Cruising for a good cause as Tambellup Lions Club host first car rally in five years

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Tambellup Lions Club president Winton Nazzari.
Camera IconTambellup Lions Club president Winton Nazzari. Credit: Sean Van Der Wielen/Great Southern Herald

A popular community event will make its long-awaited return on Sunday as cars of all makes and models hit Great Southern roads to raise money for victims of WA’s recent bushfires.

The Tambellup Lions Club will run their first car rally in more than five years with the aim to enjoy a leisurely fundraising drive through the region.

The car rally is not a race but Sunday’s drive will still have a competitive edge to it.

Club president Winton Nazzari said the rally will be held at a leisurely pace as local car owners explore the region.

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“It is a navigational ride, we are going to be setting people a quiz where it will be a question about a local landmark or building and they will have to drive to a particular location to get a clue,” he said.

“It gives people an opportunity to participate in a fun event and to drive and learn more about places you might pass going somewhere but not necessarily stop.

“You also see people at these sort of events who you would not usually see because there are not many things around the area which suit their interests.”

This year’s rally will take a longer route than the one held in March 2017, with the course growing from about 80km to 120km.

There will be prizes for people on the day, including best costume and oldest car in the rally.

The rally will start from the Broomehill Recreation Complex at 2pm, with registration from 1pm.

A barbecue will held at the end of rally in Tambellup, with food starting at $15.

COVID safety guidelines will be followed on the day.

Anyone wishing to take part in the event are asked to RSVP by texting 0429 825 100 or 0467 255 083.

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