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The Mercury Cars Guide : March 27th 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au ---23 Veteran on track for 17th Targa VETERAN: Jeff Beable, 65, is gearing up for his 17th Targa Tasmania. 65-year-old Jeff Beable is proof that age is no barrier to competing in world class motorsport events. James Bresnehan reports Another top three finish in Early Modern would be nice, but finishing safely is the best plan' with JAMES BRESNEHAN TOGETHER with his wife Nerida, 60, Victorian Targa veteran Jeff Beable is gear- ing up for his 17th crack at Australia's premier tarmac rally, Targa Tasmania, and he can't wait for the April 27 to May 2 event to start. The Beables' best result in Targa Tasmania was in 2000 when they drove their Nissan Skyline to a brilliant third outright, behind only Jim Richards and Peter Fitzgerald in Porsches. Ten years later, they are again driving their trusty Nissan Skyline, but their focus in 2010 is firmly on a top three finish in the Early Modern competition (1982-2002). The pair finished second in that division last year. ''The real thrill of entering Targa Tasmania is catching up with the many friends we've made in the sport over the years,'' Beable said. ''And of course driving on the wonderful Tasmanian roads. ''Another top three finish in Early Modern would be nice, but finishing safely is the best plan.'' Like most crews, the Beables will purchase safety notes prior to Targa Tasmania, complete their own re- connaissance and modify the notes. The Beables know only too well how important it is to have confi- dence in the car and the co-driver. Nerida has co-driven for Jeff in every tarmac rally he has entered. Not only have the Beables com- pleted 16 Targa Tasmania events, they have taken part in in Targa West and crossed the Tasman to participate in the Targa New Zea- land event. Their results have been as im- pressive as their longevity in the sport. Along with third outright in Targa Tasmania, they have finished in the top 10 on four occasions in the Modern class and were on the podium in the Early Modern class in 2009. The Beables' 2000 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec N1 is ideally suited to Tasmania's twisty roads. And it is well equipped to to handle unpredictable weather conditions. ''At our age, who knows how many events we've got left ahead,'' Jeff said. ''But we love Targa Tasmania and look forward to it every year. After a 5.1km prologue around the streets of George Town to decide the event running order on Tuesday, April 27, Targa Tasmania 2010 will see competitors tackle 39 Targa stages over a total competitive dis- tance of more than 400km. The 19th Targa Tasmania is pri- marily based in Launceston, but competitors will also spend a night in Strahan before the event finishes in Hobart on May 2. 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Phone 0417 568 391. 0 97 WINNEBAGO Ford Transit turbo diesel, shower and toilet, 4 berths, stove and oven, 2 a/c, two 80w solar panels, new batts, 12 mths reg, $42,500. Ph 0418 123 554 116' Windsor caravan, island double bed, 2 bunks, good cond, $8,800. Ph 6243 5192. 0 WINNEBAGO ALPINE 1999, lots of extras, low klms, REDUCED TO $129,990. Phone 0417 568 391. 0 MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY 1 The place that has more expert opinions than any other. carsguide.com.au and in Saturday's Mercury. Machinery CLOSING TIMES CARS GUIDE LINE ADS ONLY New ads/cancellations THURSDAY 8 PM For Saturday's CARSGUIDE Phone 62 300 400 2 AAA Buy all types agricultural and industrial machinery etc. Dudley Clarke PL 62 681 234 0 BACKHOE - FORD '74 1 owner $11,000 - 0418 120171 1 EX MECH WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT vehicle hoists, tyre changer, wheel aligner etc etc, full list on application. 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AAIM = Australian Agricultural Industrial Machinery bargainshop.com.au Ph0419494949 0SCM INVINCIBLE panel saw with spindle molder sliding table. Barker Stroke sander, 2.5m table with sliding platen. Open front spray booth. All in good condition. Phone 6243 5386 or 0408 335 696. 0 SHIPPING CONTAINERS New and used 20 and 40ft. Best prices in Tasmania. Statewide delivery. 0418 120 531 / 0408 385 314 0 SLASHERS, CARRYALLS and grader blades. See Hollander Imports. 6234 5799. 0Wanted track chains and plates to suit international 175B. Ph 6293 1244. 1 WANTED 3PL POST DRIVER in good working order. Ph 0402 359 100 0 MORE CARS! There are more cars in CARSguide Extra. To find them, look in the index of today's classifieds. DEADLINE FOR CARSGUIDE 8PM THURSDAY
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