Targa NZ-Vintage Car Club South Island Time Trial 2018 InfoNews #2

Great news – This event has been approved by both Targa NZ & VCC Management Committee & is on for 2018!!

Rules & regs for this time trial will be completed shortly for inclusion as a separate event within the VCCNZ Branch Manual Section 20 D “Rally Rules & Interpretations”.

Thanks very much to those who’ve registered their interest so far – we’ve currently got 40+ registrations of interest, & that’s before any official publicity, so we’ve got the makings of a great event!

Just to recap on highlights from my previous info sheet-:
This event is open to all VCC members with VCC eligible 4 wheel vehicles & will be run as part of the Targa NZ South Island Rally from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th October 2018. The aim is to create a unique motoring spectacle of older vehicles being driven & displayed, to encourage new & younger people to join VCC, & give existing VCC members opportunity to drive their classic & vintage cars for 5 days over iconic sealed roads through Southland, Otago & Central Otago.

This is not a speed event, but rather an exercise in precise driving & time-keeping to maintain a set average speed through all closed stages, (with the safety of knowing that all participants have staggered start times, drive in the same direction, on the same road, with nothing coming towards them!).

Entry fee will be significantly discounted from standard Targa competitor fee of $7,280+gst, but will still cover all essentials including timing, tracking, medical & recovery as for Targa competitors & Targa tour. (Current discussions with Targa management suggest $2-2,500+gst). Travel & accommodation expenses are in addition to entry fee.

I’ve compiled a database of all VCC branches & management committee along with names of those who’ve registered &/or expressed interest in this time trial. Please forward InfoNews #2 to anyone you know who may also be interested, or contact me directly to register interest or for further information.

Publicity will begin shortly, & Peter Martin of Targa NZ will email an official entry invitation along with rules & regs to those on my current database.

We look forward to you joining us for a great event.

Rod Corbett rcorbett@xtra.co.nz tel 03 423 1551 or 027 433 8772.