If it’s fast cars and excitement you’re after, look no further than the 2012 Targa Rally.
Starting in Auckland, the race will end up in Havelock North where the party really gets started. You’ll be able to see each car finishing its race on Napier Road, then get to talk to the drivers as the cars park up for the night at the Havelock North Domain.
Stages in Hawke’s Bay start at Te Mata, with a lunch stop at Dannevirke High School where you can see the cars parked up and being serviced. Stages start back at Ashley Clinton and follow through to Hastings Race Course finishing at Havelock North Town Centre where the cars will be parked at the domain from 5pm, Saturday 27 October.
Targa attracts some of the most exotic machinery to take to a rally stage in New Zealand. Competition vehicles range from vintage sports cars, to expensive European machinery and current, state-of-the-art 4WD rally cars.
Drivers hurl their vehicles over hundreds of kilometres of closed, sealed roads around rural North Island during six days of full on racing. Cars to line up in this year’s event include assorted models of BMW’s, a number of ultra quick Nissan GTR’s and the exotic Stillen GT-R driven by USA based Kiwi flier, Steve Millen.
Havelock North will become the centre of post rally festivities on the Saturday night, when competitors, their teams and supporters will wind down following a gruelling week of competition.