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Targa Florio Australia | New milestone in 2023

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Targa Florio Australia is officially

SOLD OUT for 2023

The field reaches the 100 mark, meaning the capacity of the event has been reached for the first time in its history!

In another new milestone for Targa Florio Australia, we have officially registered 100 cars to compete in this great event for motoring enthusiasts. Hitting the 100 mark means we have reached capacity with our overall aim for our events to provide the best quality, premium motoring experience possible. After a fantastic 2022 event covering many regions of Victoria and culminating in our own taste of the F1 experience at the Australian grand Prix, we have reached capacity.

Andrew Lawson, Event Organiser and Classic Car Passionista is thrilled by the public response;

“The event is now in its 5th year. Every year it has grown. Every year we have provided and refined our offering based off the feedback of our competitors. We all have a Passion for Motoring and we love to enjoy our cars with a group of like minded people, in fantastic surrounds, with great food, with great laughter and now all great friends!”

The new milestone means that the 2023 waitlist is now open. The waitlist is important in case there are any withdrawals for the 2023 event. If you have registered, you will then be invited to participate. Below is the Registration Link for the Waitlist, don’t delay and make sure you’re part of Motoring History!

AXA Sydney Harbour Conours D’Elegance 2022

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AXA Sydney Harbour Conours D'Elegance 2022

The third time is a charm – having established a tradition with James we look forward to everything that is the Sydney Harbour Concours each year with great excitement.  Each year James and his team have delivered a great event – one filled with cars, colour, charm and champagne!  Pommery flowed from start to finish – Inge promised me that you can’t get a hangover from fine French Champagne – we certainly put the theory to the test.


How has James managed to run a world class event year in year out and continue to make it better.  In 2020, No GP / No Targa Florio – March came around and up we drove to Sydney for the SHC.  2021 the same again.  In 2022 March again and in a backdrop of flooding waters surrounding Sydney and a late change of venue due to the local council at Swifts deciding the events were off until parking can be sorted out, James moved the whole event into the centre of Sydney – the Hyde Park Barracks the perfect setting for 2 great days.

How has James managed to run a world class event year in year out and continue to make it better?

Andrew LawsonTarga Florio Aus
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Girls posing in front of Historic cars

For the first time and facing flooding roads and no hood Paul and Linda decided to put the Alfa on the trailer for the drive to Sydney.  With more than 120,000km under our care it was the first event in Australia that the car had been on a trailer for – whilst Nuvolari would have driven his Alfa in 1938, the Lawson’s are getting soft and opted for the comfort of a 4-wheel drive for the trip north.

It was the right decision as the trip ended in sheeting rain and flooded roads – walls of water crossing median strips deluged the Nissan Patrol as the car pulled to a stop in Waverton.

The rain would come and go for the next few days but happily Saturday afternoon saw the sun come through for an enjoyable afternoon at the Barracks.

Thanks as always to James Nicholls and the Distinguished Gentleman’s Club for a fantastic event – as we drove south from Sydney the sheeting rain did not dampen our enthusiasm, we were very happy to have enjoyed great times with family, friends and all that is the magic of the Sydney Harbour Concours D’Elegance!