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Targa Tasmania 2019 Spectator Guide

21-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

With more than 33 competitive stages covering an overall total distance of 2000km, there are a veritable endless choice of spectator vantage points at Targa Tasmania from April 29 to May 4.

As the time-honoured tarmac rally sweeps the length and breadth of the state, we have compiled an exhaustive Spectator’s Guide that covers everything you need to know to help you safely enjoy the event.

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Reeves buoyed by Hyundai factory Targa debut

26-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

Accomplished gravel rally driver Brendan Reeves is excited about returning to Targa Tasmania to spearhead Hyundai’s maiden Australian factory motorsport effort.

As announced last month, Reeves will take the wheel of a production-based i30 N hatch with sister Rhianon Gelsomino calling the pace notes.

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Porsche gun eyes Targa redemption

25-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

Matt Close is primed to resume his arm wrestle with one of the most successful tarmac racers in Australia at Targa Tasmania from April 29-May 4.

While under no illusion of the gravity of stopping the all-conquering Dodge Viper of Jason and John White, Close is looking forward to another challenge.

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Bray primed for Shannons Classic GT fireworks

24-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

Defending CAMS Australian Targa Classic outright champ Michael Bray is ready to return to winning form at Targa Tasmania from April 29-May 4.

Bray suffered a rare reliability issue in his 1975 Holden Torana in the dying kilometres of Targa High Country last November.

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Ferrari 488 Pista confirmed for Targa

23-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

Targa Tasmania has pulled off a coup by securing Ferrari’s latest track weapon, the 488 Pista, for the ultimate tarmac rally from April 29-May 4.

The latest product to emerge from Maranello, the Pista (the Italian word for track) is a $650,000 competition-ready bullet.

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Siddins Datsun rebuilt, ready for Targa return

20-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

After a crash in the 2018 event, the popular 1970 Datsun 240Z of Jon and Gina Siddins has been rebuilt and is ready for another tilt at Targa Tasmania from April 29-May 4.

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Targa Tasmania 2019 Official Event Poster

18-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

2019 sees the first Targa Tasmania being run without two of its most iconic and record holding competitors taking part and whilst they will be at the event partaking in various other components, their absence from the results sheets will be obvious to the thousands of people who follow Targa Tasmania every year.

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A trip down Targa Tasmania’s memory lane

15-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

With the 2019 edition of Targa Tasmania beckoning, its timely to delve into the archives to take a look back at the inaugural running of the ultimate tarmac challenge.

Since its inception in 1992, Targa Tasmania always promised to become one of the great tarmac rallies in the world.

And it has delivered on all fronts with the event held in the highest respect on the global stage.

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A look at Targa’s most successful marques

09-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

A vast array of the world’s most exotic and rare machinery continues to tackle Targa Tasmania, with the 2019 edition of the tarmac classic taking place from April 29 to May 4 and attracting over 260 vehicles.

In what has become a competitive rolling museum that represents car manufacturing from the present to the dawn of the industry early last century, Targa is the essence all things automotive.

It is a window to the past, present and the future.

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Richards rallies round in the Shannon Classic

01-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

While Jim Richards has stepped away from full-on competition on the tarmac, the eight-time Targa Tasmania winner will be involved in this year's 28th edition of the iconic event commencing on Monday April 29.

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Extend Your Stay for TGBR and see the Great Barrier Reef

26-Mar-2019  Brittany Smith

With a bumper field of 250 cars already entered for the 2nd running of Targa Great Barrier Reef, we have been working hard with various stakeholders to make this year’s event even bigger and better.

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Ferrari to Expand Their Targa Journey in 2019

24-Mar-2019  Brittany Smith

After successful tours of Targa Tasmania in the last two years, the loyal and passionate Ferrari owner is demanding more, so more they will get! 

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Hyundai confirm historic factory entry

21-Mar-2019  Ian Chesterman

Korean giant Hyundai will create history by entering a factory i30 N prepared hatch at Targa Tasmania from April 29 to May 4.

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The `Voice of Rallying’ joins the Targa Team

15-Mar-2019  Brittany Smith

Yes, Colin Clark, known around the rallying world for his unique perspective on all things WRC, will be the Official Voice (and face) of this year’s CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

Colin has a large following around the world and has always had an interest in Targa, and in particular Targa Tasmania.

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2019 CAMS Australian Targa Championship is Underway

11-Mar-2019  Brittany Smith

The first round of this year’s championship was held last month with the 3rd running of Targa North West. As you can only expect at a real Targa event, there were plenty of surprises, variable weather and heartbreak in the final stages. 

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Targa North West 2019 - Day 2 Highlights

18-Feb-2019  Brittany Smith

The highlights from the final day of Targa North West are here. 

Congratulations to everyone who took part in what was a great event on some incredible roads in Tasmania's North West. We can't wait for Targa Tasmania 2019 in only 71 days time!

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What the drivers said!

17-Feb-2019  Ian Chesterman

At the end of a fantastic rally, our in-field reporter caught up with a number of class winners to hear about their weekend.

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White takes overall win at Targa North West

17-Feb-2019  Ian Chesterman

Tasmanian driver, Jason White, has secured his first Targa North West title, making it the perfect start in his quest to win the modern outright title in the 2019 CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

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Targa North West 2019 - Day 1 Highlights

17-Feb-2019  Brittany Smith

Check out the highlights from the opening day of Targa North West & the 2019 CAMS Australian Targa Championship, which saw plenty of action across the categories.

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