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Early Bird Entries Closing

28-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

Remember this weekend is your last chance to get your Targa Tasmania 2016 early bird entries in.  Saving yourself up to $1100.  Don't miss out!  Entries close midnight 31st August 2015.

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Targa Tasmania International Ambassadors Announced

26-Aug-2015  Isabelle Smith

We are very excited to announce that Alex and Rhianon Gelsomino have signed on as International Ambassadors for Targa Tasmania!

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Spirit of Tasmania OFFICIAL Sailing Announced

18-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

Many competitors will remember the days of the Official Sailing that saw the `Cavalcade of Motoring History’ arrive in Devonport to much fanfare and hoopla, complete with John Large waving flags from the lead car and for many years since we have attempted to bring this iconic time back to life.

What better time to do this than at the 25th Anniversary of Targa Tasmania and thanks to our close friends at the Spirit of Tasmania, they also felt that it was important for the 25th Anniversary event to start as so many did in the early years.

We are therefore extremely excited to announce the return of the OFFICIAL TARGA TASMANIA SAILING from Melbourne to Devonport on FRIDAY 8th April departing at 9.00am.

You will find all the booking details on the Booking the Spirit of Tasmania page of our website under Targa Tasmania. 

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TSD Trophy

17-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

TSD Trophy will have a Four Step Podium for 2016, awarding the best placed Classic entrant as well as the top three entrants in the competition.

For those of you unfamiliar with the TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) Trophy format, the challenge is more than just going as fast as you can. The competition is based on achieving a set average speed on each stage while adhering to a 130km speed limit. This is a real mathematical challenge for both Driver and Co Driver, and a guarantee of competition intensity both inside and outside of the cockpit right through to the end of the last stage.

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Targa Heads to Corsica- Rallye des 10,000 Virages- 1st to 4th October 2015

17-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

The inaugural running The Tour de Corse – Rallye des 10.000 Virages is gathering much momentum with more than 60 entries (including some Australians) already committed to being the first to drive their modern sports cars on some of the world’s best roads around Corsica and have the rare experience of driving on the very roads raced on over the years by such rallying immortals like Walter Rohrl, Tommi Makinen and of course the almost unbeatable Sebastian Loeb.

It promises to establish Targa style racing in the rallying heartland for many years into the future.

 Click Here for the brochure promoting the event and if you need any further details don’t hesitate to email who can answer all your questions.

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Evan Evans Joins the Targa Family

17-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

Best known for their flags and the supplier of the Targa Tasmania Flag Car Flag for the last 23 years, Evan Evans have now become an Event Partner in 2016 to be a part of the massive celebrations that are planned for 25th Anniversary.

 Evan Evans will bring their state of art signage and incredible display systems to the 25th event to ensure that visually, Targa Tasmania takes on an appearance like never seen before and further enhances the competitors experience ensuring they have memories to cherish for many years to come

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Stanley to host lunch for the first time

17-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

It has only taken 24 years but to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Targa Tasmania, the event will head to the far North West Coast for the first time and have lunch in the heart of iconic Stanley.

 `The Nut’ at Stanley is one of Tasmania’s most iconic tourism locations and Targa Tasmania will take this imagery around the world and further ensure that all competitors in the 25th Anniversary event have an experience like none before it. No matter how many Targa’s you have done, next year’s celebration is a `not to be missed’ experience.

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Classic Adelaide Entries Closing

14-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

"Got a Classic Rally Car?"
 You cant afford to miss Classic Adelaide.
The event returns Friday October 17th and Saturday 18th as part of a huge Motorsport Festival in Adelaide. 15 Stages in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu will be run over 2 days including a new 43kM stage called The Cape.

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Targa Tasmania Supplementary Regulations

13-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

With only 18 days to go until the close of Early Bird Entries that will see a full field entered for the historic 25th running of Targa Tasmania, we are excited to release the Supplementary Regulations.

 All changes from 2015 have been highlighted in grey
 Download your copy HERE or from our website under Targa Tasmania

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'The Gorge' back in 2016

12-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

Targa Hellyer Gorge to return in 2016

Wednesday August 12, 2015

After a successful debut in February, the future of Targa Hellyer Gorge has been secured with the signing of a new two-year deal with the Burnie City Council that ensures the event returns in 2016 and 2017.

The one-day tarmac rally on one of the state’s most iconic roads will again provide a fantastic, easy to compete in, warm up to Targa Tasmania.

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Targa Experience Mt Buller Supplementary Regulations

11-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

Targa Experience Mt Buller Supplementary Regulations are now available under the Targa Experience tab on our website.  To download your copy and more information head to the Targa Experience Overview 

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Targa High Country Reconnaissance Notes

11-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

It is with great delight we advise that the Targa High Country 2015 Reconnaissance Notes and Course map are now available on the website.

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Technical Regulations V1 update 7th AUG

07-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

Thanks to everyone who took the time to touch base over the last few weeks; it is very heartening to see and hear how much passion there genuinely is for Targa and in particular Targa Tasmania. Nothing is ever truly perfect and we have taken on board some positive input and ideas to now deliver a few updates to the regulations that will clarify some key areas, which are highlighted in dark blue. 

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Targa Tasmania Early Bird Closes 31 AUG

07-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

Be part of an extraordinary twenty five year history.

Targa Tasmania will be offering a personalized twenty fifth anniversary book, as well a one off personalized anniversary jacket to all competitors that enter prior to 31 AUG.  
Entering prior to 31 AUG also gives you the opportunity to secure a discounted entry price, saving you up to $1100.
For more information on the worlds 'Ultimate Tarmac Rally' head to Targa Tasmania 2016 .

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Vale- Bill Pye

06-Aug-2015  Alice McKenzie

It was with much sadness that we greeted the news of the passing of a proud member of the Targa family, Bill Pye.

 Bill was one of the true characters of Targa Tasmania, bringing a determination to the event not seen before him and along with his navigator and mechanic, Grant Geelan, competed fiercely to achieve their goals.

Bill’s battles with Rex Broadbent will always be remembered amongst the great rivalries in Targa Tasmania history. 

Competing nine times between 1999 -2010, Bill and Grant racked up a series of podium places with two 2nd places in Classic Outright and the highlight result of a Classic Handicap win in 2007.

 Sadly, Bill and Grant had already entered for the 25th Anniversary event next year, to mark their return to the Ultimate Tarmac Rally and Bill was looking forward to his return with planning already well under way to ensure that they were again in the leading pack of competitors. 

We would like pass on our sincere condolences to Bill’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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29-Jun-2015  Alice McKenzie

Finally, a true Classic Adelaide event returns in 2015 and it will be an event run in the traditions of the early Classic Adelaide events. The added bonus this time around is that the rally will be a part of the amazing Adelaide Motor Sport Festival, which will see countless F1 cars and other rare and collectable racing machinery complete laps of the main part of the old Grand Prix track.

Being a major part of this festival will make Classic Adelaide a very unique experience for those with classic Targa cars and an event not to be missed.

Targa Australia will manage the running of the rally competition as its key role in a partnership with the Sporting Car Club of South Australia, who will run the actual festival.  Events South Australia will again be the principal partner for Classic Adelaide.  All the expertise that you have come to expect from Targa will see the rally conducted just as our own Targa events are held, meeting the highest world standards of medical support, road closure safety and insurance coverage.

For event entries please contact Keith Williamson at
08 8373 4899

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TARGA HEADS TO CORSICA- Rallye des 10,000 Virages- 1st to 4th October 2015

29-Jun-2015  Alice McKenzie

After years of discussions, the first big step to a full blown Targa event in Corsica in 2016 has been launched with the announcement in Europe of The Tour de Corse – Rallye des 10.000 Virages. 

A regularity style event in its initial format, the event is designed for the great modern GT cars of the world and will be run in conjunction with the WRC event, from 1st to 4th October. 

 Targa Australia will be there in a consultancy capacity to assist France’s governing body, the FFSA to run the event and assess what is required to run a full blown Targa event from 2016.

 The best part is all of our loyal Targa customers are welcomed to join us on a trip of a life time and with the nature of the roads in Corsica, it promises to be an event like no other where you get to drive the same roads as the WRC cars and get behind the scenes access to one of the world’s great rally’s.

 Interested? CLICK HERE for the brochure promoting the event and if you need any further details don’t hesitate to email who can answer all your questions.

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Targa Tasmania 2015 TV show repeat Sat 4th July on One

29-Jun-2015  Alice McKenzie

Catch the Targa Tasmania 2015 show repeated on
on ONE Saturday 4th July at 1pm.

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New Technical Regulations for 2016 Announced

19-Jun-2015  Alice McKenzie

As the planning continues for a long, sustainable and responsible future for Targa events; a key component of which is the Technical Regulations, much work and time has gone into the latest incarnation of these regulations with not only the 25th Anniversary in mind but in the years that follow. 

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Targa Tasmania to return to Burnie to celebrate 25th Anniversary

16-Jun-2015  Alice McKenzie

Targa Tasmania to Return to Burnie

$2 Million boost to the North West Coast

Press Release- 16th June 2015

Targa Tasmania, celebrating its 25th Anniversary running in 2016, will return to Burnie for an overnight stop for the first time since 2007, ensuring that all the key ingredients from the earlier years of Targa are celebrated next year.

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