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Targa High Country 2018: The most exciting hillclimb in Australia!

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Motorsports enthusiasts and competitors alike are dashing to sign up for the 2018 Targa High Country closed road tarmac rally, and it’s no wonder why!

Thrilling hillclimbs? Check. Stunning scenery? Check. Challenging terrain? Check. You’ll have the option to either compete or just come along for the drive on the Targa Tour, because every revhead deserves the chance to be a part of the rally! Based at Mount Buller, just three hours from Melbourne, keen motorists will have the opportunity to climb 1800 metres above sea level and feel the thrill of the ascent. Classic car lovers will also get a chance to show off their restored beauties with a range of vintage competition categories.

When is Targa High Country 2018?

The event will take place over three days from the 9th until the 11th of November.

Where will I be driving?

The base point for the rally is Mount Buller, one of Victoria’s most popular skiing destinations. Day 1 will have motorists passing through the town of Euroa. Day 2 will concentrate on travelling through the lush landscape surrounding Whitfield, and the third day will see drivers taking in the breathtaking scenery of Lake Eildon.

What are the competition categories?

For those who want to compete, there are several categories based on speed, style and vehicle type. There are competitive categories for vintage cars too! Get yourself a dependable co-driver and have a shot at winning the challenging TSD Trophy, which will test your skills balancing time, speed and distance. Dust off your cherished classic beauty and compete for the GT sports trophy, an elapsed time racing event for both modern and vintage cars. Or enter the strictly classic cars category for vehicles manufactured between January 1900 and December 1985 for the opportunity to win the coveted Thoroughbred Trophy. There’s a competition category for just about every type of revhead! To see further details, check out the website here.

What if I want to hit the tarmac but don’t wish to compete?

The Targa Tour is for you, my friend! You’ll still feel the rush of the wind as you take those corners and the thrill of the winding, mountainous roads, but without the stress of driving to a time limit. A registered and roadworthy vehicle is a requirement, and it will need to meet event safety regulations. You’ll also want a trusty co-driver by your side to help you navigate! Both of you will be invited to the official welcoming party, and receive finishers medallions upon completion of the event.

How much is the entry?

Entry fees range from $1990 for Targa Tour entrants to $3490 for competitors in the GT2 and GT4 categories. For a full breakdown of competition entry fees see here. Entries close Friday the 19th of October.

How can I transport my car to Targa High Country 2018?

Do you need to get your beloved vehicle to the event at Mount Buller but you severely lack time to drive the long distance interstate? Door to Door Car Carrying can move your car for you! We’ll pick up your competition vehicle from your house and meet you at the event. Don’t waste precious time and energy driving your car all the way to Mount Buller from locations such as Darwin, Brisbane, Perth or Sydney. Catch a flight and rest assured that your valuable vehicle is secured on the back of one of our reliable trucks, on its way to the rally. Contact Door to Door today for a free quote.

Buff up your car and track down your co-driver, because the Targa High Country 2018 is fast approaching!