Targa-VCC SI Time Trial Entrant News #6

Hi Entrants – Last brief Newsletter before we meet in Invercargill, 11am on Monday 22nd October.


  1. Updated Scrutineering & Documentation Checklist – Attached.

Please note update to Scrutineering Car Safety #6 “Battery securely mounted to vehicle with positive/negative terminal covers”

Available from an auto-electrician or Supercheap (Part #BT 18/20/23 R or B). Cheap & easy to fit.


  1. Entrant Phone List – Attached.

Please check & advise me asap of any corrections required.


  1. Recovery Vehicles.

Recovery 1, Toyota Hilux with rear canopy driven by Bob Holmes, will follow our VCC cars on Touring stages & through each Special Stage to provide assistance if required.

In addition, & thanks to VCC entrant Grant Ford, his son-in-law Tristan Clark will follow the event in a Ford Ranger towing their car transport trailer as Recovery 2.

Trailers are not permitted through Special Stages, but Tristan will meet us at lunch service stops etc, & may be called on to rescue a vehicle if required.

Hopefully this will enable Bob to continue following us through each stage.

The Ford Ranger also has a rear canopy to assist with daily transport of clothes bags etc for those entrants with limited storage space in their cars.


  1. Event Publicity, Latest Beaded Wheels & NZ Classic Car.

Great publicity for VCC & our event, including brilliant photos of Ken & Jill Muir with their stunning MG TF1500 in today’s Southland Express, also available to read on-line.

Latest Beaded Wheels & NZ Classic Car both have articles re our inaugural VCC time trial, with NZ Classic Car having extensive coverage of all South Island Targa 2018.

The five Central Otago VCC cars & crew entering our time trial are also booked to be photographed on Lake Wanaka waterfront next Tuesday morning, to promote VCC & all Targa cars passing through Wanaka Saturday afternoon, 27th October.

Please use any opportunity for publicity in your local area to promote VCC & this event.


Anything Else?

Hopefully we’re all now prepared & good to go!!

As always however, any queries please call me.

Look forward to catching up with everyone in Invercargill.



Rod Corbett.

[email protected]

+64 27 433 8772

(Please note my old email address [email protected] still works, & redirects to my new email address [email protected])