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Here Are The Top Five Reasons To Not Do A Targa Rally

03-Dec-2018  Brittany Smith

5. You will become addicted

This is another big gap in the documentation from Targa Australia, nowhere does it warn you about this and it will be hard for many to avoid. Although, once you get a taste for the amazing twisty closed roads, being part of a large motorsport event, drooling over lots of cars, getting sore cheeks from smiling too much and getting that little taste of what race drivers get to enjoy….you will most likely become addicted and want to do it again. You’ve been warned!

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The Porsche Targa High Country Tour in a 718 Cayman GTS

01-Dec-2018  Brittany Smith

Sports cars are designed to be driven hard. Foot to the floor, tyres gripping, the engine singing, and you don’t even glance at the speedometer. Try doing that on a public road, though, and say goodbye to your car and licence. But what if you could do all that legally? The Targa Australia rally series is just that.

CarAdvice was invited to the Porsche Targa High Country Tour this year to drive the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GTS around Mount Buller, Mansfield, and Eildon over three days.

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Now available for FREE Download: Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 TV Show

22-Nov-2018  Brittany Smith

Just over 2 months ago, we successfully completed the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef and now is your chance to re-live the event. The full Channel 9 TV Show is now available for FREE download & unlimited streaming to all devices.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2019 Early Bird closing soon *NOW CLOSED*

20-Nov-2018  Brittany Smith

With our 200th entry just received, 2019 is looking at being bigger & better than 2018! The field will again be capped, so make sure you don’t miss out on being a part of all the excitement next year.

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What they said - Day 3 driver quotes

11-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Lots of happy people at the end of Targa High Country - happy to talk to our reporter. It seems like it was a great day out on the roads and the end to a wonderful year of Targa.

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White wins third High Country, Stokell and Bray CAMS titles

11-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Tasmanians Jason and John White have dominated the field at Targa High Country to take the outright victory after three days of testing competition on the roads around Mt Buller and Mansfield.

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More of what they said - Day 2

10-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

It took a while but we caught up with a few more class-leaders after the running of Day 2 of Targa High Country. Like us, they are looking forward to the final day action.

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What they said - driver quotes from Day 2

10-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our field reporter caught up with some of the drivers at the end of a busy day.

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White eyes High Country outright title

10-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

The Tasmanian combination of Jason and John White have completed another strong day at Targa High Country to build a handy 35 second lead with just one day remaining at the Mt Buller-based event.

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What they said - driver quotes from Day 1

09-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Targa’s media team tracked down some competitors for comments after the first day of Targa High Country.

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Targa High Country opens with tense White, Close battle

09-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Prolific tarmac rally winners Jason and John White are holding a slender lead after an enthralling tussle on the opening day of Targa High Country.

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Countdown for Targa High Country start

09-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Final course checks have been completed on the eve of Targa High Country conducted around the Victorian alpine region at Mount Buller from November 9 to 11.

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Howarth completes intense preparation for High Country

08-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Liam Howarth remains upbeat about clinching the Early Modern crown as the maiden CAMS Australian Targa Championship reaches its conclusion at Targa High Country from November 9 to 11.

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Gluskie concedes Shannons Classic title unlikely

06-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

BMW driver Peter Gluskie says he would feel guilty if he managed to snare a shock win in the Shannons Classic outright component of the Australian CAMS Targa Championship.

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Stokell primed for Championship finale

04-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Paul Stokell will take a measured approach going into Targa High Country from November 9 to 11, that will decide the inaugural CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 TV Show Time & Date

29-Oct-2018  Brittany Smith

See All The Action For The Inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef...
You have heard all the amazing stories and seen all the incredible images.

Now join us to watch the full length TV production of Classic and Modern competitions of this year’s incredible first running of Targa Great Barrier Reef.

See all the reasons why you need to make the journey north in August 2019 - Early Bird entries close 30th November 2018

When: Sunday 4th November
Where: Channel 9 NATIONWIDE
Time: 11AM

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Course tweaks for ninth running of Targa High Country

26-Oct-2018  Ian Chesterman

Changes to the route structure for the ninth running of Targa High Country based in Victoria’s north-east, from November 9 to 11 are likely to remain intact for the immediate future.

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Targa High Country 2018 Road Closure Summary

18-Oct-2018  Brittany Smith

Please click below to download a summary of the road closures for Targa High Country 2018.
If you have any concerns, please email enquiries@targa.com.au

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Targa High Country 2018 Official Event Poster

12-Oct-2018  Brittany Smith

Here it is! The Targa High Country 2018 Official Event Poster.
Featuring:

610 - Peter Gluskie & Sam Winter in their 1985 BMW E30 325i
734 - Peter Roberts & Suzanne Atkins in their 1992 Nissan Skyline GTS-T
973 - Geoffrey & Toni Hewitt in their 2009 Nissan GT-R R35

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Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

08-Oct-2018  Brittany Smith

Article Courtesy of caradvice.com.au - Alborz Fallah

Track days are fun, don’t get me wrong, but the idea of racing your own car flat out on twisty and mountainous public roads is rather appealing to any car enthusiast. The fact that you can do it legally is almost seemingly absurd. But that’s exactly what Targa events in Australia have offered for years. A chance to race along some of our great nation’s best roads legally and, more importantly, safely.

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