are hard to beat, and we look forward to the 18th version in 2018.

Peter Rushfort

I had more fun this week than driving a whole year in modern rallying.
Erwin Doctor,

Just a quick note to say thank you and your team for organising such an enjoyable rally last week. Ludo and I had a really good time and met some nice guys during the course of the rally.
Ludovic Bois