Last month I competed in the 30th Anniversary of Targa Tasmania Tarmac Rally, it was my 29th Targa Tasmania and the 23rd in my Mazda RX7 SP.
Targa Tasmania is an event that I look forward to every year, it gives me the ability to race on some of the best tarmac rally roads in the world, catch up with some great mates and be a part what has grown into a very close-knit group of car enthusiasts.
This year more than 500 cars took part across both the Competition and Tour Categories, but sadly, late on day two, the event was marred by a fatality. Consequently, the competition side of the event was cancelled with all competitors given the opportunity to continue as a part of the tour, which I did.
Over the next four days, although saddened by the loss of one of our Targa family, I along with many others were heartened by the support from local Tasmanians who came out to wave and see the cars travel through their state.
Subsequently, a cloud has now been placed over the future of Targa Tasmania which I hope with time and understanding can be lifted and the event continues for many years to come.
I for one would love to be back for my 30th Targa Tasmania in 2023.