Targa Florio Australian Tribute 2019

About the Event

The iconic Targa Florio has been a much-loved tradition and motor event in Sicily since 1906.  Today the Targa Florio is considered the world’s most historic, traditional and unique event for classic car enthusiasts.  And because passion has no boundaries, that experience is now enjoyed in Australia!

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute provides car enthusiasts seeking a finer, Lifestyle motoring experience with a 4-day festival that excites and delights all the senses. The 4 day sister competition replicates this unique and traditional event and brings the style, culture and spectacle to Australia with a uniquely local flavour…….La Dolce Vita!

Victoria’s great driving roads provide the pathway to adventure, where competitors can unleash their passion, take in the sights of our main regional tourist destinations, enjoy good food and wine unique to each of the regions and feel part of an event that is built on 100 years of European driving history.  Establishing long-lasting friendships along the way.

There is something for everyone to enjoy, with 3 categories open for drivers to compete in Competition Stages which follow a European format that allows an enjoyment of cars with precision rather than speed. The skills of drivers and navigators are tested as they drive to set average speeds and meet exact times over set stages. Challenging, addictive and fun.

LOCATION : The Great Tourist Regions of Victoria

WHEN : 14 November – 17 November 2019

7 SCENIC VICTORIAN REGIONS

Competition Stages Explained

Time Trials (PC’s) [PC = Prove Cronometrate]

The key is to accurately drive these short sections, between 40 and 400 meters long, in exactly the correct set time. There are usually 2-4 of these in a row each time and they are positioned off the main roads. You are timed by driving over timing tubes to start and then end each stage. There are more than 70 of these on the event over the 4 days and they are timed to within 1/100 of a second. You are penalised 1 point for each 1/100th of a second you are off the exact set time. This is where the competition is won and lost.

Average Speed Tests (PM’s) [PM = Prove di Media]

The key with PM’s is to maintain the set average speed over the distance set, usually 5-10km. There are 1 -2 of these tests each day. You will start the test on instructions of a Marshall and your speed checked at secret locations anywhere during the prescribed distances . These are timed to 1/10 of a second. Penalties for being slower or quicker are incurred.

The Event for Spectators

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute is also an event to enjoy as a spectator. There are many opportunities over the 4 days to enjoy watching the field of magnificent cars over the 4 days. You can watch them roar by as they drive the windy roads of Victoria, cheer them whilst they are challenged to drive the competition stages or enjoy them close up and personal as they are assembled each day at lunch and in the evenings. The Grand Finale in Lygon street Carlton on the 17th November will be a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the cars, drivers and co-drivers.

Keep an eye on the Route Page and we will keep updating the best places to view the cars along the route. We will also add the programmed time that cars will be in each spot to help you find the best location to watch the field go by.
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