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Targa Florio Australian Tribute

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Harbour Esplanade

Docklands, VIC 3008


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The Targa Florio

First run in 1906, the Targa Florio has grown to become one of the great names in motor sport. It has been held every year on the roads of Italy until 1940, before commencing to run again in 1947. Run in one of the most enchanting Italian regions, Sicily, the race has always started and finished in Palermo, after an overall route of 600-700 kilometres.

Before Formula 1 racing, the Targa Florio was the most difficult and challenging race for cars on earth, attracting the great racing car drivers and the most important international car makers, such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Bugatti, Lancia, Maserati, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche. For over 80 years it has stood as a symbol of passion for cars, luxury, and elegance.

Today, the Targa Florio is not just the world's most ancient road race, but a tribute to classic cars and beautiful scenery. It is both a race and historical tribute for the legendary cars that participated in the original race and now also includes, the ever popular Ferrari Tribute.

The Targa Florio is an event that brings together the beauty of classic cars and the fascination of the great races to a passionate audience from across the globe.

Targa Florio Australian Tribute

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute will showcase all Victoria has to offer over 5 exciting days. The event will commence in Melbourne with scrutineering, before moving to Geelong for the official start. From the foreshore of Geelong the Targa will visit some of the most iconic regions across Victoria including, Bellarine Peninsula, Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges before finishing back in Melbourne. 2017 will celebrate the 101 Anniversary of the Targa Florio and the first time the event has left Italy, an amazing attraction for Australia and all car enthusiasts. To celebrate the occasion there will be 101 Ferrari’s participating (from 1977 onwards) and 150 classic cars (from 1906 to 1976). Cars are eligible if they are road registered, road worthy and each car will be scruitineered by CAMS for safety and then signed off.

Fee Includes:

  • 4 Nights’ Accommodation Twin Share – Additional Cost for Single Supplement

  • 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

  • Roadbook

  • Sponsor Gift pack – Cadeaux

  • Secure Parking for Registered Vehicle

  • Shuttle Service

  • Baggage Shuttle Service

  • Event Co-ordinator Staff Support

  • 2 Level 2 CAMS Licences

Additional Services:

Support crew per registration - maximum one support crew per entry of maximum 2 crew.

Fee includes:

  • Hotel accommodation twin share

  • 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

  • Shuttle Service

  • Baggage Shuttle Service

  • Event Co-ordinator Staff Support

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Is my car elibile to enter the Targa Florio Australian Tribute TFAT?

Cars manufactured before 1977 are eligible to enter the Targa Florio Australian Tribute on the basis that they are registered for road use. All vehicles will be scrutineered before the event for safety and roadworthy checks to ensure accidents or incidents are minimised.

Do I need a special licence to compete in the TFAT?

Every person that drives any stage of the TFAT will need to have a CAMS Level 2 Non-speed Licence and this is included in your registration fee.

Can my car be left hand drive?

Left hand drive vehicles are eligible but will go through the same scrutineering process for safety and roadworthiness.

If I am overseas entrant can I get advice on the best way to get my car to Australia?

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute has a logistics partner, Visa Global Logistics, we can provide their details and they will arrange a special transport package to get your vehicle to Australia in time for the TFAT as well as back to your home country afterwards.

Will there be mechanical assistance if my car breaks down or has issues during the TFAT?

There will be flat bed pick up vehicles and mechanics on hand to assist with any minor mechanical issues during the TFAT, any major mechanical issues will have to be dealt with by the vehicle owner/entrant.

Will my car be secure overnight during the TFAT?

There will be secure parking for all entered cars and security personnel guarding the parking area's overnight.

Will any raod toll charges apply for competitors in the TFAT?

None of the roads used for the TFAT will have toll charges.

Is the TFAT a race and what speed can the cars drive at?

The TFAT is a regularity event which means every entrant must obey the road rules and speed limits dictated by the Victoria Government. There will be special tests that require the driver to control the vehicles speed between multiple timed points, accurately controlling the speed of the vehicle between these points will award or penalise the entrant points toward their overall time over the tests and will determine their finishing place.

What is the total route distance for the TFAT?

The total distance for the TFAT is 1175km over the 4 stages.

What is included in the entry package for the TFAT?

Each entry of a car in the TFAT includes:

- Accommodation for 2 people for 4 nights

- 4 official dinners for 2 people

- 4 lunches for 2 people

- Targa Florio Australian Tribute giftpack

- offical road book

- 4 nights reserved secure parking for a entered car

- ferry transfer for a entered car (including driver & co-driver)

- shuttle service during the TFAT event including baggage shuttle service

- full event staff support during the TFAT event

- entry for driver and co-driver into the closing ceremony awards function

- 2 Level 2 CAMS licences.

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