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The Make Smoking History Targa West is set to rev up Perth for the 16th time over the 16th – 19th September 2021. The competitors will compete on closed road special stages in and around Perth, Whiteman Park, Ellenbrook, Kalamunda (including the infamous Zig Zag), Parkerville, 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 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 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.

Information from the 2020 event is below, 2021 information will be updated closer to the event:

Competitors

22nd – 25th October 2020

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 first run last year will return again in 2020.

2020 ENTRY FEES
(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

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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.

OFFICIAL NOTICEBOARD

 

GOOGLE MAP  LINKS

 

RALLY GUIDE & SERVICE CREW INSTRUCTIONS

 

OTHER INFORMATION / EVENT FORMS
The links below will be come live as information becomes available closer to the event

 

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