In claiming their fourth event win in as many years this year’s Targa New Zealand winners Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) have matched the consecutive event record of previous event ‘King’ Tony Quinn and his co-driver Naomi Tillett. The pair, Inkster from Patumahoe near Pukekohe, and Winn from Howick in south-east […]

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The second-to-last day of any multi-day Targa NZ event traditionally exacts a toll on the field – and on this year’s five-day marathon from Auckland to Wellington, today’s 168kms of special stages from New Plymouth to Ohura and back certainly did that. Though he still has an overall event lead of just over five minutes, […]

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The 2017 Targa New Zealand event’s traditionally tough third day brought drama from one end of the field to the other today. Runaway leader Glenn Inkster and co-driver Spencer Winn had an early scare when a turbo manifold broke in the 44.7km Otewa stage in the morning, handing the win (in that stage) to arch-rivals […]

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The early exit of Day 1 runners-up Leigh Hopper and Michael Goudie (Subaru Impreza WRX) allowed defending title holders Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) free reign to further extend their lead in this year’s Targa New Zealand event in the Waikato today. Hopper and Goudie were just 22.3 seconds behind Inkster and […]

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Defending title holders Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) have taken a decisive early class and overall event lead in this year’s Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally which started at the Hampton Downs circuit in the northern Waikato this afternoon.. The pair were untroubled in taking the AndrewSimms.co.nz Allcomers 4WD class and […]

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For close to 100 years the prospect of racing from Auckland to Wellington in record time has tempted keen drivers. This year the organisers of the annual Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally are giving entrants the chance to do it within the law. After celebrating its 20th anniversary with a one-off Christchurch-to-Queenstown event in […]

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A versatile Leigh Hopper and co-driver Michael Goudie (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10) have added victory in the new Targa Hawke’s Bay tarmac motor rally over the weekend to the Orewa driver’s impressive two-day event tally. Last year Hopper won his fourth two-day Targa event in Rotorua, making his win in this weekend’s Hawke’s Bay event […]

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Motorsport enthusiasts who make the effort to catch some Targa Hawke’s Bay action this weekend are set for a special treat – demo runs by top New Zealand drifter Cam Vernon. Just before the competition cars are due to race through Stages 1 and 7 on Saturday and Stage 8 on Sunday Vernon will ‘drift’ […]

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An all-new two-day event, Targa Hawke’s Bay over the March 20-21 weekend, is next on New Zealand’s 2017 tarmac motor rally schedule. Hawke’s Bay has proved a popular staging post or end point for Targa New Zealand events for several years. So when Event Director Peter Martin (of Targa events’ owner and organiser the Ultimate […]

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Glenn Inkster and Spencer Winn (Mitsubishi Evo 8) have claimed their third Targa NZ win in a row, the Auckland pair crossing the finish line at the end of the four-day/1602km tarmac road rally in Havelock North this afternoon over five minutes clear of their nearest rivals, 2013 event winners Martin Dippie and Jona Grant […]

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