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CURRENT CATEGORIES & COMPETITIONS






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 Tour:
Targa Tasmania and Targa High Country Only






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

Your dream of becoming a Targa Competitor, racing on the best closed roads this country has to offer.Driving your vehicle in the spirit it was intended is about to become a reality.

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). 

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

The Spirit of Targa lives on through this accessible competitions. 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).


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 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
 • 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 1 January 1986 up to 31 December 2007 (Categories 7 & 8).  Vehicle classes will be based on engine capacity.  Vehicles must be commercially avaialbe 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.  



Demonstration Category

This category is reserved for vehicles that either do not meet the regulations to compete in any other competition and results will not be shown within the official results.  Competitors remain eligible for a Targa Plate (Targa Tasmania) and Finishers Medallion.
 manufactured up the first day of competition of that event and is intended for all vehicles that either do not meet the regulations to compete in any other competition or are entered as a prototype/low volume/demonstration type vehicle. Vehicle classes will be based on engine capacity. There will be no vehicle classes, but all vehicles will remain eligible for a Targa Tasmania Plate using the appropriate category & trophy time based on engine capacity.




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.

01-99    -  Tours  
100-199 - Speed Limited competitions

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

  





Targa Tasmania 2017 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.

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Macleod and Hunter set winning pace at Targa North West

The Launceston team of Trevor Macleod and Scott Hunter have taken the overall win at the inaugural running of the of the Burnie-based Targa North West, which provides a key lead up event to the annual Targa Tasmania. 
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Vale- Deirdre Flint- OAM


It is with much sadness that we pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Deirdre Flint. Deirdre was a long-time supporter of Targa Tasmania in her role as Mayor of Central Highlands Council, always ensuring that we had access to the Tarraleah and Ellendale stages along with last part of the iconic Mt. Arrowsmith Stage. Deirdre always made it a point to attend the Targa Tasmania dinner each year and enjoyed the many friendships that she made with the Targa family, including considering competing herself in her own Volvo alongside none other than Ronda Matthews.

 Deirdre worked tirelessly for the Tasmanian community, in particular the people of the Central Highlands, and she will be sadly missed by us all.

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Dedicated volunteer honoured in Burnie

The Targa Tasmania community were humbled to hear that one of our very own volunteers has been honoured at this year’s Burnie Australia Day ceremony. Terrance (or as he is known in the Targa community,) Terry Ferguson was named the 2017 City of Burnie Australia Day Citizen of the year with recognition for being one of the region’s most hard-working and hands-on community members. As most of you know, he has dedicated his time to every single Targa Tasmania since its inception in 1992, being only 1 of 11 people that have completed all 25 years of Targa Tasmania. We would like to join in the congratulations and extend our thanks to Terry for all of his hard work, dedication and support of the event.

View the whole story from the Advocate Newspaper here

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