Targa cars ready to roar into North-West

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SMALL towns across the region will be wide awake this morning with Targa Tasmania cars roaring through.

Beginning outside of Launceston in Westwood, Targa Tasmania will be going through Westbury, Deloraine, and High Plains before completing a 14.62 kilometre sprint arriving in Sheffield.

Following Sheffield, Targa will visit Nook, Moriarty, Merseylea, and Railton.

After going through these areas, Targa Tasmania will then head to Devonport where they'll have their lunch break.

Those in Devonport will be able to see the cars and meet the drivers from 10am to midday in the Rooke Street car park.

Devonport Mayor Steve Martin said having Targa stop in Devonport for their lunch break was a great opportunity for the people of Devonport to see classic pieces of machinery and talk with the drivers.

This will also give people an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Targa cars and drivers.

Once lunch is completed, the event will run 16 kilometres to Paloona along with the final stretch of the leg, a 26 kilometre drive through to Mount Roland.

Kentish Mayor Don Thwaites said he hoped the public wouldn't be too adversely affected by the road closures that came with Targa Tasmania.

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Cr Thwaites said the council would be closing the same amount of roads as it had with previous years, which did put some businesses at a disadvantage but said he thought most were used to the closures.

"It's nice to see the vehicles go past and a lot of people get into Targa and enjoy seeing the cars," he said.

The mayor said people wanting to watch the event today should find a safe spot and make sure they won't be locked in when the roads close.

"Otherwise you'll be there for a long wait," he said.

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