Due to Motorsport Australia conducting a review of safety on tarmac rallies Australia-wide, they have paused issuing permits for 2022. 

The Make Smoking History Targa West and Targa South West will return in 2023. Targa West has always been the leader in rally safety, and we are very proud of what we have achieved.


We will be running Rallyspints which are still permitted and the following events. 

Sunday 31 July

Shannons Targa Rallysprint, Perth Motorplex, from 12:30pm to 4:00pm www.rallysprints.com.au

Friday 9 September

City of Perth Show’N’Shine, Forrest Place & Murray Street Mall. We will have some of the best rally and sprint cars, street machines and hot rods, and it is World EV Day, so there will be plenty of the latest EVs and all the info on what is happening in the EV world.

Saturday 10 September

Midland Toyota Targa Ellenbrook Sprint, Main St Ellenbrook. The competition runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a local festival taking place at the same time!

Sunday 11 September 

City of Perth Targa Rallysprint, The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint, Celebration of Motorsport and the Shannons Classics on the Swan. All of this will be on Langley Park, and the Terrace Road car park from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Sunday 18 September

Targa Malaga Rallysprint (off Victoria Road east of Malaga Drive). 

This rally sprint is a real drivers stage with plenty of spectator points to see the action—competition from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

A Tarmac Rally is a unique form of motorsport where Tarmac Rally Cars compete on roads closed for competition. Cars start at 30-second intervals and race against the clock, with the winner being the fastest car over all stages. Cars are grouped into classes, and there are categories for full Competition, Targa 130, Targa 165 and even an Electric Vehicle category.

A wide variety of cars compete, including Classics like Ford Escorts and Mustangs, Toranas and Commodores to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and Nissan GTRs and even a range of Electric Vehicles like the Tesla Model 3 Performance. And what event would be complete without an exotic or two. What about a Ferrari 488 Spider or Porsche GT3 RS?

Spectating is FREE!!

Targa West is a unique Motorsport event that brings all the action to you. Unlike traditional motorsport, where you have to go to a race track to watch, competitors in the Make Smoking History Targa West visit cities, towns and shires from Whiteman Park, Ellenbrook, Parkverville, Kalamunda, Toodyay, Chittering, Bullsbrook, Malaga and Perth. 

In 2022 we will be running just in Ellenbrook, Perth City and Malaga. 

You get to spectate for FREE…in fact, you may not even need to leave your property!! Maps of the stages are available hereThere are many vantage points for Spectating; for further details, see our Spectators info here.

The Make Smoking History Targa West is a SMOKE FREE EVENT.




Click here for the TARGA WEST LIVE BLOG

Click here for LIVE RESULTS   |   Mobile Friendly LIVE RESULTS

Click here for the SPECTATOR GUIDE


Click here for SPECTATOR POINT LOCATIONS – Google Maps Link


16th – 19th September 2021

Held over 4 days competitors will travel over 1000km in total which includes almost 260km of flat out competition on 35 closed road Special Stages that each range in distance from Zig Zag’s 2.76km up to 20.4km at the new Maryville Downs layout.  The event is based in Perth and visits Whiteman Park, Kalamunda, Northbridge, Toodyay, Chittering, Bullsbrook and Malaga prior to the spectacular grand finalé alonside Riverside Drive & Langley Park at the City of Perth Special Stage.

The successful Midland Toyota Ellenbrook Special Stage and Parkerville stages will once again be Spectator favourites.

(per car i.e. include BOTH Driver & Co-Driver):

  • $1790 – 2 Day Targa Tour
  • $2750 – 2 Day Rallye
  • $4650 Targa 130 Category*
  • $4650 Targa 165 Category*
  • $4650 Competition Category*
    *Rookie Entrants receive a $1000 discount for either Targa 130, Targa 165 or Competition categories

All entry fees are per car (i.e. includes BOTH Driver and Co-Driver) are inclusive of:

  • Competition start in all the Event’s Special Stages, all Categories
  • Set of all Official Maps and/or Road Book route instructions
  • One Service Vehicle and up to eight Service Crew Registrations
  • Two door panels with car numbers, rally signage and any additional event sponsor decals as issued
  • RallySafe vehicle tracking system (mounting kit must be purchased separately.
  • 2 x Finishers Medallions, presented to all finishers
  • 2 x tickets to the City of Perth Gala Dinner and Presentation Awards Night at the Hyatt Grand Ballroom
  • Motorsport Australia Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance for all crew members. (Refer Appendix I of the Motorsport Australia Manual of Motor Sport)

The Make Smoking History Targa West is a national level Tarmac Rally as defined by Motorsport Australia.

The event is open to Drivers and Co-Drivers who hold a minimum of a Motorsport Australia Speed licence (Targa 130 & Tour Categories) or a Rally (Targa 165 & Competition Categories). All cars must meet minimum safety standards, be registered, or hold an Over 48 Hour RALLY Permit, and whilst a ‘roll cage’ and ‘harnesses’ and driving suits are mandatory for Targa 165 and the Competition Categories they are optional, albeit very strongly recommended in both Targa 130 and Tour.

Note: Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) are now MANDATORY for all categories (except Tour).

On the Official Noticeboard page is further information including the Supplementary Regulations.  We encourage any  prospective competitors to get in touch with us if you have any queries.

Entry is limited to only 80 cars, so don’t delay get your Entry Form completed online now.

Click here for Targa City Sprint info


Targa West rallies look healthy for another two years

Sponsorship is imperative for the health and longevity of tarmac rallying; Targa West Events is delighted to announce Healthway, and the Make Smoking History message, continue as major sponsor of both Targa West and Targa South West for the next two years. Targa West Director Ross Tapper said that Healthway has partnered with Targa West for …

Two for Rullo and Gunson takes a hat trick – Make Smoking History Targa West

For all the class leaders, the finale today was about preserving their lead and not taking any unnecessary risks. Day 4, Leg 4 was held in Perth with six city stages, a total of 35.55 competitive kilometres, all of them with kerbs, gutters and tight turns. Bright blue skies and 22 degrees saw thousands line …

Day 3 – Leads increase for both Rullo and Gunson

Rolling green hills, 20 degrees of sunny spring weather and wildflowers everywhere set a stunning scene for Day 3 of the 17th Make Smoking History Targa West, the longest and toughest day of the four-day rally. The competition took place around Toodyay, Chittering and Bullsbrook with 14 stages, a total of 128.85 competitive kilometres, including the …

Official Noticeboard

Entry Information and Links will be updated regularly. Bulletins and regulations will be added to this page as they are made available. Please check back to make sure you are up to date with all the latest information.


Midland Toyota Targa Ellenbrook Sprint

City of Perth Targa Rallysprint 

Make Smoking History Targa Malaga Sprint

The links below will become live as information becomes available closer to the event

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  • Supplementary Regulations – DRAFT
  • Sporting Regulations – Targa South West & Targa West – DRAFT
  • Start Order – Leg 4, Sunday
  • Start Order – Leg 3, Saturday
  • Start  Order v2 – Leg 2, Friday (updated @2155hrs)
  • Start Order – Leg 1, Thursday
  • Running Schedule/Itinerary
  • Scrutiny Schedule
  • Scrutiny Map
  • Entry List
  • First on Scene Medical Support for Rally Competitors – FREE Sessions
  • Motorsport Australia Disclaimer – all competitors must complete
  • Self Scrutiny Checklist – all entrants must complete
  • Statement of Vehicle Compliance – all entrants must complete
  • LIVE RESULTS – link will be live during the event
  • MOBILE FRIENDLY LIVE RESULTS – link will be live during the event
  • Itinerary – DRAFT (as at 23/6/21)
  • Road Books – FINAL (uploaded 24/8/2021)
    • Legs 1 & 2 – Thursday & Friday
    • Shannons Leg 3 – Saturday
    • Go Gear Leg 4 – Sunday


  • Start Control Locations
  • Service Park Locations
  • Spectator Point Locations


  • Rally Guide
  • Service Crew Instructions

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