Targa Tasmania: Scrutineering

Another post in the Targa series.  You might like to also peruse the write-up on the Saab 99 Turbo in this tarmac rally, and the background piece on the rally itself.

Sunday morning – Time to put the Targa Tasmania vehicles through the pits and make sure that everyone’s decked out in proper fashion.

Scrutineering was held at Symmons Plains, One of several raceways here on the Apple Isle.  It recently held a round of the Australian V8 supercar championships and is therefore the best equipped track to cater to the requirements of scrutineering several hundred rally vehicles.

I got up early in the morning and got the 99 Turbo out onto the highway to stretch the legs a little.  Symmons is about 1hr 45 minutes from my place.  A nice leisurely drive, really.  The photo below was taken about halfway along and came out pretty nice, dont ya think?

What follows below is a montage of the morning’s events.  It certainly looks like a logistical nightmare getting all these cars through, but the organisers are pretty well practiced at this sort of thing and got everyone inspected in what you’d have to say was reasonable time.

All the pictures have been removed. Rotten links due to the domain change

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