QUIT Targa West kicks off
- 25th August 2011, 1:40pm
More than just a series of rally stages, QUIT Targa West provides a major attraction enabling motorsport enthusiasts, interested spectators, families and corporate VIP’s to get up close to the cars and the drivers whether they are competing or on display.
Best of all the action is FREE and delivered right to Perth’s doorstop, from the streets of the city itself to the shires of Kalamunda, Toodyay and the suburb of Bullsbrook.
Used to determine the starting order of the event, the prologue at Whiteman Park is a great opportunity to see the cars and teams in action for the first time, commencing this afternoon at 1:30pm. Following the prologue Whiteman Park will also play host to the opening two stages of the event.
Early morning commuters will once again be treated to a spectacular display of cars assembled on Friday morning when the cars and drivers return to Forrest Place and Murray Street Mall from 7:30am for the official ceremonial start.
The cars, still warm from a days competing, are back on display in Northbridge from 6:00pm on Friday evening for a static Show-n-Shine, a perfect opportunity to experience the restaurants of Perth’s main café entertainment area with a little twist.
Out on the stages the iconic Zig Zag stage on the Kalamunda escarpment always attracts plenty of interest and spectators flock to the Kalamunda Special Stage and Service Park as they do for the stages around Toodyay and the Toodyay Service Park which operates on both Saturday (at the Showgrounds) and Sunday (in the main street).
The Bullsbrook stages, introduced to the event in 2012 are back and are sure to be a driver and spectator favourite.
As well as the fantastic rally action all the town centres on the rally route have wineries, bakeries, restaurants, art outlets and fascinating historical features.
The Grand Final will have plenty of action prior to the state of the final stages of the rally commencing at 2:00pm. There will be a 96fm Live Broadcast, a paintball competition as well as plenty of food and drink available. The Classic Race Car Sprints and Car Display will ensure there is something happening all the time from 11:00am – 4:00pm promising a great way to finish one of Western Australia’s major motorsport events.
Note: There is NO PARKING at the Zig Zag, catch the Shuttle Bus from Jorgenson Park of Mundaring Weir Rode (Designtated Targa West Spectator Parking Area).
For full spectator information details including maps and times please head to www.targawest.com.au
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