Highlights video from the 21st Targa Tasmania, the ultimate tarmac rally. Showcasing examples of sports cars from the earliest classics, right up to today's latest exotic super cars. The six day rally was conducted from the 17-22 of April, utilising some of the best driver's tarmac roads in the world, in the picturesque island state of Tasmania, Australia.
Stages recorded include George Town Prologue, Holwell, Rossarden, Longford, Cethana, Reece Dam, Mt Black and Queenstown.
The crash - Targa Tasmania 2012 in our 1973 Mustang
This is the stage and in-car footage of our crash on Elephant Saddle
yesterday! Only yesterday. Dad and I are both fine and well. Dad has been
checked out by his GP and given a clean bill of health. The FIV guys on the
course were very thorough and looked after us too.
I would like to thank Barry and Charles from car 925 (the Envy Scooters
Ute) for doing the right thing and then going above and beyond inensuring
we were OK and helping us alert every car after the incident. They knew
thier own stage was over, and they might have missed the whole day and yet
they stayed. That's the Targa spirit.
A huge thanks goes out to our crew who volunteer for us. They take annual
leave to be at Targa. They build us an amazing car and I have killed it. So
to our crew goes my heartfelt aplogy. Words cannot express my gratitude
towards Warren, Steve, Matt, Pete andthe dozens of people who have
contributed overthe years.
This incident was my fault in the end. You might be able to see/hear a
downshift to 3rd with a rev match that was obviously not good enough. It
unsettled the car enough to lose traction in the rear, and here are the
The car, Junior, was only finished the day before Prologue, so we are
pretty gutted at the result of this. But we will come back bigger and
better. We love what we do.
And lastly, but certainly not least, my apologies go out to our fans (or
Junior's fans) that actually extends overseas. To you all, my thanks for
you support and my apology for not lookingafter Junior properly.
And to everyone, we will rebuild. The only damage is in the shell. We are
looking for another 1973 shell, and we will be back bigger, better,
stronger and more experienced.
Targa Tasmania 2013: Hunter Holden VL Walkinshaw Highlights
Adam and David Kaplan thrill the crowds at Targa Tasmania 2013 receiving
the official title # One Hoons for the event. Despite breaking a couple of
rockers, the team had a good run and as you can see, a lot of fun. Enjoy,
please share and comment.
Targa Tasmania 2013
Footage copyright Octagon / Australian Targa Championship & used as part of
the official event videos available for viewing at
Targa Tasmania 2013. www.targa.com.au
Stage footage from George Town, Sheffield, Mt Roland, Elephant Pass,
Longford, Cethana, Plimsoll, Reece Dam, Mt Black and Queenstown.
In memory of John Mansell, who sadly passed away whilst competing in this
Targa Wrest Point 2012
Highlights from the 2012 Targa Wrest Point rally from the Huon Valley
region in southern Tasmania. Footage taken by Roo and Mitch from Esperance
Coast, Nicholls Rivulet and Gardners Bay. Music track by Aaron Static,
used under creative commons license.
Targa Wrest Point 2011 Highlights
The third Targa Wrest Point, held south of Hobart, Tasmania from the
29th-30th January 2011. Footage from the Tahune, Airwalk and Woodbridge
Targa Tasmania 2010 Highlights
Highlights of the 2010 Targa Tasmania tarmac rally. Footage by Roo and
Mitch, edited and compiled by Roo. Video from Legs 0, 2, 3 and 4 of the
event, including the George Town, Sideling, Longford, Dunorlan, Quamby
Brook and Cethana stages.
V8 Cars - Holden Torana Standing Start - Targa Tasmania 2011 Australia
More at http://amzn.to/hTjVoh and http://www.thetraveltart.com/ V8 Car
Holden Torana Loud Standing Start - Targa Tasmania 2011 Australia. Very,
very loud video of the start line. I could barely hear myself above the
engine noise. This is what you would call a muscle car in the United
States, like a Camaro
or Ford Mustang. Australia
loves producing their version of the American muscle car. I really love the
comments from everyone below about how good this sounds! This is obviously
a highly modified V8 car (or Muscle car) that sounds fantastic! The way
cars should sound me thinks!
I've written about this elsewhere on another related Holden Torana video
ripping down the road as fast as possible. Anyway, the Holden Torana is a
circa 1970's muscle car. Was great listening to the car at the starting
line here, even though I now suffer from industrial deafness! I was right
next to this beast! Back in the 1970s (yes, well over 40 years ago), the
Holden Torana was a very popular road car in Australia. It was small in
size, but had a large, loud and noisy V8 engine (called a 308) which gave
it a high power to weight ratio. Many car enthusiasts have maintained their
Toranas until this day so some of them now are collectors items and are
highly sought after by Holden fans. This was the General Motors Holden
weapon used against the massive Ford Falcon, and this is a rivalry that
exists until today
In the Targa Tasmania, there are many different categories of cars,
including ones of different capacities, sizes and eras. This can range from
classic cars to supercars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Petrol head
heaven! The Targa Tasmania takes place all over the state of Tasmania
around April of each year. This is quite different to dirt based rallies,
as this rally occurs on public tarmac roads and cars must be able to be
registered to be driven on public roads.
I stood next to this car at the starting line and I could barely hear
myself speak. Turning the speakers up to maximum goes nowhere near the
crazy noise that this sounds like in real life!
And this is a fast car, considering the age and era of where this comes
from. I think the driver has souped up this car a lot just for the noise
Holden is also a subsidiary of the General Motors organisation. The Holden
Torana was also designed, engineered and built in Australia. It was
famously driven by the legendary Peter Brock who won a number of Bathurst
1000 titles, which is an endurance race for touring cars that has been held
for decades and is usually a battle between Holden and Ford.
So anyway, for the fast car fans out there in petrol head land, enjoy this
very short but sweet video of a V8 Holden Torana revving it's guts out at
the starting line. I'll never forget listening to this loud V8 muscle car,
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Targa Tasmania 2014 - Day Four Highlights
Targa Tasmania 2014 day 4 saw the weather turn with wet roads the order of
the day as the field traveled along the west coast of Tasmania. In an
action packed day Modern leaders Steve Glenny in his R35 GTR and Jason
White in his Evo IX both retired leaving Jamie Vandenburg to lead from Matt
Targa Tasmania 2012 Highlights - Day 0, Prologue
Targa Tasmania, the worlds greatest tarmac rally is now in it's 21st year.
Day Zero's action comes from Lilydale and George Town, north of Launceston
The field this year is hot with a wide variety of cars, from Lamborghini
Gallardo, Audi TTRS, Mazda RX8 SP, Porsche 911 GT2 RS CS, Nissan R35 GTR,
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X, Subaru WRX STI, & 3 MPS, Ferrari's, Holden
Torana,and just about anythining else you can think of.
Also featured is Envy rider Max Peters and Rhiannon Wood.
Enjoy the action !