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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‚Äôs 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.

 

 

Targa North West 2018 Day One Highlights

Check out the highlights from an action packed first day of Targa North West 2018
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Glenney Leads as White Suffers Mechanical Issues on Day One

Day one of Targa North West has served up plenty of drama, with Jason and John White in their 2016 Dodge Viper ACR Extreme suffering mechanical problems on the Hellyer Gorge South stage.

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Targa North West 2018 Road Closures

List of Targa North West 2018 Road Closures.
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Targa North West 2018 Course Map

As part of the new CAMS Australian Targa Championship, Targa North West is to be doubled in days and length to ensure the event is worthy of Championship status.
The new event will see 200km of competitive distance, over 12 stages with seven of these, being more than 20km long.

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