The South West gets ready for Make Smoking History Nannup Forest Rally

Revving their engines: Some of Australia's best drivers and service crews will hit the South West for the Make Smoking History Forest Rally. Photo: Supplied.
Revving their engines: Some of Australia's best drivers and service crews will hit the South West for the Make Smoking History Forest Rally. Photo: Supplied.

Nannup will come to life on April 28 and 29 when the main street once again hosts the service park for the Make Smoking History Forest Rally.

Most of the free, three-day event is based in and around Nannup with seven spectator points placed at key stages throughout the forest where the public can get up close to the action.

The region will roar to life with the sounds of the cars echoing and crackling through the forest as 59 crews tackle the event, which is the second round of both the ARC and CAMS Onslow Contracting WA Rally Championship.

“The Forest Rally roads are some of my favourites roads in the whole country,” defending Forest Rally Champion Molly Taylor said.

“As all the drivers will tell you the surface adds an extra challenge but at the same time they are so well built and maintained you can really get into a great rhythm which makes it a very enjoyable event.”

Shire President Tony Dean said the community loved being part of the event. He said they loved to promote Nannup's tourism benefits.