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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Targa set for cliffhanger finish as Close cuts lead

20-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Matt Close has set-up the prospect of a grandstand finish after chopping into the advantage of Jason White following an intense battle on the penultimate day of Targa Tasmania.

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Close refuses to wave white flag

19-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Porsche flyer Matt Close remains upbeat about his chances of reeling in the tearaway Dodge Viper of Jason White with two days of Targa Tasmania remaining.

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What they said - Day 4 quotes

19-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our infield reporter was at the end of Day 4 to chat to a few of the drivers. See what they had to say.

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Some competitor quotes from Day 3

18-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our in-field reporter caught up with a number of competitors at the start of Rossarden. Have a read of what they said.

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White gets Close attention on Day 3

18-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Jason and John White continue to resist the challengers with another stoic display to lead Targa Tasmania after Day 3.

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Quotes from Day 2

17-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Our intrepid infield reporter caught up with a number of competitors before the start of Mt Roland. Read on to find out what they throat about their day.

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Class wraps - Day 2 at Targa

17-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

We look at many of the different classes after day at Targa Tasmania

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Whites squeeze out advantage after Day 2

17-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Jason and John White have put on a dynamic display to increase their edge over the field in the overall battle after the second day of Targa Tasmania.

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Whites take Targa Tasmania overall lead after Day 1

16-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

Reigning Targa champions Jason and John White have taken an early overall lead after the opening three stages of Targa Tasmania.

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Targa Tasmania Takes on extra significance in 2018

12-Apr-2018  Ian Chesterman

The 27th edition of Targa Tasmania will take on extra significance this year as it also represents round two of the newly formed 2018 CAMS Australian Targa Championship.

The Championship comprises four events - Targa North West, which was held in February, Targa Tasmania, Targa High Country in Victoria and a brand new event, Targa Great Barrier Reef, which will be held in Cairns from August 31 to September 2.

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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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Vale - Lester Marshall

It is with great sadness we advise the Targa family that 28-year veteran official Joy Marshall lost her husband Lester on Friday 15 November to cancer. 
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Stokell and Downey secure prestigious CAMS awards

Queenslander Paul Stokell has landed back-to-back CAMS Australian Targa Championships following his stellar season.
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What the drivers said - Day 3 of THC

Our reporter caught up with many of the leading drivers and class winners at the finish at Mt Buller today. Fair to say, they were all glad that they had made it to the finish.
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Great finish to 10th Anniversary Targa High Country

Jason White and his uncle John White tamed tricky conditions to surge to a fourth Outright win in the demanding Targa High Country.
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