SPECIAL FEATURE 2009 Nissan GT- R • 1995 BMW M3 • 2013 Mercedes- Benz AMG C63 507
By the following year, the Targa Tour had become so popular that the organizers elected to introduce a tour leader — a position that would be filled by a number of incumbents over the following years, including Don Fenwick; Greg Paul; and the NZ Classic Car deputy editor of the time, Tim Nevinson.
From those small beginnings, the Targa Tour grew quickly. In its biggest years, it drew together many dozens of enthusiasts, and while the tour has always attracted genuine classic cars, today it has become something of a Mecca for owners of modern-day performance machinery from iconic marques such as Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mclaren, Maserati, BMW, Porsche, and Lamborghini.
A unique opportunity
The tour is unique to Targa New Zealand; no other event can offer the opportunity it provides, and demand is growing internationally. The exciting elements offered by the tour mean that it is, ultimately, the jewel in the crown of Targa New Zealand. The Targa Tour offers participants from all walks of life the opportunity to drive on both sides of closed stretches of tarmac in a controlled manner. They get to enjoy their cars