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Targa: Finish – Hopkins/Hughes Win!

Posted on 14. Sep, 2007 by .

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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 […]

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Targa: Leg 4 Wrap Up

Posted on 13. Sep, 2007 by .

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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 […]

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Targa: Leg 3 Wrap Up

Posted on 13. Sep, 2007 by .

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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.

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Targa: Leg 2 Wrap Up

Posted on 11. Sep, 2007 by .

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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 […]

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Targa: Leg 1 Wrap Up

Posted on 10. Sep, 2007 by .

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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 […]

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Targa Warms Up With Prologue

Posted on 09. Sep, 2007 by .

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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 […]

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Spy Shots: New Car for Patrick Richard

Posted on 06. Sep, 2007 by .

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We stopped in at Rocket Rally today and spotted a new 06/07 style Impreza in the works for shop owner and multi-time Rally America and Canadian Champion, Pat Richard. It will be great to see him return to the stages. The car Pat campaigned for the last few years has been bought by Canadian 2WD […]

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