On Track at Brian Redman’s Targa 66

by | Feb 21, 2019 | Shows & Events

On Track at Brian Redman’s Targa 66

by | Feb 21, 2019 | Shows & Events

It is ironic that a track weekend founded by a highly successful racing driver would not include any actual racing. However, Brian Redman has hit on a winning formula with his Targa 66 event, now in its 28th year.

When you attend Targa 66, your car is put into one of three groups and whenever your group is scheduled, the track is yours. No one tracks lap times and no one keeps score. Although most attendees use the event to exercise their cars and hone their driving skills in a low-pressure environment, for those in historic racing it is also a great early testing opportunity.

Targa 66 is a family affair. Brian and son James, along with their wives, Marion and Dawn, work with racing friends to plan and host the Targa 66 gathering each year. Over half of the drivers are repeat attendees. The atmosphere is social, with old acquaintances and friends greeting each other convivially and sharing stories about a common passion.

Brian and James concede that it is no accident that they host the event at balmy Palm Beach International Raceway in February when most of the country’s sports cars are sequestered away from icy and salty roads.

The diversity of cars in attendance also distinguishes Targa 66 from your normal track day. Not one but two Aston Martin DB4 GT continuation cars were in attendance. They could be seen lapping the track along with everything from a Group C Porsche 962 to a brand-new McLaren Senna.

If you’d like to know more about Targa 66, or bring a car or two the next time it gets underway, check out the event’s website:

https://gorace.com/Home.html

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