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29th April - 4th May 2019

 ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

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 Tasmania Presentation Dinner & Targa Bar Afterparty (Overnight in Hobart)

Targa Tasmania 2019 Spectator Guide

With more than 33 competitive stages covering an overall total distance of 2000km, there are a veritable endless choice of spectator vantage points at Targa Tasmania from April 29 to May 4.

As the time-honoured tarmac rally sweeps the length and breadth of the state, we have compiled an exhaustive Spectator’s Guide that covers everything you need to know to help you safely enjoy the event.


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Bray primed for Shannons Classic GT fireworks

Defending CAMS Australian Targa Classic outright champ Michael Bray is ready to return to winning form at Targa Tasmania from April 29-May 4.

Bray suffered a rare reliability issue in his 1975 Holden Torana in the dying kilometres of Targa High Country last November.
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Ferrari 488 Pista confirmed for Targa

Targa Tasmania has pulled off a coup by securing Ferrari’s latest track weapon, the 488 Pista, for the ultimate tarmac rally from April 29-May 4.

The latest product to emerge from Maranello, the Pista (the Italian word for track) is a $650,000 competition-ready bullet.


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Siddins Datsun rebuilt, ready for Targa return

After a crash in the 2018 event, the popular 1970 Datsun 240Z of Jon and Gina Siddins has been rebuilt and is ready for another tilt at Targa Tasmania from April 29-May 4.


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