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  • Sep 15-18 - SA - Classic Targa Adelaide: Thu, 15 Sep, 2011 - Sun, 18 Sep, 2011
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Offline TomE


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Correct me if I’m wrong:

Thoughbred Tour,
Open speed limit, No Timing, non competition, Open to all including modern exotics
Brought in to top up the $$$

Competition:
Open speed, Timing
Main Rally, fully prepared race cars

Regularity:
Competition, average speed 130 kmph? , timed to preset stage timings
Street cars with upgrades

Classic Tour:
Up to 130 kmph, traveling in pack behind pace car (+ Sponsors)
Limited entries

Classic Tour pace car was an Evo with an experienced driver. Most participants said that was more that enough to stretch a classic sports car, especially for first timers.

Pity the website has gone.... Anyone know if the entry lists / results posted anywhere?

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Offline waz356


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Correct me if I’m wrong:

Thoughbred Tour,
Open speed limit, No Timing, non competition, Open to all including modern exotics
Brought in to top up the $$$

Competition:
Open speed, Timing
Main Rally, fully prepared race cars

Regularity:
Competition, average speed 130 kmph? , timed to preset stage timings
Street cars with upgrades

Classic Tour:
Up to 130 kmph, traveling in pack behind pace car (+ Sponsors)
Limited entries

Classic Tour pace car was an Evo with an experienced driver. Most participants said that was more that enough to stretch a classic sports car, especially for first timers.

Pity the website has gone.... Anyone know if the entry lists / results posted anywhere?

Thoroughbred Tour - 130kmph limited

Classic Tour - posted speed limits behind pace car. Note that not once in the 3 years I did the Classic Tour did we ever stick to the posted speed limit.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Classic Tour - posted speed limits behind pace car. Note that not once in the 3 years I did the Classic Tour did we ever stick to the posted speed limit.

and therein lies the problem.

with the bureaucrats running this country, rules cannot be bent. the risks for organisers is simply too great.

The event should be scaled back to meet demand, not padded out to fill returns.



Offline mhh

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The event should be scaled back to meet demand, not padded out to fill returns.

Nice idea, but who's going to put money in to something that won't give a return? Remember, the event went broke. Low numbers = go broke even faster.



Offline alvchua


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Classic Tour pace car was an Evo with an experienced driver. Most participants said that was more that enough to stretch a classic sports car, especially for first timers.

Not always an Evo. Not always with an experienced driver too! I remember our "Tour Leader" struggled to keep clear of the pack behind him and met with a stray with this stray stobie pole at the top of Montacute Road.
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Nice idea, but who's going to put money in to something that won't give a return? Remember, the event went broke. Low numbers = go broke even faster.

not necessarily. If costs are kept in check it could happen.

Insurance is the biggest hurdle. red tape and bureaucrats.



Offline Catford

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Any available tarmac event is better than none at all, Classic Only, or Classic/Modern. Both eras equally appeal. Competition on Adelaide Hills roads is likely to be the main attraction for all customers of the event. However, after negative event reviews and its recent demise, would Classic Only be viable in the events return? Positioned as fast competition sweep in 2007 chasing the pointy end, the Classics are neither slouch nor boring. Demand for Modern inclusion by both potential competitors and spectators would suggest a mix to be in the best interest of the event.

We were an invited PR vehicle for Mitsubishi in 2006 with an EVO, we ran within the Thoroughbreds limited to 130kph. Thoroughbred is a perfect medium for sponsor cars and modern exotics to be showcased, and as some drivers would have experienced, plenty of epic stories from the day's travels. Sitting behind a radar gun on many of the stages in 2008 would most definitely suggest this!

Classic Tour is limited to 80kph max, unless otherwise sign posted (80 - 110kph zones), which as Classic Tour Follower in 2009 was our briefing. Classic Tour is a good opportunity for the Classics to open their legs, and have a Sunday picnic. At half the price of Thoroughbred it is attractive to the slower and arguably the most expensive Classics, and generates additional event funds. However, Classic Tour packet has decreased in size year by year; maybe this is an area that could be reviewed and further emphasis on the Classic/Modern competition and Thoroughbreds? It would definitely make the event easier to manage by volunteer officials and improve the flow of cars over the special stages.









Offline AdminAG

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CLASSIC CAR RALLY RETURNS TO ADELAIDE

The streets of Adelaide will come alive this September with classic vehicles making a return to South Australia for a new annual rally.

Tourism Minister John Rau has announced that the State will play host to a new classic car rally called Classic Targa Adelaide, which will be held this year from September 15 to 18.

Classic Targa Adelaide will be open only to classic cars and will be part of the classic series, the Australian Targa Championship, which includes the prestigious rallies, Targa Wrest Point, Targa Tasmania and Targa High Country.

The Classic Targa Adelaide will be run by global sports and event marketing group, Octagon and will mark the triumphant return of classic cars to the streets of Adelaide since the Classic Adelaide Rally ended in 2009.

“South Australia has an excellent track record for staging major events, including an ever-growing line-up of sporting events such as the Santos Tour Down Under and the Clipsal 500 Adelaide,’’ Mr Rau said.

“I am proud to say we can now include the Classic Targa Adelaide on our exciting calendar of events.’’
A course for the rally has yet to be finalised, but there are plans to incorporate Adelaide and regions including the Adelaide Hills, Barossa and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

“Events like this are a great addition to South Australia’s tourism offering,’’ Mr Rau said.

“They provide valuable media coverage, attract participants to the State from interstate and overseas and provide a great spectacle for the public, whether they are from Australia or overseas.’’

Minister for Motor Sport, Kevin Foley, said he was thrilled a classic car rally would once again grace the streets of South Australia.

“We are committed to motorsport as a tourism drawcard and we are extremely delighted to see a classic car rally back on the streets of South Australia,’’ he said.

The South Australian Tourism Commission, through its events arm Events South Australia, went through an extensive process to ensure the company heading up the new classic car event would add value not only to this event but to the State going forward.

Octagon manage $3 billion in rights fees and activations over 400 events and 800 athletes globally. They also have a 27 year history in Australia, including 22 years of motorsport experience.

Octagon’s Australia Managing Director, Sean Nicholls, said the company was “delighted to be working with Events South Australia and the SA Motor Sport Board to bring a Targa event to South Australia’’.

“The event will be a unique addition to the Australian Targa Championship as it will be the only event that is 100 per cent dedicated to Classic cars.

“The State has a great history of hosting world-class events and we look forward to adding Classic Targa Adelaide to that list,’’ Mr Nicholls said.

Octagon, which has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart, will soon open an office in Adelaide.

“As an integral part of our commitment to Classic Targa Adelaide, together with our desire to extend our South Australian based business, we are pleased to announce that we will be adding Adelaide to our growing list of Australian offices,’’ he said.

The Classic Targa Adelaide will be held on September 15-18 2011. This will be a week before the Bay to Birdwood Classic event on September 25, making September a fabulous month for classic car enthusiasts to be in South Australia.

Although routes and participation details will be finalised in the coming month, parties can register their interest by visiting www.classictargaadelaide.com.au


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