Targa West is a rally event held in and around Perth, Western Australia. The event takes its name from the Targa Florio, a former motoring event held on the island of Sicily, as well as more recent Australian events including Targa Tasmania, now defunct East Coast Targa, Targa New Zealand and Classic Adelaide.
76 teams entered in one of two classes: Challenge (cars without roll cages) and Competition.
The 2006 event was marred by the death of champion driver Peter Brock who lost control of the car and smashed into a tree in the second stage of the event near Gidgegannup 40 km (25 mi) north-east of Perth  at 11.50am on 8 September 2006. Brock and co-driver Mick Hone were in a 2001 Daytona Sportscar. Hone was taken to hospital and made a recovery.
- "Australian Motor Racing Legend Dies in Targa West". Confederation of Australian Motorsport. 8 September 2006.
- "Racing legend Brock killed in car crash". ABC News. 8 September 2006.
- "Peter Brock killed in crash". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 September 2006.