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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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What the drivers said!

16-Feb-2019  Ian Chesterman

Our in-field reporter caught up with some of the leading class contenders at the end of day 1. See what they had to say.

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White's change of fortune ominous for opposition

16-Feb-2019  Ian Chesterman

Twelve months ago on the opening day of Targa North West, Jason White’s campaign ended disastrously, the mechanical failure of his Dodge Viper eventually costing him the 2018 Australian Targa Championship.

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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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White hopeful of trouble-free 2019 Targa opener

08-Feb-2019  Ian Chesterman

Local hope Jason White is confident reliability issues with the potent Dodge Viper will not return at the CAMS Australian Targa Championship opener, Targa North West from February 16-17.

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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 North West 2019 Stage Maps & Road Closures

16-Jan-2019  Brittany Smith

Detailed stage maps and summary of road closure times for Targa North West 2019 are now available to download here.


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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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Targa Tasmania 2019 Spectator Guide

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.


read more

Reeves buoyed by Hyundai factory Targa debut

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.


read more

Porsche gun eyes Targa redemption

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.


read more

Bray primed for Shannons Classic GT fireworks

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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