Targa Rally winds it up
After 2014’s South Island Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally – it’s back. The Targa (Italian for ‘plate’) has two stops in Palmerston North next week – the end of the third leg on Thursday October 29 and the ceremonial finish on Saturday October 31.
‘‘Palmerston North has always treated us well, and with much of this year’s event focused between New Plymouth and Havelock North, it made sense to make the city and The Square our central hub and finishing point,’’ event director Peter Martin says .
The six-day event starts in
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A two-day Targa NZ Regional Rally event-within-the-event starts in Palmerston North on the rally’s second-to-last day and takes in its final 14 stages.
The field of 60 odd competition cars and up to 20 in the concurrent but non-competitive Targa Tour arrive for the traditional charity car wash in The Square at around 6.30pm on Thursday October 29 with the Kids in Cars family fun zone from 3pm.
Friday’s Pohangina and
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The cars return for the final event stage over the Pahiatua Track and ceremonial finish back at The Square on Saturday.
The first cars are expected at The Square’s parc ferme at just after 5pm with the official finish at 6pm. Kids in Cars will again operate the family fun zone and local clubs will have cars on display.
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Opiki rally driver Bevan Claridge, who won the classic section of the Targa Bambina rally at Rotorua earlier this year in his 1992 Commodore, returns with co-driver Campbell Tannock for the Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally in town next week.