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New Zealand Classic Car - - Special Feature -

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

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