TARGA TASMANIA - (INCLUDING SHANNONS TARGA TOUR)

Celebrating the 27th year of the iconic tarmac rally
Targa Tasmania is a world class international motorsport event which travels over 2000kms across the picturesque roads of Tasmania
with over 30 competitive stages on closed roads, come along and see over 300 exotic and classic cars racing and touring the various stages.

Targa Tasmania 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 the organiser 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 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 marvellously restored classic vehicles as well as the latest grand touring and sports car vehicles.

Competing or Touring in Targa is your opportunity to share the experience with like minded enthusiasts whilst enjoying the wonderful scenery Tasmania has to offer.

The event also gives spectators the opportunity to get up close to the cars/drivers at a number of display days and nights both in Launceston & Hobart.

This year's event will also include a number of touring groups featuring cars from Ferrari , Porsche & Lotus.

Shannons will also have a group of exotic and classic cars touring this year, including McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar. Toyota

Give Jim Richards & Barry Oliver a wave as they compete in their 26 Targa Tasmania