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29th April - 4th May 2019

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Entries close Friday 12th April 2019

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Targa Tasmania is a world class international motorsport event about to enter its 28th Event. This is a tarmac rally that travels over 2000kms with almost 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.

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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.

What does my entry include?

  • Road Books for all stages and touring stages
  • Competitor Lanyards and official ‘Invitation to compete’
  • Participation of each stage of the event
  • Complimentary entry ticket to the official Welcome Party for Driver and Co -Driver
  • Lunch provided on all days (except Day 6) of the competition for Driver and Co-Driver
  • A set of Targa Tasmania metal number plates, and vehicle door panels.
  • Competitor briefing
  • Luggage service to follow the event 
  • Finishers Medallion for Driver and Co-Driver (upon completion of the event)

Event Schedule for 2019

Saturday 27th April: Documentation & Scrutineering (Overnight in Launceston)

Sunday 28th April: Documentation, Scrutineering & Welcome Party (Overnight in Launceston)

Monday 29th April: Leg One (Overnight in Launceston)

Tuesday 30th April: Leg Two (Overnight in Launceston)

Wednesday 1st May:  Leg Three (Overnight in Launceston)

Thursday 2nd May: Leg Four (Overnight in Strahan)

Friday 3rd May: Leg Five (Overnight in Hobart)

Saturday 4th May: Leg Six & Targa Gala Dinner (Overnight in Hobart)

Stokell set for title defence in upgraded Lotus

Former Tasmanian Paul Stokell will use Targa North West this weekend as a live test in his beefed-up Lotus Exige.

During the off-season Stokell fitted an upgraded supercharger intercooler to the 2014 Exige which is expected to help the lightweight two-seater pack more punch as the tarmac rally season kicks off in his old home state.


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Heavyweights ready for Targa North West stoush

The main players in the CAMS Australian Targa Championship will lock horns in the season-opening Targa North West this weekend.

After prevailing by a mere eight points to win the inaugural modern title in the Championship last season, Paul Stokell returns in his revised 2014 Lotus Exige that has proven to be fast and reliable against more powerful machinery. The highly decorated former circuit racer will be joined by new co-driver Kate Catford.


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2019 Sporting Regulations

We are pleased to advise that we have updated our Sporting Regulations on our website. 

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with any changes, especially those that may be applicable to yourself and your team.

The Sporting Regulations are found under the “Regulations” tab on the homepage of our website.


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White hopeful of trouble-free 2019 Targa opener

Local hope Jason White is confident reliability issues with the potent Dodge Viper will not return at the CAMS Australian Targa Championship opener, Targa North West from February 16-17.


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