Shannons Classic Rallye 2019 - Targa Tasmania
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Shannons Classic Rallye 2019 - Targa Tasmania

By Shannons - 09 November 2018

Shannons Classic Rallye 2019, the best way to experience one of the world’s most unique destinations and the ultimate tarmac rally – Targa Tasmania.

The Shannons Classic Rallye is a non-competitive touring event that combines the best of Tasmania with an inside view of the competitive components of Targa Tasmania. This is only made possible through the great relationship TasVacations has with Targa Tasmania.

This magnificent 9 day classic rallye will guide you through Tasmania’s natural wonders and quaintest of towns via some of Targa Tasmania’s signature rally stages. You will stop along the way to marvel at Tasmania’s great history, breathtaking scenery and indulge in the best of the state’s award-winning food and wine.

To qualify, generally the car you bring on this classic rallye should be at least 30 years of age or eligible for historic registration in your state of origin, above average condition and capable of cruising easily at 90km per hour for the duration of the rallye. Drivers must enter with a passenger/navigator. Both driver and passenger must hold a CAMS L2 non speed licence and only 2 persons per vehicle are permitted in Targa Stages. Tour places are strictly limited and will be filled based on the order of registrations received and accepted.

You will be joined by other like-minded motoring enthusiasts as your Classic Rallye starts in Devonport. The Official Start commences at Country Club Tasmania in Launceston followed by other Targa stages.

Your nine day, eight night, guided tour will end as you cross the Official Finish in Hobart where you will receive your Targa Tasmania Finishers Medallion. Then celebrate the success of the tour at the Exclusive Targa Tasmania Shannons VIP Finishers Party, followed by your groups own exclusive Finishers Presentation Dinner.

TOUR INCLUSIONS | 26 April - 5 May 2019

Day 0 | Friday 26 April: Cross Bass Strait on the Spirit of Tasmania

Day 1 | Saturday 27 April: Touring day with “Dry Run” through selected Targa stages you will run during the event. Official welcome dinner and Rallye Registration.

Day 2 | Sunday 28 April: Hot Laps in Targa cars at Symmons Plains

Day 3 | Monday 29 April: Official start, Targa Stages

Day 4 | Tuesday 30 April: Experience you first full day Targa experience Touring Tasmania’s Famous East Coast via Targa Stages

Day 5 | Wednesday 1 May: Tour through selected Targa Stages toward Tasmania’s North West

Day 6 | Thursday 2 May: Tour through Northern Tasmanian country roads for spectacular scenery and crossing to the East

Day 7 | Friday  3 May: Drive the Molesworth and Grass Tree Hill Stages before the Targa field

Day 8 | Saturday 4 May: Drive selected morning Targa stages before leading the Targa field to the Official Finish and enjoy the festivities at the Official Shannons VIP Party

Day 9 | Sunday 5 May: Depart Hobart to Devonport check in to the Spirit of Tasmania terminal to board the ship for the overnight crossing of Bass Strait


  • Spirit of Tasmania return travel with your car (with a free upgrade to Twin Porthole Cabin). If you wish to amend your return date on the Spirit of Tasmania please advise at time of booking, this may be subject to a price increase depending on availability
  • Nights twin share quality accommodation in Tasmania with full breakfast daily
  • Participation in around 20 Targa stages
  • VIP Entry to the Targa Vehicle Expo at Silverdome Launceston
  • VIP Entry to the Targa Vehicle Expo at Princes Wharf Hobart
  • Selected Targa lunches
  • 4 Exclusive dinners
  • A Hot Lap with a Targa Driver at Symmons Plains, for you or your passenger
  • Exclusive Shannons VIP Finishers Party
  • Targa Classic Rallye Jacket for each entrant
  • Rallye Pack, including exclusive merchandise
  • Targa Tasmania Finishers Medallion
  • Targa Event DVD
  • 9 Days experienced guiding from a local historic car enthusiast



Base tour price is $3,250 per person twin share plus a Rallye Registration Fee of $1,050 per car. Tours are subject to availability and do book out.

Tasmanian entrants your tour price is only $2,650 per person and includes all of the above except Spirit of Tasmania return sea travel. If you live in Hobart or Launceston and do not require Spirit of Tasmania or accommodation in your own city please enquire about your price (vehicle registration still applies).

To secure your spot on the 2019 Shannons Classic Rallye, please contact our Groups Coordinator via email at or by calling 1300 827 822.