The Shire of Manjimup once again welcomes the Make Smoking History Targa South West to the Southern Forests region of Western Australia. The 2019 event will be held over the weekend of 17th & 19th May 2019 and will compete on closed road special stages in and around Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe.

A Tarmac Rally is a unique form of motorsport where Tarmac Rally Cars compete on roads closed for competition. Cars start at 30 second intervals and race against the clock with the winner being the car that is fastest over all stages. Cars are grouped into classes and there are categories for Competition, Challenge and new for 2018 there is even an Electric Vehicle category.

There is a wide variety of cars competing including Classics like Ford Escorts and Mustangs, Toranas and Commodores to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and Nissan GTRs and even a range of Electric Vehicles like the Tesla Roadster and the ‘gull winged’ Tesla Model X.  And what event would be complete without an exotic or two. What about a Ferrari 488 Spider or Porsche GT3 RS?

Spectating is FREE!!

Targa South West is a unique Motorsport event that brings all the action to you.  Unlike traditional motorsport, where you have to go to a race track to watch, competitors in the Make Smoking History Targa South west come to Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe to compete on the roads in and around the towns.

You get to spectate for FREE without even leaving town…in fact you may not even need to leave your own property!!  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 Targa South West is a SMOKE FREE EVENT.

2019 Targa South West OVERVIEW MAP


Held over 2 days competitors will travel over 380km in total which includes 130km of flat out competition on 22 closed road Special Stages that each range in distance from 3.11km to 15.13km and travel through the spectacular Southern Forests areas in and around Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe as well as the iconic Town stages in Manjimup and Pemberton.

(per car i.e. include BOTH Driver & Co-Driver):

  • $1250 for Rookie Rallye*
  • $1250 Targa Tour
  • $1250 Electric Targa Tour
  • $2180 Targa 130 Category
  • $2180 Targa 165 Category
  • $2180 Competition Category

* Rookie Rallye is for drivers who have not previously entered Targa South West or Targa West.

All entry fees are per car (i.e. includes BOTH Driver and Co-Driver) are inclusive of:

  • Competition start in all the Event’s Special Stages, all Categories
  • Set of all Official Maps and/or Road Book route instructions
  • One Service Vehicle and up to eight Service Crew Registrations
  • Two door panels with car numbers, rally signage and any additional event sponsor decals as issued
  • RallySafe vehicle tracking system
    Note: mounting kit must be purchased separately
  • 2 x Lanyards/name tags for the Driver and Co-Driver
  • 2 x tickets to Northcliffe Lunch on Saturday
  • 2 x tickets to the Buffet Dinner on Saturday evening
    Extra tickets may be purchased
  • CAMS Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance for all crew members. See Appendix I of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport

The Make Smoking History Targa South West is a multi-club Tarmac Rally as defined by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS).

The event is open to Drivers and Co-Drivers who hold a minimum of a CAMS Level 2 Speed licence (Challenge & Tour Categories) or a National Rally (Competition Category). All cars must meet minimum safety standards, be registered, or hold an Over 48 Hour Permit, and whilst a ‘roll cage’ and ‘harnesses’ and driving suits & frontal head restraints are mandatory for the Competition and Targa 165 Categories they are optional, albeit very strongly recommended in both Targa 130 and Tour.

Note: From 2020 onwards Frontal Head Restraints will be compulsory for ALL categories.

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.

Entry is limited to only 60 cars, so don’t delay get your Entry Form completed online now.

Overview Map of the Make Smoking History Targa South West stages:

2019 Targa South West OVERVIEW MAP


Perseverance pays off for Greenham at Make Smoking History Targa South West

Greenham and Stagoll take the 2018 Outright crown. Credit CMR Photographic There was an intense battle at almost every stage during this weekend’s Make Smoking History Targa South West – with many producing equal first and second places, and even three way tie situations in both the Modern and Classic categories. The new Northcliffe stage …

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Entries close in…Countdown Click here for the Entry Form or check out the Official Noticeboard for other Competitor information.

OLD Official Noticeboard

Information and links will be updated closer to the 2019 event. In the meantime feel free to browse the 2018 information below.

For further details or to register your interest for 2019 please email admin@targawest.com.au


All Bulletins and regulations will be added to this page as they are made available. Please check back to make sure you are up to date with all the latest information.