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Brittany Smith

SHANNONS EXTEND LONG ASSOCIATION TO NEW EVENT

22-Jun-2018  Brittany Smith

Shannons, who have the rare distinction of supporting every Targa Tasmania held since 1992, have just agreed to extend their close association with Targa Australia in agreeing to sponsor the exciting new Targa Great Barrier Reef for the next three years.
 

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Targa team numbers capped at 215 in Cairns

07-Jun-2018  Brittany Smith

COMPETITOR numbers have been limited to 215 in the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally in three months.

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Pullman Reef Hotel Casino To Support Targa Great Barrier Reef

06-Jun-2018  Brittany Smith

The first running of Targa Great Barrier Reef promises to bring plenty of excitement to the Cairns region. With the event positioned to attract high earning visitors to Cairns, it was always going to have great synergies with Pullman Reef Hotel Casino in being able to provide these visitors with the high quality stay, that they will be looking for in late August and early September.

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Targa High Country 2018 Street Stage

25-May-2018  Brittany Smith

We have been exploring all options to ensure that it could continue to be, so with this now completed, we are also excited to announce that the Mansfield Street Stage will go ahead for the 9th time this year and will actually be 400 metres longer than the 2017 version. At 4.6km, it will now only be 200 metres shorter than the famous, George Town Super Street Stage.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef is becoming bigger than expected

21-May-2018  Brittany Smith

Organisers of the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally in the Far North are considering limiting numbers after being overwhelmed with entries.

Participant numbers have hit 214, far more than a target of 150 for the three-day event from August 31 to September 2.

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Mates Ready To Burn Rubber On Big Tarmac Circuit

21-May-2018  Brittany Smith

The Far North’s main motor racing organisation, FNQ Motorsports Club, is heavily involved in Targa Great Barrier Reef.

Vice-president Trevor Thompson said it was an opportunity to showcase the club, which was restricted to dirt venues because of the lack of a tarmac circuit in the region.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef Billboards Start Monday

18-May-2018  Brittany Smith

The excitement is really starting to build now towards the first running of Targa Great Barrier Reef. What better way to let the world know about the event than to put up some very large electronic billboards in key locations in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Targa High Country to Remain a Three Day Event in 2018

17-May-2018  Brittany Smith

In spite of wrapping up the 27th Targa Tasmania and working tirelessly on the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef, we have also been focusing on how we could continue to deliver a three day event, at Targa High Country.

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Beginners Guide to being a Targa Official

15-May-2018  Brittany Smith

This guide will assist you in understanding what is involved with being a volunteer official, the many different aspects and roles that may interest you, and what is expected of you as a professional official. 

If you have any questions after reading this guide, don’t panic, just contact the Targa team and they can answer all your questions! 

Click here to download

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Targa Tasmania Rookie Rallye 2019 Eligibility

08-May-2018  Brittany Smith

As a major part of our long term vision for Targa Tasmania, we introduced the Rookie Rallye. It will be contested over the FULL COURSE DISTANCE, yes, all six days will need to be conquered to win the Rookie Rallye.
 
To ensure that new competitors are highly motivated to take the very large step up into the world of Targa Tasmania, an entry fee that is 50% discounted, will be offered. This will greatly assist those wanting to compete on the toughest stage and climb the highest mountain.

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Targa Tasmania 2019 Entries now open

04-May-2018  Brittany Smith

With the warmest Targa Tasmania ever held now successfully completed, we are already putting the plans into place for the 28th running of Targa Tasmania, from 29th April to 4th May 2019. 

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CAMS Australia Targa Championship points update

01-May-2018  Brittany Smith

After the running of Round 2 of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship at Targa Tasmania, a number of competitors have claimed a strong position in the various competitions that make up the championship.

Now officially the country’s largest national motorsport championship in terms of competitors, with a total of 157 different vehicles competing so far this year, the Outright competitions for Modern and Classic cars has seen both round one leaders maintain their places at the top. 

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Glenney Takes out Targa North West

21-Feb-2018  Brittany Smith

Steve Glenney and Andy Sarandis have taken out this year's Targa North West in a 2015 Subaru WRX STI.

The overnight leaders stretched their lead over today's final five stages to finish clear of Paul Stokell and Jason Page in a 2014 Lotus Exige by just under four minutes, with Tony Quinn and Kate Catford claiming third, a further 52 seconds back in a 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo.

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Glenney and Bray off to the Perfect Start

20-Feb-2018  Brittany Smith

See all the footage of your car from Targa North West 2018 as captured for Channel Nine TV show.

The 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship is set to be a thrilling affair following a highly successful opening round at last weekend’s Targa North West.

Two overall championships are up for grabs in 2018, with the CAMS Australian Targa Championship, which covers Early Modern, GT2 and GT4, as well as the CAMS Australian Targa Classic Championship for Classic and Classic GT.

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Targa North West 2018 Day 2 Highlights

20-Feb-2018  Brittany Smith

Check out the Highlights from the final day of Targa North West 2018! Congratulations to all the crews, & outright winners Steve Glenney and Andy Sarandis! After a great event we cant wait round two of the 2018 Australian Targa Championship, Targa Tasmania from 16th - 21st April!

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Targa North West 2018 Day One Highlights

18-Feb-2018  Brittany Smith

Check out the highlights from an action packed first day of Targa North West 2018

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Glenney Leads as White Suffers Mechanical Issues on Day One

17-Feb-2018  Brittany Smith

Day one of Targa North West has served up plenty of drama, with Jason and John White in their 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Extreme suffering mechanical problems on the Hellyer Gorge South stage.

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North West in Motor Racing Spotlight this Weekend

13-Feb-2018  Brittany Smith

The opening round of the highly anticipated CAMS Australian Targa Championship begins this weekend, with the two-day Targa North West event.

In previous years Targa North West was held over one day, but this year has been doubled in length, ensuring it will be not only a worthy Championship round, but an even
greater spectacle for fans.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 Information Kit

03-Feb-2018  Brittany Smith

As at the close of Early Bird entries a couple of days ago, no fewer than 163 crews had officially entered the first ever running of Targa Great Barrier Reef, with entries coming from every state and both territories. 

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VALE PAUL DARKO

24-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

Paul Darko has played a key role in motorsport in Tasmania for well over 30 years. He was a regular attendee at the various tracks and events around Tasmania, as well as many on the mainland, and was always happy to take on any role or position asked of him. One of his main motorsport loves was Targa! 

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Freight Arrangements released for Targa Great Barrier Reef

22-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

With a high number of southern state competitors looking to make the journey to Far North Queensland for the first running of Targa Great Barrier Reef, we are excited to announce a deal with national car freighter, CEVA to help get all of the amazing Targa cars to Cairns in time for the start on 31st August and home again post event.

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Targa’s Strong Future

19-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

Targa Australia and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) can today confirm they have signed off on a new, five-year agreement.

The news means the CAMS Australian Targa Championship will continue for at least another five years, until 2022.

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Rookies Of The Year 2018 Award Announced

16-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

Also forming an integral part of the new CAMS Australian Targa Championship, will be a Rookies of the Year Award, to be awarded at the Championship Dinner at Targa High Country.

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Manufacturers Championship Announced For 2018

15-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

As part of the new CAMS Australian Targa Championship, there will also be a manufacturers title on the line with the highest two placed vehicles from each competing manufacturer in the Overall Modern section, being awarded allocated points towards a manufacturers total points.

Who can beat the might of Porsche when it comes to being the best Targa cars in the country?  Only time will tell.

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Wogs & a Charger

11-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

The team at FAT 265 Valiant Charger Street 6 pack. produced this video of Targa Tasmania 2016 - the 25th Anniversary and it has just finished completion. Yes you read right, this started in 2016!

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CAMS Australian Targa Championship to be Broadcast Nationally on Channel 9

11-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

After the success of the Targa Tasmania broadcast on Channel 9 last year, the large ‘Free to Air’ network has agreed to broadcast all four rounds of this year’s CAMS Australian Targa Championship, starting with the inaugural round at Targa North West to be held on 17th & 18th February.

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New Sporting Regulations Released

04-Jan-2018  Brittany Smith

2018 sees the dawning of a new era in Targa’s illustrious history with the first ever running of a fully endorsed CAMS Australian Targa Championship.  This combined with the first ever Targa event run in Queensland will ensure that Targa reaches its widest audience ever and will also see many new people joining the Targa family.

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Thinking of experiencing our brand new event?

11-Dec-2017  Brittany Smith

The Targa Tour is a unique opportunity to take part in the world renowned ‘Targa Australia’ Tarmac events as a motoring enthusiast.  No modifications needed to your car, bring your road car, a friend and you are set to go!

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Targa High Country 2017 Highlights

20-Nov-2017  Brittany Smith

Catch up on all the highlights from Targa High Country 2017!


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Targa High Country 2017 - Day 2 Highlights

11-Nov-2017  Brittany Smith

Check out the Highlights from the action packed second day of Targa High Country 2017! The day included six stages culminating in the hugely popular Mansfield street stage and Targa Fest.

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Targa High Country 2017 - Day 1 Highlights

10-Nov-2017  Brittany Smith

Check out the highlights from Day One of Targa High Country 2017! The field was greeted by beautiful blue sky from the offical start at Mt Buller with close competition featuring across all the classes in an action packed day.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef Promotional Video

19-Oct-2017  Brittany Smith

Targa Great Barrier Reef will be the first ever Targa event held in Queensland and the event name joins two iconic brands under the one banner. The new event will be based in one of Australia’s iconic tourism locations, Cairns and will reach out to all of the surrounding regions including Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands. 

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Targa Great Barrier Reef – Iconic car rally is coming to Tropical North Queensland

12-Oct-2017  Brittany Smith

Tropical North Queensland will host a new major tourism event for the next three years with the launch of Targa Great Barrier Reef, a three-day car rally that will see the field of around 200 cars visit all key regions, including Port Douglas, Innisfail and the Atherton Tablelands. 
The new event, to be based in Cairns from 31 August to 2 September next year, is modelled on the world’s largest tarmac rally, Targa Tasmania, which has been held annually on the Apple Isle since making its debut in 1992. 

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Targa Tasmania 2017 Modern TV Show

03-Jul-2017  Brittany Smith

Check out all the action from the GT2, GT4, Early Modern, Sports GT & TSD fields at Targa Tasmania 2017 as Broadcast on Channel Nine. Show produced by Other Side Productions.

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Targa Tasmania 2017 Classic TV Show

03-Jul-2017  Brittany Smith

Check out all the action from the Classic. Classic GT & Tour fields at Targa Tasmania 2017 as Broadcast on Channel Nine. Show produced by Other Side Productions.

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CAMS Australian Targa Championship returns in 2018

05-May-2017  Brittany Smith

THE LARGEST motor sport championship in the country returns in 2018 with all eight Targa competitions being included to give all Targa competitors a championship to compete in.  Another major first will see the introduction of two OVERALLChampionships that will be recognised as CAMS National Championships.  

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Rookie Rallye returns to Targa Tasmania in 2018 bigger than ever

05-May-2017  Brittany Smith

As a major part of our long term vision for Targa Tasmania, 2018 will see the re-introduction of a Rookie Rallye.  This time though, it will be contested over the FULL COURSE DISTANCE, yes, all six days will need to be conquered to win the Rookie Rallye.

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LaFerrari set to wow car lovers

19-Apr-2017  Brittany Smith

Thousands of car enthusiasts are set to flock to the annual Targa Expo this Sunday night and they are set for a special treat in 2017 with the limited production LaFerrari on display to visitors for the one night only.

 

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GT2 set to be a Close call at Targa Tasmania

18-Apr-2017  Brittany Smith

For a man who was a late starter to the world of racing, ironically due to a career at sea working on oil tankers, Matt Close has achieved much success in his 20-year motorsport career.

Close is the defending Targa Tasmania GT2 champion and is predicting a close contest when Targa Tasmania gets underway on Monday

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Video packages now available for pre-purchase for Targa Tasmania 2017

09-Mar-2017  Brittany Smith

Other Side Productions will be at Targa Tasmania 2017 with a team of team of 6 videographers and two editing support staff specifically capturing footage of your car. Their team are motorsport video specialists who’ve covered Targa events multiple times and know how to get footage that demonstrates the speed and sound of competition; while also capturing the majestic scenery of the stages. All videos can be used for promotion purposes and supplied complete with sponsor logos upon request.

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Photo packages now available for pre-purchase for Targa Tasmania 2017

09-Mar-2017  Brittany Smith

Jarrod Leonard and his team at Angryman photography will be back once again at Targa Tasmania as the official photographer.

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Targa Tasmania Passion Piece

06-Mar-2017  Brittany Smith

Be inspired by a quarter of a century of Targa Tasmania.
Check out the Passion piece video which highlights the beautiful Island of Tasmania.
With its rugged good looks, and fast unique road where legends are made.

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Targa Tasmania 2017 – Officials wanted

01-Mar-2017  Brittany Smith

With only 6 weeks to go until the next Targa Tasmania, we still require more volunteers to assist in the success of the event. With a multitude of road closure duties, this is without a doubt one of the best ways to spectate the rally and be close to the action whilst also being an integral part of the event.
 
Click here if you would like to register to be a part of the Ultimate Tarmac Rally > https://targa.com.au/tc/page_OfficialsRegistration.asp?asset_id=2327
Or for further information, contact Carly on 03 6221 8810 or carly@targa.com.au

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Targa High Country 2016 - Modern Feature Video

07-Dec-2016  Brittany Smith

Check out our event feature video which showcases the great battles in the GT2, GT4, Early Modern, Sports GT and TSD classes at Targa High Country 2016

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Targa High Country 2016 Day 3 Highlights

10-Nov-2016  Brittany Smith

Check out the Highlights from Day 3 of Targa High Country 2016

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In-car footage from the quickest time around Mansfield!

10-Nov-2016  Brittany Smith

Ever wondered what it is like to drive around Mansfield in 2 minutes and 31 seconds? Here is some in-car footage from Car 911 - the quickest time from this year's street stage!

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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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