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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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2018 Championship Dinner Tickets - now available

10-Oct-2018  Brittany Smith

Tickets for the 2018 Championship Dinner are now available to purchase via your competitor consoles. The largest motorsport championship in the country will be decided on the last run up the mountain of Mt Buller, on Sunday afternoon.

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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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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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Marshalls on cusp of taking TSD Trophy title

03-Sep-2018  Ian Chesterman

Darryl and Peter Marshall remain the crew to beat in the TSD Trophy class as the CAMS Australian Targa Championship nears its conclusion.

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White claims historic Targa Great Barrier Reef win

03-Sep-2018  Ian Chesterman

Dodge Viper pair Jason and John White completed a dominant outright victory at the maiden Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally in Tropical North Queensland.

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What the drivers said

02-Sep-2018  Ian Chesterman

The Targa media team caught up with some of the competitors after three awesome days of competition.

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Yelds prevails in Shannons Classic Handicap nailbiter

02-Sep-2018  Ian Chesterman

Volvo man Ashley Yelds and co-driver Charlie Hughes survived a gruelling run to win the Shannons Classic Handicap class at the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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Championship chase heads to the final round

02-Sep-2018  Ian Chesterman

The battle for the top two CAMS Australian Targa Championship driver’s titles is taking shape after the running of Targa Great Barrier Reef, the third round in the four-round series.

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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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What they said – the leaders on Day 2

01-Sep-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our Targa reporter caught up with some of the leading drivers from across the classes at the end of Day 2 of Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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White eyes victory at Targa Great Barrier Reef

01-Sep-2018  Ian Chesterman

Tasmanian Jason White has completed another invincible display to head into the final day of the Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally armed with a crucial buffer.

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White clutches slender lead on opening day

31-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

Tasmanian Jason White has taken the honours on the opening day of competition at the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally based in Cairns.

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Stokell charged to maintain Targa points push

30-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

Queenslander Paul Stokell and new Kiwi co-driver Malcolm Read are looking forward to continuing their climb on the points table when the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef starts tomorrow.

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Natalie Gardiner set to fly female flag at Targa Great Barrier Reef

30-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

Newcastle’s Natalie Gardiner is unperturbed about being the only female driver in the competition section of Australia’s newest tarmac rally, Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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Crews finalise preparations as Targa Great Barrier Reef start looms

30-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

Australia’s topline tarmac rally racers are touching off final preparations for the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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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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Oldest car rebuilt for Targa Great Barrier Reef

20-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

The oldest car among the 200-plus entries for Targa Great Barrier Reef has been painstakingly rebuilt for the maiden event that will showcase Tropical North Queensland.

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White braces for tough challenge

15-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

Ace pair Jason and John White are bracing for their toughest challenge yet at the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland.

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Targa campaigner ready for tropical test

13-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

Highly experienced tarmac rally entrant David Watson is itching to ease back into the driver’s seat at the exciting new Targa Great Barrier Reef competition in tropical North Queensland.

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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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Bray to adopt cautious approach

10-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

CAMS Australia Targa Championship Classic GT points leader Michael Bray hopes to extend his winning run in his class at the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef.

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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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Crews accelerate preparations

07-Aug-2018  Ian Chesterman

Competitors are touching off intricate reconnaissance runs in the lead up to Targa Great Barrier Reef from August 31-September 2.

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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 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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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 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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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 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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Targa High Country 2018 Official Event Poster

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

read more

2018 Championship Dinner Tickets - now available

Tickets for the 2018 Championship Dinner are now available to purchase via your competitor consoles. The largest motorsport championship in the country will be decided on the last run up the mountain of Mt Buller, on Sunday afternoon.

read more

Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

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.


read more

CAMS Australian Targa Championship Points Table After Round Three

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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