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Targa Tasmania 2017 
Monday 24 April - Saturday 29 April 2017

* Early Bird Entries now closed

Click here to enter Targa Tasmania 2017 

Targa Tasmania is a world class international motorsport event about to enter its 26th Event. This is a tarmac rally that travels over 2000kms with over 40 competitive stages on closed roads for the true motoring enthusiast, catering for up to 300 selected cars approved by invitation.

Targa Tasmania's heritage comes from a passionate history dating back to 1906 in Sicily, where the inaugural "Targa Florio" was unveiled. Targa Florio took its name from organizer Vincenzo Florio. Each winner was presented with a plate bearing the Florio family crest. The Italian word for plate is "Targa", hence the name, "Targa". While Targa Florio is no longer a competitive race, every year a pilgrimage still takes place driving the Sicilian Course.

Our competition also draws concepts directly from the best features of the Mille Miglia, the Coupe des Alpes and the Tour de Corse to create the worlds largest Tarmac Rally with a cross section of marvelously restored classic vehicles as well as the latest in grand touring and sports vehicles.

While all competitors who cross the finish line receive a finishers medallion, those who qualify in completing each stage under a pre-set time will also receive a Targa Plate.

Competing in Targa is your opportunity to share in this unique history in the making, and experience some of the most exciting and challenging tarmac roads in the world the way your car was designed to be driven.

This is the ultimate experience - this is the Ultimate Tarmac Rally.

Event Entry Categories

To determine what competition you would like to run in, and importantly what regulations your vehicle needs to run to, read through the Event Categories, then download a copy of our Technical Regulations to read your chosen event category in detail.

Subsequent Supplementary Regulations will then be released specifically for Targa Tasmania 2017.  Once released, these will be available on the website as well as through your console once you have entered.

Targa Tasmania Itinerary

  24 April - 29 April 2017

Documentation and Scrutiny | Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April
Welcome Party | Sunday 23 April (Overnight in Launceston)
Day 1 | Monday 24 April (Overnight in Launceston)
Day 2 | Tuesday 25 April (Overnight in Launceston)
Day 3 | Wednesday 26 April (Overnight in Burnie)
Day 4 | Thursday 27 April (Overnight in Strahan)
Day 5 | Friday 28 April (Overnight in Hobart)
Day 6 | Saturday 29 April |Official Finish | 
Presentation Dinner Sunday 30 April (Overnight in Hobart) 

Principle Partner:

Events Tasmania -

Major Partners:

Spirit of Tasmania
Dutton Garage -
George Town Council -

Event Partners:

RDA Brakes –
Cradle Mountain
Neil Buckby
Evan Evans -

Environmental Partner:



Targa Tasmania to stay in George Town for at least the next three years

The George Town Council voted unanimously today to host a street stage until at least the end of 2019 in yet another great news story for the Ultimate Tarmac Rally. Here is the breaking news from the Examiner;

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Mansfield to host the longest street stage in Targa High Country’s history!

After last year’s much shortened street stage, all stakeholders have been working hard to create a stage for 2016 like nothing ever seen in Mansfield.  For the stage to be approved and then be successful, it needs to tick a myriad of boxes.  For competitors, we felt strongly that it must tick two key boxes; it needs to be a part of the competition and it must provide a suitable challenge. 
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Member of the Targa Family needs our help

Many of you would remember the happy and always smiling face of Natasha Deniese, who competed at Targa for many years, winning the Showroom competition in 2010 with Tony Warren.

 Natasha has a rare condition that has over many years severely impacted her health.
 A ray of hope exists through ground breaking treatment in the US so please help Natasha to raise the funds so she can make this potentially lifesaving trip to have this treatment that will hopefully see her be well enough again to compete in Targa in the future.

Simply go to her funding page here and make a donation.

 Thank you for your support. 

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Early Bird Ending - Last Chance

Targa Tasmania 2017 Early Birds Close this Sunday 31st July. Don’t miss the boat! Get your entry in now and save up to $1100.

 Just to remind you of what awaits Targa competitors in 2017, check out our short promotional video made to celebrate the 25th Anniversary this year
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