Tag Archives: Finke Desert Race

Eyes around the world on the Finke

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Massive global recognition of The Centre from Tatts Finke. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE June 8: Volunteer Darren White awarded title of Finke Hero.


UPDATE June 8, 5.14pm Price not racing in bikes but fastest in cars prologue today. FULL STORY »

Finke film: Race, pilgrimage, danger, skill, fun

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Alice Springs film makers put the desert race on the big screen with amazing results. ERWIN CHLANDA reviews. FULL STORY »

Price may not make the double Finke crown

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Shannon and Ian Rentsch (pictured) are likely to win the car section – again – of the Finke, denying Toby Price the dual crown but he seems likely to take out the bikes section after getting into Finke today, way ahead. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO courtesy Tatts Finke Desert Race / Samantha McLaughlin. FULL STORY »

Shannon Rentsch, Toby Price fastest in Finke prologues

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90 media personnel are taking the race to the world, including extended live streaming on the web. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo from the prologue yesterday. FULL STORY »

The Finke: 616 bikes, 132 cars

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Toby Price (pictured) is back on a bike and in a car: In 2016 he had a podium spot for both. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Three locals lead huge national bike field into Finke

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Walsh (pictured), Stokie and Hayes shine on Day One of the 42nd Finke that rose from a fun ride more than four decades ago of a bunch of mates to a national and international event. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. See also video of a cold start this morning.


Finke Desert Race moves to secure its future




Crowd close to desert racer going flat out: how to head off the risk to spectator safety is the biggest challenge for the iconic race.ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


‘Made in NT’ Finke trucks head for China



Territory built Extreme 2WD truck in the Mall last week during the Tatts Finke media launch: Mark I in trade with China started by local entrepreneurs Steve Strike and Ross Bohlin? ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


No guesses what keeps him smiling




Price from NSW wins bikes and comes second in the cars – an unprecedented achievement – but locals, Walsh and Stokie, are in the top four.


The Finke’s under way, and that’s official!


Let the race weekend begin: Official media launch in the Mall today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »