Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Look Local -

TARGA West stal­wart Jim Richards and co-driver Barry Oliver are back, like­wise Peter Rullo and Jimmy Mar­quet and nearly 70 other teams to con­test WA’s premier tar­mac event from Au­gust 13 to 16.

Richards and Oliver will be in a Porsche Cay­man while Rullo and Mar­quet are hav­ing another stab with their superquick Nissan GTR35, which on pre­vi­ous oc­ca­sions looked to be a win­ner, then re­tired with mainly elec­tri­cal has­sles.

The event, which starts and stops in Perth, is again a magic mix of mod­ern and clas­sic cars, in­clud­ing favourites such as Mus­tangs, To­ranas, Porsches, Lancer Evos and Subaru WRXs, with a smat­ter­ing of ex­ot­ica like a Lan­cia Delta In­te­grale, the mighty Gun­son/Lunsmann Capri Per­ana and an Alfa 147 GTA spic­ing up the field.

Tri­umph tragic Martin Eyer, of Gwelup, who con­sid­ered rac­ing his yacht in­stead of his car, is in the Clas­sic Chal­lenge di­vi­sion again, and fire­works are sure to re­sult when the two Dat­sun 240s of the

Manolo Pho­tog­ra­phy Moirs and the Ling­fords meet again in Clas­sic Com­pe­ti­tion. As be­fore, the event starts from For­rest Place on Thurs­day, Au­gust 13, and fin­ishes on the Perth fore­shore on Sun­day, Au­gust 16.

The event’s 34 stages will take com­peti­tors to Wan­neroo, Malaga, White­man Park, Kala­munda, Toodyay, Lower Chit­ter­ing, Bulls­brook and Perth City in the four days.

De­tails on the Targa West web­site.


Un­lucky so far, but poised for a win is the Nissan GTR 35 of Peter Rullo and Jimmy Mar­quet.

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