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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.

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.


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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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Ferrari 488 Pista confirmed for Targa

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

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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