Targa South Island Tour Entry
Alistair Baker Renault megane Allan Rickerby Lamborghini Barry White Holden
Barry Trass Bentley
Blair Cole Porsche Brent Sellens Toyota Brent McCarty Porsche Bruce Mayo BMW David Mcalpine Porsche David McFarlane Porsche Dennis Phillips Ford Glenn Seal BMW Graham Yan BMW Graham Marshall Ford Grahame Christian Mercedes Grant Faber Porsche Jeff McCandless Toyota Joanne Worth Volvo John Coyle Ford
John Thomson BMW
John Buchanan TBC
John Hawcridge Porsche
John MacKay Porsche
Julie Mcleod BMW Lawrence Packer Aston Martin Larry Greene Porsche Leon Wallwork Peugeot Norm Mcleod BMW
Marco Holtrigter Porsche Malcolm Price Nissan Mark Bousfield Toyota Mark Mcintyre Nissan
RS250 2011 Gallardo 570 2010 SS 2000 Bentley Speed 2014 GT3 2004 GT86 2012 Cayman RS 2012 M3 CSL TBC GT3 RS 2004 997 Turbo S 2011 Shelby GT350 2012 318ti 1995 540is 1994 Lotus 1966 E63 2010 Boxster S 2013 86 2013 Amazon 1968 GT40 2005 E36 1994 TBC TBC 911 2004 911 Carrera 2 1990 323i 1960 V12 Vantage 2010 Cayman 2007 106GTI 1997 323I 1960 996 Turbo 2003 GTR 2008 Supra 1998 180SX 1989 240z 1971
F430 2005 AMG ML63 2010 Mustang Cobra 1996 240z 1972 Boxter 2008 E92 M3 2007 130M TBC RS5 2011 GT3RS 2004 GTR 2009 Punto TBC
M635CSI 1986 GT3 2014 308 TBC
AMG A45 2014 V12 VANTAGE S 2014 TBC TBC Virage 2012 Celica GT4 1994 TBC TBC 964 1992 vantage 2011 TBC TBC 612 2009 Coupe 1996
Ghibli S 2014 Gallardo 570 2011 RS5 2010
Mark Wellington Mervyn Moore Mike Robb
Mike Cartmer Michael Pearson Mike Talbot Murray Fullerton Murray Rose
Nigel de Geest Patsy Poirier Peter Knights
SI Targa Tour
The entry list is now out and there are 64 cars in the Tour category. There are only 3 cars older than Xena – 2 BMWs and a 1966 Lotus. There are only 5 women drivers (including Jo).
The Targa Tour is an environment for us to expand our driving skills and appreciate Xena. It offers us the opportunity to drive on both sides of the closed roads, in a controlled manner on wonderful roads.
The event starts in Christchurch with documentation and scrutineering at the famous Addington Raceway which thankfully is a venue that escaped major earthquake damage.
PROLOGUE DAY: Monday 27th October
After documentation and scrutineering we head for the hills for two gnarly stages, exceptionally tight, with big drops but wonderful views of the city and Lyttelton Harbour. We end the day with a stage around the famous Mike Pero Motorsport Park (formally Ruapuna).
There are 4 race circuits in the South Island and we are going to race them all.
A great way to ease into the event.
Overnight in Christchurch.
Total Stage Distance of 47kms
DAY ONE: Tuesday 28th October
The day will start with a journey south of Christchurch starting with stages near Pleasant Point.
What an absolute joy to drive (yet alone to race on) !! There are 5 stages before lunch, taking in the Water Front of Timaru’s lovely Caroline Bay. We then head south to Dunedin where the roads become narrower and more winding. The last stage of the day is downright bumpy, just to remind competitors of the North Island roads.
Overnight in Dunedin.
Total Stage Distance of 171kms
DAY TWO: Wednesday 29th October
We head north of the city.
The first stage is right on the outskirts of Dunedin in the steep hills, before the trip north, to points such as Palmerston, Duntroon, Ngapara, and Windsor. The stages, like the previous day, are predominately smooth and flowing, however with a couple of tight, narrower and bumpy ones included.
Lunch is in Oamaru, adjacent to the historic quarter featuring some of NZ’s most treasured Victorian Oamaru stone buildings.
Overnight in Dunedin.
Total Stage Distance of 139kms
DAY THREE Thursday 30th October
We head west and south of the city.
The day starts with a 30km stage that contains one of the narrowest and steepest gorges of the event. This is then contrasted with open and flowing roads along productive but remote Otago farmland.
Back to the city for another “drive” this time along the top of the Otago Peninsular hills, narrow with huge drops, but pity our drivers won’t have time to admire the harbour and ocean views !!
Then south again into remote and iconic areas such as Lawrence, Milton (for lunch), Balclutha, and the World Famous Catlins. This day has the longest stage of the event at 44kms. We end with a twilight stage of 4 laps around the world’s Southernmost Race Circuit of Teratonga Park.
Overnight in Invercargill. Tim will no doubt be there to welcome you in. Total Stage Distance of 151km
DAY FOUR: Friday 31st October.
We head north today.The roads today are all smooth, flowing and just a delight to drive, traversing through such treasures as Lawrence, Clydevale, Moa Flat, Heriot, Tapanui and Waikoikoi. One stage not only has one of the steepest descents but has something like 20 intersections darting and diving in all directions. You will get to see along the way some of the most productive dairy, sheep and crop land in New Zealand. Lunch is at the A & P grounds in Gore. After the last road stage of the day we travel through Roxborough, Alexandra on our way to Cromwell, famous for not only its wines but now the World Class Highlands Motorsport Park.4 laps of the full circuit is only the start. There is the National Motorsport Museum, karting complex and mini golf. While this venue is our last circuit (we do it twice), seeing is believing!!
Overnight in Cromwell / Queenstown. Total Stage Distance of 183kms.
DAY FIVE: Saturday 1st November
We start the day with another 4 laps of the full circuit, but today in the reverse direction from the previous afternoon. What an experience, Tony Quinn’s ground-breaking circuit can be run in 17 configurations. You will not want to leave. But leave you must, because a further 5 stages await on probably the most ICONIC roads in the Central Otago area, if not New Zealand.
The last stage is a hillclimb up a certain ski field.
Let’s finish the event celebrating in the adventure capital, Queenstown night life is known to be the best and we will go out with a bang!
Finish is in Queenstown.
Total Stage Distance of 143kms (Total for the event 833km)
Sunday 2nd November
The event doesn’t end here. A breakfast prize giving will involve a trip in a gondola, to possibly one of the best function venues in our country, with a spectacular view over Queenstown. A very special thanks must go to all the Southern Car Clubs, Council officials and Mayors, Tony Quinn, Grant Aitken and Blackwell’s Holden who all went the extra mile to make us welcome and help wherever possible. Southern Hospitality at its best!!