The Make Smoking History Targa West gets underway tomorrow (Thursday 9 August 2018) with WA’s best tarmac rally competitors testing their machines against the clock across four days and 30 heart-pumping rally stages.
Entered vehicles from various eras include classic Triumphs, Porches and Mustangs, and modern Lotuses, Mitsubishi Evos, and for the first time, an electric powered Tesla Roadster. Drivers will compete along some of Perth’s most iconic roads including such as Kalamunda’s Zig Zag (Friday 10 August) and Riverside Drive in the City of Perth (Sunday 12 August).
New this year is the addition of the Celebration of Motorsport at Langley Park on Sunday showcasing a massive range of racing machines in Perth – cars, bikes, trucks and boats. There’ll be more than 300 vehicles on display.
The Celebration of Motorsport joins the Shannons Classics on the Park featuring 200 magnificent machines from bygone eras, as well as rally action with the Targa City Sprint and the City of Perth Super Stage taking place to complete a full day of free family-friendly motorsport entertainment to the riverside precinct.
Event Director Ross Tapper says the unique event is completely free and a must-see for any motoring enthusiast.
“There’s no other motorsport event with permission to use the streets of the Perth CBD as part of the track, which is why spectating and participating in the Make Smoking History Targa West is such a unique experience.”
The Ceremonial Start is at Yagan Square from 11.00am tomorrow and competitors will be flagged off at 1.00pm. For more information including spectator points visit www.targawest.com.au.
This year marks the 14th running of Targa West event, WA’s premiere tarmac rally. Those competing in the full four days of competition will have travelled 766 kilometres around Perth including 223 kilometres of flat out competition by the time they cross finish line on Sunday.
The 2018 Targa West is proudly sponsored by Healthway and the Make Smoking History message. Organisers wish to also thank Shannons Insurance, Whiteman Park, Storage King – Perth Airport, Forrestfield & High Wycombe Community Bank branches of the Bendigo Bank, LF Performance Products, Go-Gear, Perth Motorsport Tyres, Subaru Osborne Park, 96FM, and the local communities and councils of City of Perth, City of Kalamunda, City of Swan, Shire of Mundaring, Shire of Toodyay and Shire of Chittering for their support