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The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is set to rev up from Thursday 20 – Sunday 23 May 2021.

There are ample opportunities for spectators to enjoy the action out in the forests as well as in the Service Park where crews can be seen frantically maintaining their cars.

A Rally differs from other forms of motorsport in that the cars do not compete on a ‘circuit’ instead they compete on closed road sections that they have only driven over twice in order to make their ‘pace notes’, a short-hand system of symbols that enables the Co-Driver to describe to the Driver what hides around the next corner or over that blind crest.  In an event they may only see a particular corner 4 times…and given that the gravel conditions will be different each time, rather than the same lap after lap after lap, many argue that Rally drivers are the most skilled of all motorsport competitors.

There is a wide variety of cars competing including Classics like Ford Escorts and Datsun 1600’s to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and even a number of International spec “R5” cars.

Spectating is FREE!!

Yes, you get to spectate for FREE…whether at one of the special stages at the Bunbury Speedway or Nannup or if you prefer just wandering around the Nannup Service Park…it is all FREE.

Maps of the stages are available here.  There are many vantage points for Spectating, for further details see our Spectators info here.

The Make Smoking History Forest Rally is a SMOKE FREE EVENT.


2021 sees another major change to the Forest Rally with Recce to be held on Thursday 20th May and Friday 21st May. Followed by NEW Super Special Stage and the Bunbury Speedway & Autocross Track, then two days of rallying based out of the Nannup Sports & Recreation Club.

WA Rally Championship Competitors will travel almost 430km in total which includes almost 191km of flat out competition on 17 closed road Special Stages. The Service Park will have its own Rally Café operating all weekend.


  • $850 – WA Rally Championship
  • $850 – WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • $560 – Clubman Masters
  • $560 – Clubman Cup
  • For further details of what is included in the Entry Fees click here and also refer to the Supp Regs

The 2021 Make Smoking History Forest Rally counts towards the following:

  • 2021 Motorsport Australia WA Rally Championship
  • 2021 Motorsport Australia WA 2WD Rally Championship
  • 2021 Motorsport Australia WA Clubman Masters Series
  • 2021 Motorsport Australia WA Clubman Cup Series

On the Official Noticeboard page is further information including the Supplementary Regulations. We encourage any prospective competitors to get in touch with us if you have any queries.

Don’t delay get your Entry Form completed online now using the Motorsport Australia Event Sntry System.


Tight battle on epic stages in perfect conditions – Make Smoking History Forest Rally

In near perfect conditions, 46 local gravel rally competitors ripped through some of Australia’s best rally stages yesterday (13th September 2020) for the Make Smoking History Forest Rally near Harvey and Collie, south-west of Perth. After a chilly start with some low morning fog, the sun came out and the crowds flocked. There was enough …

Big local field for Make Smoking History Forest Rally

Forty-six local gravel rally competitors are ready to race the clock at the Make Smoking History Forest Rally on Sunday 13th September 2020 taking place near Harvey and Collie, south-west of Perth. The Forest Rally has been run since 1983 and part of the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) national competition since 1985, with this year being an …

Ex-WRC stages ready for Make Smoking History Forest Rally

The Make Smoking History Forest Rally has competitors raring to go, starting on one of the old Rally Australia stages near Harvey before moving towards Collie on Sunday 13th September 2020. Usually a round of the Australian Rally Championship national competition, changes have had to be made due to COVID, which sees the Make Smoking History Forest …

Official Noticeboard

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