|About||Targa New Zealand is a motorsport event company that organizes the best closed road races on public (tarmac) roads|
The best chance to drive your car the way it should be driven.
Targa NZ events are all about driving your race car on the best tarmac roads, in the best parts of New Zealand. Have a read through our site (www.targa.co.nz) and learn how you can test your car and your skills against like minded people, all while having a great time! Have a read through the Targa story and its history, then take up the challenge of a Targa NZ event!
Targa New Zealand was founded in 1995 and since the start it has grown from a 74-car entry list to around 200 entries and from one event a year to an annual three-round series:
Targa Bambina (3-day event) held in June based around the Rotorua and Coromandel district.
Targa Main Event (6-day main event) held in October starting in Auckland and traveling through the North Island.
Each event consists of open road touring and competitive Targa special stages on closed sections of public tarmac road, where the competitors race against the clock, without the fear of police cars or speed guns. The event is divided into two competitions, Classic and Modern, each with five vehicle categories defined by means of age, giving the competitors a chance to compete on a level footing with cars of similar speed. Over 1200 tyres are consumed by the competing cars annually during the three events, and Federal is the proud supplier of these tyres and the main sponsor of Targa New Zealand.
Targa New Zealand has become New Zealand’s largest competitive rally series and the longest closed-tarmac road motorsport event in Australasia, spanning vehicles from the 1950’s to today. The unique aspect of Targa NZ is this variety of cars, from old to new, from very expensive to the very affordable, all driven by passionate car enthusiasts. This is car culture at its finest: driving fast, loads of fun and an element of danger!
The attraction of this unique event is the ability for people from all walks of life to compete, even in a relatively standard vehicl