Monday 27th - Thursday 30th March 2023
About Targa Classica
We firmly believe that ‘Passion has no Boundaries’.
Like you, we are driven by an innate passion for classic motor cars.
When this is combined with incredible landscapes, Victoria’s best driving roads, sumptuous food and wine along the way and the company of like-minded individuals, it doesn’t matter where we are in the world.
Australia has added its flavour to the passion inspired by the world’s oldest motor races, Italian Great Events Championship / Campionato Italiano Grandi Event.
The iconic Classic car events of Italy have been a much-loved tradition since 1906. Today the Coppa Delle Alpi | Coppa Milano Sanremo | Mille Miglia | Nuvolari | Targa Florio are considered the world’s most unique events for classic car enthusiasts. And because passion has no boundaries, that experience is now enjoyed in Australia replicating the adventure, culture and competition of the Italian events with a uniquely local flavour. In 2017 the first Targa Florio Australia was born and 2023 will be the 5th edition in Victoria. A perfect time to start a new chapter as Targa Classica and take its place as an import part of the motorsport calendar.
Targa Classica is:
- An event that builds on the passion of the legendary Targa Florio, Sicily.
- An event that has expanded its roots to deliver a truly unique experience for passionate Classic car enthusiasts here in Australia.
- An event that draws deep inspiration from the Italian Great Events Championship / Campionato Italiano Grandi Eventi
| ALPI | SANREMO | MILLE MIGLIA | NUVOLARI | TARGA FLORIO|
Targa Classica provides car enthusiasts seeking the perfect motoring experience with a 4-day festival that excites and delights all the senses. The 4-day competition draws inspiration from the classic regularity events of Italy and brings the style, culture and spectacle to Australia with a uniquely local flavour…….La Dolce Vita!
Victoria’s great driving roads provide the pathway to adventure, where competitors can unleash their passion, take in the sights of our Victorian regional tourist destinations, enjoy good food and wine unique to each of the regions and feel part of an event that is built on over 100 years of European classic driving history. Establishing long-lasting friendships along the way.
There is something for everyone to enjoy, with 2 categories open for drivers to compete in Competition Stages which follow a European format that allows an enjoyment of cars with precision rather than speed. The skills of drivers and navigators are tested as they drive to set average speeds and meet exact times over set stages. Challenging, addictive and fun.
There is something for everyone to enjoy, with 2 categories open for drivers to compete. Classica Trofeo – Classic cars pre 1976 and Legend Trofeo Classic cars post 1976 to modern. Targa Classica follows the European format that allows the enjoyment of cars with precision rather than speed. Each Category will follow the same course and take in the same stages. The event covers around 1000kms over 4 days and about 70 – 80 competition stages.
Event Notice Board
Australian Targa Florio 2022
Winners | Car 15 Porsche 365A (1958) | Brent Morrison & Chris Kerr
2nd Place | Car 23 Jaguar XK150s (1959) | Peter Voigt & Lynda Field
3rd Place | Car 39 Fiat Dino Coupe (1968) | Rob & Debra Judd
Winners | Car 102 Audi RS5 (2011) | Robert Summons & Niko French
2nd Place | Car 115 Porsche GT3 (2018) | Sid Tass & Craig Parsons
3rd Place | Car 106 Ferrari 360 Spider (2003) | Robert & Sam Marsh
La Corsa Scuderia
Winners | Team Italia
Car 39 Fiat Dino Coupe (1968) | Rob & Debra Judd
Car 40 Fiat Dino Spyder (1969) | David & Robin Judd
Car 54 Fiat X19 (1978)| Lyn & Peter Bartold
In 2019, the 3rd edition of The Targa Florio Australian Tribute saw competitors enjoy the spectacular backdrop of the Victorian coast and countryside. Victoria’s great driving roads provide the pathway to adventure, where competitors can unleash their passion, take in the sights of our main tourist destinations, enjoy good food and wine unique to each region and be part of an event built on 100 years of European History. The event provides classic car enthusiasts seeking a finer motoring experience with a 4 day competition that excites and delights all the senses.
When: 14 – 17 November 2019
Winners of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute in 2019 competed in numerous time trials and competition stages across the 4 days of the event.. Congratulations to all our winners and place getters for 2019.
Angelo Pizzuto & Caterina Vagliani
1961 MG A
Winners – Jaguar E-Type
Greg Adshead & Barry Adshead
2nd Place – Porsche Speedster
Rene Aalhuizen & James Andrea
3rd Place – Jaguar E-Type
Matthew Critchley & Allen Nosworthy
Winners – Ferrari 360 Spider
Robert Marsh & Sam Marsh
2nd Place – Alfa Romeo Spider
Bev Donnellen & Chris Donnellen
3rd Place – Audi R8
Robert Summons & Niko French
La Corsa Scuderia
Winners – Team Europeans
Angelo Pizzuto & Caterina Vagliani
Peter Williams & Anne Williams
Nic Deluca & Savina Confaloni
Targa Florio - Sicily, Italy
After over 100 years of events in Sicily, the Palermo Car Club agreed to add a sister event in Australia and the Targa Florio Australian Tribute was born. Victoria with its large Italian community and its strong history of racing and roads that provide the perfect backdrop for the regularity motorsport event, convinced the club that it was time to let their historic event be experienced elsewhere in the world too.
Australia has added its flavour to the passion inspired by the worlds oldest race the Targa Florio. The iconic Targa Florio has been a much-loved tradition and motor event in Sicily since 1906. In 2017 the Australian event became the first event outside Italy to run under the Targa Florio’s historic marque. Today the Targa Florio is considered one of the world’s most historic, traditional and unique events for classic car enthusiasts. And because passion has no boundaries, that experience has grown in Australia over the last 5 years!
The Targa Florio Australia event has been transformed into the event we hoped it would be. With a capacity field we feel its time for the event to create a new chapter and take its place as an import part of the motorsport calendar.
With COVID forcing a break in 2020 and 2021 the event emerged as an event partner of the Australian Grand Prix (AGP). The 2022 event began at Point Leo Estate and travelled through regional Victoria on its way to lapping the AGP track. The week proving an amazing drive and an exciting finish at the sold out Australian Grand Prix. It is hard to imagine a better finish so we will continue the association with AGP and build a tradition where there is a link with Regional Victoria with the Australian Grand Prix.
TARGA CLASSICA has arrived!!