The City of Perth once again welcomes The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint. The 2023 event will be held on Sunday, 10th September 2023.

Click here for the SPECTATOR GUIDE 

The Engine Shop has once again come on board as the naming rights sponsor for 2023. Thanks to Neil and the team for their support of The Engine ShopTarga City Sprint.

The City Sprint is a speed event competition where up to 60 cars compete on the City of Perth Special Stage on Sunday morning before the Targa West cars arrive in the afternoon. Cars start at 30-second intervals and race against the clock, with the winner being the fastest car over the four runs of the City of Perth stage.

There is typically a wide variety of cars competing, including Classics like Ford Escorts and Mustangs, Toranas and Commodores to more modern turbocharged Mitsubishi Evos, Subaru WRXs and Nissan GTRs. And what event would be complete without an exotic or two? 

Spectating is FREE!!

Not only is there the action of The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint to watch, but the Schlam Celebration of Motorsport brings over 400 cars, trucks, bikes and boats from all motorsport disciplines to Langley Park. Also, alongside Riverside Drive, there is a display of up to 300 cars and bikes of interest in the Shannons Classics on the Park.

The City of Perth Family Zone has a variety of activities for kids of all ages to get hands-on with while the rest of the family enjoys the spectacle in and around Langley Park.

There are many vantage points for Spectating; for further details, see our Spectator information here.

The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint is a SMOKE FREE EVENT.


2023 Competitor Documentation

Please refer to the Official Noticeboard for up-to-date information for competitors, including Supplementary Regulations etc.

For further details or to register your interest for 2023, please email admin@targawest.com.au

General Competitor Information

The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint is a Speed Event as defined by Motorsport Australia.

Cars compete against the clock at 30-second intervals over the same course used by the Make Smoking History Targa West in the afternoon.  An ample opportunity is provided to perform a reconnaissance lap before doing four timed runs.

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The event is open to Drivers who hold a minimum of a Motorsport Australia Speed licence. All cars must meet minimum safety standards and are required to undertake pre-event scrutiny. Whilst a ‘roll cage’ and ‘harnesses’ are not mandatory, they are very strongly recommended.

On the Official Noticeboard page is further information, including the Supplementary Regulations.  We encourage any prospective competitors to get in touch with us if you have any queries.

Entry is limited to only 60 cars, so don’t delay. Get your Entry Form completed online now.

Map of the 2022 The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint:

Targa City Sprint Map


Watching all the action at the The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint is absolutely FREE.

Aside from the Speed Event action there will also be approx 500 cars on display on Langley Park at the Celebration of Motorsport and if Classics are your thing then another 250 cars alongside Riverside Drive in the Shannons Classics on the Swan.

Anything that competes with a ‘motor’ Cars, Bikes, Boats to name a few, along with a number of things that don’t have a motor (Billy Carts anyone?) will all be displayed. New and Old examples from Speedway, Drags, Rally, Race, Offroad, Dakar, Motocross, Road Bikes, Jet Boats, even Electric Cars will all be featured in the Celebration of Motorsport.

Why not bring the family down to the City of Perth Family Zone nestled in amongst the Celebration of Motorsport.

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The Family can also come and enjoy the City of Perth Family Zone on Langley Park.  Right in the thick of the action, there will be several activities for the young and the young at heart to enjoy.


A reminder that MOTORSPORT IS DANGEROUS.  As Safety is our number one priority there are some safety instructions that we’d like you to be aware of, please take the time to have a quick read through the Spectator Safety guidelines here so that you are able to make the most of your motorsport experience.

Spectator Safety TW


If you would like to assist at the The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint we would love to hear from you.  Over 75 volunteers are needed to assist us as Spectator Marshals, Stage Team, Scrutineering and Timing and to help set up and pull down the stage.

If you have experience great, but don’t worry if you don’t, as we provide training and will team you up with other experienced officials.

Officials get closer to the action!

If you would like to assist at the event please complete the Online Form below



If you would like to join us as a Volunteer Official at the Targa City Sprint please complete all the following details.

There are a variety of roles available. Don't worry if you have limited or no experience, we can teach you or team you up with someone more experienced to learn from.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Street Number and Name


Do you already hold a Motorsport Australia Officials Licence?
eg General Official, Bronze Rally, Bronze Scrutiny, Silver Admin etc

Will you be over 18 years old at the time of the event?
If under 18, how old will you be at the start of the event?


Please provide details of someone we can contact in case of emergency.


What role would you like to assist with during Targa West? Please indicate your preferences below

Please indicate your first preference. Select "Anything" if you are happy to assist wherever you are needed.
If your first preference is not available, what other role would you be willing to help with?
If neither of your first two choices are available, is there anything else you would be willing to help with?
Please provide the names of any officials that are travelling with you. Can you please ask them to complete a registration form as well.

Is there anything else you would like the organisers to know?


just complete the CAPTCHA / I am not a Robot check and then click on the SUBMIT button. Thank you.

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Events like the Targa City Sprint simply would not be possible without the valued support from a wide range of sponsors.

With this in mind we are extremely proud and grateful for the committed and ongoing support we enjoy from our sponsors all of whom share our enthusiasm for ongoing growth and development of the event in Perth.

If you would like to be associated with the Targa City Sprint and wish to discuss available sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at admin@targawest.com.au

The Targa City Sprint receives valuable support from the following organisations. We encourage all our Competitors, Officials, Service Crews and Spectators to support those that support us.


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