Archive for 'Targa 2007'
Posted on 14. Sep, 2007 by Andrew.
In their fifth attempt at the Targa Newfoundland, Roy Hopkins and Adrienne Hughes have taken their sponge-painted 1969 BMW 2002 to the Overall and Classic win. In a demonstration of historic horsepower, all the top finishers were in the Classic division, including second-placed Michael MacKenzie and Kirk Alexander in a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, and Jud [...]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2007 by Warwick.
It was an early start for teams this morning, as the two-hour transit to Burin Peninsula meant that cars were on the road at sunrise. The first stages would take the teams to Harbour Mille, a stunning little fishing village perched on the rocks. As whitecaps whipped at the sea walls, cars roared down the [...]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2007 by Dean.
Now midway through the week, the teams seem to be getting comfortable and settling into the rhythm of the Newfoundland roads. One of the final cars in the field reported seeing no warning triangles today – a good sign after the brutal attrition of the opening two days.
Posted on 11. Sep, 2007 by Andrew.
Leg 2 of the 2007 Targa Newfoundland is in the books, and it was another eventful day for the competitors. Today’s stages included the flat out Leading Tickles turnaround stage. Several motors seemed to suffer under the extended wide open running, with the very trick ’59 Mini of Richard Paterson and the Subaru WRX of [...]
Posted on 10. Sep, 2007 by Andrew.
Monday dawned to a cold, misty morning and the stages were a mix of wet and dry conditions. The first two stages – Argentia and Placentia – were mainly dry but still claimed the first victims of the week. The lovely Austin Healey 100 of Ivan and Ian Shelton went off the road, damaging the [...]
Posted on 09. Sep, 2007 by Andrew.
The 2007 edition of Targa Newfoundland kicked off today with two prologue stages near St. John’s. Competitors first tested their cars and teamwork through the Flatrock stage, and started to open things up on Torbay South. Many teams were still ironing out last-minute wrinkles, while others were taking it easy knowing that the real race [...]
Posted on 08. Sep, 2007 by Warwick.
Between September 9th to 15th, Flatovercrest.com’s photographers, Warwick Patterson and Andrew Harvey, will be reporting daily from the 2007 Targa Newfoundland. Friday, Sept 14 Targa: Finish – Hopkins/Hughes Win!In their fifth attempt at the Targa Newfoundland, Roy Hopkins and Adrienne Hughes have taken their sponge-painted 1969 BMW 2002 to the Overall and Classic win. Thursday, [...]