Coffs ral­lies around mo­tor­sport

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In his novel The Art of Rac­ing in the Rain, Amer­i­can writer and former rac­ing-car driver Garth Stein notes that, “Your car goes where your eyes go. The driver who can­not tear his eyes away from the wall as he spins out of con­trol will meet that wall.”

While driv­ers com­pet­ing in north­ern NSW’s Rally Aus­tralia might not find the walls eye-catch­ing, the rolling hills, green glades and wa­ter views of the Coffs Coast course may be an­other story en­tirely.

The rally starts in the vil­lage of Tay­lors Arm (best known for be­ing the site of Slim Dusty’s A Pub with No Beer) and fin­ishes at Flooded Gums Rally Vil­lage, south of Coffs Har­bour. A high­light is the Su­per Spe­cial Stage, a chal­leng­ing wa­ter­front course in Coffs Har­bour that driv­ers un­der­take twice.

Rally Aus­tralia runs from Novem­ber 17 to 20 and is the fi­nal stop in this year’s FIA World Rally Cham­pi­onship.

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