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Click on the following link to complete the application form: RATEX 2025 Application Form

RATEX 2024 Application Form

The application form can be downloaded at: RATeX Entry Form 2024 - Devil Gate Drive

Contact Andrew Taylor for further information.

RATEX 2023 Update and Entry Form

Hi Fellow Volks Enthusiasts,

Below is an outline of the 2023 Ratex with dates, booking details and other detail.

For this Ratex we have decided to have multiple night stops at a few places, and also allow for highway only alternative routes for those not wanting to get their cars dirty. We are hoping that this will introduce some new faces to the Ratex experience.

Please look to make bookings asap, and contact the organising committee to let us know that you’re coming!

First stop is Kimba for one night on the 25th March 2023 and we will be staying at the Kimba Motel Roadhouse and Caravan Park. Contact the motel on 08 8627 2222 to book. Alternative accommodation available at Kimba Gateway Hotel, 08 8627 2888.

Second Stop is Streaky Bay for two nights (26th and 27th of March 2023) staying at Streaky Bay Islands caravan park, Contact Aaron on 08 7600 0020 to book.

Third stop is Coffin Bay for two nights (28th and 29th March 2023) staying at the Discovery Park 08 8685 4170 to book

Fourth stop is Whyalla for one night (30th March 2023),We will be staying at Discovery Parks Foreshore Caravan Park – Contact the office on 8645 7474. I have held 8 caravan powered sites under my name and Group name of VW Ratex. Cabins are available and can be booked separately.

Last stop will be Port Broughton for 2 nights (31st March and 1st April 2023) Port Broughton Tourist Park 08 8635 2188.

A decision on the charity has been made. We will be donating to the Cummins Hospital Auxiliary to assist with upgrades to the Cummins hospital. Lucky Phil and myself visited Cummins this week to nail down these details and have also arranged a sausage sizzle on Day 5 (30th of March) with the assistance of the Cummins Lions club and local butcher. We will present a cheque at this time.

The registration form is now online at the VECSA website and attached to this email, and registrations will close on the 8th of February to coincide with our meeting which will be held for those attending or wanting to attend on the 8th of February at Café Komodo (6:00pm for a 6:30pm start) – No food available only drinks.

Rate stays the same at $200 per car which includes a t-shirt, your stickers and donation. T-shirt sizes and quantities are to be filled out on the form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the RATEX2023 committee as per below:

Andrew Taylor – Andrew.taylor13@me.com – 0432 257 848

Phil Van Kruyssen – philvank@bigpond.com – 0412 749 002

Tony Mudge – tonymudge@optusnet.com.au – 0479 156 332

Paul Kennedy - paulkennedy2203@gmail.com – 0428 568 190

Click the link to download the entry form: Ratex Entry Form 2023 The West Coast Rum Bull

Updated Expressions of interest for RATEX & Application Form


If you wish to participate in the next RATEX, please complete the Application Form and send it to Andrew Taylor

Click on the link to download the Application Form: RATEX Application Form


Ratex 2022 Accommodation Booking

If you are going on the Ratex trip to Kangaroo Island you will need to book your first nights’ accommodation before December 31 to be able to guarantee a space at the caravan park. The caravan park is experiencing high demand for available spaces over the weekend of March 19 and 20. VECSA have a hold on fifteen sites which need to be confirmed as bookings ASAP.

Contact Brett or Jo-Ann, initial bookings made by Trevor Jenkins.

Second Valley Caravan Park

1 Finniss Vale Drive,

Second Valley SA 5204

Ph: 08 8598 4045

VECSA Ratex 2022 Application

Attached is the Ratex Registration Application spreadsheet. 

Contact Tony Mudge for any queries.

Click on the following link to download and open.

Ratex 2022 Registration Application Form

Another tourism video

Tourism Video for KI


It was decided that the RATEX 2022 will be between 19 to 27 March 2022.

It was decided that it would be a camping trip with daily excursions.

A charity is still to be announced but will include practical contributions such as fence rebuilding.

A $50 deposit  with a total cost of $200 (which does not include the ferry).

Organisers are Andrew, Phil, Tony M.


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