The Deal

The Spirit of Amarok Australia is a professionally designed, all-terrain, all-skills, money-can't-buy experience where you and a mate can prove your toughness in the hard-working Amarok. The 2016 event has been run and won with three teams off to represent Australia at the 2016 Spirit of Amarok International Finals in August.

To register your interest for the 2017 Spirit of Amarok Australia Event, click here.

Thursday 5th May - Setup Day

Friday 6th May - Event Day 1

Saturday 7th May - Event Day 2

Sunday 8th May

The Challenge

The Spirit of Amarok Australia is a professionally designed, all-terrain, all-skills, money-can’t-buy experience at one of Australia’s most demanding 4WD proving grounds.

Teams will get behind the wheel of an Amarok and test their skills in a series of 4WD activities with the winners representing Australia against the best in the world at the Spirit of Amarok International Finals.

Registrations for 2016 have now closed. To register your interest for the 2017 Spirit of Amarok Australia Event click here

The Experts

Pat Callinan ‘Mr 4x4’

Volkswagen is proud to partner with Pat the 4x4 guru. Having competed in last year’s Spirit of Africa finals, Pat will be on hand to pass on tips and techniques for the make or break challenges. This year Pat has worked with the Spirit of Africa founder Sarel van der Merwe to design the most challenging of 4x4 events.

Pat Callinan - Mr4x4

Sarel van der Merwe – ‘Supervan’

A household name in South Africa, ‘Supervan’ has just about won every motor racing and rally title on the African continent. Over 10 years ago, Supervan created the Spirit of Africa Trophy with a view of providing the "average" driver with an opportunity to test their off-road driving ability in a competitive environment. This year, Supervan helped Pat Callinan to design the Australian course, ensuring that the Aussie leg of the Spirit of Amarok is the most adrenaline filled yet.

Sarel van der Merwe - Supervan

The Prize

The winners of Spirit of Amarok Australia 2016 received an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to represent Australia against the best in the world in the Spirit of Amarok International Finals. Run over five days, and designed by South African off-road rally legend, Sarel van der Merwe, the Spirit of Africa is a thrill-packed challenge of competitive off-roading against the best teams from the African and international elimination rounds.

Check out the latest news on the Spirit of Amarok International Finals here.

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