Press Release – Targa
Whats been happening with the Ultimate Road Race?
Targa North Island 2014:
Thanks again to everyone involved in another successful Targa event.The weather was superb for the whole three days and the feedback we have received from the event structure has been nothing but positive. Everyone seemed to enjoy the mix of the Coromandel Roads with the Bay of Plenty roads and it was great to get back to the Coromandel after a break. The good news is that we are working with council to formalize the Coromandel into the Targa calendar. A big Congratulations to all our winners and make sure you check out the results on the website.
The inaugural Annual Targa awards evening was a fantastic evening where we raised nearly $6k for Kids in Cars Charity. A big thank you to everyone who attended and those that spent up large on the auction items. It was fabulous to see the majority of our sponsors there and all the tables full. Congratulations to the winners of the Series Campione a well deserved effort by all and we apologize for the delay in the ceremony date. The Simunovich Olive Estate was a beautiful venue with fabulous food and we have a great selection of photos of cars amongst the olive trees from Chris Smith at Freshly whipped on our Targa Facebook page.
Thanks to our photographers that stepped in at such short notice to cover the event after a last minute pull out from Groundsky. All of these photos can be found on the Targa Facebook page and soon to be website. Proshotz is offering a Targa special for this event, go to http://www.proshotz.com/ for a selection of photos from the event, search your car number in the front page search box. Everyone who receives this newsletter is eligible for a 15% discount on any of the website purchases, upon checkout, enter the special code TARGA. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for an Event C.D for just $65 including postage and packaging. Don’t miss out on these fabulous deals. Remember to check out the event footage that is up on the front page of our website www.taga.co.nz, this will take you to a number of the event updates from Engine Block TV.
Once again Targa NZ would like to thank all of our volunteers as you are the backbone for Targa events to operate. We appreciate the hard work you put in and especially on those early cold mornings. We were hit with a very foggy cold morning for the first stage in Rotorua on Sunday. The temperature was -1degrees as we drove through this stage in a thick blanket of fog, but our volunteers still had big smiles on their faces and managed to dress up in some quirky costumes. As per usual our event debrief will be held for all major officials on Sunday the 15th of June, 11am at the Targa office so please let us know if you cannot attend.
If you want a close-up encounter with our drivers, crews and cars or simply want to part of an event that supports your community, businesses and schools, then sign up and be a part of Targa New Zealand. We are looking now for volunteers in the South Island now, so please contact us if this is of interest to you.
Targa South Island 2014:
What an event!!
It’s fair to say that this Targa MUST BE on top of your list to compete in, or else you will regret it forever. We will be hosting Targa in some of the most iconic scenery New Zealand has to offer, finishing the event in the adventure capital of the world. With over 5 days of racing or touring and 4 different racetracks, this is a landmark opportunity you won’t want to miss! Over 870k’s of special stages and 1700k’s of Touring, do not miss this opportunity!! We have had huge response from the South island and a high amount of international interest, especially from Australia. We are anticipating well over 100 entries in the competition and rapidly approaching our maximum number for the tour group already, so don’t miss your opportunity. The pricing structure increases to the the late fee in two weeks so make sure you take advantage of the pricing structure now, give us a call to get your entries in.
Tenders are due to be in by the end of next week, a finalization of packages will be completed the following week. We will keep you updated.
Sunday 26th & Monday 27th October: Locked and loaded for Addington Raceway in Christchurch.
Documentation and scrutineering will be from 8am-11am before we head out to do our prologue stages. These will count towards round 4 of the series Campione. There will be a function on Monday night to welcome all our International guests and start the event. Ticketing information will come soon.
Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th October- we will be in Dunedin for both of these nights and Parc Ferme is still in discussion.
Thursday 30th October- Invercargill, overnight at Ascott Park.
Friday 31st October- Cromwell, as we take on Highlands Motorsport Park!!
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November- the event finishes in Queenstown with a podium finish. Enjoy a night of celebration before Sunday morning prize giving breakfast up at the skyline, possibly one of the best function venues in our country, with a spectacular view over Queenstown.
Bluebridge shipping agent has a cheaper rate than Interislander even without a discount. They are offering an additional discount for group bookings, as listed on our website you will need to contact Bluebridge directly for bookings.
Interislander has a special Targa code which to can be found on the website.
New Targa Sponsors:
Highlands Motorsport Park:
We are proud to announce our relationship with Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell. Tony Quinn is well known around the world for his motorsport endeavors and is a long time loyal supporter of Targa New Zealand. He along with other major players in the south island have been influential in getting Targa to the south island to which we are extremely grateful.
We will of course be showcasing his world class facility during our 20th anniversary celebrations. This is worth the entry fee alone! For more information about highlands and what they have to offer check out their website http://www.highlands.co.nz/.
Targa welcomes on board our new associate sponsor, Racebrakes.
John and his team have been long-time supporters of Targa and it’s great to have them formally on board. Wealth of knowledge, easy to deal with, variety of product, what more could you want from a specialist break supplier? They are passionate motorsport enthusiasts and are committed to attend every Targa event to offer free advice and support. Check out their websitehttp://www.racebrakes.co.nz/ or give John or James a call today on 0800Brakes for more information on their products and services.
Targa would also like to welcome back on board Ross Johnson and his team from Global security as an event sponsor. Ross is well known in Targa, and most of you would have seen his fabulous, jaw dropping Porsche GT2. The team will be providing security services on every event. Global Security offers a wide range of services that protect you, your staff, your family, your premises and your property, for more information on their services visit http://www.globalsecurity.co.nz/new-zealand-security-company#Business.
Once again a huge thank you to everyone involved with Targa North Island. The sponsors, residents, councils, competitors, service crews, volunteers, marshall groups and local community groups, you all play such an important part in making the event a success.
Make sure you read all of the event articles on the website www.targa.co.nz , purchase the latest Classic Car Magazine for a full event run down of results and like the Targa Facebook page to be kept well informed of what’s happening with the Ultimate Road Race.
Enjoy the long weekend, perfect opportunity to get working on your cars for Targa South Island.