28 November -
TARGA FLORIO AUSTRALIAN TRIBUTE 2018
ABOUT THE EVENT
In 2017, the celebration of the 101st Anniversary of the Targa Florio and the first time the event has left Italy, an amazing attraction for Victoria and all car enthusiasts was celebrated. The event toured the Victorian coast and countryside from the 29th November to the 3rd December 2017 and showcased all that this great state of Victoria has to offer. Featuring over 150 of the world’s most admirable cars the event attracted fans, celebrities and media from across the globe.
The Targa Florio Australian Tribute 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 Targa Florio Australian Tribute 2018 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.
Below was the Course and Itinerary of the 2017 Targa Florio Australian Tribute. Our competitors got to experience everything that Victoria had to offer, including its weather, great views, wine regions, cafes restaurants, beaches and countryside.
In 2018 a new course will be unveiled allowing our competitors to enjoy even more of what Victoria's beautiful regions have to offer. Stay tuned here for a complete course route of all the competitors cars over the 5 exciting days of this event showcasing all of Victoria's 6 beautiful tourist regions in 2018.
For all the detailed results of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute 2017 download the PDF below and see how close and hard fought the Regularity component of this event was by all our inaugural competitors.
Download - FINAL RESULTS
Published 5 December 2017
BEST VIEWING PLACES 2017
The Targa Florio Australian Tribute showcased all that the beautiful state of Victoria has to offer over 5 exciting days. It is truly a great event and unique in its ability to highlight the best aspects of Victoria's main regions, Gippsland, Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges, Phillip Island, Geelong & The Bellarine, Mornington Peninsula and the Great Ocean Rd.
In 2017, the Targa Florio Australian Tribute began with scrutineering in the busy Docklands district filled with cafe's and views of the Port Phillip Bay. The inaugural start to this historic event took pace with Chairman of Visit Victoria, Paul Little waving his flag on the foreshore of Eastern Beach, Geelong. Competitors made their way around the Bellarine Peninsula before parking their cars and dining at the wonderful eateries along the Geelong foreshore. After a good nights sleep, our participants enjoyed the spectacular views along the Great Ocean Road on Day 2 stopping for lunch at the quiet seaside town of Apollo Bay before returning to Queenscliff for a Ferry ride across the bay. After docking at the Mornington Peninsula and enjoying the sights the following day including Arthurs Seat, lunch in San Remo and dinner at Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley. This provided the backdrop for competitors to commence their final day and march back to Docklands for the final leg of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute.
THE TARGA FLORIO
First run in 1906, the Targa Florio has grown to become one of the great names in motor sport. It has been held every year on the roads of Italy until 1940, before commencing to run again in 1947. Run in one of the most enchanting Italian regions, Sicily, the race has always started and finished in Palermo, after an overall route of 600-700 kilometres.
Before Formula 1 racing, the Targa Florio was the most difficult and challenging race for cars on earth, attracting the great racing car drivers and the most important international car makers, such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Bugatti, Lancia, Maserati, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche.
For over 80 years it has stood as a symbol of passion for cars, luxury, and elegance.
Today, the Targa Florio is not just the world's most ancient road race, but a tribute to classic cars and beautiful scenery. It is both a race and historical tribute for the legendary cars that participated in the original race and now also includes, the ever popular Ferrari Tribute.
The Targa Florio is an event that brings together the beauty of classic cars and the fascination of the great races to a passionate audience from across the globe.
2018 Registrations are now open!
Register before the 25th of February to take advantage of the Early Bird Special!
You can also Download a PDF registration form HERE
Please email all completed registration forms to registrationS@targaflorioaustralia.com
LOCAL: 1300 017 475
INTERNATIONAL: +61 390 06 5081
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.
2018 Dates Announced
The dates for the 2018 Targa Florio Australian Tribute have been announced. The event will once again commence in the Geelong Region of Victoria on Thursday 29th November, with scrutineering and the hugely popular Classic & Ferrari competing car display to occur the day prior on Wednesday 28th November. The event will once again cover the 6 main tourist regions of Victoria with a new route for 2018 over 5 days finishing on Sunday December 2nd to be announced closer to the event. With close to 150 cars expected to competing this year it promises to be a 'must see' event.
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Local: 1300 017 475
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