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About Targa Australia

Targa Australia run the worlds largest, longest and hardest tarmac rally event, Targa Tasmania.


We also run 3 other events. Located in the Victorian High Country is Targa High Country. In Tasmania's North West region is Targa North West and our newly added event, Targa Great Barrier Reef, located in Far North Queensland and based out of Cairns.


The concept of the Targa is drawn directly from the best features of the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, the Coupe des Alpes and the Tour de Corse. However, Targa Tasmania is not a slow motion re-run; it is a genuine "red-blooded" motorsport competition.


Mission Statement 


To conduct unique, competitive, international motor rallies as ultimate tourist attractions.


Principles 

  • To organise and conduct unique, world standard and seriously challenging international motor sport competition on bitumen roads throughout Australia.
  • To bring together an exclusive field of Sports Cars, Grand Touring Cars and other cars of distinction, representing the evolution of the sporting automobile from 1900 to the present.
  • To use the competition as a focal point for a festival of functions, entertainment and associated activity to create an overall event attractive to all audiences.
  • To ensure that Targa Tasmania continues to be a high prestige occasion recognised throughout the world of automobile competition as an essential annual activity for owners and serious collectors of sporting automobiles.
  • To increase international awareness of Australia and in particular, to enhance Australia’s status as a quality tourist destination.
  • To ensure the continuing enthusiasm and support for the events from the local communities.
  • To generate sufficient revenue to meet the expenditure needed to stage an event in accordance with these principles, and sufficient accumulated surplus to secure its long-term financial viability.
  • To ensure that all involved in staging the event derive optimum satisfaction and enjoyment from their involvement.

 

 

Whites secure seventh Targa Tasmania victory

Jason and John White have withstood ailing tyres to produce a stunning victory in Australia’s showpiece tarmac rally, Targa Tasmania.
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What every class winner had to say

What the winners said …
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Targa set for cliffhanger finish as Close cuts lead

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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What they said - Day 5

Our in-field reporter caught up with a few of the drivers at the end of Day 5. See what they had to say.
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