Veteran Australian motor racing driver, Tony Quinn, will start as the favourite in the Contemporary Classic section of this year’s inaugural Supaloc Classic Targa Adelaide, from September 14 to 17

Driving a 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R, the Queenslander and his South Australian co-driver, Adam Tillett, look to be the class of the Contemporary Classic field, for vehicles manufactured from January 1, 1986, until December 31, 1990.

A two-time winner of Targa Tasmania, Quinn is one of the country’s most experienced drivers, having been a regular in tarmac rallies and motor racing events for many years.

His biggest competition could come from local driver Tim Possingham and his co-driver, Darren Lee, who will pilot a similar 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R in the four-day, 200 competitive kilometre event.

Also Nissan Skyline mounted are Albury’s Dave Griffin and Emily Dowling, while the crowd favourite will be fellow NSW competitors Adam and David Kaplan in their thundering 1988 Holden Commodore HSV Group A SS.

Others expected to push for a top five placing in the Contemporary Classic competition are Brian Shearer (Tasmania) in a 1990 Porsche 944 S2, Victorian Brian Canny in his 1989 Porsche 944, and the 1990 Toyota MR2 of South Australians Mark and Laurie Haig.

The course for Supaloc Classic Targa Adelaide will take competitors on some roads used previously by Classic Adelaide, but modified to make them more technical to increase driver challenge, as well as some new stages to provide a fresh feel to the new Targa event. 

The Prologue will consist of two stages in and around Tanunda in the Barossa Valley and a hill climb at Menglers Hill on Wednesday, September 14. 

The opening competitive day consists of eight stages across 67 competitive kilometres north east of Adelaide. It includes the event’s longest stage, Castanbul, at 17.5 kilometres. 

The middle day, Friday September 16, starts by heading over Mt Lofty before passing through the McLaren Vale wine region, taking in 63 competitive kilometres. 

Saturday, the last and longest day will take in 76 competitive kilometres across eight stages through the Adelaide Hills.

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