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10 September, 2021

Community Connect: Targa event a roaring success

FATHER’S Day was fast and furious and extra loud this year with TARGA zooming into the Cassowary Coast.

Crowds gathered along Rankin Street to welcome over 100 cars, worth over $12 million as part of TARGAFest.

Councillor Pervan said it was a treat to start the day on a high with a prime position on the Bamboo Creek stage with cars roaring by.

“What a great way to share Father’s Day with the family.

“TARGAFest then kicked off after the Bamboo Creek stage with motorsport enthusiasts lining up along Rankin Street from mid-morning.

“There was a huge variety of high performance everything from early Japanese to late model European sport cars with a handful of classic vehicles parked up. There was a delay from the early morning stages which is all part of a live rally car racing event. It’s fluid because you never know what will happen on the day, which is what makes it exciting.

Councillor Pervan said the TARGA drivers and navigators were happy to stop for a chat with spectators and it was a great opportunity to get up close to some high powered vehicles.

“It was great to see local cafes busy with many  opening  their doors in support of the event.

“The day ended on a high with the TARGA Cavalcade cruising the streets of Innisfail.”

Anita Oliveri, Owner, Oliveri’s Continental Deli and Anita’s Gifts said it was extremely pleasing to see the local community and surrounding districts participating either as entrants, supporters, car enthusiasts or just on-lookers to an event that brought the town alive.

“A big thank you to all the businesses who chose to support TARGA Town Innisfail by opening their doors and helping this amazing event be the success that is was.   Our wish for the Cassowary Coast Regional Council is that this event will become an annual TARGA Town Innisfail event in the future.

“Oliveri’s Continental Deli and Anita’s Gifts chose to support TARGA Town Innisfail by opening our doors.  Business was buzzing with many thanks to the local community and TARGA entrants and their crews.  And yes, our deli got smashed.”

Councillor Pervan said he was happy to announce that TARGA Great Barrier Reef plans to return in 2022 and with the Innisfail super stage. 2021 was just a taste of what TARGA has to offer and I look forward to being a part of the event next year.

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