Jeff emailed me and asked about driving conditions here in Tasmania.
Well, this video might give you some idea as to the fantastic driving we can enjoy here. The good thing about all these lovely twisty roads as they’re never far away. My home is only seven minutes drive from my office in downtown Hobart, but if I drive just 10 minutes in the opposite direction then I can be right out there and away from it all, winding my Viggen through some of the roads featured in this video.
What you’ll see below is a highlights package from Targa Tasmania 2006. ‘Targa’ is a tarmac rally held every year and whilst the cars you’ll see in this package are the higher end, big sponsor entries, there’s a real assortment of great machinery lining up for Targa every year.
It also features footage of the legendary Peter Brock (driving the Daytona coupe) in his last Targa Tasmania. He died later that year in a crash whilst participating in a similar event in Western Australia.
Two years ago, a mate of mine from Melbourne raced his Saab 99 Turbo in Targa. I’m not sure if there’ll be any Saab entries this year, but I’ll check that out shortly as Targa will be held in April.
Enjoy the video. This is where I live.