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Targa High Country Road Closure Information

01-Sep-2016  Alice McKenzie

For all the 2016 Targa High Country road closure information, including Road Closure times, roads, the Mansfield Street Stage map and the Overall Course Map. 


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Targa High Country Reconnaissance Notes V1

31-Aug-2016  Alice McKenzie

Targa High Country Reconnaissance Notes V1 now available including Distance Summary and an Overall Course Map- click on the link below to download your copy now.  
Targa High Country Reconnaissance Notes V1

Also available on our website under the Targa High Country Tab and through your entry console under 'Event Information'

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Former F1 Drivers set for Classic Adelaide Rally

06-Sep-2016  Alice McKenzie

Classic Adelaide have recently received confirmation that Former F1 stars Stefan Johansson, Pierluigi Martini and Ivan Capelli will all be taking part in the Shannons Classic Adelaide Rally, November 17-20.

The trio, who all raced in the Australian Grand Prix when it was held in Adelaide between 1985 and 1995, will drive exotic supercars in stages of the rally. They will headline the field for the Classic Adelaide’s ‘Marque Tour’ section, which is the non-competitive aspect of the rally that includes all 21 stages and finishes with a run around the famous Adelaide Parklands circuit on Saturday night.

 “Having the three Formula 1 drivers join the Tour on the Friday adds to the experience for those taking part in the Tour, and those competing for the victory in the Classic Adelaide Rally,” said event spokesperson Tim Possingham.

For more information on the Tour aspect of the Classic Adelaide Rally, visit!classes/c1i2i

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06-Sep-2016  Alice McKenzie

EVO X  - $39,000 negotiable
  • Fully compliant with Targa Technical Regulations for GT4.
  • CAMS logbook. 
  • SST Gearbox
  • Standard motor. 
  • JRZ suspension. 
  • Alcon monoblock front brakes.

    Please call David 0438-030-502 for more information.
    Location: Geelong, Victoria.
    More photos and details HERE

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Classic Adelaide Reconnaissance Notes V1

31-Aug-2016  Alice McKenzie

Classic Adelaide Reconnaissance Notes are now available - click on the link below to download your copy now.

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Targa Tasmania to stay in George Town for at least the next three years

17-Aug-2016  Alice McKenzie

The George Town Council voted unanimously today to host a street stage until at least the end of 2019 in yet another great news story for the Ultimate Tarmac Rally. Here is the breaking news from the Examiner;

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Mansfield to host the longest street stage in Targa High Country’s history!

15-Aug-2016  Brittany Smith

After last year’s much shortened street stage, all stakeholders have been working hard to create a stage for 2016 like nothing ever seen in Mansfield.  For the stage to be approved and then be successful, it needs to tick a myriad of boxes.  For competitors, we felt strongly that it must tick two key boxes; it needs to be a part of the competition and it must provide a suitable challenge. 

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Member of the Targa Family needs our help

03-Aug-2016  Alice McKenzie

Many of you would remember the happy and always smiling face of Natasha Deniese, who competed at Targa for many years, winning the Showroom competition in 2010 with Tony Warren.

 Natasha has a rare condition that has over many years severely impacted her health.
 A ray of hope exists through ground breaking treatment in the US so please help Natasha to raise the funds so she can make this potentially lifesaving trip to have this treatment that will hopefully see her be well enough again to compete in Targa in the future.

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Early Bird Ending - Last Chance

29-Jul-2016  Alice McKenzie

Targa Tasmania 2017 Early Birds Close this Sunday 31st July. Don’t miss the boat! Get your entry in now and save up to $1100.

 Just to remind you of what awaits Targa competitors in 2017, check out our short promotional video made to celebrate the 25th Anniversary this year

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Fly like an Early Bird!

18-Jul-2016  Alice McKenzie

Targa Tasmania Early Birds close 31 July - Enter now and save. Securing your entry also guarantees you a place and *FREE ENTRY into Targa North West – The Ultimate shakedown before The Ultimate Tarmac Rally.

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Dutton Garage - Latest News

08-Jul-2016  Victoria Hannan

Check out Dutton Garage latest news, videos and new arrivals including;
  • 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS, 
  • 1970 Lamborghini Miura S and 
  • 2015 McLaren 675LT. 

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Bowen makes the move to GT4 in 2017

08-Jul-2016  Victoria Hannan

Steve Bowen makes the move to the GT4 competition next year at Targa Tasmania after competing in Early Modern for the past five years.

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Targa Tasmania Competitor saves a life in Tasmania

08-Jul-2016  Victoria Hannan

Last year Targa Competitors, Tyrone Gilbert and Tania Wearing witness a serious crash at Epping Forest prior to competing in Targa Tasmania. Read of their heroic effort and harrowing story. 

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Sponsorship Update

08-Jul-2016  Brittany Smith

In line with the ending of the current government deal, the vast majority of our partners also ended their current deals with Targa.  We have been working hard over the last few months to secure new deals to help ensure that Targa has a long and successful future ahead, which in turn encourages many competitors to invest and re-invest in equipment to compete in Targa, knowing that the events future is secure.

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Lotus Brand Ambassador Announced

24-Jun-2016  Alice McKenzie

  •  Grant Denyer, TV personality, race car driver and journalist signs on as Lotus Brand Ambassador and Team Driver 

  • Targa Tasmania to become a focus for Lotus Cars Australia

  •  6 new Lotus models arriving in Australia late 2016

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Classic Adelaide Rally 2016

22-Jun-2016  Victoria Hannan

Targa Australia together with the Sporting Car Club of South Australia will once again be holding the Classic Adelaide Rally on the 17th - 19th of November 2016.

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2016 Targa Tasmania TV Show Replay on 7Mate

10-Jun-2016  Victoria Hannan

Tune into 7 Mate this Saturday morning (11th June) at 10am,  to enjoy one of the largest Targa Tasmania fields ever come to life with Southern Cross's coverage of 2016 Targa Tasmania's 25th Anniversary event. 

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Targa Technical Regulations V2 update

08-Jun-2016  Alice McKenzie

As we do each year after Targa Tasmania, our Safety & Technical Team (STT) discuss any changes required to be implemented for the following year. As custodians of Targa Tasmania, it is in the interest of all to ensure that the event can continue in as safe a manner as possible. Furthermore, the event works tirelessly to ensure that it can meet and exceed the expectations of not only the local authorities but also the local communities, whose support is vital to the sustainability of the event. This process has been updated in the past 12 months to also include the recommendations from the Coronial Inquest and the provisions of the use of the CAMS Tarmac Rally Standing Regulations (TRSR), which were re-introduced to Targa this year.

 Please click the link to download the updated technical regulations to be used from Targa High Country later this year. Changes are highlighted in grey for easy reference.

Download your copy here!

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2016 Targa Tasmania DVD available to purchase

06-Jun-2016  Victoria Hannan

Click HERE to order your copy of the 25th anniversary Targa Tasmania DVD, produced by Southern Cross Television.

The extended DVD version of the show covers the highs and lows from each of the 38 stages across the six day event, and highlights why Targa Tasmania is the Ultimate Tarmac Rally. 

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New Magazine Covering Targa Events

06-Jun-2016  Victoria Hannan

An event report and photos from Targa Tasmania 2016 is included in the first digital issue of RallySport Magazine, which is now available to read FREE each month.

The magazine will cover all forms of rallying, including Targa and tarmac events in Australia and New Zealand.

Click the link below to head to RallySport Magazine’s website, have a read of the first issue and help to ensure its ongoing success.

Click here for the RallySport Magazine

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