Archive for the ‘Targa Tasmania’ Category

Jim Richards talks about his new Cayman S

Jim Richards is an eight-time Targa Tasmania winner. Each of those wins has been at the wheel of a Porsche 911 of some description. This year, though, Jimmy drove a mid-engined Cayman S with PDK. So what was it like? Watch this video to find out…

Targa Tasmania: The ultimate tarmac rally

As you know the 2014 Targa Tasmania rally has been run and won. CAMS media has produced short promo clip discussing the event and its future plans. It’s a nice bonus to see our MINI get some screen time too.

Targa Tasmania 2014: Day 5 highlights

The drama continued right to the very end of Day 5 which eventually saw long-time campaigner Jamie Vandenberg (Nissan GT-R) claim his first Targa Tasmania victory. Vandenberg inherited the lead on Day 4 following the demise of Steve Glenney (Nissan GT-R) and Jason White (Mitisubishi Lancer Evo IX). Despite holding a lead of under 20 […]

Targa Tasmania 2014: Day 4 highlights

Today’s conditions have been described as some of the worst ever in Targa Tasmania’s 20-plus year history. Yet before a car was even started this morning the dramas began when rally leader Steve Glenney (NIssan GT-R) was forced into retirement with gearbox troubles. This handed the lead to Jason White (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) who […]

Targa Tasmania 2014: Hellyer Gorge

Ever wanted to race in Targa Tasmania but don’t have the car, the time or the budget? Then here’s your best shot at it, watching onboard footage from the event. This video was filmed yesterday from the MINI JCW GP (car #923), Andrew Robinson is behind the wheel and Tom Browell is calling the notes.

Targa Tasmania 2014: Day 3 highlights

South Australian Steve Glenney (Nissan GT-R) continues to lead Targa Tasmania at the conclusion of Day 3. However, a fast charging run on the day’s final stage saw local hope and defending title holder Jason White (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX) reduce the margin to a catchable 26 seconds. The #923 MINI JCW GP is continuing […]

Targa Tasmania 2014: Day 2 highlights

Steve Glenney (Nissan GT-R) has extended his lead in the chase for outright success at Targa Tasmania. Last year’s winner, Jason White (Lancer Evo IX) has moved into second place, relegating Matt Close (Audi TT RS) back to third. I’m pleased to report car #923 had another enjoyable day and is now safely tucked away […]

Targa Tasmania 2014: Day 1 highlights

Here’s the TV highlights from Day 1 of Targa Tasmania. Steve Glenney has put himself and his R35 Nissan GT-R in the lead but as he achknowledges there’s a long way to go, with challenges currently coming from Matt Close (Audi TT RS) and Jason White (Lancer Evo IX). Car #923, the MINI JCW GP, […]

Targa Tasmania 2014: Day 0 highlights

Day 0 has been safely ticked off by most of the crews today. The day is little more than a qualifying or seeding process to set the running order for the following days when the competition begins in earnest. Happily I can report that car #923 is running well and the guys were pleased with […]

Targa Tasmania 2014

Targa Tasmania starts this week and I’ll be heading down later today to act as service crew for car #923. The car itself, a MINI JCW GP, may look familiar to you. And it is, almost! This also means updates to AUSmotive may be a bit sparse for the next week.

To finish first, first you have to finish

As many of you will know, especially those who follow AUSmotive on twitter and Facebook, I have been away for Targa Tasmania this past week. I was working as service crew for some friends of mine who were going really well. Indeed, they were flying, setting personal best times stage after stage. Alas, as the […]

Targa Tasmania 2012: Day 5 update

Jason and John White have overcome final day electrical gremlins to claim their third Targa Tasmania title today (2005, 2010, 2012)—their second at the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo. The Whites started the day losing ground to Tony Quinn (Nissan GT-R) in the morning’s opening two stages and saw almost half of their 2 minute […]

Targa Tasmania 2012: Lamborghini v Audi

With thanks to Tasmania’s Southern Cross TV we can bring you this excellent in-car comparison from Targa Tasmania. On top of screen is Jason White in a Lamborghini Gallardo, below is Matt Close in an Audi TT RS. At the time, White was leading the event in Modern outright and Close was in third place. […]

Targa Tasmania 2012: Day 4 update

As we type the Targa Tasmania crews will be tackling the final day of competition, including the monster 58.55km Mt Arrowsmith stage. We bring you three videos to show what happened on Day 4. Well, mostly. Matt Close crashed his Audi TT RS on the Riana stage and injured his back. According to the official […]

Targa Tasmania 2012: Day 3 update

As Targa Tasmania enters its fourth day here’s an update of what happened on Day 3. Mostly it was a good day for the leaders of the two main categories, with both Jason White (Lamborghini Gallardo) and Rex Broadbent (1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS) extending their leads in the Modern and Classic outright classes respectively. […]