The Event

The aim is to create a unique motoring spectacle of older cars being driven and displayed, along with encouraging new and younger VCC members to join us and travel over some of the most iconic sealed roads New Zealand has to offer.

This is not a speed event, but rather an exercise in precise driving and 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!).

Entries are Open!

Entries are now open for Targa South Island 2022, and we encourage you to take advantage of the special entry fee options available for VCC members.
This entry fee covers all essentials including timing, tracking, medical and health & safety as for all Targa Competition and Targa Tour participants.

Travel & accommodation expenses are in addition to your entry fee.

VCC Start Order

Frequently Asked Questions        (Updated 1 August 2022)

(Click on those items highlighted yellow below to download useful attachments)

  1. What do I need to participate in the VCC Time Trial?

Checklist: VCC Entrants Scrutineering & Doco

  1. What car can I participate in?

Any VCC eligible road legal car (30+ years old) with a VCC Vehicle Identity Card (VIC).  Refer to #16 below: “How to join the VCC and get a VIC”.

  1. What licence do I need?

All crew members (driver & co-driver/navigator) must be current financial members the Vintage Car Club of NZ (VCC) and hold current full NZ civil driver licences or overseas equivalent. (Non-driving navigators who don’t hold a current full NZ driver licence may only enter at the discretion of the Organising Committee). The VCC time trial is not a designated “speed event”.  AASA, MSNZ or VCC competition licences are not required.

  1. Do I need a Service Crew?

Service crew are not necessary for this event, but are permitted to support VCC entrants if you so wish.  All such crew must be registered with both Targa and the VCC Steward prior to the event. (AA membership is recommended, especially for any entrants with limited mechanical ability).  Refer to #9 below: ” Supplementary Regulations: VCC Targa SI Time Trial 2022″ Clause 3.11.

  1. What about accommodation during the event?

All Targa competitors, including those entering the 2 Day VCC Time Trial are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation during the event. Please refer to the Itinerary and Accommodation Suggestions attached:

Itinerary & Accommodation Suggestions Targa 2022 South Island VCC 2 Day Time Trial

  1. How much does it cost to enter the VCC Time Trial?

Entry Fees Targa 2022

  1. How do I enter?

Click on the green ENTER TARGA 2022 HERE button top right of the Targa website, or use this link:                                                                                                                              Select: “Targa South Island 2022” then “VCC Time Trial”

  1. What about travel across Cook Strait with my car?

Cook Strait Crossings or use this link:                   

  1. What are Supplementary Regulations? (Sup Regs)

These are essentially the “Game Rules” for our event, and are available here:

Supplementary Regulations: VCC Targa SI Time Trial 2022

  1. What’s the difference between a Special Stage and a Touring Stage?

The VCC time trial competitors are timed on the same closed road “Special Stages” as all other Targa competitors. There are touring sections on public roads “Touring Stages,” (between each of the closed road Special Stages), so all vehicles must be road legal for use on New Zealand public roads. Touring Stages are not timed, but you do need to report on time for the next Special Stage. Refer to #14 below: “Time Card”.

  1. What is the Road Book?

Targa NZ uses a comprehensive Road Book with “Tulip Diagrams” to provide directions for all Touring and Special stages. No prior reconnaissance of the route is allowed  Touring stage “Direction” column is unshaded, while Special Stage “Direction” column is shaded. Refer to Road Book Example, Road Book Symbols and Road Book Tulips below:

Road Book Example

Road Book Symbols

Road Book Tulips

  1. What is RallySafe?

RallySafe Info for Targa 2022 South Island VCC Time Trial

RallySafe Wiring Diagram 12v

RallySafe Instruction Manual + Training Video:

 13.  How do I check my time and average speed during a Special Stage?

VCC Targa Time Trialling by Alise Inger

This brilliant tutorial produced by Alise Inger is essential viewing for all Drivers and co-Drivers.  (Alise and her father Russell Yates have won the last two VCC Targa 5 day time trials in 2019 & 2021, so these hot tips are the best advice from proven winners).

Mobile phone apps available for download, to assist the Co-Driver/Navigator check time and average speed during Special Stages.

14.  How do I complete my Time Card?

Time Cards FAQ

15.  What topics are covered at the VCC Event Briefing?

VCC Event Briefing Slides

16.  How do I join the Vintage Car Club and get a VIC?

Please refer to the VCC website “How to Join” and “Reso & Downloads” tabs:  and 


Contact us

For further information or assistance contact Rod Corbett (VCC Targa Time Trial Steward):

Email: or Phone: 027 433 8772

For assistance completing Targa forms, please contact Targa NZ via:

Email: or Phone: 09 298 8322.