HOW DO I START?
Targa Rallies are easily accessible, catering for standard or road rally spec cars (lightly modified vehicles; rollcages may be added but all interior trim must be retained for example). With club memberships at £20/year and entry fees from £40/event they are a very affordable way of getting involved in motor sport. You can also “double drive” on Targa Rallies meaning you can drive and your friend navigate, and then swap roles. You cannot, however, navigate or drive twice on the same event.
To get started, go to some events and chat with some of the competitors and organisers, who will be happy to talk you through everything you need to know and answer any questions you may have. Some events take place on airfields and MOD property meaning spectators are not allowed, so why not volunteer to marshal?
Next, join your local club. You will each need to be a member of the organising club or an invited club to compete, but with club membership at £20/year it is a low cost to get involved. Then, of course, you will need a car.