his year, Targa has made a number of changes to the format of the annual Seria Campione rules and regulations, to encourage more participants via a broader competition structure that will cater for a wider range of cars.
We now have a Classic 2WD Competition that is for pre-1986 vehicles, a Production 2WD Competition for newer vehicles with few modifications, a Production 4WD Competition for the large group of ex– Group N rally cars that are sitting around in sheds not being used, and the final group is the Allcomers Competition for all those highly modified two- and four-wheel-drive vehicles that don’t qualify for any of the other competitions.
Along with these changes, we have moved the dates and locations of each event, with Targa Rotorua moving into March. The awesome roads from this district will now have a greater chance of being enjoyed in fine, dry, and sunny conditions rather than the foggy days we experienced when we ran in May or June over the last 18 years.
Relocating the May event and creating a stand-alone regional two-day Targa Hawke’s Bay means that we can enjoy what the district has to offer, and we encourage you to come along and get involved.
In October, Targa New Zealand will return to the traditional Auckland-toWellington format, which we are sure will be appreciated by our South Island participants.
We hope to see you around the events, and remind you to keep an eye on the website and Facebook pages for more details.