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Heartbreak for Roe as Bollom takes victory

Alan Roe and Michael Lloyd have suffered the ultimate heartbreak, retiring from Targa Tasmania on the 37th of 38 stages.

Alan Roe and Michael Lloyd (pictured) have suffered the ultimate heartbreak, retiring from Targa Tasmania on the 37th of 38 stages.

This gave victory in the Spirit of Tasmania and Duttons Garage Early Modern class to Andrew Bollom in a 1995 Mazda RX-7 SP.

Mark Balcombe was second in a similar Mazda RX7, with Stephen Thatcher and Kelly Handley third in a Nissan.

“It’s been a great tussle all week and it’s been up and down. We led for a while on Day Two, but we’ve had some great battles right throughout the week,” Bollom said.

“There’s a great variety of cars in this category and they all have their weaknesses and strengths, so it’s made for one of the great races in this class.

“We came down here looking for a position in class, so to come away with a category win is just awesome.”

Fourth place went to Robert Balint and Peer Lance in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.5, with the top five rounded out by Peter Roberts and Suzanne Atkins in a Nissan Skyline.

Spirit of Tasmania and Duttons Garage Early Modern

1 Andrew Bollom/Lee Challoner-Miles, 1995 Mazda RX-7
2 Mark Balcombe/Brian Foster, 1995 Mazda RX-7 SP, +1m15s
3 Stephen Thatcher/Kelly Handley, Nissan ATTKD Select R SP, +4m40s

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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