Official Spotlight: Shayne Andrews

Shayne Andrews is a long-time TARGA official who has done over 25 TARGA Tasmania events.

Shayne is the Fire/Rescue Coordinator for our Medical Incident teams, who help to provide a first response to any incidents on TARGA Stages.

We recently caught up with Shayne to share his fond TARGA memories and passion for cars.

What is your fondest memory of TARGA?

The relationships it forged between the Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmanian Ambulance Service. Before TARGA we were two separate identities that there was animosity between at times. Management from both services have stated in the past that TARGA was the main reason both services came together to forge an excellent working relationship.

You can only choose one song to listen to while driving for the rest of your days; name that song!

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel

What is the strangest thing you’ve found while cleaning your car?

KY gel in an MIV, just to reassure people though, it was part of the medical kit !!!!!

What was your first car like?

It was a Morris Nomad hatchback. It was always a case of fill the oil and check the fuel. As it had the East West motor, the distributor was at the front and the slightest drop of rain would cause issues.

If your car could talk, what would it tell you?

Speed up ……

What TV show are you obsessed with at the moment?

The Crown

You have two empty spots in your dream garage; name one classic car and one modern car that you’d park there.

SLR 5000 and a C8 Corvette

Apart from driving, what would people find you doing on the weekends?

In the summer, most of my weekends are spent running the Fire and Rescue Team at the Carrick and Latrobe Speedways. In the winter, every couple of years I’ll head to the USA for up to 2 months, chasing speedway across the nation.