For the first time in history, the prestigious Targa Florio raced outside of Italy. Beginning on 30th November, the Targa Florio Australian Tribute called Victoria home for an incredible four day touring race event.
Day 1, 30 November 2017: Geelong and the Bellarine – The day began in Melbourne, with cars to negotiate their way down the M1 to Eastern Beach from 9:30am before the official race start on the Geelong Waterfront in the early afternoon. – Portarlington and Point Lonsdale were next to welcome the race, before the iconic cars traverse the bridge between Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads just before 4:00pm. – Torquay was the final stop on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Day 2, 1 December 2017: Great Ocean Road An early start saw the Targa Florio arrive in Anglesea at 8:30am, continuing down the Great Ocean Road through Airey’s Inlet before arriving in the renowned seaside town of Lorne at 8:45am. – The race then moved inland with the picturesque Deans Marsh, Forrest, Beech Forrest and Lavers Hill. Wye River was next on the agenda ahead of a trip back down the Great Ocean Road to Queenscliff, where the vehicles were on public display.
Day 3, 2 December 2017: Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Yarra Valley – Cape Schanck launched proceedings at 7:00am on day three, with drivers to circumnavigate Western Port Bay via Arthurs Seat, Tooradin, Grantville and Bass. The Targa Florio then made its way to its final stop at Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley.
Day 4, 3 December 2017: Dandenong Ranges – The final stage of the Targa Florio departed Rochford Wines at 8:00am, travelling through Yarra Junction and Warburton Marysville, Healesville and Yarra GlenThe four-day race extravaganza culminated in an official closing ceremony at Harbour Esplanade, Docklands.