Thursday, 15th April, 2021
A selection of celebrities are coming out to play at TARGA Tasmania which sets off from Launceston’s Silverdome on April 19.
The stars, who represent a broad range of backgrounds, add even more spice to a jam-packed entry list for the 29th running of the world’s most prestigious tarmac rally.
Among the group are former Tasmania-born AFL player Thomas Bellchambers who played 136 games for Essendon.
Former ruckman Bellchambers will be joined for the TARGA sojourn by his fiancee actress Olympia Valance as co-driver. Valance has starred in the Australian soap Neighbours and the Australian Rules-based TV series Playing for Keeps.
“Growing up in Launceston it was a tradition to go and watch the TARGA cars tear down the Tamar Highway,” Bellchambers said.
“I’m stoked to be able to experience that from the driver’s seat in what will be a fun week experiencing this great rally.”
Best known for her time on the reality TV show, The Bachelorette, Georgia Love will also be part of the celebrity line-up as well as Sarah Czarnuch, a newspaper columnist, influencer and model.
“After reporting on TARGA for years as a journalist in Tasmania, I’m absolutely thrilled to be heading to the beautiful Apple Isle to get to experience the TARGA Tour and get an awesome driving experience for myself,” Love said.
Perth-based firefighter Cameron Cranley, a contestant on the same season of The Bachelorette as Georgie Love, will also enjoy time on the TARGA Tour.
Another high profile inclusion is Tasmanian raised Nic Davidson, a former professional athlete and entrepreneur who founded multiple businesses including Macha Maiden, offering a range of green tea-based powders, and Matcha Mylkbar, a vegan cafe located at St Kilda.
The celebrities will all drive identical Mercedes-Benz C300 machines as part of the non-competitive tour side of TARGA through the first four days of the six-day rally.
TARGA embraces a myriad of competitive classes that will do battles across 37 timed stages over almost 620km across the length and breadth of Tasmania.
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