Targa Great Barrier Reef

My Targa Great Barrier Reef Tarmac Rally.

By Ian Loxton.

Earlier this year I competed in the inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef Rally with my co-driver, Peter Stringfellow. Our car was a 1989 Toyota ST185 Celica GT4 entered in the Early Modern Category, one of the events ‘competition categories’.

This was my 3rd Targa Rally, having competed and finished in the 2013 and 2015 Targa High Country Tarmac Rallies, also in my Celica GT4.

We placed 13th (or 12th) out of 21 competitors in the category.

I have also participated in motorsport events such as Noosa Hill Climb and the B Series Morgan Park Queensland Super Sprints.

Peter and I are both LCQ members. I currently own a 1969 Elan +2 which is undergoing a ‘slow’ restoration.