A rally driver killed in a horrific crash during Targa Tasmania only walked his daughter down the aisle a few months before his death.
Leigh Mundy, 68, died along with his co-driver Dennis Neagle, 59, when their Porsche 911 GT3 RS hit a tree on Wattle Grove Road in Cygnet.
The veteran driver gave his daughter Sarah away at her wedding to Kristian Farrow in December last year.
Ms Farrow on Sunday shared two photos of herself and her father on her wedding day to social media, captioned with a simple heart as a tribute to her father.
Leigh Mundy (left) died only months after walking his daughter Sarah Farrow (right) down the aisle
Hobart racer Leigh Mundy (left) walked his daughter down the aisle in December last year, who recently bought a home with her husband Kristian
The crash that killed Mr Mundy and Mr Neagle on Saturday came just a day after another fatal crash during the rally on the same track.
Veteran driver Shane Navin, 68, from NSW died when his red 1979 Mazda RX-7 rolled on the Lyell Highway in Tasmania’s remote west.
Mr Mundy’s three children Sarah, James and Natalie called their dad ‘good-humoured’ and ‘ever-generous’.
‘Our dad absolutely loved Targa and was thrilled to be competing again,’ they said in a statement to Daily Mail Australia.
‘We’re having an impossible time understanding life without our good-humoured, ever-generous, fix-anything, fondly mischievous dad and his brilliant smile.’
Tom Wilkin’s posted a tribute for his friend Mr Neagle, calling him ‘a pure gentleman to every meaning of the word’.
‘It was a privilege and you will never be forgotten, I am forever grateful for everything you have taught me,’ he wrote.
Mr Narvin was called a ‘quintessential gentleman’ and ‘an absolute pleasure to deal with’ by his friend Kelly Hunt.
Much-loved racer and experienced car racer Shane Navin (pictured) has died in a horror crash at the Targa Tasmania rally on Friday
Leigh Mundy (pictured left) from Tasmania, and his Queensland co-driver Dennis Neagle (right) were killed in a horror crash on Saturday
Friends and family of Dennis Neagle (pictured) have posted heartful tributes on social media
A special tribunal will investigate the deaths, which occurred over in two days, but organisers insist the annual fixture will continue.
‘Everyone who gets in these cars appreciates the risks involved,’ Targa Australia chief executive Mark Perry told reporters on Sunday.
Perry described the deaths as a tragedy that had rocked the motorsport community.
‘We can all learn, and we will learn, from this,’ he said.
In accordance with Motorsport Australia protocol, a tribunal will investigate the circumstances of the three mens’ deaths, but Perry did not expect a change to future events.
‘The future remains bright from our perspective. The event has got a very long history of success,’ he said.
‘It’s trying times and we will work through it but we still feel there is big demand for this sort of activity – thousands of cars travelling hundreds of thousands of kilometres, thousands of officials, it’s an industry within itself.
‘This is a set back no doubt, but we will work through it.’
Similar Targa events are staged in Victoria and Queensland and the routes are endorsed by an international motorsport body each year.
The 68-year-old rally driver from New South Wales rolled his 1979 Mazda RX7 amid heavy rain and slippery conditions
Their 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS hit a tree (pictured) near Cygnet in the state’s south
The latest fatalities take to five the number of people killed in the Tasmanian event’s 26-year history.
In 2013, 71-year-old NSW driver John Mansell was killed when his Porsche ran off the road and into a tree.
Melbourne navigator Ian Johnson died in 1996 after a crash in the state’s northwest.
Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said the future of Targa Tasmania would be the subject of further discussions.
‘What we need to do is understand what has occurred and work with Targa Tasmania, but also the police, in terms of what a future event looks like,’ he told reporters on Sunday.
What is the Targa Tasmania rally?
The six-day race is a world-renowned rally that takes place on public roads right across Tasmania.
Drivers will traverse about 2000km during the race that first began in 1992.
There are several categories for vehicles, but the rally is most well known for it’s souped-up classic cars.