Flower power for traders as the Targa Florio hits town

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Targa Florio fever will sweep through Queenscliff on Friday 1 December when more than 140 classic cars parade along Hesse Street en route to Sorrento as part of a state-wide tour.

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute is an event for classic cars produced between 1907 and 1976. The event provides local traders with a fantastic opportunity to showcase all Victoria has to offer over five exciting days of touring and time trials.

“Council is thrilled that the 101st anniversary of the Targa Florio is coming to the Borough of Queenscliffe,” said the Mayor, Cr Tony Francis.

“The procession of classic cars will create a spectacle as they make their way down Hesse Street.”

To celebrate the first time the event has left Italy, local traders are encouraged to “put your geraniums out” to add pops of colour to the streetscape and create a festive atmosphere that will carry into Christmas and the holiday season.

Rip Chamber Inc. committee member Catherine Rush said the idea of using geraniums was an organic and simple way to add vibrant colours of red and green which also form part of Italy’s national flag.

“The timing couldn’t be better as traders can celebrate the Targa Florio Australian Tribute coming to Queenscliff and then continue to use the colour scheme throughout Christmas and beyond. The whole street will look fantastic,” said Ms Rush.

Local traders wanting to join in on the festive fun can order geraniums from Catherine Stevens at Citrine Essentials, 26 / 30–32 Hesse Street Queenscliff or call 5258 5378.