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Christmas Closure Dates

17-Dec-2018  Brittany Smith

Targa Australia Offices will be closed from Friday 21st December, 2018 and re-opening Monday 7th January, 2019.

2018 was a very big year for the Targa family, a year that included our first brand new event since 2010 in Targa Great Barrier Reef, which was a massive success in its first year. 

We would like to wish all of our loyal customers, sponsors and officials a very joyous and safe Christmas and New Year period.

We look forward to seeing you all at a Targa Australia event in 2019.

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Plenty of Surprises in 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship

16-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

15-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

03-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 *NOW CLOSED*

20-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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What they said - Day 3 driver quotes

11-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Lots of happy people at the end of Targa High Country - happy to talk to our reporter. It seems like it was a great day out on the roads and the end to a wonderful year of Targa.

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White wins third High Country, Stokell and Bray CAMS titles

11-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Tasmanians Jason and John White have dominated the field at Targa High Country to take the outright victory after three days of testing competition on the roads around Mt Buller and Mansfield.

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More of what they said - Day 2

10-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

It took a while but we caught up with a few more class-leaders after the running of Day 2 of Targa High Country. Like us, they are looking forward to the final day action.

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What they said - driver quotes from Day 2

10-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our field reporter caught up with some of the drivers at the end of a busy day.

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White eyes High Country outright title

10-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

The Tasmanian combination of Jason and John White have completed another strong day at Targa High Country to build a handy 35 second lead with just one day remaining at the Mt Buller-based event.

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What they said - driver quotes from Day 1

09-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Targa’s media team tracked down some competitors for comments after the first day of Targa High Country.

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Targa High Country opens with tense White, Close battle

09-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Prolific tarmac rally winners Jason and John White are holding a slender lead after an enthralling tussle on the opening day of Targa High Country.

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Countdown for Targa High Country start

09-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Final course checks have been completed on the eve of Targa High Country conducted around the Victorian alpine region at Mount Buller from November 9 to 11.

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Howarth completes intense preparation for High Country

08-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Liam Howarth remains upbeat about clinching the Early Modern crown as the maiden CAMS Australian Targa Championship reaches its conclusion at Targa High Country from November 9 to 11.

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Gluskie concedes Shannons Classic title unlikely

06-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

BMW driver Peter Gluskie says he would feel guilty if he managed to snare a shock win in the Shannons Classic outright component of the Australian CAMS Targa Championship.

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Stokell primed for Championship finale

04-Nov-2018  Ian Chesterman

Paul Stokell will take a measured approach going into Targa High Country from November 9 to 11, that will decide the inaugural CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

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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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Course tweaks for ninth running of Targa High Country

26-Oct-2018  Ian Chesterman

Changes to the route structure for the ninth running of Targa High Country based in Victoria’s north-east, from November 9 to 11 are likely to remain intact for the immediate future.

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Targa High Country 2018 Road Closure Summary

18-Oct-2018  Brittany Smith

Please click below to download a summary of the road closures for Targa High Country 2018.
If you have any concerns, please email enquiries@targa.com.au

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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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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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Christmas Closure Dates

Targa Australia Offices will be closed from Friday 21st December, 2018 and re-opening Monday 7th January, 2019.

2018 was a very big year for the Targa family, a year that included our first brand new event since 2010 in Targa Great Barrier Reef, which was a massive success in its first year. 

We would like to wish all of our loyal customers, sponsors and officials a very joyous and safe Christmas and New Year period.

We look forward to seeing you all at a Targa Australia event in 2019.


read more

Plenty of Surprises in 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship

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.


read more

Targa North West Tour 2019

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. 


read more

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

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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