Australian tribute

29 November -
3 December 2017




2017 will celebrate the 101 Anniversary of the Targa Florio and the first time the event has left Italy, an amazing attraction for Victoria and all car enthusiasts. The event, which is set to tour Victoria’s coast and countryside this November/December will feature over 150 of the world’s most admirable cars and is expected to attract fans, celebrities and media from across the globe.

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute (TFAT) is a regularity event for classic cars produced in the years between 1907 and 1976. Cars will be competing over 4 days on Victoria’s open roads at regulated speed. As part of the event there will be 56 trials across the 4 days.

A regularity race, also called time-speed-distance or TSD race, is a type of motorsport race with the object of driving each segment of a Course in a specified time at a specified average speed. The race is usually conducted on public roads, but sometimes includes off-road and track sections. Participants compete in teams composed of a driver and navigator. Teams usually start a regularity race at fixed intervals, creating a field that is spread along the course.

The TFAT will also include the Ferrari Trophy; open to Ferrari’s produced from 1977 to present day. The Ferrari Trophy will follow exactly the same course and take in the same stages as detailed below.

The $8,500 registration fee includes:

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, transfers, baggage and all event logistics for two people across the 5 days.

Scrutineering:  Wednesday 29 November

Scrutineering will be held at The Docklands in Melbourne allowing the judges the opportunity to inspect all vehicles. Participants will receive their registration packs, decals for vehicles, road books, merchandise packs and official ID passes. Accommodation will be held at Crown Melbourne.

Stage 1: Thursday 30 November

Participants will make their way down to the Geelong foreshore for a luncheon and the official start of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute. The start will be held on the picturesque foreshore, all participants being introduced at 30 second intervals before each receiving the chequered flag to start. Participants will take in the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula over a 90km stage (+80Km from Melbourne – Geelong) before returning to the Geelong foreshore for dinner and accommodation.

Stage 2: Friday 1 December

Participants will travel down the Great Ocean Road through Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne before arriving at Apollo Bay for lunch. The afternoon will see participants travel back up the amazing coastline to Queenscliff before being transported on the Ferry to Sorrento. A short drive across to Cape Schanck will conclude the 375Km stage where participants will enjoy a themed Australian dinner and local accommodation.

Stage 3: Saturday 2 December

Participants will travel through the Mornington Peninsula and follow the coastline down to San Remo for lunch on the spectacular foreshore. The afternoon will see participants travel up through Gippsland and into the Yarra Valley before arriving at Rochford Winery for the evening and conclude the 375Km stage. Participants will enjoy a taste of all the local cuisine with vehicles in full view, making a truly memorable evening. Accommodation in the local region with shuttle transfers looking after all participants.

 Stage 4: Sunday 3 December

Participants will travel through Healesville, The Black Spur, Marysville and King Lake before the final regularity test is conducted around The Albert Park Circuit and finishing the 255Km stage at The Docklands, Melbourne. An Official lunch and Awards Ceremony will take place with all cars on display and access open to the general public to view the vehicles. This stage and event will conclude the 1095Km and The Targa Florio Australian Tribute 2017.


The Route


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is my car eligible to enter the TFAT?  

A: Cars manufactured before 1977 are eligible to enter the Targa Florio Australian Tribute on the basis that they are registered for road use. All vehicles will be scrutineered before the event for safety and roadworthy checks to ensure accidents or incidents are minimised.

Q: Do I need a special licence to compete in the TFAT?

A: Every person that drives any stage of the TFAT will need to have a CAMS Level 2 Non-Speed Licence.

Q: Can my car be left hand drive?  

A: Left hand drive vehicles are eligible but will go through the scrutineering process to safety and roadworthy checks.

Q: If I am an overseas entrant can I get advice on the best way to get my caR to Australia?

A: The Targa Florio Australian Tribute has a logistics partner, Visa Global Logistics, we can provide their details and they will arrange a special transport package to get your vehicle to Australia in time for the TFAT as well as back to your home afterwards.

Q: Will there be mechanical assistance if my car breaks down or has issues during the TFAT?  

A: There will be flat bed pick up vehicles and mechanics on hand to assist with any minor mechanical issues during the TFAT, any major mechanical issues will have to be dealt with by the vehicle owner / entrant.

Q: Will my car be secure overnight during the TFAT?  

A: There will be secure parking for all entered cars and security personnel guarding the parking area’s overnight.

Q: Will any road toll charges apply for competitors in the TFAT?  

A: None of the roads used for the TFAT will have toll charges.

Q: Is the TFAT a race and what speed can the cars drive at?  

A: The TFAT is a regularity event which means every entrant must obey the road rules and speed limits dictated by the Victorian Government. There will be special tests that require the driver to control the vehicles speed between multiple timed points, accurately controlling the speed of the vehicle between these points will award or penalise the entrant points toward their overall time over the tests and will determine their finishing place.

Q: What is the total route distance for the TFAT?

A: The total distance for the TFAT is 1175kms over the 4 stages.

Q: What is included in the entry package for the TFAT?

A: Each entry of a car in the TFAT includes twin share accommodation for 2 people for 4 nights, 4 official dinners for 2 people, 4 lunches for 2 people, Targa Florio Australian Tribute giftpack, official road book, 4 nights reserved secure parking for entered car, ferry transfer for entered vehicle (including driver & co-driver), shuttle service during the TFAT event including baggage shuttle service, full event staff support during the TFAT event, entry for driver and co-driver into the closing ceremony awards function.  


Supplementary Regulations

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute Supplementary Regulations have been created to provide all drivers and co-drivers with detailed information relating to the event.The Regulations cover all necessary information in great detail ensuring drivers and co-drivers are well  versed about the event and their responsibilities prior to the start.We encourage all competitors to download the Supplementary Regulations and take the time to read through in detail. If you have any queries please contact

Supplementary Regulations

Passage of Vehicles

The Passage of Vehicles itinerary has been created to give drivers, co-drivers and spectators an overview of approximately where the cars will be at any time across the four days of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute. Please download details from the below link for your complete overview of the event.

Passage of vehicles

Visa Global Logistics

Visa Global are the Official Logistics Partner of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute and will ensure all your transport requirements are taken care of efficiently and professionally. Please download all the necessary information from the below link or e-mail Frank Vasques at  for more information.

Visa Global Logistics


Wiring Cars for Rally Safe, please read the attached information to ensure your vehicle is equipped and ready to go at scrutineering.

Rallysafe Unit Info

 These tests are known as TSD (Time-Speed-Distance) in Europe and there are many websites with information on how to tackle Regularity Rallying, Please download the details on the below link for further information on this aspect of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute.

Time Trials and Regularity Tests

Time Trial and Regularity Tests














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