Targa Tasmania 2017
Monday 24 April - Saturday 29 April 2017
* Early Bird Entries now closed
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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.
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.
Vale Brian Reed
It is with great sadness that we have learned today of the sudden passing of Brian `Brique’ Reed last night. One of the original legends of Targa Tasmania, Brian, along with close friend John Emery, were very well known at Targa Tasmania for their quick-witted humour and in depth knowledge of the myriad of cars that made up the field in commentating at each start and finish of the event. After a nine year absence from the microphone, Brian and John returned to Targa Tasmania earlier this year to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary running of the event, seeing the cars off once again at the Official Start in their traditional green Targa blazers and sharing their fantastic stories with the Targa family at various functions.
Brian will be sadly missed by everyone in the Targa family and we wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Brian’s family and friends.
25th Anniversary Watches
Treat yourself to a wonderful Christmas gift and celebrate your involvement in the 25th Targa Tasmania with a beautifully presented Official Event Watch
Targa Tasmania 17 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.
Targa High Country 2016 - Modern Feature Video
Check out our event feature video which showcases the great battles in the GT2, GT4, Early Modern, Sports GT and TSD classes at Targa High Country 2016