Come and join us in one of the last great road drives left anywhere in the world!
The T4 tour by Paul Stokell’s Driving Events is an all-inclusive and professionally constructed adventure offering spectacular driving, essential support services and highly acclaimed restaurants all led by your own personal tour manager.
We have done all of the hard work so you simply enjoy this stunning event in your favourite car.
Spend 9 Days in Tasmania, experiencing spectacular roads, beautiful scenery, the tastes and homely atmosphere plus compete in the “actual” Targa Tasmania event! Entered in the touring section of the event you and your navigator will have the chance to drive the actual Targa Tasmania special stages on a closed road just prior to the actual competition vehicles. This will be guided by one of our experienced instructors in our pace car and although regulated to the state speed limits “spirited” driving can be assured as most roads of these spectacular roads are quite tight, twisty and keeping an average speed anywhere near the speed limit will be quite a challenge!
The tour is an amazing experience, but not a race. It is designed to display a cavalcade of vehicles, giving owners an opportunity to use them safely, while enjoying the thrill of driving past, literally, thousands of spectators all watching the world’s largest tarmac rally.
Along with the tour, a street stage in George Town is a part of Targa that makes it truly unique. The tour covers the entire island, an island varying in landscape from open farms to rugged coastlines and large mountain ranges. You will get to drive on iconic stages including, The Sidling, Cethana, Hellyer Gorge and of course, the 52 km, Mt Arrowsmith.
As part of the T4 tour, you are actively involved with Paul Stokell’s Targa Tas campaign in the competitive section. We include daily updates on Paul’s progress, your own team wear and car signage. Your tour manager, Derek Bode; will be with you every step of the way in this unique motoring experience. We have honed this event over the past two years to provide maximum enjoyment for our customers. Paul Stokell will join us regularly in the evenings to share your adventure and great friendships are created within your exclusive group. Derek will drive with you on every stage, we are on hand to assist at all times. We encourage a broad range of vehicles to join us and we are able to look after all of our drivers, regardless of your experience. Paul and Derek are both highly experienced performance driving coaches and are invested in maximising your driving experience.
We cover all of the difficult logistic issues including fuel supply, spares and luggage transport, so you can simply enjoy sheer driving pleasure and the time to re-live your adventure with your group in a selection of the best restaurants in Tasmania.
Your car can be transported to Melbourne, and will be ready for your arrival. Alternatively, you can drive yourself to meet the group in Melbourne.
Here’s how we do it… the 2020 tour itinerary:
|Saturday:||Derek will be awaiting your arrival with your car ready to go at our transport drop off area, a short 5-minute taxi ride from the airport. We then drive in convoy down to the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry at Station Pier, Port Melbourne and await embarkation for the overnight crossing to Devonport. A relaxed dinner and your own cabin for the night.|
|Sunday:||Arrive Devonport and a short drive to Launceston for Scrutineering and pre-event formalities. Derek will be on hand to assist you with any details to get you sorted. Check in to your accommodation at the Launceston Country Club followed by a leisurely dinner on site with your tour group.|
|Monday:||Day 1 of the Targa Tasmania with 3 short stages to get you into the rhythm of the event. Dinner at the acclaimed Mud restaurant. Accommodation at the Country Club.|
|Tuesday:||Day 2 of the event is a very full day. Many stages to complete and a leisurely informal dinner on site at the Country Club.|
|Wednesday:||Day 3 is our final day around the Launceston based stages. Dinner is at the spectacular Stillwater Restaurant. Accommodation at the Country Club.|
|Thursday:||Day 4 we make our way towards an overnight stop at Cradle Mountain.
Accommodation overnight is at Cradle Mountain Lodge, dinner is in house at their restaurant. To ensure our trip is enjoyable we will not attend the first stage on Friday mornings schedule, this will not affect your completion of the event.
|Friday:||Day 5 we head towards Hobart. This is another comprehensive day of stages arriving at your accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor. Dinner is free choice but there are plenty of options around the casino and Salamanca wharf area to unwind at your own pace.|
|Saturday:||Day 6, the final day of Targa Tasmania. After crossing the finishing line, we will have a leisurely afternoon at the docks awaiting Paul Stokell’s arrival over the finishing line in the competitive section. We will then gather at the stunning Rockwall Restaurant for our celebration dinner. Accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.|
|Sunday:||A leisurely day to recoup and relax after 6 days of driving. We have booked a degustation lunch at one of the finest winery’s near Hobart - Riverdale Estate. Amazing wines coupled with 7 courses prepared specifically by their award-winning chef. Accommodation will be in one of their luxury French provincial cottages located within the grounds to take the hassle out of “driving home”|
|Monday:||Baskerville Raceway: A final opportunity to enhance those skills and enjoy one of Australia’s best little race tracks. Paul and Derek are on hand for one on one coaching to ensure you get maximum benefit from the opportunity.
We leave Baskerville after lunch and drive in convoy back to Devonport to meet the Spirit of Tasmania for our overnight trip back to Melbourne.
After disembarkation in Melbourne, we have a final get-together breakfast in Port Melbourne before leaving or delivering your cars for transport at Melbourne Airport.
To summarise, the 2020 tour will feature:
- A dedicated transport to transport luggage between overnight stops.
- The Stokell Driving Events transport van will also carry limited spares and tools, basic car cleaning equipment together with emergency top up fuel and supplies.
- Our tour leader will drive all of the stages with you and ensure accommodation, luggage spares and fuel are always at our disposal.
- A detailed itinerary and daily update information sheets to accompany your road notes. This will include destination addresses for car nav systems, fuel supply locations for each day, a complete contact list for all fellow tour competitors and a listing of you dining options for each night.
- Where possible Paul will join us for dinner on a number of evenings to keep you up to date with his competition progress. He will also post daily updates purely for T4 participants.
- Sunday after the event concludes – Degustation lunch at Riverdale Estate Winery (not to be missed!)
- Monday after the event concludes will again be a half day track event at Baskerville Raceway, followed by a quick transit to the ferry for departure Monday night.
Targa Tasmania Itinerary summary
- Day 1 | Sunday 26 April (Dpt Ferry to Launceston) Scrut / Welcome Party (Overnight Country Club Villa’s Launceston)
- Day 2 | Monday 27 April (Overnight Country Club Villa’s Launceston)
- Day 3 | Tuesday 28 April (Overnight Country Club Villa’s Launceston)
- Day 4 | Wednesday 29 April (Overnight in Cradle Mountain Resort)
- Day 5 | Thursday 30 April (Overnight in Cradle Mountain Resort)
- Day 6 | Friday 1 May (Overnight Hotel Grand Chancellor)
- Day 7 | Saturday 2 May - Official Finish (Overnight Hotel Grand Chancellor)
- Day 8 | Sunday 3 May – Degustation Lunch “Riverdale Estate” (Overnight French Provincial Cottages on site)
- Day 9 | Monday 4 May – Track Day Baskerville Raceway – Hobart to Devonport Ferry
RESERVE YOUR PLACE!
We anticipate running a dedicated “packet” of vehicles in the tour of between 8 to a maximum of 14 cars and would encourage you to lock in your position alongside a number of our regular participants. Book Online now or feel free to contact Paul so we can commence planning for this much loved and totally unique experience.
Tour Inclusions, Eligibility & Pricing
- Event Entry covering participation of each stage of the event (2 people – Driver and Co-Driver)
- Return travel on the Spirit of Tasmania for 2 passengers plus an accompanied vehicle plus a twin share private cabin
- Twin share accommodation at each overnight stop
- Luggage / basic service to follow the event
- Dedicated tour guides and Competitor briefings
- Road Books for all stages and touring stages
- Competitor Lanyards and official ‘Invitation to compete’
- Complimentary entry ticket to the official Welcome Party for Driver and Co -Driver
- Lunch on each full day of the competition for Driver and Co-Driver
- A set of Targa Tasmania metal number plates, and vehicle door panels
- Finishers Medallion for Driver and Co-Driver (upon completion of the event)
- Baskerville Track day entry
- Team dinners at three exclusive hand selected restaurant’s (drinks not included)
- Degustation lunch at Riverdale Estate Winery
- Commemorative Shirt and Video Documentary of the event
What’s not included
- Transport of your vehicle to and from Melbourne
- Personal transport costs to and from Melbourne
- Breakfast or evening meals / beverages (other than those mentioned in our inclusions)
- Optional Hospitality Suite for George Town stage
- Entry is for 2 people (Driver & Co-driver). Both must have a Level 2 non-speed event CAMS licence.
- Driving suits, helmets and FIA apparel are NOT mandatory.
- Cars for the tour do not require any special preparation.
- Roll cages, special tyres and extensive modifications are not a requirement. They do need to be road registered and have all standard features such as seat belts etc.
- Fire extinguishers are not compulsory (all though we would recommend carrying one).
- A first aid kit will be required along with an oil spill kit and 2 safety triangles.
- Full requirements can be supplied upon request.
- 9 Day $10,485.00 inc GST (Based on twin share accommodation)
Note: payment of a non-refundable deposit of $1000 secures your place.