Targa Florio 2019 | Australian Tribute Classica

Targa Florio 2019 | Australian Tribute ClassicaTarga Florio 2019 | Australian Tribute Classica

LOCATION : The Great Tourist Regions of Victoria
WHEN : 14 November - 17 November 2019

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute is an event for classic cars produced in the years between 1907 and 1976.

Cars compete over 4 days on Victoria's open roads at regulated speed.

Targa Florio Australian Tribute 2019

The iconic Targa Florio has been a much-loved tradition and motor event in Sicily since 1906. Today the Targa Florio is considered the world's most historic, traditional and unique event for classic car enthusiasts. And because passion has no boundaries, that experience is now enjoyed in Australia!

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute provides car enthusiasts seeking a finer, Lifestyle motoring experience with a 4-day festival that excites and delights all the senses. The 4 day sister competition replicates this unique and traditional event 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 main regional tourist destinations, enjoy good food and wine unique to each of the regions and feel part of an event that is built on 100 years of European driving history. Establishing long-lasting friendships along the way.

There is something for everyone to enjoy, with 3 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.

Competition Stages Explained

Time Trials (PC's) [PC = Prove Cronometrate]

The key is to accurately drive these short sections, between 40 and 400 meters long, in exactly the correct set time. There are usually 2-4 of these in a row each time and they are positioned off the main roads. You are timed by driving over timing tubes to start and then end each stage. There are more than 70 of these on the event over the 4 days and they are timed to within 1/100 of a second. You are penalised 1 point for each 1/100th of a second you are off the exact set time. This is where the competition is won and lost.

Average Speed Tests (PM's) [PM = Prove di Media]

The key with PM's is to maintain the set average speed over the distance set, usually 5-10km. There are 1 -2 of these tests each day. You will start the test on instructions of a Marshall and your speed checked at secret locations anywhere during the prescribed distances . These are timed to 1/10 of a second. Penalties for being slower or quicker are incurred.

The Event for Spectators

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute is also an event to enjoy as a spectator. There are many opportunities over the 4 days to enjoy watching the field of magnificent cars over the 4 days. You can watch them roar by as they drive the windy roads of Victoria, cheer them whilst they are challenged to drive the competition stages or enjoy them close up and personal as they are assembled each day at lunch and in the evenings. The Grand Finale in Lygon street Carlton on the 17th November will be a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the cars, drivers and co-drivers.

Keep an eye on the Route Page and we will keep updating the best places to view the cars along the route. We will also add the programmed time that cars will be in each spot to help you find the best location to watch the field go by.

The Route

In 2019 competitors will drive through Victoria over 4 days from 14 November until 17 November. They will drive over 1200 kms and complete 70 time trials. 2019 will be the biggest and best Australian Tribute to this famous Italian event so far.

The 4 exciting days of the Targa Florio Australian Tribute promises to be provide a selection of the best driving roads Victoria has to offer. It also promises to car enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to view these great vehicles.

If you enjoy Classic Cars, particularly from 1906 to 1976, Ferraris from 1977 and Supercars from 1990 then you will enjoy seeing the field of close 100 vehicles that take part in this great event.

Keep an eye on this page as we will provide specific course times each day so you can plan ahead and get the best viewing spot to see this wonderful cars.


Melbourne Geelong & The Bellarine
Melbourne Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Mornington Peninsula
Melbourne Phillip Island
Melbourne Gippsland
Melbourne Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
Melbourne Daylesford & Macedon Ranges
Melbourne Melbourne

When & Where

Date/s: Thursday 14th November 2019 - Sunday 17th November 2019



Web Links

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