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VALE PAUL DARKO

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! 

Over the years that Targa has been in existence, Paul has not only volunteered for almost every position going, he was responsible for recruiting, training and managing many of the past and present officials we cherish and rely on to make Targa what it is.

His involvement and friendship with the late John Large and Ken Roddam helped fashion what is now a world recognised and coveted event. From manning a road block, to managing parking of 300 plus cars in the Silverdome for our 20th Anniversary, Paul was more than capable, proud of his work and always available for a chat.

His engaging manner and down to earth nature meant that his friendships with both officials and competitors were heartfelt and everlasting.

Paul not only leaves behind his biological family, but a Targa family of hundreds of staff, volunteers and competitors that will also miss him greatly.

Mates Ready To Burn Rubber On Big Tarmac Circuit - CAIRNS POST ARTICLE

THE Far North’s main motor racing organisation, FNQ Motorsports Club, is heavily involved in Targa Great Barrier Reef.

Vice-president Trevor Thompson said it was an opportunity to showcase the club, which was restricted to dirt venues because of the lack of a tarmac circuit in the region.


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Targa Great Barrier Reef is becoming bigger than expected - CAIRNS POST ARTICLE

ORGANISERS of the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef tarmac rally in the Far North are considering limiting numbers after being overwhelmed with entries.

Participant numbers have hit 214, far more than a target of 150 for the three-day event from August 31 to September 2.


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Targa Great Barrier Reef Billboards Start Monday

The excitement is really starting to build now towards the first running of Targa Great Barrier Reef. What better way to let the world know about the event than to put up some very large electronic billboards in key locations in Melbourne and Sydney.


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Targa High Country to Remain a Three Day Event in 2018

In spite of wrapping up the 27th Targa Tasmania and working tirelessly on the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef, we have also been focusing on how we could continue to deliver a three day event, at Targa High Country.


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