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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.

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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