Podcast with Targa Australia CEO Mark Perry

Targa Tasmania is an annual tarmac rally first held in 1992, and back then there had been nothing like it in Australia.

Named after the famous Sicily based Targa Florio Rally, Targa Tasmania is a five day event run on closed public roads and over the years it’s attracted many high-profile international drivers like Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss, Denny Hulme and Jochen Mass, as well as Australian favourites Jim Richards, Peter Brock, Dick Johnson and Mick Doohan. Targa Tasmania 2007 was featured in Eric Bana’s documentary film ‘Love the Beast’ which saw his beloved 1973 XB Falcon Hardtop unfortunately go bush.

This April will be the twenty ninth Targa Tasmania and as last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID 19, there are many people, including myself who can’t wait to get back to the Apple Isle.

Being a motorsport fanatic, Mark Perry was a keen spectator in the early days of Targa Tasmania, he went onto competing in it and was appointed the events General Manager in 2006, Event Director in 2014 and CEO of Targa Australia in 2019, so he has an intimate knowledge of Targa Tasmania and why it’s become one of the world’s most prestigious Tarmac Rallies.

I hope you enjoy this months Famous Last Words Podcast with Mark Perry.

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