Targa NZ events are all about driving your race car on the best tarmac roads, in the best parts of New Zealand.
Each event consists of open road touring and competitive Targa special stages on closed sections of public tarmac road, where the competitors race against the clock, without the fear of police cars or speed guns. The event is divided into two competitions, Classic and Modern, each with five vehicle categories defined by means of age, giving the competitors a chance to compete on a level footing with cars of similar speed. Over 1200 tires are consumed by the competing cars annually during the three events, and Federal is the proud supplier of these tyres and the main sponsor of Targa New Zealand.
Targa New Zealand has become New Zealand’s largest competitive rally series and the longest closed-tarmac road motorsport event in Australasia, spanning vehicles from the 1950’s to today. The unique aspect of Targa NZ is this variety of cars, from old to new, from very expensive to the very affordable, all driven by passionate car enthusiasts. This is car culture at its finest: driving fast, loads of fun and an element of danger!