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willowglen challenge 4wd competition event

October Long Weekend 2016

The TLCC Willowglen 4x4 Challenge is an exciting 4WD event held annually over the NSW October Long Weekend. The Willowglen 4x4 Challenge sees more than 20 teams consisting of 4 vehicles each, from various registered 4WD clubs competing over a Friday night stage, four stages on Saturday and four stages on Sunday.

The Friday night stage commences just after sunset, Saturday's events are all day from 8:00 am, Sunday's events are from 8:00 am concluding with the Mud Hole, followed by the presentation at approximately 6:00 pm.

The competition stages are designed to suit both competitors and spectators and ensure maximum enjoyment, speedy recovery of vehicles and continuous running of events. All stages are a test of both driver & navigator skill and vehicle capability.

Willowglen is located near Tarago some 40 minutes south of Goulburn. On event weekend, direction signs will be posted along the road giving directions to the Challenge from Tarago. Importantly, you don't need a four wheel drive to get there. The property and car parks can be accessed by two wheel drive vehicles.

The event is hosted by the Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Australia, and regarded as the premier 4WD competition in NSW.

How Do I Enter?

Entry to the 2016 Willowglen Challenge will be by filling out the entry forms.

Willowglen 4X4 Challenge Forms are available in the Competitior Information Pack in 'How do I enter?'

The Willowglen 4x4 challenge is run under the Cross Country Drivers Association rules as well as Willowglen’s supplementary rules. The Supplementary Rules are available here. The CCDA rules are available on their website at www.ccda4wd.com.au

The following program may possibly change before finalisation.

Saturday Stages

4 competition stages are held on Saturday all within a short walking distance ~
Note: Five available stages are available for use

Stage - Carnage Canyon
A drop into a rocky, twisting rocky creek bed with a loose hill climb to finish.

Stage - The Waterfall
A rocky creek bed climb with a difficult rock hill obstacle climb to finish.

Stage - The Spider
A figure 8 shaped track through a gully driving over a mixture of tyres, rocks, logs with hill climb to finish.

Stage - Step'n up
A series of log steps ascending up a hill. As you climb the logs get bigger.

Stage - Up the Creek
A step ascent followed by a steep descent, through a natural ravine climbing over rocks, logs, tyres and dugouts.

Sunday Stages

4 competition stages are held on Sunday all within a short walking distance ~
Note: Five available stages are available for use

Stage - Rockin ‘n Rollin
A rocky course with opposing and unusual holes designed to test the car’s suspension

Stage - All Shook Up
A course over fixed logs finishing with a difficult log hill climb to finish.

Stage- The Mud Hole
A course set in a natural amphitheatre with hidden holes in the mud, run in a zigzag pattern.

Stage - Gullied Out
A course through a gully which weaves its way up and down the hill sides over logs tyres and rocks, finishing with a steep long hill climb..

Stage - Tyred ‘n Twisted
A ‘U’ shaped event involving large excavator tyres and angled logs.

 

Event Reviews

 

On behalf of the ACT All Terrain Club, I’d like to say thanks for continuing to putting on another great Willowglen Challenge weekend. Willowglen is one of the standout 4WD events that will, hopefully, be around for many years to come. I would also like to say thanks to the Challenge Committee, Stage Marshalls, Officials, Recovery Crews and all those involved. The amount of time and effort that goes into running such an event in not lost on the competitors, and we all really appreciate it. If it wasn’t for that time and effort, there wouldn’t be a Willowglen. We are already looking  forward to next year

Club Member, ACT All Terrain Club

Another top weekend, Congratulations to TLCC on the win and Bong Bong 2nd

Club Member, Shellharbour 4X4 Club

Congratulations to TLCC for 1st place & Bong Bong for 2nd & to all the other teams for competing. Big thanks from Shellharbour 4X4 to TLCC for putting on another awesome Willowglen weekend

Club Member, Shellharbour 4X4 Club

Thanks to the TLCC for hosting the Willowglen challenge. Tracks were great. Cheers on behalf of the Canobloas club.

Club Member, Canobolas 4WD Club

Hi all,

Well, another Willowglen Challenge run and done and, on behalf of the Shellharbour 4X4 Club, I'd just like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the TLCC for hosting yet another sensational weekend!! In our 8th year competing, it was, as always, a great, professionally run, well organised event and we all had an awesome weekend. Even the weather was good!!

Again, though, the weekend wouldn't happen without the outstanding efforts of the TLCC. Each year, I'm sure, the work involved in running the Challenge must seem to get bigger and bigger for you guys but, you always get it done and you always put on a great weekend. This truly is a wonderful event that brings together a lot of people, and Clubs and, will hopefully be part of the 4WD comp calendar for many more years to come. So, to your Challenge Committee, Stage Marshalls, Recovery Crews, Verification Team, Merchandise and Ticket sellers, Promotions Team, Property Management Team, people on the gate, volunteers, sponsors, First Aid crew, toilet cleaners and all those involved before, during and after the Challenge – thank you so, so much!! We all know how much planning, preparation and commitment goes into an event like this and your time, effort and all your hard work is HUGELY appreciated by the Shellharbour 4X4 Club and, I'm sure, by all other competitors and spectators alike. THANK YOU!! Thanks, also, to everyone for being so friendly and welcoming during the weekend.

Another big thank you to our fellow competitors and Clubs – you guys help to make this weekend the great occasion that it is. We've made a lot of friends over the years at various comps and trips and, like every Challenge, it was great to catch up with everyone, to make some new friends and to put some faces to names (thanks Facebook!!). Were all together enjoying a sport that we love and, although there's some rivalry and competition, it's always friendly and there's always someone willing to lend a hand, if needed, and share a beer and a laugh with at the end of the day. The friendship and social side of this weekend is part of what makes it so special.

Extra special thanks to the ever beautiful Mary Murphy. Thank you so much for your patience, all your hard work and for being the wonderful lady that you are - you are a true star and you deserve more chocolate J!! Also, well done to Andrew Boyd for his great efforts in securing all the raffle and stage prizes.

And, a big congratulations to the TLCC for your 1st place this year. Well done guys!! Also, congratulations to the Bong Bong Club for their 2nd place – only 2 point between us!!

As always, if there is any way we can help you guys out with anything in the future, please let us know.

Thank you again,

Belinda Rauscher

Shellharbour 4X4 Club.

Club Member, Shellharbour 4X4 Club

Defiantly dusted this year haha well done everyone plenty of good drives another willowglen well organized by the tlcc supporting the comp scene 14 yrs running

Event Participant,

On behalf of the On all 4's 4wd club I would like to thank TLCC for another great weekend, we all had a blast. Yet again it was another very well run event

Event Participant, On All Fours 4WD Club

Just wanted to say well done to the TLCC organising committee, the volunteers, marshals & yourself who have all excelled once again in what we have found to be one of the best run competitions of professional standards in NSW. From both a competitor & spectator point of view, the Macarthur Club members appreciate all the time & effort that goes into the preparation & running an event of this calibre, by your tremendous hard working body of volunteers. We loved every aspect of it all & we look forward to next year already. Please pass on our huge thanks to the Willowglen team on our behalf.

Cheers

Karen Gray
Team Manager

Event Participant, Macarthur District 4wd Club

To our fellow Competitors – thanks for another great weekend. To be with a group of likeminded people, many of whom have become good friends, enjoying a sport we all love – what better way to spend a few days!! And to see competing teams supporting each other, cheering each other on, offering help when needed and sharing a few laughs at the end of the day is pretty cool.    Belinda

Event Participant, Shellharbour 4x4 Club

Big thanks to the TLCC for another great and well run event.

Event Participant,

Big Thanks to the TLCC and other clubs/competitors for another top weekend.

Event Participant,

 


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On behalf of the ACT All Terrain Club, I’d like to say thanks for continuing to putting on another great Willowglen Challenge weekend. Willowglen is one of the standout 4WD events that will, hopefully, be around for many years to come. I would also like to say thanks to the Challenge Committee, Stage Marshalls, Officials, Recovery Crews and all those involved. The amount of time and effort that goes into running such an event in not lost on the competitors, and we all really appreciate it. If it wasn’t for that time and effort, there wouldn’t be a Willowglen. We are already looking  forward to next year

Club Member,
ACT All Terrain Club

Another top weekend, Congratulations to TLCC on the win and Bong Bong 2nd

Club Member,
Shellharbour 4X4 Club

Congratulations to TLCC for 1st place & Bong Bong for 2nd & to all the other teams for competing. Big thanks from Shellharbour 4X4 to TLCC for putting on another awesome Willowglen weekend

Club Member,
Shellharbour 4X4 Club

Thanks to the TLCC for hosting the Willowglen challenge. Tracks were great. Cheers on behalf of the Canobloas club.

Club Member,
Canobolas 4WD Club

Hi all,

Well, another Willowglen Challenge run and done and, on behalf of the Shellharbour 4X4 Club, I'd just like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the TLCC for hosting yet another sensational weekend!! In our 8th year competing, it was, as always, a great, professionally run, well organised event and we all had an awesome weekend. Even the weather was good!!

Again, though, the weekend wouldn't happen without the outstanding efforts of the TLCC. Each year, I'm sure, the work involved in running the Challenge must seem to get bigger and bigger for you guys but, you always get it done and you always put on a great weekend. This truly is a wonderful event that brings together a lot of people, and Clubs and, will hopefully be part of the 4WD comp calendar for many more years to come. So, to your Challenge Committee, Stage Marshalls, Recovery Crews, Verification Team, Merchandise and Ticket sellers, Promotions Team, Property Management Team, people on the gate, volunteers, sponsors, First Aid crew, toilet cleaners and all those involved before, during and after the Challenge – thank you so, so much!! We all know how much planning, preparation and commitment goes into an event like this and your time, effort and all your hard work is HUGELY appreciated by the Shellharbour 4X4 Club and, I'm sure, by all other competitors and spectators alike. THANK YOU!! Thanks, also, to everyone for being so friendly and welcoming during the weekend.

Another big thank you to our fellow competitors and Clubs – you guys help to make this weekend the great occasion that it is. We've made a lot of friends over the years at various comps and trips and, like every Challenge, it was great to catch up with everyone, to make some new friends and to put some faces to names (thanks Facebook!!). Were all together enjoying a sport that we love and, although there's some rivalry and competition, it's always friendly and there's always someone willing to lend a hand, if needed, and share a beer and a laugh with at the end of the day. The friendship and social side of this weekend is part of what makes it so special.

Extra special thanks to the ever beautiful Mary Murphy. Thank you so much for your patience, all your hard work and for being the wonderful lady that you are - you are a true star and you deserve more chocolate J!! Also, well done to Andrew Boyd for his great efforts in securing all the raffle and stage prizes.

And, a big congratulations to the TLCC for your 1st place this year. Well done guys!! Also, congratulations to the Bong Bong Club for their 2nd place – only 2 point between us!!

As always, if there is any way we can help you guys out with anything in the future, please let us know.

Thank you again,

Belinda Rauscher

Shellharbour 4X4 Club.

Club Member,
Shellharbour 4X4 Club

Defiantly dusted this year haha well done everyone plenty of good drives another willowglen well organized by the tlcc supporting the comp scene 14 yrs running

Event Participant,

On behalf of the On all 4's 4wd club I would like to thank TLCC for another great weekend, we all had a blast. Yet again it was another very well run event

Event Participant,
On All Fours 4WD Club

Just wanted to say well done to the TLCC organising committee, the volunteers, marshals & yourself who have all excelled once again in what we have found to be one of the best run competitions of professional standards in NSW. From both a competitor & spectator point of view, the Macarthur Club members appreciate all the time & effort that goes into the preparation & running an event of this calibre, by your tremendous hard working body of volunteers. We loved every aspect of it all & we look forward to next year already. Please pass on our huge thanks to the Willowglen team on our behalf.

Cheers

Karen Gray
Team Manager

Event Participant,
Macarthur District 4wd Club

To our fellow Competitors – thanks for another great weekend. To be with a group of likeminded people, many of whom have become good friends, enjoying a sport we all love – what better way to spend a few days!! And to see competing teams supporting each other, cheering each other on, offering help when needed and sharing a few laughs at the end of the day is pretty cool.    Belinda

Event Participant,
Shellharbour 4x4 Club

Big thanks to the TLCC for another great and well run event.

Event Participant,

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