116 Car Club was the first motor club in the North West to run a Targa Road Rally, the first one taking place in 2015 which saw 56 crews venture into this unknown motorsport.
The event has gone from strength to strength with the entry of 100 cars filling in the first 48 hours of the Regulations going live in 2018 and numerous other motor clubs are now running some amazing Targa events around the North West.
The basis of the 116 Targa Tracks is a Targa Rally that is run at various venues around the 116 OS Map.
The venues are where the special driving tests take place, these can include gravel farm tracks, stately home driveways, go-kart tracks and forest gravel roads.
A Test Diagram Book which contains all special test diagrams (as shown below) and the various manoeuvres which are used to keep the speeds to an average of 30mph. The manoeuvres vary from chicanes and slaloms through traffic cones, stop astride lines, passage controls and give way junctions.
The test venues are linked up via road sections on the public highway which are shown via a fully drawn route in the Map Book.
The event is aimed at entrants from complete beginners to experts and any type of standard car that complies with the technical rules of the Motorsport UK Year Book can be used. (Further information is available upon request). Due to the nature of some of the test venues, a sump guard is highly recommended for the more competitive crews.
The 116 Targa Tracks runs on the last Sunday of July each year with the event Regulations normally being released during the first week of June. Please keep an eye on the website for further information.
Test Diagram Book - click here
Targa on event photography courtesy of Duncan Littler of Speedsport Photography