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    Targa Tas

    Anybody going? Anybody competing?

    I am in Burnie and have some free time this week and don't know how easy it is to get to good photographic locations. (Although Hellyer Gorge is pretty local). Anybody care to hook a brother up with some location tips?
    Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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    I know Marlin is down there on the spanners and support for Close/Reeves in the 991 GT3 Porka. I am sure there are plenty of others involved. Not much help on spectating as have only been a competitor and you don't seem to notice where the good vantage points are. :)

    Main site is here https://targa.com.au/tc/

    Road closures here https://targa.com.au/tc/page_standar...asset_id=24144

    Maybe look to see where a stage makes a 90 degree turn from one road onto another. You should be able to use the part that isn't on the stage to drive in and out and not be affected by road closures.

    Already some stories. Close/Reeves lead in GT2. YT in the Dodge Viper cops a 1 min penalty on the very first stage for breaking out of the minimum time by about a second or two. The idea being they set an easily achievable base time for all day 1 stages to give people a chance to get their eye in and not have to go too hard out of the box. And on stage one it has a minimum time you aren't able to go faster than which is unique to that stage. They will be kicking themselves as 1 minute is a heap to make up and there are questions as to whether their tyres would go the distance as they only have the choice of a soft OEM Kumho? Its looking dry for the first few days and now he is going to have to push to find time.

    Regardless of the easy base times, someone had a decent shit mixer on stage 2 (BMW 2002) resulting in the stage being downgraded. Pretty devo to end your campaign 1 stage in.

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      #3
      Reeves is a good mate of mine, his 9th Targa as a nav I think. Member here also, but not active anymore. Unreal car they are in - I thought it was a GT3 though from memory.

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        #4
        Have always wanted to go a spectate at Targa. Is Targa spectator friendly, or do you just sit at a corner waiting for cars to go by?

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          #5
          Originally posted by tipper View Post
          Reeves is a good mate of mine, his 9th Targa as a nav I think. Member here also, but not active anymore. Unreal car they are in - I thought it was a GT3 though from memory.
          He is a gun nav. And yep, car is 991 (latest model) GT3 Porsche.

          Re spectating, I think if you have a bit of a plan as to where to be and get from stage to stage it would be good. But essentially it would be finding a good spot on a stage you can get access to and watch the field come through (Car approx every 30 secs. ) and then move on to the next one and mayeb get to the lunch stop to see them all in parc ferme.

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            #6
            Anyone seen an entry list to see what colour the Close/Reeves car is?

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              #7
              ^^^You at the targa bar already ? Or a reference to viper feaver?

              Also notice the 1 min time penalty has been dropped so YT back into the lead.

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                #8
                Originally posted by darkside View Post
                ^^^You at the targa bar already ? Or a reference to viper feaver?

                Also notice the 1 min time penalty has been dropped so YT back into the lead.
                No drinking yet mate. This is serious business.
                We are sitting pretty, rest easy.

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                  #9
                  Ha dog cock red
                  2017 Ford Ranger XLT (Jeep Wrangler recovery vehicle)
                  2007 KTM 250 SX

                  Originally posted by Monza
                  I've never considered myself the type of guy to eat arse but I am currently reviewing that policy

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                    #10
                    Just realised Darkside, I forgot the italics.

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                      #11
                      How are the Kuhmos's looking 2 days in Woo?

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                        #12
                        Will be seeing if I can get somewhere to take pics tomorrow, and popping in to see the car display in the evening.
                        Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Snowman View Post
                          How are the Kuhmos's looking 2 days in Woo?
                          Better than expected actually.

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                            #14
                            I'm down here in the tour section in a BMW i8.
                            Can I wear the Scream mask? The mask from Scream... when I do you from behind...

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                              #15
                              I see Ben Manion is driving his late fathers (Tiger) sti and is cleaning up as usual.
                              Hope it stays together for him as his old man spent a zillion $$$ trying to get it reliable.
                              This kid can drive I can tell you.

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