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CURRENT CATEGORIES & COMPETITIONS 

- Targa Tour
- TSD Trophy
- GT Sports Trophy
- Thoroughbred Trophy
- Rookie Rallye
- Vintage & Classic
- Classic GT
- Early Modern
- GT4
- GT2



TARGA TOUR
‘EXPERIENCE THE JOURNEY' 
1900-Current

The Targa Tour is a unique opportunity to take part in the world renowned ‘Targa Australia’ Tarmac events as a motoring enthusiast. You will enjoy the freedom of driving your pride and joy, your classic restoration, or your brand new GT on the ‘Special Stages’ of our events. You will rub shoulders with legends, feel the rush of the corners, the exhilaration of mountainous roads and enjoy a bonding journey like no other -.

This is a team event, just as the main competition, each driver depends on their navigator to guide them though each stage and relies upon them to arrive at the next stage. This is the Ultimate driving experience.

 • Non Competitive
 • Posted Speed Limit
 • Minimum Level 2 Non Speed Licence

This Category is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1 January 1900 up to the first day of competition. It will follow the same course and will include the same Targa stages as the entire field participating in the event and finishers medallions will be awarded to all finishers.
To learn more about our Targa Tours Click below 
Targa Tasmania and Targa High Country and Targa Great Barrier Reef 
*TARGA NORTH WEST COMING SOON*


 TSD TROPHY 
'THE ULTIMATE BATTLE OF TIME SPEED AND DISTANCE' 
1900-Current 


TSD Trophy draws its name from a style of rally racing also known as TSD or Regularity – this racing format is popular form of rallying world wide. The format is based on achieving a set average speed on each stage while adhering to a 130km speed limit.

Our TSD Trophy competition provides the opportunity to compete in a rally that requires more than just going as fast as you can. The nature of this competition provides a mathematical challenge for both Driver and Co Driver, keeping the cockpit drama intense right to the finish line.

• Competitive Average Speed Racing
• 130kms Speed Limit
• Minimum CAMS Level 2 Speed Licence

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1st January 1900 up to the first day of competition of that event and a 130kph speed limit applies.
 A safety Cage structure is not mandatory but highly recommended.

The organisers reserve the right to run a Classic TSD Trophy competition if a minimum of ten eligible entries are recieved by the close of entry date. TSD Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

A Targa Tasmania Category Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed Classic vehicle (Category 2-6) at this event if a separate competition is not run (Targa Tasmania Only).  To learn more about TSD Trophy Click below 

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 GT SPORTS TROPHY
 ‘THE SPIRIT OF TARGA’ 
1900-Current 

The Spirit of Targa lives on through this accessible competition. This is a speed limited competition for both Modern and Classic vehicles providing the opportunity to bring or bring back your cherished car that’s been tucked away in the garage. The Regulations for these Categories require minimal change to your vehicle to be eligible, opening up Targa to potential competitors who wish to retain their road going vehicles and their increased value. Come and join us and show the world your pride and joy and participate in the worlds greatest Tarmac Rallies.

• Competitive elapsed time racing
• 130kms Speed Limit
• Minimum Half Cage
• Minimum CAMS Level 2 Speed Licence



This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1st January 1900 up to the first day of competition of that event. This competition is run under the same technical regulations as the equivalent Classic, Early Modern or GT competition category based on the year of manufacture and a 130kph speed limit applies. A minimum of a CAMS approved Type 2 Half Safety Cage Structure or approved manufacturer fitted half safety cage, and padding, that must comply with the requirements of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport – General Requirements, Schedule J. This Safety Cage Structure may be of a bolt-in design. The organisers reserve the right to run a Thoroughbred Trophy competition if a minimum of ten eligible entries are received by the close of entries date. GT Sports Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd. A Targa Tasmania Category Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed Classic vehicle (Category 2 to 6) at this event if a separate competition is not run (Targa Tasmania Only).

CLICK HERE for more details 

 
THOROUGHBRED TROPHY
 ‘THE SPIRIT OF TARGA’ 
1900 - 1985

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1st January 1900 up to 31st December 1985. This competition is run under the same technical regulations as the equivalent Classic or Classic GT competition category and a 130kph speed limit applies. A minimum of a CAMS approved Type 2 Half Safety Cage Structure or approved manufacturer fitted half safety cage, and padding, that must comply with the requirements of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport – General Requirements, Schedule J. This Safety Cage Structure may be of bolt-in design. Thoroughbred trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd. A Targa Tasmania Category trophy will be awarded to the highest placed Classic vehicle (Category 2 to 6) in GT Sports Trophy at this event if a separate competition is not run.

• Competitive elapsed time racing 
• 130kms Speed Limit
• Minimum Half Cage
• Minimum CAMS Level 2 Speed Licence 


ROOKIE RALLYE
 ‘THE ULTIMATE ROOKIE RALLYE ’ 
1947-Current
**TARGA TASMANIA ONLY**

To the first timer, Targa Tasmania can certainly be a daunting prospect. The Targa Tasmania Rookie Rallye offers the opportunity to be part of the worlds largest Tarmac rally, while competing against other Rookies. This experience will enable Rookies to develop their Tarmac rally skills and understand the nature of a six day event, all the while living the dream, driving amongst the best in the business. This is the ultimate Rookie experience.
Vehicles must meet the same technical regulations criteria as applied to the normal relevant full competition. i.e. Classic must meet the Classic GT rules as a minimum, Early Modern must meet the Early Modern rules and GT must meet either the GT2 or GT4 rules, depending on the amount of driven wheels of the vehicle entered. Targa Tasmania ONLY.
  • No Maximum speed
  • Full Roll Cage, full safety requirements and full race apparel 
  • Minimum CAMS National Rally Licence (Driver and Navigator)
  • Full Length Targa Tasmania Course 
To learn more about the Rookie Rallye and Eligibility Criteria Click below CLICK HERE


VINTAGE, CLASSIC, EARLY MODERN & GT
 
FULL COMPETITION
'THE ULTIMATE TARMAC RALLY'
1900- Current 

 These competitions are the definition of the ‘Ultimate Tarmac Rally’. Providing you the opportunity to build the best version of your chosen Targa Car to the highest possible safety requirements, and drive it to your capabilities in a closed road environment. Whether you are entering for the ultimate Tarmac rush, or to fulfil your competitive streak, these competitions offer an experience of a lifetime – the closest thing to ‘living on the edge, while sitting down.

Full Targa Categories and Competition include
Vintage 1900-1946
Classic 1947- 1985
Classic GT 1947- 1985
Early Modern 1986 - 2007
GT2 2008- Current
GT4 2008- Current


 • No maximum speed
 • Full Roll Cage, and full safety, full race apparel
 • Minimum CAMS National Rally Licence

More information on each category and competition can be found below and in our Technical Regulations. 

Vintage & Classic

This competition is reserved for mass produced 2WD vehicles approved by the organisers, manufactured from 1 January 1900 up to 31 December 1985 plus Run Ons (Categories 2, 3, 4, 5 &6). Potential performance variations will be managed by individually setting base times for each class to determine winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity and modification level. Classic Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. A Targa Tasmania Category Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed Vintage vehicle (Pre 1947) at this event (Targa Tasmania Only).

Classic GT

This competition is reserved for GT and high performance vehicles, low volume 2WD and 4WD race and rally cars and rare vehicles of historic significance approved by the organisers, manufactured from 1st January 1900 up to 31st December 1985 plus Run Ons (Categories 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6). All vehicles will use the same base time to determine the winners. Vehicle classes are based on engine capacity. Classic GT Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Early Modern

This competition is reserved for vehicles manufactured from 1January 1986 up to 31 December 2007 (Categories 7 & 8). Vehicle classes will be based on engine capacity. Vehicles must be commercially available as a mass produced model with a minimum of 500 units made or be a vehicle approved by the organisers. Early Modern Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd. A Targa Tasmanina Category Trophy will be awarded to the highest placed 2WD vehicle at this event (Targa Tasmania Only).

GT4 

This competition is reserved for 4WD vehicles manufactured between 1 January 2008 up to the first day of competition of that event (Category 9). Vehicles must be commercially available as a mass produced model with a minimum of 500 units made or be a vehicle approved by the organisers. Vehicle classes will be based on engine capacity. GT4 Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

GT2

This competition is reserved for 2WD vehicles manufactured between 1 January 2008 up to the first day of competition of that event (Category 9). Vehicles must be commercially available as a mass produced model with a minimum of 500 units made or be a vehicle approved by the organisers. Vehicle classes will be based on engine capacity. GT2 Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

Vehicle Third Party Property
Comprehensive Insurance Vehicle third party property insurance and / or comprehensive insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant.


Targa Competition numbers  

Targa competition numbers are based on the competition category.
The first number determines the category. 

The category is determined by the year of your vehicle as described above. 

T1-T99 - Targa Tour 
1 - 99 - Corporate Tours
100-149 - TSD Trophy
150-199 - GT Sports Trophy
201-299 - Category 2, VINTAGE/CLASSIC/GT
301-399- Category 3, CLASSIC/GT
401-499 - Category 4, CLASSIC/GT
501-599 - Category 5, CLASSIC /GT
601-699 - Category 6, CLASSIC/GT
701-799 - Category 7 1986 -1999 EARLY MODERN
801-899 - Category 8 2000- 2007 EARLY MODERN
901-999 - Category 9 GT2/ Category 9 GT4

If you have any questions, please contact our Competitors Manager, Pam Stables on 6221 8888 or pam@targa.com.au

Christmas Closure Dates

Targa Australia Offices will be closed from Friday 21st December, 2018 and re-opening Monday 7th January, 2019.

2018 was a very big year for the Targa family, a year that included our first brand new event since 2010 in Targa Great Barrier Reef, which was a massive success in its first year. 

We would like to wish all of our loyal customers, sponsors and officials a very joyous and safe Christmas and New Year period.

We look forward to seeing you all at a Targa Australia event in 2019.


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