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Eligibility

Although the eligibility model year requirement is 1979 and older, special consideration will be given to exceptional vehicles manufactured after the 1979 model year.  All vehicles are subject to the same standards for admission and acceptance.

The Application

Applications for the 2021 Copperstate Overland are available HERE.  Applications are due by Friday, June 4, 2021.

FAQs

What are the dates of the 2021rally?
The dates for the 2021 rally are Saturday, October 23 thru Wednesday, October 27.

Is my vehicle eligible to participate?
Although the eligibility model year requirement is 1979 and older, special consideration will be given to exceptional vehicles manufactured after the 1979 model year.  All vehicles are subject to the same standards for admission and acceptance.

What is the entrance fee for 2021 and what does it include?
The entry fee for the 2021 Copperstate Overland is $11,500.  The Copperstate Overland is the only event of its kind. The caliber of trails, scenery, overnight accommodations, first class amenities, exclusiveness, and hospitality found on the Copperstate Overland is unparalleled. Not to mention the sheer number of man hours it takes our volunteers to plan the adventure.

What is the route for 2021?
The 2021 route will take us, for the first time, through Southern Arizona. The rally will depart from and return to the Tanque Verde Ranch near Tucson, Arizona.

How many cars do you accept?
We are limiting the number of vehicles to 20. We are expecting to receive many more applications than available spots. Please do not be discouraged if you are placed on the waitlist.

When are applications due?
Applications are due on Friday, June 4, 2021 and must be filled out online.  Notification of acceptance is no later than Monday, June 14.

What happens if I need mechanical assistance on the road?
The Copperstate Overland is blessed to have the involvement of many dedicated people and organizations, and in no area is that dedication more apparent than when mechanical assistance is needed. We will travel with a team of specialized mechanics, as well as volunteers whose job it is to assist with any needed repairs.

Although we provide mechanical assistance on the road, a properly prepared vehicle is the responsibility of the driver. All accepted cars will be required to undergo a vehicle safety inspection prior to arrival. A certified mechanic is required to inspect your vehicle and sign-off that it is in rally ready condition.