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Has anyone participated in this? Seems like it'd be fun and its pretty cheap as far as car rally events go. I'm thinking of entering the next one, If I'm not mistaken I think I saw Murtaza's red GTR in one of the videos on youtube?

www.targatrophy.com
 

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Been to 3 events for Targa. Overall it is pretty fun, but I prefer track events to this. If you haven't done it, you should but it is more cruising with exotics/after party.
 

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Been to 3 events for Targa. Overall it is pretty fun, but I prefer track events to this. If you haven't done it, you should but it is more cruising with exotics/after party.
I've done track days with NASAAZ, they are a blast can't wait to take the GTR out. I've never done the Targa but from the website it looks interesting. It is on my list along with the spectre hill climb and maybe modball rally. The Goldrush/bullrun/gumball are a bit too pricey entry fee wise. I've already asked for the 19th off to participate in the next Targa event.
 

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I've been to 3 of these already as well and I am thinking of signing up for the OC one.
 

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If you do that will make the 3rd one I know of, I know there are usually a few, but I'm sure some of them aren't on the forums.
 

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I'm thinking of doing the OC one coming up in May.

But, what exactly do you do and what do you get with your $260 registration fee?
 

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I'm thinking of doing the OC one coming up in May.

But, what exactly do you do and what do you get with your $260 registration fee?
Its basically a rally event, they mix it up from time to time changing the format. This time its kind of like a scavenger hunt/objective game where you go from checkpoint to checkpoint taking pictures or doing certain tasks to prove you were there. From what I understand the checkpoints are usually set so you get to go through some nice driving roads.

I just copied and pasted this from a blog post as it gives you a good idea of what to expect:

Previous Targa Trophy Experience rallies were in TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) format, however the San Diego Experience event was based only on checkpoints. Time wasn't recorded, speed wasn't monitored and the distance was not checked - the documentation used was the pictures taken at each checkpoint and the receipts obtained as proof of purchase.
The rally checkpoints were very imaginative. They included stopping at and running into a GNC store to purchase an E-Drive energy shot, running onto a golf course and teeing off, pulling into an Audi dealership and taking a picture with a beautiful Audi R8, and snapping a drive-by photo of the Cardiff Kook (a famous statue in San Diego). These checkpoints were completely different from previous events and involved a lot more getting in and out of our cars, running and completing a task. I think this new slant made the event that much more exciting and competitive because you never had time to become complacent with your driving skills alone, you had to strategize from one checkpoint to the next how to complete the required task as quickly as possible to get back on the road.
Although it was unusual not to be timed, all of us rally drivers still felt the pressure. The competitive aspect of "time" was missing, yet everyone still wanted to cross the finish line first. In fact, we stuck together in groups for the first three-quarters of the rally, and then the last quarter was every man or woman for themselves!
http://www.tboltproducts.com/blog/tina-tbolt/detail/targa-trophy-san-diego-experience-event-post-rally-recap/


  • RALLY EVENT FEE INCLUDE
  • Entry fee covers 2 people (driver and navigator) (My navigator and I split the cost)
  • 2 Targa Trophy Special Edition Event T-Shirts
  • Targa Trophy Experience Event Sticker Kit
  • Targa Trophy Drive Sessions Vol. 2 CD
  • Targa Trophy Experience Event Gift Bags (1 per person)
  • ITALIAN CAR FESTIVAL ENTRY'S WILL RECEIVE SPECIAL GIFT COURTESY OF TARGA TROPHY & EVENT SPONSOR
  • VIP comp access to Targa Trophy Experience After Party exclusively at venue TBA (usually some club)
  • New Experience Event format gives everyone a chance to win BIG prizes & awards will be given to honor the best cars and most interesting personalities at the event
 

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I've done Targa twice and am planning on doing the one in May as well. The last 2 I did were awesome, lot of fun to be had.

Just be careful, the last OC one bought me a ticket.
 

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I've done Targa twice and am planning on doing the one in May as well. The last 2 I did were awesome, lot of fun to be had.

Just be careful, the last OC one bought me a ticket.
I'm the one who asked you about it on FB BTW
 
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