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European Cars of Targa Trophy Megarun – Photo Gallery

3 days of epic west coast driving

Sean Russell
Sep 29, 2014

Targa Trophy Megarun Details:

  • 3-day invite-only rally from San Diego to Scottsdale to Vegas to Hollywood
  • Occurred Sept. 18th-20th | 30+ cars
  • Three modified BMW M4 entries
  • Nissan GT-R wins overall

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Before you is a selection of photos chronicling the first ever Targa Trophy Megarun that took 30 exclusively invited cars from the San Diego, CA pier to Scottsdale, AZ, to Vegas and finally Hollywood. Over the three-day experience around 1000 miles of varying terrain was covered, much of which included remote twisting road. Our friends at Super Street Magazine placed us front and center for this first-ever point-to-point rally driving event.

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Targa Trophy is a California-based organization founded by Jason Overell in 2007 that caters to tuner enthusiasts focused on JDM and Euro lifestyle. While Targa Trophy hosts track events and meets, its bread and butter are a handful of annual car rallies. The recent Megarun was Targa Trophy’s largest rally to date.

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This is of course is not a race but a checkpoint-based rally scored by a unique Triple Crown points system. Each driver first downloads the official Targa Trophy app designed by Fusion of Ideas. Before the start of each day, specific directions of the day’s route are unlocked within the app along with checkpoints and required stops. Points are earned by time and checkpoints logged. For example, a checkpoint could be shooting a photo on a fisherman’s pier behind “Shirley’s Diner” found along the route. After photo is snapped the driver/co-driver must upload it to Instagram using specified text and tags to prove they were there.

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Time to destination also plays into scoring for each day but it is not about arriving first. Instead, it is based on how close your time matches with Targa Trophy founder, Jason Overell’s time, which he secretly logged across the same route prior to the event. A 30-60 minute lunch stop is given each day as well.

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While a trifecta of HRE-shoed BMW M4 cars and pairings of Ferrari 458 Italias and Audi R8s represented the euro scene in eye-catching fashion, it was a Nissan GT-R driver that won this year’s Targa Trophy Megarun. Enjoy the photos!

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