Targa Tasmania - The Official Lotus Tour 2018 - A fully supported Simply Sports Cars Driver Experience


6 days of targa rally driving


Come and join the Official Lotus Tour with the experienced Simply Sports Cars team at Targa Tasmania for what many call "one of the greatest driving experiences possible" on some of the best roads in the world. 


Targa is the largest tarmac rally in the world with 6 days on spectacular Tasmanian roads. You get to drive on the same roads as the competition classes with support the Simply Sports Cars team who have been going to Targa for many years. The Targa Tour is the best way to have a spirited drive on some of the best roads in the world.


We will have limited places available in the Official Lotus Tour 2018 as well as support options for the various Targa Competition Classes. Targa travels around the whole island of Tasmania. The rally passing through unique landscapes from lush rainforest, wide open farmland, rugged coastlines and amazing mountain passes. Some of the stages are world famous, like the The Sidling, Cethana, Hellyer Gorge and the infamous 52 km Mt Arrowsmith.


All your accomodation, meals and logistics will be handled by our Tour Leader. We will follow the Competition Classes and stay in the dedicated rally locations, so you get to soak up the atmosphere of the event. It starts in Launceston and finishes up in Hobart. We will be hosting a private Lotus Celebration Dinner on the Saturday night and heading back to Melbourne on the overnight Sunday sail.



The Official Lotus Tour 2018 - Itinerary

Targa Tasmania - Saturday 14th April to Sunday 22nd Spril 2018

Day 1 | Saturday 14 Depart Melbourne – Night sail on Spirit of Tasmania

Day 2 | Sunday 15 April Doc and Scrutiny - Welcome Party - Overnight in Launceston 

Day 3 | Monday 16 April – Targa Rally - Overnight in Launceston 

Day 4 | Tuesday 17 April – Targa Rally - Overnight in Launceston 

Day 4 | Wednesday 18 April – Targa Rally - Overnight in Launceston 

Day 5 | Thursday 19 April – Targa Rally - Overnight in Cradle Mountain 

Day 6 | Friday 20 April – Targa Rally - Overnight in Hobart 

Day 7 | Saturday 21 April – Targa Rally - Official Finish – Lotus dinner (Overnight in Hobart) 

Day 8 | Drive and lunch - Depart Devonport Sunday night on Spirit of Tasmania


The Official Lotus Tour 2018 - Inclusions

- Event entry covering the Driver & Co-Driver

- An exclusive group of Lotus sports car owners driving together at Targa Tasmania 2018.

- The Lotus Tour group will be lead by a Lotus Tour Drive Leader.

- Lotus Tour Manager.

- Simply Sports Cars crew to assist with your logistics and driving during the event.

- Return travel on the Spirit of Tasmania - twin share private cabin and vehicle space. 

- Entry ticket to the official 'Welcome Party' for Driver & Co-Driver

- Luggage transfers organised by your Lotus Tour Manager

- 7 nights accomodation, twin share, including breakfast.

- Lunch on each full day of rally competition for Driver & Co-Driver.

- 6 dinners including the Celebration dinner with the Lotus competition drivers on Saturday 21st.

- Sunday leisurely drive from Hobart to Devonport with the Lotus driving group.

- Dedicated tour guides and competitor briefings

- Lotus Tour Drive Leader will drive all the stages with you & aid if needed.

- Road books for all stages and touring stages.

- Targa Tasmania Competitor Lanyards and official 'Invitation to compete'

- Participation of each stage of the event

- Competitor briefings

- A set of Targa Tasmania number plates and vehicle stickers

- Targa Tasmania finishers Medallion for Driver & Co-Driver (upon completion of the event)

- A detailed itinerary and daily update information sheets to accompany your road notes. This will include destination addresses for car nav systems, fuel service plan and a complete contact list for all fellow tour competitors.




The Official Lotus Tour 2018 - PRICING

Cost is $8500 inc gst.

The deposit is $2125 due upon booking 

Instalment due 28th of Feb is $2125 

Final payment is $4250






The Official Lotus Tour 2018 - FAQ

- Each entry is covers 2 people consisting of Driver & Co-driver

- The Tour travels on the same roads as the main competition which are closed & you can drive on both sides

- The style of driving is 'quite spirited' with many of the sections twisty enough to fully enjoy your Lotus at speed.

- Both must have as a minimum a Level 2 non speed event CAMS licence (available online)

- Driving suits, helmets and special apparel are not required for the Tour.

- Cars participating in the Tour do not need roll cages, slick tyres etc.

- Generally speaking a road registered vehicle can participate.

- All vehicles must have a) first aid kit and b) an oil spill kit (1kg of kitty litter will suffice)







To enqure about other Targa Tasmania competition classes please email us


Transport - we can assist with transport arrangements of your vehicle from your home city to and from Melbourne if necessary. We have an available holding facility in Melbourne where pre-event preparation and last-minute checks can be organised with our team. For further information please email us

Vehicle preparation - our team has been preparing Lotus sports cars for many years. We can help you with basic preparation to complete competition class vehicle builds. Our Engineering Team are available to provide a personalised quotation and advice. For further information please email us




The Official Lotus Tour 2018 - A WINNING TEAM

In 2017 we secured multiple podium places at Targa Tasmania and Targa High Country. You would be joining the team with a successful track record participating and competing at Targa. 

Take a look at our 2017 achievements on our blog.

We will be returning to Targa High Country later in 2018 as well as participating in the innaugrual Targa Great Barrier Reef, email us if you are interested


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