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26th April – 1st May 2022

Tasmania

11th – 13th February 2022

Mt Buller / Mansfield, Victoria

2nd – 4th September 2022

Cairns, Queensland

Always a silver lining.

Our new event dates mean there’s more time for you and your co-driver to plan your dream TARGA holiday; will you conquer the misty mountains of @mt_buller or take on the adventure-filled island of Tasmania?

We’ll be waiting for your entry 😉

📸 - @otherside_media // @aaron_wishart 

#TARGA #TARGAhighcountry #mtbuller #mansfieldshire #visitmansfield #topgearaustralia #topgear #luxurycars #carspotting #carsofinstagram #vintagecars #bosshunting
TARGA moves dates to maximise impact

In order to maximise the impact of TARGA Tasmania’s 30th anniversary event, organisers have reverted to a traditional late April date to move beyond any likely COVID-19 restrictions.

The event was due to move to an earlier time-slot in 2022 - from March 8 to 13 - but will now be held from Tuesday April 26 to Sunday May 1.

The later date also facilitates the running of TARGA High Country from February 11 to 13, the same slot used earlier this year for the Mt Buller-based event, and away from the scheduled November 2021 dates that were likely to still be heavily impacted by COVID-19 protocols.

TARGA Australia CEO Mark Perry said the new dates buy both events vital time for Australian states to move beyond severe pandemic restrictions.

TARGA Tasmania will get underway on Tuesday April 26, with participants spending the first three nights in Launceston.

The competition cars will then spend the Friday and Saturday nights in Strahan, while Tour entries will stay in Cradle Mountain. The event will conclude in Hobart on Sunday May 1.
Orange you glad TARGA High Country and TARGA Tasmania are right around the corner? 🔥

📸 - @otherside_media // Simon Chapman

For all the latest TARGA info, head to our website, 
Instagram and twitter.

Don’t forget, you can buy TARGA Merch @ 
targashop.com.au

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A little ray of zoomy sunshine to send you into the weekend ✨ After a huge TARGA Great Barrier Reef, we are getting so pumped for TARGA high Country in November and TARGA Tasmania in March. Have you got any tarmac adventures to look forward to?

📸 - @otherside_media // @wishart_media 

For all the latest TARGA info, head to our website, 
Instagram and twitter.

Don’t forget, you can buy TARGA Merch @ 
targashop.com.au

#TARGA #TARGAHighCountry
THE WORLD LARGEST CHAMPAGNE SHOWER 🍾

Farewell to another magical TARGA event! We hope you loved the Great Barrier Reef as much as we did.

Thankyou so much to our wonderful sponsors; @duttongarage @shannonsinsurance @reefcasinocairns @cairnscouncil @cassowarycoastregionalcouncil 

To all of our officials, spectators, cairns residents, and of course, our competitors and TARGA tour entrants, your constant support means the world to us. Together, we can create unforgettable driving experiences for years to come. 

Until next time, love + best wishes from the TARGA team 🔥

📸 - @otherside_media // Simon Chapman (a huge round of applause to these guys; for their exceptional talent and relentless hard work)

For all the latest TARGA info, head to our website, 
Instagram and twitter.

Don’t forget, you can buy TARGA Merch @ 
targashop.com.au

Tag us in your photos this week so we can see what you’re up to at #TARGAGreatBarrierReef!

#TARGA #TARGAGreatBarrierReef #TARGAGBR21 #TGBR21 #exploreTNQ #exploreCairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #farnorthqueensland #tropicalnorthqueensland #exploretropicalnorthqueensland #seeaustralia
Anear and Sarandis have snagged a win on the final day of TARGA Great Barrier Reef 2021.

Provisional results are in, and in a shocking display of events, Anear and Sarandis have snatched the win in a final battle against Quinn and Foster! The competition between these two teams has been nail-bitingly close since day one, and has been truly thrilling to watch unfold. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR TARGA TEAMS! 

Overall leaders after the final stage are as follows:

988 | Anear + Sarandis | Subaru WRX STi | 18:30
906 | Quinn + Foster | Nissan GT-R | 18:50
952 | Van Der Brug + Rankine | Subaru STi Spec C | 22:31
903 | Seymour + Seymour | Lotus Exige | 23:27
970 | Griffith + Woolley | Mercedes A45 | 24:15 

📸 - @otherside_media // Simon Chapman

For all the latest TARGA info, head to our website, Instagram and twitter.

Don’t forget, you can buy TARGA Merch @ targashop.com.au

Tag us in your photos this week so we can see what you’re up to at #TARGAGreatBarrierReef!

#TARGA #TARGAGreatBarrierReef #TARGAGBR21 #TGBR21 #exploreTNQ #exploreCairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #farnorthqueensland #tropicalnorthqueensland #exploretropicalnorthqueensland #seeaustralia
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Check out our latest YouTube video; featuring all the best bits and audio from TARGA Tasmania 2021.

About Targa

With a proud history dating back to 1992, our reputation has been built on our ability to deliver high quality, professional tarmac rally events and driving experiences in unique and iconic Australian destinations. TARGA gives you closed roads, greater distance, higher speed limits, and in full competition, no speed limit at all!

We bring energy and excitement to everything we do, and consistently meet all required international safety standards. We show the utmost respect to our people, partners and customers and don’t compromise on this, no matter what. 

TARGA deliver both competitive races and non-competitive touring events, sanctioned by Australia’s peak motor racing authority Motorsport Australia. TARGA includes tarmac rally events in Victoria’s High Country, Cairns in Far North Queensland and the longest and hardest tarmac rally in the world, in Tasmania.

Whether you’re entering for the ultimate tarmac rush, an adrenaline-fuelled drive with your partner and friends, or to fulfil your competitive streak, TARGA offers a once in a lifetime experience.

The competition

TARGA is a genuine, red-blooded motorsport event. It is a tarmac rally designed for the true motoring enthusiast.

A tarmac rally is a unique form of motorsport where purpose-built rally cars compete on sealed roads closed for competition. Starting at 30-second intervals, cars race against the clock with the winner being the fastest car over all stages.

Each TARGA event makes up the Motorsport Australia TARGA Championship, which is a championship like no other. With over 250 different cars taking part and including more than 20 manufacturers, it is the country’s largest championship.

The Tour

Based in some of Australia’s premier driving and tourism destinations, TARGA tours are a complete adventure – packed with great roads, fine food and beverages, high-quality restaurants and accommodation as well as the beautiful scenery.

In the TARGA Tour, participants experience a true tarmac rally but in a noncompetitive, non-timed format, and without the need to modify your car. Enjoying the same challenging, closed-road stages as the competition cars, the Tour delivers the exhilaration of driving your car as it was designed, without the pressure of competition, on some of the country’s best and most exciting roads.

The TARGA Tour is available as entry-only leaving you to decide on accommodation and dining options, or as a package which is a complete travel experience, comprised of your entry, preferred accommodation package and dining, all pre-booked on your behalf.

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