“This year also marks 20 years of unbroken support of Australia’s leading tarmac rally for Shannons. Shannons was one of the event’s founding sponsors in 1992 and has maintained a high profile connection with the event and many participants ever since. In 1998, Shannons increased its involvement to sponsor Targa’s Historic Competition, with founder Robert Shannon taking an enthusiastic hands-on approach in the competition at the wheel of his beloved 1930 Low Chassis Invicta S,” stated the press release.
Shannons introduced the concept of motor vehicle insurance for enthusiasts, pioneering ideas like value cover, monthly repayments, choice of repairer, plus low-priced club plate, limited use and laid-up cover. This has expanded and now includes motorcycle insurance and home and contents cover, such as the Enthusiast Cover, which is aimed at protecting special items in your garage.
This year, Shannons will support the event once again, as the company will sponsor the Classic and Historic Competitions. In addition to that, Shannons will again sponsor the non-competitive Historic Rallye.
“Run for pre-1970 vehicles, the Shannons Historic Rallye from April 3-11 runs parallel with Targa proper and allows owners of special older cars to experience the thrill of driving over many of the event’s famous special stages, while enjoying less hurried touring through the State’s World Heritage scenery,” stated the press release.