What safety gear is required to be carried in the car?

Cars must have a current warrant of fitness and registration, carry a reflective warning triangle, a first aid kit, a Tow Rope, a 1kg powder fire extinguisher and have a Rally Safe GPS Unit installed

What car can I participate in?

Any road registered warrant of fitness street legal car, with approval of the Targa Office.

What license do I need to participate?

For both New Zealand participants and International participants there are a number of License options so please communicate with the Targa office to ensure you have an appropriate licence.

What is the difference between closed road touring and a competition stage?

The Targa Time Trail participants travel the same closed road ‘Special Stages’ as the Targa competitors, and follow directly behind them at regular timed intervals. There are touring sections on ‘open roads’ in between each special stage so the vehicle must be legal to use on New Zealand roads.

What is the content in the Road book?

Targa New Zealand uses a comprehensive Road Book with “tulips” to advise of cautions on route. No reconnaissance is allowed.