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Ever been flying in the Hills?
Targa Adelaide Car Rally 2013

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Children at The Targa Night Stage


The classic Targa Adelaide Car Rally returns to Adelaide again in August with five fabulous days of fun and thrilling action in the scenic Adelaide Hills.

Last year the opening Targa Night Stage pulled in over 20,000 people to Wayville Showgrounds, and this year promises to be bigger and better!

Interest in car racing peaks in Adelaide as the rally date approaches, and you can be sure some Adelaide workers will find a way to see the starting stages despite being scheduled on weekdays.

You can find out more about Targa Adelaide here, while Adelaide Hills road closure information and course maps are here.

For local residents not interested in car racing the road closures may be a minor problem, but the Targa Adelaide course changes location every day so inconvenience to locals is minimised.

Targa Adelaide Night Stage - Wednesday

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Michael Flood Cornering Fast at the Night Stage


This year's Targa Adelaide Night Stage is again being held at the Wayville showgrounds, with spectators getting an opportunity to get up close to the rally cars and talk to the drivers in the Jubilee Pavilion after the race ends.

The rally cars will do two laps of a specially built 1.5 kilometre circuit in the showgrounds, while spectators seated on grandstands get a magnificent view of the competitors racing around the track.

It's a great evening of family entertainment, giving you the chance to see the car rally entrants without heading for the hills.

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Targa Adelaide Night Stage is Family Fun


Rally Day 1 - Thursday

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Alistair Gosse's GT Falcon Flies Through the Hills


The first day of Targa Adelaide has cars leaving the Jubilee Pavilion at 8.15 for the north east part of the Adelaide Hills. Starting at semi rural Upper Hermitage, the cars will also visit Anstey Hill and Chain of Ponds. A town was actually built at Chain of Ponds in the 1850's but demolished in the 1970's to safeguard water quality in the local reservoir.

Finally, after passing Kersbrook and Forreston the cars will return to base at Wayville.

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Matt Sims Lifys a Wheel Day 1 2012


Rally Day 2 - Friday

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Tolley Challis Hangs it Out on Day 2, 2012


The Targa Adelaide rally moves to the Adelaide Hills immediately east of Adelaide for day 2. Starting at Montacute and scenic Mount Lofty, the car rally will progress through Piccadilly, Marble Hill and Verdun. Rally cars then head back towards Adelaide through the sharply winding road of Upper Sturt, past Belair National Park to Belair.

It should be a great opportunity for photos of the rally cars against spectacular panoramic views of the Adelaide city skyline.

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Classic Shot of Greg Burrowes With a Panoramic City Backdrop


Rally Day 3 - Saturday

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Roadside Stall Selling Free Range Eggs @ Iron Bank


Day three of Targa Adelaide will see the cars fly through some sleepy towns off the beaten track in the Adelaide Hills.

Starting at Casambul the course will progress along Corkscrew Rd, through Norton Summit, Forest Range and Teringie. After visiting Carey Gully the cars will end up at Stirling and Iron Bank.

It's not known whether drivers will stop to pick up free range eggs at an Iron Bank roadside vendor, but hopefully the cars won't need to remain at the wrecking yard there.

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Time for a Bushells Cup of Tea?


Rally Day 4 - Sunday

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Winners of Last Year's Targa Adelaide Celebrate with a Drop or Two


The fast sweeping curves of the Gorge Road, and around Basket Range and Ashton will be the setting for the final stage of Targa Adelaide on Sunday August 25.

Unlike last year when the classic Targa Adelaide race finish was on Gouger Street, this year the cars will return to the official finish line on The Parade at Norwood at 12.15pm.

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Targa Adelaide 2012 Rally Cars Returning to Gouger Street


On arrival at the finish line, competitors receive their Finisher‟s Medallions from hostesses, while thousands of locals interested in car racing will turn out to join the celebrations. Last year was a very popular family event with live entertainment for the crowd, and Norwood is sure to match that.
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Phone: (08) 7421 0213
Website: targa.com.au
Where: Adelaide, SA
Cost: Free except Night Stage
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