TARGA FLORIO CAR RALLY - NOV 2017

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TARGA FLORIO CAR RALLY - NOV 2017

Post by JOHN ECKHART (FONZE) on Sat Nov 25 2017, 16:37

Targa Florio Australian Tribute classic car regularity race over a four-day period from the end of November.
It’s the first occasion the ‘Targa Florio’ name has been officially applied to an event outside Italy in the Targa Florio’s 101-year history. Victoria’s winning bid beat home a consortium from Florida in the USA, and the event organisers have not only been granted exclusive rights to the name, but also hold an option to extend those rights for five years.

“The Targa Florio is a symbol for the passion of cars, luxury and adventure – and we’re delighted that the organisers have chosen Victoria to stage the first-ever race outside of Italy,” said Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren (pictured), as quoted in a press release.
“These classic cars will travel to some of our most breathtaking destinations, breathing more life into regional communities across Victoria.”
“Our love of sport and fast cars, coupled with our beautiful scenery and large Italian community, makes us the perfect host for such an occasion.”

WHEN

29 November -
3 December 2017


The planned 1175km route will be:
Melbourne to Geelong via Torquay on the first day,
Geelong-Lorne-Apollo Bay-Queenscliff the second day (with a ferry crossing of Port Philip Bay to the Mornington Peninsula at the conclusion),
Sorrento-Red Hill-San Remo-Healesville the third day,
Healesville-Albert Park-Melbourne CBD the final day

STAGE 3: SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

Participants will travel through the Mornington Peninsula and follow the coastline down to San Remo for lunch on the spectacular foreshore. The afternoon will see participants travel up through Gippsland and into the Yarra Valley before arriving at Rochford Winery for the evening and conclude the 375Km stage. Participants will enjoy a taste of all the local cuisine with vehicles in full view, making a truly memorable evening. Accommodation in the local region with shuttle transfers looking after all participants.

 STAGE 4: SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER

Participants will travel through Healesville, The Black Spur, Marysville and King Lake before the final regularity test is conducted around The Albert Park Circuit and finishing the 255Km stage at The Docklands, Melbourne. An Official lunch and Awards Ceremony will take place with all cars on display and access open to the general public to view the vehicles. This stage and event will conclude the 1095Km and The Targa Florio Australian Tribute 2017.


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