In a historic debut- Targa Florio races through Victoria

Published: 11 August 2017

The world-renowned Targa Florio vintage car rally will race outside of Italy for the first time in history, calling Victoria home as it travels across the state in an incredible four-day event.

More than 200 classic cars will scope 1,200 kilometres of our roads, with the track showcasing the best of regional Victoria, including Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula, the Great Ocean Road, Queenscliff to Sorrento, Gippsland, the Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley.

It will be an opportunity for Victorians and car lovers from around the globe to experience the race first hand, as well as explore Victoria's top regional destinations.

The Victorian Government's Regional Event Fund has supported more than 40 events across regional Victoria in the past 12 months, including the Targa Florio.

The prestigious rally will celebrate its 101st anniversary since its debut in 1906 and will take place from 30 November to 3 December. The event will feature 101 Ferraris competing in the ever popular Ferrari Tribute.

The event expected to attract the best drivers and car makers in the world as well as thousands of car lovers, keeping our bars, restaurants and hotels busy, meaning more jobs for Victorians.

Victoria is the home of major sporting and cultural events, with the state being the only place in the world to host the F1 Grand Prix, the Moto GP and now the Targa Florio, all of which are sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). There is no better location than Victoria for Targa Florio to host its first international racing debut.

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