Welcome to the 5th edition of the Targa Baja California 2018 !
Each year we tweak our program a little to provide a fun environment for our sports car enthusiast friends to enjoy a non competitive road tour
On the weekend of October 31st- November 4th, the Targa California organization in partnership with Happy Discover of Ensenada, will be hosting the Targa Baja California.
Four days of driving great roads, starting in California and then exploring, enjoying the treats of the Mexican Riviera.
Our schedule is firmed up and is as follows:
October 31st, Wednesday
We hope you can join us in the afternoon and evening of October 31st at the Miracle Springs Hotel and Resort
10625 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs 92240
Call 800 400 4414 for reservations under Folio # 242292 Targa for special rates
Event check in will be in a designated area, to be displayed at front desk. 5 pm till about 6:30, then 8 pm til 10 pm
November 1st Thursday, Starting from our HQ hotel in the Palm Springs area, we drive to Chuckwalla Valley Raceway for Lunch and Laps, followed by afternoon drive to the Viejas Casino Hotel in Alpine California (east of San Diego)
November 2nd, Friday. Back roads driving from Alpine to the Tecate USA border crossing. Regroup and cross together to meet the Mayor of Tecate. Meet and Greet with the government officials. Then the Federales ( Policia Federal de Los Caminos) will provide escort for our drive to La Rumorosa (an incredible elevation change road that has more twists and turns than you can imagine) A “lap” of La Rumorosa followed by a lunch stop . After lunch, great roads all the way to Ensenada for the night.
A special treat this year, will be a night run over the Tijuana Libre road north to a beach side resort for dinner ! This road is so much fun to drive in the day, so adding this dimension to it will be even more
November 3rd Saturday. Drive south from Ensenada to the national Observatorio Pedro San Martir. From near sea level to 9000 ft, this road is a challenge to navigate with the view from the top where you can see both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Lunch will be served . Drive back to Ensenada for an open evening.
November 4th, Sunday. Ensenada to USA: Farewell breakfast with fun awards. Then drive back up the toll road to Tijuana
Cost for the event is $550. There are no additional event fees, beyond your NASA membership. Included meals are Lunch at CVR, El Rey Sol includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and lunch Saturday at the Observatory.
Hotel reservations should be made under Targa California for the special rates at both the Viejas and Posada El Rey Sol / El Cid. As mentioned earlier, the Palm Springs area hotel will be announced both here and the www.targacalifornia.com site as soon as it is firmed up
Car insurance: Agreed value insurance will be available through the recommended companies. They will outline what is needed so you have proper value coverage of your classic car. Blue book does NOT show correct values for our older cars. Cost is dependent on total value amount. We have worked with Qualitas Insurance for several years. Check link on the www.targacalifornia .com site
NASA membership: At least one person per car must be a NASA member. If you had joined, or renewed , during the Targa California event this past April, then you are okay. The membership is for one year. Member enrollment is through the NASA
TWO tow vehicles with trailers and well experienced mechanics are part of the event. We are in communication via radio and/or cell phones. Their numbers will be provided to entrants at the start of the event
Entry fee entitles entrant to the following goodies:
Jacket with embroidered event logo – please specify size in appropriate space !
Car eligibility: 1975 and older with an asterisk ! If your car is a later model version of what was built in the classic era, we will consider its entry. We do allow a few exceptions to the classic rule each year. Replica cars , such as Cobras and the like, are encouraged to enter as well. Want to see if your car qualifies? Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org before entry
Hope you can join us. Deadline to register is September 30th. Cancellations before September 30th = Full refund less 10% After September 30th, Entry credit less 20% towards a future Targa event.