Palm Beach, FL — Former racing champion Brian Redman knows that vintage drivers crave a place to drive at speed, especially in the winter months. That’s why he started Targa 66 nearly 29 years ago.
The annual event — coming Feb. 21-23 to Palm Beach International Raceway — is specifically for owners of vintage and modern high performance and collector cars who don’t necessarily wish to race their cars but who enjoy driving at speed under controlled conditions with other like-minded drivers.
It’s an annual membership-based event that provides members (plus one other immediate family member) with 6-8 hours of track time each weekend, plus lunch. A Saturday semi-formal dinner is also on the schedule. Driving instruction from Redman or other professionals is available.
Cars are placed into three groups: Group A is high-performance cars, including IndyCar, IMSA, Ferrari F40, Ford GT40, Lola T70, etc; Group B is for cars of a lower performance or owners who wish to drive at a more moderate pace; Group C is for slower cars, such as Mini Cooper, Fiat Abarth, Porsche 356, Lotus 7,MGB, etc.