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Rally action across the city & a new ceremonial start venue
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Make Smoking History Targa West hits Perth and surrounds from 16-19 September 2021. It's set to rev up Perth for the 17th time with rally action across the city starting with a new ceremonial start venue at the Supreme Court Gardens. This motorsport event is unique in that, unlike traditional motorsport where you have to go to a race track to watch. Instead, competitors visit cities, towns and shires from Kalamunda to Perth to Toodyay to Chittering to Bullsbrook to Malaga.

You get to spectate for free and in fact, may not have to leave your own property. SEE HERE for maps of the stages. There are many vantage points for spectating. Be sure to check out the SPECTATOR INFO for spectator safety information, guidelines and more. SEE HERE for the extensive Spectator Guide. For LIVE RESULTS and Mobile Friendly LIVE RESULTS, follow the given links. For the spectators here are the LOCATIONS - Goggle Maps Link.

Cars start at 30 second intervals and race against the clock with the winner being the car that is fastest over all stages. Cars are grouped into classes and there are categories for full Competition, Targa 130, Targa 165 and even an Electric Vehicle category. There is a wide variety of cars competing including Classics like Ford Escorts and Mustangs, Toranas and Commodores to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and Nissan GTRs and even a range of Electric Vehicles like the Tesla Model 3 Performance. And what event would be complete without an exotic or two. What about a Ferrari 488 Spider or Porsche GT3 RS?

Kicking off from 10.30am to 12.15pm on Thursday 16th September, competitors will head to Whiteman Park, Wanneroo, and then to the special Midland Toyota Ellenbrook night stage. Be at the hugely popular Ellenbrook street stages from 5pm Thursday night. Included is a jaw-dropping display of drift cars and a community fair. D1WA will be drifting the streets of Ellenbrook.

Held over 4 days competitors will travel over 1000km in total which includes almost 260km of flat out competition on 35 closed road Special Stages that each range in distance from Zig Zag's 2.76km up to 20.4km at the new Maryville Downs layout.

Day 2 on Friday, competitors head for the Perth Hills with the competition running in and around Mundaring, Parkerville and Kalamunda. Head for the crowd favourite Kalamunda and Zig Zag stages, before the rally cars head to Northbridge for the annual Shannons Northbridge Show 'n' Shine from 6pm.

Day 3 on Saturday, is the Rally's longest day of the competition for lovers of speed, with the drivers visiting Toodyay, Chittering and Bullsbrook with 461kms travelled on the day.

Sunday, the final day of the 2021 Make Smoking History Targa West Rally. Competitors will hit the Malaga Stages and Service Park in the morning that includes the crazy D1WA Drift Cars, then head to the City of Perth Special Stage along the Swan River for the finale podium finish, traditional champagne spray for the winners. The day will include the Targa City Sprint, Shannons Classics on the Swan, and the Celebration of Motorsport on Langley Park.

Bring the whole family as there's something for everyone in the City of Perth Family Zone. There's be hundreds of cars on display and a showcase of cars from yesteryear. There'll be rally action on Riverside Drive and plenty of free activities for the kids. Stay in touch via the website and Facebook page for updates.

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Why? Tarmac Rally, a unique form of motorsport with cars competing on roads closed for competition
When: 16-19 Sep 2021
Where: Perth, WA
Cost: FREE
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by Jen on 24/07/2019
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