Forrest Place will roar into life at lunch time today when the 67 vehicles competing in the 2015 Quit Targa West start their engines and proceed one by one under the ceremonial archway, officially starting the four day tarmac rally.
The 134 competitors, including Bathurst legend Jim Richards and his co-driver Barry Oliver, will congregate in Forrest Place from 11am. The lunchtime city crowd will be welcome to wander amongst the colourful display of modern and classic vehicles, before competitors are waved off by City of Perth Deputy Lord Mayor Rob Butler at1pm.
Competitors will complete almost 30 stages and 250 competitive kilometres through Wanneroo, Malaga, Whiteman Park, Kalamunda, Toodyay, Lower Chittering, Bullsbrook, before returning to the City of Perth on Sunday August 16 for the deciding final stages.
Pat Abernethy from the City of Perth Parking is happy to once again welcome back the event to the city.
“City of Perth Parking have been closely involved with Targa West for six years as part of the City of Perth Special Stage. The event is unique, as it not only involves the closure of some of the major roads in Perth and but also includes the CPP - Terrace Road Car Park as part of the track for the race stage,” said Mr Abernethy.
“The organisers of Targa West have been a pleasure to work with. The event continues to encourage visitors to the City, therefore bringing business to the retailers and local business and contributing to the vibrancy of Perth.”
The 2015 Quit Targa West runs from Thursday August 13 until Sunday August 16. For more information on 2015 Quit Targa West entries, road closures, event program and spectator locations please refer to www.targawest.com.au.
The 2015 Quit Targa West is proudly sponsored by Healthway and the Quit message.
Where the action is
Thursday 13th August 11.00am-2.00pm Car display and Ceremonial Start, Forrest Place, Perth
Friday 14th August 6.00pm-9.00pm Car display, James St, Northbridge
Sunday 16th August 9.00am-3.30pm Shannons Classics in the Park, Supreme Court Gardens
Sunday 16th August 9.00am-12.00pm Targa City Sprint, Riverside Drive & Governors Ave, Perth
Sunday 16th August 1.00pm-3.30pm Quit Targa West, Riverside Drive & Governors Ave, Perth