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27 August, 2021

TARGA cavalcade comes to town

THIS Father’s Day, get a taste of Targa Great Barrier Reef and get up close and personal with some of the fastest cars in Queensland.

Councillor Nick Pervan said due to the current Covid impacts across the country, the planned Super Stage as part of Targa Great Barrier Reef will now proceed in 2022.

“In 2021, Targa, Council and Innisfail Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to bring a taste of Targa to Innisfail.

“With about eighty cars in town, car enthusiasts have the opportunity to get a good look at participating cars with TARGAcavalcade.

“The Targa cars will be parked along Rankin Street from 11:15am before commencing the cavalcade around 12:50pm. Rankin Street will be closed from 6:00am until 3:00pm to allow for the festivities.

Cr Pervan said the cavalcade will travel along Fitzgerald Esplanade, moving down the Corso and finishing on Mourilyan Road and should take about an hour to complete. The full map of the cavalcade route can be found by visiting our website or Facebook page.

“As part of TARGATown, many local cafes will be open for lunch for both Targa participants and spectators. I hear many will also have special offers that spectators can take advantage of. The full list of participating cafes can be found on our Facebook page or website.

“It’s a great opportunity to take Dad down to check out the cars and have a special fathers day lunch.

“Vince Sofia from HDeVolution and Frank Russo from Channel Seven News have teamed up to livestream the cavalcade for residents who are unable to attend. Vince plans to use a drone to give a unique view of the proceedings and interested community members will be able to view this via Facebook.

“Whilst it is disappointing that the Targa super stage won’t be able to proceed in the original format, but I am excited that the cavalcade is coming to town in 2021 and in 2022, we will see a bigger and even better event coming to
the region.

“Visit Council’s Facebook page for more information.

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