Burlington, Ontario based Bluesun entry 3rd at Targa and raises $9,400.00!

Simon Tomlinson and Stewart Wigg also raised money for their charity, Team Brother Bear, of $9,400.00! Article also talks about Simon’s stunt driving…ahh…attempt at stunt driving. All good mate! The boys are coming back in 2016 so all good!

http://www.insidehalton.com/community-story/5954219-burlington-based-bluesun-entry-third-at-targa-newfoundland-raises-9-400-for-kids/

TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND TO KICK OFF ITS 2016 PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN AT MOTORAMA

Canada’s Biggest…Is Getting Better!
March 11, 12 & 13, 2016 at Toronto’s International Centre
TORONTO, ON // OCTOBER 9, 2014 • Just weeks after wrapping up another successful edition of Targa Newfoundland, organizers are already preparing for 2016, which will be the 15th anniversary of the event. That includes the announcement that the promotional campaign for Targa 2016 will kick into high gear at the 2nd annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. The show takes place March 11, 12 & 13, 2016 at Toronto’s International Centre.
According to Targa Newfoundland president and founder Robert Giannou, Targa’s annual appearance in Toronto is a key component of Targa’s promotional campaign.

“It’s our biggest window in our biggest market,” said Giannou.

“The Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is a huge attraction for us. With almost one-third of the country’s population in and around Toronto, it’s an amazing opportunity for us to promote Targa Newfoundland. And the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo appeals to a broad base of car owners, which allows us to introduce ourselves to all those people and the people who come to see the cars.”

The inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo took place in March of 2015 and combined the traditional custom car and hot rod show at the International Centre with the long-running Canadian Motorsports Expo. Building upon the success of the inaugural show, the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is expanding in 2016 to fill all of Halls 1 & 2 at the International Centre. The additional space will accommodate more vehicles and displays.
The Targa Newfoundland display will feature multiple examples of race-ready machinery, along with their drivers and support crews. Organizers of the Targa will also be on hand to answer any questions, while encouraging potential entrants to give the unique automotive event a try.

“In addition to our display, we try to have an entry-based contest for those in attendance for Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo visitors,” said Giannou. “More details will be available in the future on our newly re-designed and more user-friendly website, created by Hume Media, starting in November.”
The 2016 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo also marks the fifth anniversary of the partnership between Motorama and Targa Newfoundland organizers.
“We are very proud of our ongoing relationship with Targa Newfoundland and are looking forward to being a part of such an important milestone in 2016,” said Motorama co-founder David Weber. “Targa Newfoundland was a big supporter of the inaugural Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo and we are very grateful for their participation and support,” added Motorama co-founder Greg MacPherson. “And most importantly, Targa Newfoundland holds a unique place in Canadian motorsport and continues to get better year after year!”

As an added bonus in 2016, Targa Newfoundland organisers have created the Quick Tour, which is based on a minimum one day of entry to a maximum of three days. The Quick Tour is attached to the Fast Tour division, which is not a competition, but the Quick Tour will have a pace car in front of the group and will need all licenses and correct documentation supporting your entry to enter. Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo visitors interested in trying Targa Newfoundland will have a chance to sign up for the Quick Tour or any other division of Targa at the 2016 show.

“The Quick Tour is a way for us to give people on the fence about experiencing the Full Targa Newfoundland event a taste of what it is like to drive on some of Canada’s most beautiful and challenging roads,” said Giannou. “We know you’ll be back; your first time will not be your last!”
ABOUT TARGA NEWFOUNDLAND: Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2016 competition will start in St. John’s on September 12 and concludes in Brigus on September 16. The Awards Gala will be held September 17. The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometres of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of the island of Newfoundland, including over 400 kilometres of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages. Information on Targa Newfoundland can be found on the website, www.targanewfoundland.com, or by telephone, toll-free, 1(877) 332-2413.

ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The inaugural Motorama show takes place March 11, 12 & 13, 2016 at Toronto’s International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. With a footprint of almost a quarter-million square feet, the show will be Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, schedules and more, call (416) 962-7223, or email info@MotoramaShow.com. The show’s website is located at www.MotoramaShow.com.

Targa Newfoundland Diary

The GT-40 of Mark McDonald & James Bergeron certainly caught the attention of many while they were here at the Targa. James, an accomplished automotive journalist…he’s paying me to say that…j/k…was writing about the whole experience from start to finish, while learning the route book (I witness him bringing his cup of coffee into the arena and sitting down at the Notice Board table each night, highlighter and pencil in hand, going at his route book as if it was the rescue book to the zombie apocalypse).
Both came with a mission, to have fun, but try and obtain their Targa Plates. That didn’t happen due to their mishap on Leg 3, but they did finish 2nd in their Class none the less.
Enjoy James’s thoughts on his experience, the event as a whole, and the memories he made while here!

2016 Targa Newfoundland Entry Fees & New Division

2016 Targa Newfoundland Entry Fees

Separate fees for all divisions this year (new to Targa) and we’ve added a new division, the Quick Tour, which is based on a minimum one day of entry to a maximum of three days for those who wish to enter and see what the event is like, but not spend the entire week attached to the event. This division is attached to Fast Tour so it would not be a competition, it doesn’t need a roll cage, but you will have a Pace Car in front of the group and will need all licenses and correct documentation supporting your entry to enter. Those in Quick Tour will not receive a Finishers Medallion at the Official Finish in Brigus. All other divisions will receive their Medallion if they are able to cross the finish line.

Add 13% HST to all fees below for total entry fees

Local teams take top spots in several classes and divisions of Targa Newfoundland 2015

ST. JOHN’S, NL (September 18, 2015) – The 14th annual Targa Newfoundland competition came to a close on Friday in the historic town of Brigus, with many of the winners being local entries.

The chilly, early autumn weather didn’t dampen the competitors or their supporter’s attitudes at the end of the event. Provisional winners of classes and divisions were announced in the centre of Brigus by Targa President Robert Giannou.

The Open division winner turned out to be Jean Luc Bergeron and his co-driver of Yvan Turcotte, both of Quebec. It is their first Open division championship at the Targa. They beat out defending champion Mike Davenport and Brad Benson, both of Ontario.

The Modern division winner is a local team who participates in local rally cross for practice. Billy Anderson and Max Cline Abrahams drove their MINI exceptionally well and it was certainly noticed by other competitors and fans.

In Classic division, the local team of Mike Mercer and Corey Prosser beat out a similar Mazda Miata for first place in the division.

Grand Touring Equipped winners of Marinus Damm and Renee Damm of Oregon, U.S.A. were quite surprised to win the division, as they had not been in the lead at any other point during the week.

Grand Touring Unequipped was won by a rookie team to the event consisting of Carson Scheller of California, U.S.A. and Lauren Scheller of Arizona, U.S.A.

The last remaining function for the 2015 Targa is the formal Awards Gala to be held at the Canadian Forces Station St. John’s on Saturday. This will be the final event of the 2015 Targa Newfoundland.

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2015 competition will start in Torbay on September 13 and concludes back in St. John’s on September 18. The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including more than 400 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

For Sale – Vehicles of Targa

Vehicles located in this section are for sale and in some way have been connected with Targa Newfoundland. Contact information for each vehicle is located within each post.

2012 Kia Optima Turbo

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2.0 Turbo
Paddle shift automatic
Built by Four Star Motorsports/Sprongl
Full roll cage.
Hotbits suspension.
AP racing 4 pot calipers at all 4 corners.
All Targa required safety equipment.
Will come with brand new seats and belts to suit to driver/co-driver.
Terrtarip 303 GPS v4 odo
Terratrip intercom.
A full list of the build can be supplied upon request.

Built from a brand new car.
Originally for Kia Canada and campaigned by Jim Kenzie in Targa. Then purchased by Dan Sprongl and competed in various track events 2 two years

Less than 10,000 km on the car.

Ready to run the roads of Targa.
Will add and remove equipment to suit new owner(s).

Contact dan@fourstarmotorsports.com

1986 Toyota Corolla

#73

1.6 litre Blacktop engine, Toyota Supra transmission, Ford 9” rear axle & Wilwood brakes. Car has successfully completed five Targas, meeting all safety standards.

Other features include:

– numerous carbon fibre panels,

– two sets of tires (six Falken Azema, four Kuhomo; used but good for transport and practice),

– rally odometer,

– brand new six point safety harnesses (two sets),

– numerous suspension upgrades,

– new fuel tank & exhaust system, and

– unique paint job by local artist Clem Curtis.

GREAT STARTER CAR, SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE

Lady owner, low mileage & never winter driven!

For more information or questions regarding this vehicle, please contact:  Linda Goodyear at (709) 746-7700 or lgoodyear@nf.aibn.com

 

1986 Camaro Z28
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The car is an ex Players Cup Challenge participant that was shipped to the province in late 2009, to prepare for the 2010 Targa.
The car is rust free and is set to run as it is or a few little changes to suit new owner tastes!
The engine – 355 built motor, Speed Pro pistons, Carrillo rods and main caps, 10.5 1 c.r.
Comp cams hyd cam for reliability. Iron Eagle 200 heads. Side kick out oil pan and oil cooler built in behind head light ass.
The transmission – Built G Force Racing T5 5 speed with semi straight cut gears for strength. Center force clutch.
The suspension – Koni 2 way adjustables all around, spoon rear links with adjustable third link. 10 and 9 bolt holden rear end included.
The brakes – front are 4 piston Wilwoods with dual masters, and rear calipers are stock 1le with built in hand brake. Floating front rotors (Coleman), stock 1le rears.
Fuel cell in the rear with dual pump set up, safety fire wall between cell and driving area.

Asking price is C$11,200.00 A little neg. Car is located in storage in Gander, Newfoundland.

Email amyandbrad@nf.sympatico.ca for more information. Serious inquires only please.

2017 Entry List

The following list is subject to change and may be incomplete. New entries will be added as they are received.

Sponsors or companies connected to each competitor are linked through their names. Click on a name to see the sponsor or company connected with the competitor. Click on an image to see it full screen.

TARGA Division

Driver: Jean Luc Bergeron

Navigator: Hubert Gaudreau

#666 - 1999 Subaru WRX STi 22B
Quebec, Canada666
Driver: Bryan Bursey

Navigator: Don Kjorven

#399 - 1991 Mazda Miata
Texas, U.S.A.

Alberta, Canada
399
Driver: Stan Hartling

Navigator: Andy Proudfoot

#488 - 2006 Lotus Exige
Provo, Turks & Caicos

Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
488
Driver: John Hume Jr.

Navigator: Justin Crant

#499 - 2004 BMW M3
Ontario, Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
499
Driver: Kirk Jones

Navigator: Corey Prosser

#444 - 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Ontario, Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
744
Driver: Scott Knott

Navigator: Mark Knott

#641 - 2005 Lotus Elise
Florida, U.S.A.

Rhode Island, U.S.A.
641
Driver: Bradley Nullmeyer

Co-Driver: Andrew Nullmeyer

#688 - 2004 Subaru WRX STi
Ontario, Canada688
Driver: Jon Riddell

Navigator: Briar de Lange

#428 - 2002 BMW M3
Ontario, Canada428
Driver: Mark Rittenhouse

Navigator: Mark Laitenberger

#633 - 2008 Mitsubishi Evo
Ontario, Canada

New York, U.S.A.
633
Driver: Jack Rogers

Navigator: CJ Strupp

#101 - 1965 Ford Mustang
Indiana, U.S.A.101
Driver: Edison Wiltshire

Navigator: Marg-o Wiltshire

#277 - 1979 Porsche 911
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada277

GRAND TOURING Division

Driver: Cam Brensinger

Co-Driver: Barry Brensinger

#750 - 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350
New Hampshire, U.S.A.750
Driver: Tim Burgess

Co-Driver: Jan Frolic

#705 - 1961 Triumph TR4
Ontario, Canada705
Driver: Paul Dennis

Co-Driver: Mark Dennis

#711 - 2017 Subaru BRZ
Ontario, Canada811
Driver: John Hume Sr.

Navigator: Christina Kroner

#733 - 2013 MINI GP
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Driver: Craig MacMullen

Co-Driver: David Jenkins

#777 - 2010 Dodge Challenger
Nova Scotia, Canada

Ontario, Canada
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Driver: Ruth Thorogood

Co-Driver: Andrew Thorogood

#701 - 2006 MINI GP
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Driver: Joel Watts

Navigator: Michelle Mathias

#717 - 2015 Subaru Impreza LP400
Ontario, Canada717

K&K INSURANCE FAST TOUR Division

Driver: Ron Bartleet

Co-Driver: Duncan Fregren

#888 - 2000 BMW 323
Ontario, CanadaIMG_1213
Driver: Norman Campbell

Navigator: Mary Campbell

#800 - 1963 Austin Healey
Alberta, Canada800
Driver: William Garland

Co-Driver: Valerie Garland

#803 - 2003 Porsche Boxster
Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

Ontario, Canada
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Previous Winners/Targa Masters

Additional winners of other classes will be added soon after the current year’s event.

Targa (Open) Division

2003 – Tom Hayes/Andy Vann – 1954 Studebaker Commander

2004 – Jerry Churchill/Jim Roxbury – 1963 Chevrolet Impala

2005 – Jim Kenzie/Brian Bourbonniere (Canada) – 2004 MINI Cooper S

2006 – Jim Kenzie/Brian Bourbonniere (Canada) – 2004 MINI Cooper S

2007 – John Paynier/Clarke Paynier – 2006 Subaru WRX STi

2008 – Frank Sprongl/Rod Hendricksen (Canada) – 1983 Audi Quattro A2

2009 – Frank Sprongl/Rod Hendricksen (Canada) – 1983 Audi Quattro A2

2010 – Jim Kenzie/Brian Bourbonniere (Canada) – 2009 MINI Cooper S

2011 – Rob Pacione/Brian Maxwell (Canada) – 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT 8

2012 – Andrew Comrie-Picard/Brian O’Kane (Canada) – 2006 Mitsubishi Evo 7

2013 – Mike Davenport/Brad Benson (Canada) – 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon

2014 – Mike Davenport/Brad Benson (Canada) – 2015 Subaru WRX STi

2015 – Jean Luc Bergeron/Vincent Trudel (Canada) – 1999 Subaru Impreza 22B

2016 – Ludovic Lognay/Lauriane Lognay (Canada) – 2010 Subaru WRX STi

Targa (Modern) Division

2002 – Bill Arnold/Tamara Hull – 1999 BMW M-Coupe

2003 – Ernie Jakubowski/Bill Comat – 1981 Porsche 911 SC

2004 – Roy Hopkins/Adrienne Hughes – 1988 BMW M3

2005 – Ernie Jakubowski/Bill Comat – 1981 Porsche 911 SC

2006 – Keith Townsend/Jen Horsey (Canada) – 2005 Subaru WRX Sti

2007 – John Paynter/Clarke Paynter – 2006 Subaru WRX Sti

2008 – Andrew Comrie-Picard/Jen Horsey (Canada) – 2008 Mitsubishi Evo GSR

2009 – Steve Millen/Mike Monticello (U.S.A.) – 2009 Nissan GT-R

2010 – Matthew Oldford/Brian Oldford (Canada) – 2004 Subaru WRX Sti

2011 – Matthew Oldford/Brian Oldford (Canada) – 2004 Subaru WRX Sti

2012 – Paul Dyer/Justin Crant (Canada) – 2006 Mitsubishi Evo 7

2013 – Dan Aweida/Tina Aweida (U.S.A.) – 2008 Ford Mustang FR 500 S

2014 – Matthew Oldford/Brian Oldford (Canada) – 2004 Subaru WRX Sti

2015 – Billy Anderson/Max Cline Abrahams (Canada) – 2002 MINI Cooper S

2016 – Billy Anderson/Max Cline Abrahams (Canada) – 2002 MINI Cooper S

Targa (Classic) Division

2002 – Len Cattlin/Gayle Cattlin (Australia) – 1965 Ford Mustang

2003 – Bill Arnold/Peter Guagenti – 1972 BMW Bavaria

2004 – Bill Arnold/Tamara Hull – 1972 BMW Bavaria

2005 – Bill Arnold/Alan Ryall – 1972 BMW Bavaria

2006 – Glen Clarke/Evan Gamblin (Canada) – 1979 Porsche 911

2007 – Roy Hopkins/Adrienne Hughes – 1969 BMW 2002

2008 – Roy Hopkins/Adrienne Hughes – 1969 BMW 2002

2009 – Roy Hopkins/Adrienne Hughes – 1969 BMW 2002

2010 – Scott Giannou/Ray Felice (Canada) – 1981 Porsche 911 SC

2011 – Scott Giannou/Ray Felice (Canada) – 1981 Porsche 911 SC

2012 – Scott Giannou/Ray Felice (Canada) – 1981 Porsche 911 SC

2013 – Ben Gill/Dave Didcock (England) – 1978 Ford Escort 1800 RS

2014 – Jack Rogers/C.J. Strupp (U.S.A.) – 1965 Ford Mustang

2015 – Mike Mercer/Corey Prosser (Canada) – 1992 Mazda Miata

2016 – Richard Atkinson/Jonathan Cole (Canada) – 1995 Acura Integra

Grand Touring Division – Equipped & Unequipped combined starting in 2016 Targa

2016 – Marinus Damm/Renee Damm (United States) – 2001 Porsche Carrera 4

Grand Touring (Equipped) Division

2002 – Alan Ryall/Corolyn Ryall (Canada) – 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX

2003 – Jean-Francois Drolet/Rejean Beaulieu (Canada) – 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe

2004 – Jean-Francois Drolet/Rejean Beaulieu (Canada) – 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe

2005 – Brian Crockatt/Gail Walker (Canada) – 1987 BMW 535i

2006 – Bruce Terris/Andy Proudfoot (Canada) – 1991 Subaru Legacy Turbo

2007 – Alan Kearley/Greg Martin (Canada) – 2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT

2008 – John Vandemierden/Stu Lehmann (Canada) – 2008 Lotus Elise

2009 – Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff/Christoph Trauttmansdorff (Canada) – 1990 BMW 325i

2010 – Alan Townsley/David Fuhrmann (United States) – 2003 Acura RSX

2011 – Justin Crant/Justin Russell (Canada) – 1997 VW Golf Trek

2012 – John Hume Sr./Craig MacMullen (Canada) – 2011 BMW 335is

2013 – Jon Riddell/Briar DeLange (Canada) – 2008 BMW 135i

2014 – John Hume Sr./Craig MacMullen (Canada) – 2013 MINI GP

2015 – Marinus Damm/Renee Damm (United States) – 2012 BMW 328 xiT Wagon

Grand Touring (Unequipped) Division

2004 – Kris Collingwood/Sean Longhi (Canada) – 2004 Subaru WRX STi

2005 – Mark Hacking/Lawrence Hacking (Canada) – 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2006 – Alan Townsley/David Fuhrmann (Canada) – 2006 Factory Five Serie Cobra

2007 – Alan Kearley/Greg Martin – 2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT

2008 – Alan Kearley/Greg Martin – 2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT

2009 – Alan Kearley/Greg Martin – 2004 Mazda 3 Sport GT

2010 – Alan Townsley/David Fuhrmann (Canada) – 2003 Acura RSX

2012 – Rev. David Burrows/Jason Fancey (Canada) – 2012 Scion FR-S

2013 – Terry DaSilva/Graham Austin (Canada) – 1980 MGB

2014 – Rev. David Burrows/Jason Fancey (Canada) – 2014 Scion Tc

2015 – Carson Scheller/Lauren Scheller (United States) – 2003 Audi A6

Top 10 reasons to join us at Targa Newfoundland this year!

 

  • Joining the ‘Targa Family’ is the ultimate exclusive club for the die-hard motorsport enthusiast – a global ‘brotherhood’ like no other!
  • Show off your car during our annual schedule of car shows, with a yearly visitor rate of 25,000 fans! Trust us, you’ll play hero to the young and old hundreds of times over…
  • You’ll have an avenue to raise funds for charities or groups that support your entry into the event.
  • Get your adrenaline totally pumping non-stop for a week while you challenge yourself and your car (historic, classic and modern welcome!) on an open and closed-road competition on one of the most beautiful islands on Earth.
  • While you’re playing adventure tourist in Newfoundland during Targa week, you’ll enjoy the old world hospitality of the island and know you’ve been transported somewhere very special.
  • Have the most fun of your life while you live ‘the dream’ and drive YOUR car the way it was meant to be driven. Or, just the way you’ve always dreamed of driving it!
  • Develop remarkable personal and professional networks with people you’ve always wanted to meet but just didn’t know where to find!
  • Experience a true allegory of life where the key to success lies in the unexpected and how you cope with it.
  • A chance to fundraise and promote your charity of choice – many use Targa Newfoundland as a chance to get involved in their community!
  • Be rewarded – by yourself, your fellow team members and the thousands of Targa fans that will line the streets to cheer you on!

 

The Awards

Finishers Medallions

To be awarded a medallion a competitor must arrive at the official finish of the event with the vehicle (or parts there of).

Silver Plate Award

A silver Targa plate is presented to the driver and co-driver that have completed all the Targa stages within the plate time specified for their vehicle class. The plate time is calculated as a base time plus a percentage depending on the vehicle and the class.

If the driver and co-driver win the Silver plate for three consecutive years, they will be eligible for the Gold plate in their third year in lieu of the silver plate.

Gold Plate Award

A gold Targa plate is presented to the driver and co-driver of each crew that have completed all the Targa stages within the plate time specified for their vehicle class for three consecutive years. The plate time is calculated as a base time plus a percentage depending on the vehicle and the class. The Gold plate is presented in the third year in lieu of the silver plate.

After winning a Gold plate the crew member needs two more consecutive silver plates to be awarded a Platinum plate.

Platinum Plate Award

A crew member that has already achieved a Gold plate, needs two more consecutive silver trophies (after the Gold plate award) in order to win a Platinum plate. The platinum plate can only be won by a crew member than has already won a Gold plate after which he/she has completed all Targa stages within the plate time specified for their vehicle class.

The platinum plate will be awarded in lieu of the third silver plate (at which point the crew member should have 5 silver plates and one gold).

Diamond Plate Award

A crew member that has already achieved a Gold plate, and a Platinum plate needs two more consecutive silver trophies (after the Platinum plate award) in order to win a Diamond plate. The Diamond plate can only be won by a crew member than has already won both the Gold and Platinum plates, after which he/she has completed all Targa stages within the plate time specified for their vehicle class.

The diamond plate will be awarded in lieu of the third silver plate (at which point the crew member should have 6 silver plates, one gold and one platinum – the ninth one will be diamond).

Grand Touring Awards

First, Second and Third Places: Trophies

Targa Classic Awards

First, Second and Third Places: Trophies

Targa Modern Awards

First, Second and Third Places: Trophies

Targa Open Awards

First, Second and Third places: Trophies

Special Awards

Spirit of Targa Award

This plate is presented by Newfoundland International Motorsports to the entry that, in the opinion of the rest of the competitors, best represents the Spirit of Targa Newfoundland. The “Spirit of Targa” is defined as the entry that has undergone the most trials and tribulations to get to or to remain in the competition.

The Churchill Motorsports International Team Trophy

This award is presented to the national team that accumulates the lowest aggregate of penalty points throughout all portions of the event. To qualify for this award, a team must nominate three entries in Classic, Modern, or Unlimited (all entries need not be in the same division) who are all from the same country and be registered with the organizers at the start of the event.

Kenzie Cup for Team Marks Competition

This award is presented by Mr. Jim Kenzie, the co-creator of the idea for Targa Newfoundland, to the recognized marque (Ford, Porsche, Volvo etc.) that achieves the highest average finishing position.  A team will be comprised of any combination of three entries from Grand Touring, Classic, Modern or Open.  In the event of a tie, the winning team shall be the team with the highest average overall finishing position.  Each team must be declared to the Registrar before the close of Registration.

The Baldhead Racing Novice Award

Trophies presented by Jim Morrow and Craig Seko to the driver and co-driver in the Classic, Modern or Unlimited Division with the least experience, the most spirit, and an excellent placing.

Service Crew Award

This plate is presented by Newfoundland International Motorsports in the memory of Richard Stryjski, a service crewman who participated in and loved Targa Newfoundland, to the service crew that, in the opinion of the competitors, has done the most to assist competitors (theirs or others) to remain in the competition.

The Grace Cup Novice Award

Presented by Reverend Edison Wiltshire and his wife Margo to the driver and co-driver in the Grand Touring Division with the least experience, the most spirit, and an excellent placing.

Fast Tour Award

It is awarded to the Fast Tour entrant whose car is, in the opinion of their co-Fast Tour entrants and spectators, most representative of the essence of the exotic car and that is driven in a manner so as to promote the Fast Tour and to encourage the positive effect of exotic automobiles on the event, its communities and the people of Newfoundland.

Next Generation Challenge

The Targa Newfoundland Next Generation Challenge is a competition-within-a-competition for late model cars of up to 1.6-litres displacement. The competition is intended to be:
i) A distinct competition for these sporty, fun-to-drive cars that are becoming a major factor in the market.
ii) A platform for manufacturers to demonstrate the performance attributes of these new generation models.
iii) An opportunity for their owners to share the spotlight with the great sporting cars that annually come to Targa.