Revs Institute at Brian Redman’s Targa 66 in 2024

Brian Redman’s Targa 66 is more than a track event: it always feels like a family reunion. The warm welcome from organizers Brian Redman and his son James is matched by the friendly atmosphere of the paddock.

Brian began organizing track weekends in 1991 for owners of historic and modern high performance cars in need of exercise without the risks inherent in racing. Targa 66 members run a diverse group of cars, from open wheel formula single seaters to priceless historics to late model supercars. Held for many years at the now-defunct Palm Beach International Raceway, the February event moved to the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2023. Spectators, too, come to the Speedway to enjoy the track action: these cars may not be racing, but they are certainly not going slowly.  

This year, Revs Institute brought five vehicles from the Miles Collier Collections: the 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, the 1969 Porsche 908 LH, the 1965 Ferrari 250 LM, the 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT, and the 1962 Austin Mini Seven. Targa 66 represents a prime opportunity to exercise race cars which are not legal to drive on public roads. 

Driver Gunnar Jeannette once again put the cars through their paces, giving the shop team valuable feedback. Notably, the 914/6 was given a shakedown: its engine was recently rebuilt by Paul Willison, who was also in attendance. The GTZ, too, had been on display for quite a while and was due for a day out. The media team and filmmaker Sean Fannin were capturing the heat of the moment. 

The highlight of the weekend, however, was a visit from Brian Redman himself. Brian drove the 908 LH to victory at the 1969 Spa 1000km (with Jo Siffert). Fifty-five years later, Brian once again donned a firesuit and climbed into the 908’s cockpit. He drove a few laps around the HMS road course. Back in the garage, his smile was wide enough to be seen from the race control tower. 

If you’d like to know more about Targa 66, or bring a car or two yourself next February, check out the event’s website at

Photography by Damon May

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