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Brittany Smith

Plan your next Queensland Road Trip

02-Sep-2019  Brittany Smith

Help ease the post #TargaGreatBarrierReef comedown by planning you next epic @Queensland road trip! 
#thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ

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Treat yourself at one of Cairns’ best restaurants

30-Aug-2019  Brittany Smith

The best way to relax and rewind after a huge day of #Targa?

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Top coffee spots around Cairns

29-Aug-2019  Brittany Smith

Fuel up for an action-packed day of #Targa racing at one @Queensland’s top coffee spots around Cairns!

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Looking for a reason (or 11) to stick around a little longer after Targa Great Barrier Reef?

28-Aug-2019  Brittany Smith

Looking for a reason (or 11) to stick around a little longer after #TargaGreatBarrierReef? 

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Big response to Great Barrier Reef Porsche Tour

22-Aug-2019  Brittany Smith

A field of over 25 Porsches has been lured to the second edition of the Cairns-based Targa Great Barrier Reef from August 30 to September 1. There are an impressive eight 911 GT3s as part of the Porsche contingent. Together with other 911 variants, the model makes up for over half of the Porsche Tour representation.

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Prieston and Braithwaite set to continue rich form

21-Aug-2019  Brittany Smith

Sydney competitor Nik Prieston is primed to snare a hat-trick of wins at the Targa Great Barrier Reef round of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship from August 30-September 1.

Prieston and co-driver Dylan Braithwaite are unbeaten in the first two championship rounds this year at Targa North West and Targa Tasmania.

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Ferraris will be out in force at Targa Great Barrier Reef

20-Aug-2019  Brittany Smith

Ferrari fans will be able to feast their eyes on a field of Maranello machines as part of the Targa Tour at the Cairns event.

Up to 10 Ferraris will be part of the Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally from August 30-September 1.

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Targa takes the Reef

08-Aug-2019  Brittany Smith

Continue the excitement of Targa Great Barrier Reef by joining us on the reef. Relax and unwind at the official post rally event after party with Sunlover Reef Cruises for ‘Targa 2019 Rally at the Reef’

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Kuranda Range Viewing

31-Jul-2019  Brittany Smith

We have once again, worked very closely with Rainforestation to provide the only official spectator location on this year's course.

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Extend Your Stay for TGBR and see the Great Barrier Reef

31-Jul-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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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2019 Spectator Guide

19-Jul-2019  Brittany Smith

The spectator guide for the second ever Targa event in Queensland is now available.

To ensure you get to see all the action as it unfolds, we have produced a special detailed guide where you will read how best to view all of the Targa action. 

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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2019 Course

16-Jul-2019  Brittany Smith

The route for the second edition of the highly anticipated Targa Great Barrier Reef has been revealed.

Again comprising three legs with the stunning backdrop of Tropical North Queensland around Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands, the event features an expanded route from that used in the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef in 2018.

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Who’s excited for Targa Great Barrier Reef?

28-Jun-2019  Brittany Smith

Are you excited for Targa Great Barrier Reef? Plan your trip with a little help from those in the know of what there is to see and do.

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10th Anniversary Targa High Country Opens for Entries

10-May-2019  Brittany Smith

Targa High Country came to life on 5th November 2010, when 204 Targa cars descended on the streets of Mansfield for the first ever Mansfield Targa Stage.

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CAMS Australian Targa Championship Hots Up after Targa Tasmania

08-May-2019  Brittany Smith

At the half way point of this year’s CAMS Australian Targa Championship, it is anyone’s game across all of the ten competitions, especially the two Outright competitions for Modern and Classic cars. 

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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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Outright win the target for Steve Glenney and Dennis Sims as Ravage heads to Targa Tasmania

26-Apr-2019  Brittany Smith

Nothing less than outright victory is the goal for Ravage Raceworks when they return to tackle the iconic Targa Tasmania rally next week.

The Melbourne-based team has entered a Lotus Exige Sport 350 in the iconic Apple Isle event and has secured 2008 Targa winner Steve Glenney to drive it.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stokell set for title defence in upgraded Lotus

15-Feb-2019  Brittany Smith

Former Tasmanian Paul Stokell will use Targa North West this weekend as a live test in his beefed-up Lotus Exige.

During the off-season Stokell fitted an upgraded supercharger intercooler to the 2014 Exige which is expected to help the lightweight two-seater pack more punch as the tarmac rally season kicks off in his old home state.

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Heavyweights ready for Targa North West stoush

14-Feb-2019  Brittany Smith

The main players in the CAMS Australian Targa Championship will lock horns in the season-opening Targa North West this weekend.

After prevailing by a mere eight points to win the inaugural modern title in the Championship last season, Paul Stokell returns in his revised 2014 Lotus Exige that has proven to be fast and reliable against more powerful machinery. The highly decorated former circuit racer will be joined by new co-driver Kate Catford.

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2019 Sporting Regulations

13-Feb-2019  Brittany Smith

We are pleased to advise that we have updated our Sporting Regulations on our website. 

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with any changes, especially those that may be applicable to yourself and your team.

The Sporting Regulations are found under the “Regulations” tab on the homepage of our website.

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Tasmanian Motorsport Hall of Fame honours Greg Crick and Barry Oliver

06-Feb-2019  Brittany Smith

Multiple Targa Tasmania champions Greg Crick and Barry Oliver have been inducted into the Tasmanian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

The highlight of the Tasmanian motorsports award dinner in Hobart, the inductions recognise two Launceston-based racers with lengthy involvement in the state’s events.

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Targa Technical Bulletin - Early Modern, GT4 & GT2 Turbo Chargers

05-Feb-2019  Brittany Smith

Please click here to download a technical bulletin in relation to turbo’s in Early Modern, GT2 & GT4 cars. This technical bulletin has been added to the Technical Regulations- V2, which can be found on our website under competition regulations.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef To Air In 142 Countries And Reach 600 Million People

31-Jan-2019  Brittany Smith

As part as Targa Australia's international Television agreement with Boulder Creek International, Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 TV Show has just premiered around the world to 142 countries and will reach approx. 600 million viewers over the coming weeks.

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Targa field wide open

26-Jan-2019  Brittany Smith

The opening round of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship is only three weeks away with the running of the two-day Targa North West event based out of Burnie.

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Targa North West 2019 - 3 weeks to go

25-Jan-2019  Brittany Smith

The opening round of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship, Targa North West will again provide the perfect platform to all those chasing championship success to get the year off to a great start. 

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Targa North West 2019 is fast approaching...

22-Jan-2019  Brittany Smith

The first event in our championship for 2019, Targa North West, is fast approaching, and is again promising to be filled with fast paced action and lots of thrills.

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Targa High Country 2018 Channel 9 TV Show

11-Jan-2019  Brittany Smith

Get ready to relive the final round of the 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship and the 9th running of Targa High Country as it premiers nationwide THIS SUNDAY at 11am on Channel Nine.

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Targa Australia Becomes Part Of Dutton Group

07-Jan-2019  Brittany Smith

Targa Australia and the Dutton Group have announced today that the business responsible for the CAMS Australian Targa Championship, including the ultimate tarmac rally Targa Tasmania, will become part of the Dutton Group on an ongoing basis, effective immediately.

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Targa Tasmania 2019 Course Map

16-Dec-2018  Brittany Smith

With the 28th running of Targa Tasmania just over 4 months away, we are excited to release the course for 2019.

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Plenty of Surprises in 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship

15-Dec-2018  Brittany Smith

With more competitors than any other national motorsport championship, the CAMS Australian Targa Championship is tough to win, no matter which competition you take part in.

The recent running of Targa High Country saw the winners crowned and a fun filled casual dinner on top of Mt. Buller, where MC, Glenn Ridge had the capacity crowd in stitches of laughter.

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Targa North West Tour 2019

10-Dec-2018  Brittany Smith

For the first time, a Targa Tour will be held at Targa North West. It is a fantastic way to take part in a Targa event without all the preparation and pressure of competing. 

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

05-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

17-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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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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Targa High Country 2018 Official Event Poster

12-Oct-2018  Brittany Smith

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

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 - 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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CAMS Australian Targa Championship Points Table After Round Three

21-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

Brisbane-based racer Paul Stokell is in the box seat to claim the modern title in the inaugural CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

Ahead of the final round, Targa High Country at Mt Buller in Victoria from November 9-11, Stokell is 35 points clear of his nearest rival.

Michael Bray has all but sealed the race for honours in Classic championship, in his 1975 Holden Torana, he shares with Daniel Bray.

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Targa Tasmania 2018 DVD now on sale!

14-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

Targa Tasmania 2018 Featured tight battles throughout the field as established big hitters and new players all fought to claim top spot in the events 27th year.

Featuring each category and 285 cars across 2 shows, this DVD has everything from the multiway fight for the outright win, through to the unique battles face by classic crews and the close competition in TSD.

From the ground, in the air and onboard, relive the drama, excitement and colour from the 27th running of the World’s Ultimate Tarmac Rally.

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Targa High Country 2018 Course Map

13-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

The 9th running of Targa High Country sees some changes to the course that will reduce the overall distance travelled, whilst maintaining the competitive distance, along with removing some stages that have simply become too fast in recent years without inserting a lot more speed zones into them.

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2019 Targa Great Barrier Reef entries are now open

07-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

After one of the most successful Targa events ever held, the amount of interest in entering the 2019 Targa Great Barrier Reef has been immense.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 - Day 3 Highlights

06-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

Check out the highlights from the incredible final day of Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018! With some great stages, breakfast at Rainforestation and the incredible official finish today was the perfect way to sign off 3 very special days in Cairns. See you in 2019!!

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Targa organisers looking to expand event across the Far North

04-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

The stunning coastal strip ­between Cairns and Port Douglas could form part of next year’s Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally.

Organisers will sit down with Douglas Shire Council next month, as part of a visit to debrief with all stakeholders in the wake of the inaugural event, to discuss how “we can incorporate them into the event in year two and beyond”.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 - Day 2 Highlights

03-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

Check out the highlights from an incredible 2nd day at Targa Great Barrier Reef which featured 7 stages and some epic action before the awe inspiring Targafest held on the Cairns Esplanade.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 - Day 1 Highlights

02-Sep-2018  Brittany Smith

Check out the highlights from an incredible first day of Targa Great Barrier Reef which saw spectators and crews alike enjoying the stunning weather and incredible roads.

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Cairns man Steve Van der Brug gears up for Targa in the tropics

21-Aug-2018  Brittany Smith

The creation of the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally was the catalyst for Cairns builder Steve Van der Brug to take the plunge into the challenging motorsport genre.

Having spent about 10 years racing on dirt with Kharnacross, Van der Brug said it had always been a dream to race in Targa.

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Convoy of exotic supercars and historic sports cars gearing up for Far North road race

12-Aug-2018  Brittany Smith

The countdown is on until some of Australia’s best exotic supercars and historic sports cars hit Far North Queensland’s scenic roads.

Selling out in just two weeks, Porsche owners from the southern states were among the field of more than 200 cars to have snapped up the opportunity to take part in the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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Cairns mechanic signs up for dream race

11-Aug-2018  Brittany Smith

Taking part in Targa Great Barrier Reef is more than just a race for Cairns mechanic Shane Buchanan. 

It’s a labour of love. He has spent the past four months rebuilding his 1983 Mitsubishi Starion from the ground up especially for the event.

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Targa Tasmania 2018 Classic TV Show Preview

09-Aug-2018  Brittany Smith

Our Targa Tasmania 2018 Classic (Feat. TSD & Tour) TV Show is premiering on Channel NINE this Saturday 11th August at 12:30PM in Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland & New South Wales.

Make sure you tune in to relive all the action from Targa Tasmania 2018 - check out the sneak peak below!

Both our Modern Show & Classic Show will be available for free download soon.

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Father and son to compete at Targa Great Barrier Reef

08-Aug-2018  Brittany Smith

A Father and son will be pitted against each other in an epic battle for family bragging rights.

Five time Australian rally champion Ross Dunkerton will compete against his eldest boy Aaron, who is a lawyer, in the Targa Great Barrier Reef run.

It’s the first time the pair have faced off in a race.

Article courtesy of Cairns Post - 8.8.18

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Official Spectator Guide - Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018

08-Aug-2018  Brittany Smith

There is an overwhelming level of excitement about the first ever Targa Great Barrier Reef. 

So much so that we have produced a special detailed spectator guide to help you to see all the action, as it unfolds, and more importantly, watch Targa safely. 

Download yours now and get ready for the Targa action to begin on 31st August.

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Rare motor Targa-bound

02-Aug-2018  Brittany Smith

Bruce and Gail Absolon are back and raring to hit the track with a brand new set of wheels.

Keeping the iconic blue of Team Whitsunday's past cars, the racing power couple's new rig throws some eye-catching orange into the mix to put their region on the map.

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Over $20 million worth of cars lined up for Cairns Targa rally

25-Jul-2018  Brittany Smith

$20 MILLION worth of cars are set to line the Esplanade for the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef rally.

215 competitors will take to the road on August 31 for the rally, but Cairns car enthusiasts will have plenty of opportunities to check out some quality engines.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef Wants To Run Closed Stage on Coast Road

12-Jul-2018  Brittany Smith

The organisers of the Targa Great Barrier Reef road race want to use the Captain Cook Highway between Cairns and Port Douglas for the event, which involves closing the road for up to four hours, as soon as next year if possible.

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Targa North West to again kick off 2019 Championship

12-Jul-2018  Brittany Smith

After the very successful running of the first two day Targa North West earlier this year, 2019 will see a 'business as usual' approach to the Burnie based event, with it again being the opening round of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

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Cairns Post Article 7.7.18

10-Jul-2018  Brittany Smith

Check out our half page spread in the Cairns Post over the weekend.

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Targa Australia Events Go Global

10-Jul-2018  Brittany Smith

Exciting news for the Targa world today, with Targa Australia signing an International distribution agreement, which will see the 2018 Targa Tasmania TV shows and the upcoming Targa Great Barrier Reef TV Show, telecast to 130 countries around the world, over the coming months.

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Targa Great Barrier Reef – Inaugural Course Released

07-Jul-2018  Brittany Smith

Targa Great Barrier Reef is promising plenty of excitement at the end of next month with the first ever running of a Targa event in Queensland. 

The new event, to be based in Cairns from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September, 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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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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01-May-2018  Brittany Smith


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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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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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