Targa California June 5th- 8th, 2019
Targa Colorado September 2019 (Under development)
Targa Baja California October 31st-November 3rd- Registration opens in June
All events are for classic era automobiles driven with common sense and fun. 1975 * and older all makes, all models.
Targa California 2019 information details: Some roads you have never seen before, as well as some favorites. The tour will cover approximately 750 miles over 3 days. We use back roads as much as possible.
Wednesday June 5th
Early birds arrival at our headquarters hotel the Grand Vista, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley, Ca 93065
Call 805 583 2000 and mention Targa Car Club for our block of rooms
Event check in starts at 4 pm till 7 pm/ dinner break/ event check in resumes 8:30 pm till 10 pm
Thursday June 6th
Official start of the Targa California 2019
Final event check in at the Grand Vista hotel 6:30 am till 7:45 am
Driver meeting at 8:00 and we leave on our adventure
Thursday June 6th- Approximately 9:15 am Coffee break /refreshments (included with entry) in Ojai at a private car/motorcycle collection
Thursday June 6th - Approximately 1 pm-Lunch stop in Los Olivos/ Santa Ynez (open). Afternoon drive.
Thursday June 6th- Approximately 7 pm - Welcome party at our HQ Hotel (included with entry) The Cliffs Resorts and Spa, 2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach 93449. Call 805 773-5000 Mention Targa Car Club for room block and discount
Friday June 7th. Pismo Beach Run to Breakfast - Location to be announced (included with your entry)
Back roads drives to Paso Robles
HQ Hotels are Black Oak Best Western, 1135 24th St. Paso Robles 93446 (805) 238 4740 and Adelaide Inn, 1215 Ysabel , Paso Robles (across street from the Black Oak) (805) 238 2770
Open evening (lots of great restaurants in Paso!)
Saturday June 8th. Back roads tour, lunch stop TBA, back to the Paso hotels. Then Farewell dinner (for one or two, included with your entry)
Cost per car is $575 (one or two people). Entry includes Targa California stickers, rally book, apparel, and other goodies. Also includes some meals, snacks- see above.
EXTRA large event stickers $10 each
EXTRA small event stickers $5 each
EXTRA polo shirts- specify size $30 each
EXTRA hats $15 each
EXTRA Embroidered event jacket - specify size $65 each
At least one person per car must be a member of NASA (https://www.nasaproracing.com/users/sign_up) at the time of the event. Our event is sanctioned and insured through NASA.
*Registration will be open to 1975 and older classic models *. Our exceptions include newer cars that have the same body style as their older brothers, or unique models of more modern machinery. You MUST apply for permission to enter if your car is not 1975 or older.
* Please contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval or more info, if you feel you have an interesting newer car to share with us
This is not a race or competitive event! This is not a parade either. You drive your car using common sense for the circumstances, being respectful of the public, and others you share the road with.
More info? contact Dave at email@example.com Entries are limited and we are over half full as of 3/5/19
The 2018 edition of the Targa California is in the record books!
We had a very successful event with minor challenges that our family members met with enthusiasm. Over 90 cars made the start with roughly 150 people. Who said herding cats was easy? The weather was fantastic, the car makes varied and gorgeous, and attitudes were just right
We started in Palmdale with our driver meeting Thursday morning. The parking lot was chock a block full with BMW, Datsun, Mopar, Corvette, Mini, Pantera, Alfa, Ferrari, and just a few Porsches, nothing too crazy.
A short jaunt to Willow Springs and a nice surprise awaited up. Jay Leno had rented out Streets of Willow track for the day. So WSIR management graciously gave us use of the big track for our Touring laps! We structured the laps into three separate groups. Following the Willow visit, we took to back roads that would eventually end up at Buttonwillow Raceway for more Touring laps. Our set aside time was tight there, and not all got a chance to see experience the track there. Lunch was served , then off we went on more twisties. Paso Robles was the first night's destination with an open evening.
Friday morning may have dawned a little earlier , and noisier than expected for our group. A prankster found the opportunity to bedeck all our cars with variations on "Used Car Lot" stickers and other items to attract the eye. A lot of effort was put into this and imagine our collective surprise upon seeing each car with something special posted on it. Post driver meeting, some great back roads beckoned that led us through Fort Hunter Liggett out to California Highway 1. On the Pacific Ocean side of the mountain we were greeted by a migration of millions of butterflies, flicking about between the trees and hillsides. Just gorgeous.
Pacific Coast Highway was virtually empty, the the major slide to the south of our road still kept it closed going that direction. Co drivers spent the time enjoying the scenic roads, and counting how many Mustang convertibles they could tally (favorite rental car for tourists our here? )
Laguna Seca greeted us with Track Masters group hosting our parade laps . It all went smoothly with everyone getting a chance to tour this terrific track. The Corkscrew was quite the treat for all. The afternoon was open with entrants enjoying local fare, or just reliving the days past in the parking lot at our HQ hotel.
Saturday morning started at a more leisurely time, with our usual driver meeting and a group "Graduation" photo op. Our run through the hills and other back roads brought us back to Paso Robles for the evening and our Farewell Banquet. We will fill you in later with details on who won what award , along with lots of pictures
This event was our 10th anniversary since we started with about 35 cars in 2009. We have grown in numbers and friends. So many of you try to bring a different car to share each year. You persevere to keep going and complete the event when mechanical challenges confront you. Even to the point of major drive line parts being repaired or replaced.
This has been an indescribable amount of fun for myself, and all of you. We look forward to another 10 years of Targa California !