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Targa High Country

Targa High Country is a new event based in Victoria’s north east, To be based in the Mansfield and Mt Buller area, the inaugural event will be held from November 5 to 7.

Promoted and managed by Octagon Australia, Targa High Country will join established events, Targa Tasmania and Targa Wrest Point, in making up the prestigious Targa Triple Crown.

The three-day event is generating strong interest with planning well under way Targa High Country will be Victoria’s only multi-stage tarmac rally.

Targa High Country will include a street stage in of Mansfield on Friday, November 5, followed by a display of the competition cars in the main street at Mansfield that night.

The event will see eight stages each day heading north to Wangaratta via Whitfield, and Eildon via Jamieson. Both days will end with a 20 kilometre stage to the summit of Mt Buller, where the event will be based each night.

It has long been thought that a multi-stage tarmac rally was an impossible dream in Victoria, Targa High Country will operate independently from any other tarmac rallies in the region.

“Targa High Country has become a reality because of the passion and hard work of the Mansfield Shire Council, Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board, the Rural City of Wangaratta, the Murrindindi Shire Council and the Victorian Police, we would like to thank them all for sharing the vision with us” Octagon’s Mark Perry says.