2023 Northwest Challenge will be held near Princeton BC October 6-8
The 2023 NWC will be hosted by the Rover-Landers of BC Club, https://www.roverlanders.bc.ca. Challenge events will start October 6, 2021 in the evening and be done by noon on the 8th. To register or volunteer for this event, please complete and submit the: NWC2023_Entry_Form.
A brief history of the Northwest Challenge
The original organizers Gord‘n Perrott (WA), Aart Van Der Star (BC) and Doug Shipman (OR) thought it would be best to share the load of putting on this event every year and thus the Northwest Challenge alternates host locations between Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Since 1989 members of the Pacific Coast Rover Club and Rover-Landers of British Columbia have organized and participated in the Northwest Challenge. Dedicated Land Rover enthusiasts have come from as far as Vermont and S.F. California to participate. In 1989 the first Northwest Challenge was held in Oregon, organized by Doug Shipman, Pacific Coast Rover Club. The group of Land Rovers braved the wet weather and headed out into old snow conditions, which made for slow progress. Although there were no prizes for this wet run the Northwest Challenge has evolved over the last 25 years and has been featured in a number of Land Rover Magazines.
Typically entry is accepted on a per team basis, although depending on what the organizer does, you could be assigned a teammate/truck when you arrive. A team consists of one Land Rover a driver and co-driver. Other passengers are not permitted during the events. All Land Rovers must be licensed, insured and in good mechanical condition. A proper roll bar is required for all open and soft-top vehicles. Equipment carried, must be sufficient to see the team to and over all obstacles encountered, without the assistance of other participants.
The Challenge is evolving to included more technical and fun challenges, and participation by newer Land Rover vehicles and competitors, rather than just a tough off-road event. With this, new life is being breathed in to our long-standing Land Rover event in the Pacific Northwest.
Pictures from annual NW Challenges up to 2019, are available at in the Rover-Landers photo gallery at: https://www.roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/. The 2020 and 2021 NW Challenges were cancelled due to the global Covid19 pandemic. In 2022 it was held in Oregon .