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TARGA TROPHIES  
   

The main goal for most competitors at the two long distance events - Targa Tasmania - is to be awarded a Targa Trophy. A trophy is presented to the driver and co-driver or navigator of each crew that completes each and every Targa stage within the trophy time specified in the road books for their vehicle class.

More desirable is the achievement of a Golden Targa Trophy, which is presented to any crew member (driver, co-driver or navigator) who is awarded a Targa Trophy in three successive years of the event. The Golden Targa Trophy is presented in lieu of the normal Targa Trophy award.

A crew member winning a fourth consecutive Targa Trophy will then be awarded standard Targa trophy (not another Golden Targa Trophy) but starts on the cycle towards winning a Platinum Targa Trophy.

An even more impressive milestone, the Platinum Targa Trophy is presented to any crew member who has already won a Golden Targa Trophy and, since winning that trophy, has again been awarded a Targa Trophy in three successive years. The Platinum Targa Trophy is presented in lieu of the standard Targa Trophy award. (Note: a Platinum Trophy can be won with two separate groups of three trophies; it is not necessary to achieve six successive trophies).

Only elite competitors achieve the triumph of the Diamond Targa Trophy, which is presented to any crew member who has already won a Platinum Targa Trophy and, since winning that trophy, has again been awarded a Targa Trophy in three successive years. (Note: a Diamond Trophy can be won with three separate groups of three trophies; it is not necessary to achieve nine successive trophies).

A higher accolade again is the Gold Diamond Targa Trophy, which is presented to any crew member who has already won a Diamond Targa Trophy and, since winning that trophy, has again been awarded a Targa Trophy in three successive years. (Note: a Gold Diamond Trophy can be won with four separate groups of three trophies; it is not necessary to achieve twelve successive trophies).

The ultimate achievement is the Platinum Diamond Targa Trophy, which is presented to any crew member who has already won a Gold Diamond Targa Trophy and, since winning that trophy, has again been awarded a Targa Trophy in three successive years. (Note: a Platinum Diamond Trophy can be won with five separate groups of three trophies; it is not necessary to achieve fifteen successive trophies).

Once a Platinum Diamond Targa Trophy has been won, the competitor will be inducted into the Targa Hall of Fame Legends.

The inaugural Denny Hulme Award was presented at Targa Tasmania in 1993, in memory of the late Denny Hulme who fought so hard to finish just nine seconds behind Greg Crick in Targa Tasmania 1992. To qualify for the award, a competitor must overcome extreme hardship and adversity throughout the entire event and must cross the finish line on the Saturday Afternoon in Hobart.

TARGA TASMANIA 2017 POTENTIAL TROPHY WINNERS

GOLD        PLATINUM DIAMOND GOLD DIAMOND 
Mary Hughes Ian Wheeler Naomi Tillett  Doug Fernie 
Greg Fitzgerald Peter Roberts Kelly Handley   Simon Davison
Suzanne Atkins Angus Kennard Peter Ullrich  Amanda Davison
Steve Glenney  Neil Botha         Max Warwick  Lee Harper
Scott Hunter  Kim Burke 
Trevor Macleod   Damien Grimwood

PLATINUM DIAMOND 
Geoff Taylor 
Stephen Thatcher 


Targa Tasmania 2017 Course


The 2017 Targa Tasmania course will go down in the events history as the most unique course ever run due to the presence of Anzac Day falling on Day 2, instead of the traditional opening day of the event, as it did in 2006. With the change to a Monday to Saturday format in 2015, that was welcomed by all competitors, the course needs to be configured around this and the obvious need to respect the Tasmanian public on this important day of remembrance, by not closing a myriad of roads normally associated with a full day of Targa Tasmania.

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Photo packages now available for pre-purchase for Targa Tasmania 2017

Jarrod Leonard and his team at Angryman photography will be back once again at Targa Tasmania as the official photographer.
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Video packages now available for pre-purchase for Targa Tasmania 2017

Other Side Productions will be at Targa Tasmania 2017 with a team of team of 6 videographers and two editing support staff specifically capturing footage of your car. Their team are motorsport video specialists who’ve covered Targa events multiple times and know how to get footage that demonstrates the speed and sound of competition; while also capturing the majestic scenery of the stages. All videos can be used for promotion purposes and supplied complete with sponsor logos upon request.
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Targa Tasmania Passion Piece

Be inspired by a quarter of a century of Targa Tasmania.
Check out the Passion piece video which highlights the beautiful Island of Tasmania.
With its rugged good looks, and fast unique road where legends are made.

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