The Make Smoking History Targa West is set to rev up Perth for the 15th time over the 8th & 11th August 2019. The competitors will compete on closed road special stages in and around Perth, Whiteman Park, Muchea (returns for 2019), Ellenbrook (new for 2019) Kalamunda (including the infamous Zig Zag), Parkerville (new for 2019), Toodyay, Chittering and Bullsbrook along with Malaga prior to the finalé at the City of Perth Special Stage along Riveride Drive next to the spectacular Swan River.

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 car that is fastest 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.

There is a wide variety of cars competing 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 Roadster and the ‘gull winged’ Tesla Model X.  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 visits cities, towns and shires from Kalamunda to Perth to Toodyay to Chittering to Bullsbrook to Malaga.

You get to spectate for FREE…in fact you may not even need to leave your own property!!  Maps of the stages are available here.  There 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.



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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.

Retruning for 2019 is the Muchea Special Stage and we also have two brand new stages in Ellenbrook and Parkerville.

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

  • $1790 – 2 Day Targa Tour
  • $2650 – 2 Day Rallye
  • $4550 Targa 130 Category*
  • $4550 Targa 165 Category*
  • $4550 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 Lanyards/name tags for the Driver and Co-Driver
  • 2 x Finishers Medallions, presented to all finishers
  • 2 x tickets to the City of Perth Tickets Gala Dinner and Presentation Awards Night at the Hyatt Grand Ballroom
  • CAMS Public Liability and Personal Accident insurance for all crew members. (Refer Appendix I of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport)

The Make Smoking History Targa West is a national level Tarmac Rally as defined by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS).

The event is open to Drivers and Co-Drivers who hold a minimum of a CAMS Level 2 Speed licence (Targa 130 & Tour Categories) or a National Rally (Targa 165 & Competition Categories). All cars must meet minimum safety standards, be registered, or hold an Over 48 Hour Permit, and whilst a ‘roll cage’ and ‘harnesses’ and driving suits & frontal head restraints are mandatory for both Targa 165 and the Competition Categories they are optional, albeit very strongly recommended in both Targa 130 and 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.


List of Targa West Photographers

Below are contact details from the accredited photographers that were capturing all the action of Targa West.  Please contact them directly to negotiate to purchase their photographs.  PHOTOGRAPHER EMAIL WEB FACEBOOK  Tim Allott Email Web Facebook  Travis Barnes Email Facebook  Stephen Blackberry Email Web Facebook  Noel Blackberry Email Web Facebook  Joshua Cochrane Email Facebook  Jonathan …

Day 4: Major six-time winner and Gunson wins for a third time

Six-time winner Peter Major shares the win with his children. Photo: Tim Allott Peter Major wins his sixth Targa West Same car wins fourth consecutive Targa West Simon Gunson wins Classics Close battle in Targa 130 battle won by husband and wife Thousands of spectators turn out for stages in Malaga, City and Celebration of Motorsport …

Day 3: Plenty of spills on the longest day ahead of the grand finale tomorrow

Major / Screaigh. Photo: Tim Allott It was a long hard day in the office for rally teams during the third day of Make Smoking History Targa West with plenty of thrills and spills. Starting early in the Toodyay mist, eight stages were run, then after the lunch service, competitors tackled the event’s longest stage …

Official Noticeboard

All 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.



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