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2017 Newsletters

TN Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 12

TN Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 11

TN Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 10




Lucas Oil Challenge

Targa Newfoundland is very proud and pleased to announce that for the eighth consecutive year Lucas Oil has become a major partner of Targa Newfoundland. In celebration of this, the events 15th Anniversary year and in cooperation with J. D. Coyle Sales Inc., the Atlantic Canada agent for Lucas Oil products, we are pleased to announce the creation of the:

Lucas Oil Targa Newfoundland Challenge:

How to enter:
• Enter Targa Newfoundland.
• Contact the event registrar Darren Sheppard and register for the Lucas Oil Challenge.
o Provide the quantity, grade, weight and type of oil (synthetic or regular) you will require.
o Provide details of the engine type make etc.
o Agree to have the results, photographs and material about the car used for such publicity that Lucas may require
• Lucas Engine oil will be provided to your specifications by the Lucas representative at the event.
• The provided Lucas oil will be complementary as recognition of your entry into the Lucas Oil Challenge.
• Entries will not be accepted after registration.

The prize
• A free entry into Targa Newfoundland 2017.
• The entry will be awarded, in the form of a certificate, to the Targa or Grand Touring competitor that accumulates the least penalty points during the 2016 15th anniversary event.
• The competitors scores will be taken from the final finishing scores when posted.


Happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday Special!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American competitors, former competitors and fans!

With that, Targa is having a Black Friday Sale! Black Friday is a huge world-wide sales event. Astounding prices are offered on many goods and services. We are no different!

From now until midnight tomorrow night (November 27th) Targa is offering $1,000.00 off the advertised Targa and Grand Touring entry fee price! *Offer open to everyone (not just Americans), only offered between stated times, must pay full entry fee amount (no payment plan), does not apply to those already entered or entered on previous specials. Other conditions may apply.

Please email to obtain your entry fee or for more information. Can also call 1-877-332-2413 for more information (leave a message if no answer). If contact is made between the hours above, you’ll apply for the discount!

Americans paying in U.S. funds also have an approximate 25% discount due to the exchange rate, so you’ll save even more! Act now!

Targa featured article in December issue of Inside Track Magazine!

Received our Inside Track Magazines in the mail yesterday (thank you guys)! In it, the main article in the magazine is about our 14th annual Targa Newfoundland held this past September! Image below is some of the article in the magazine. You’ll have to purchase the magazine to read the entire piece.

Images of the winners, other great shots, quotes from winners, and a really good article written by Jenn Earle out of Nova Scotia (who has been to the event and is a racing nut herself). Images by our hard working photographer Ralph Saulnier (great shots mate)!

It’s the December issue of Inside Track, so look for it on shelves at your local bookstore or magazine spot. Also can order online at Inside Track Magazine and the website is pretty cool for all motorsports info in general, so added bonus there!

These are the same guys that put off Motorama in Toronto in mid-March that we’ll be attending, so they certainly know their car stuff (and are really great people, love dealing with them). Go buy the magazine peeps!

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Remembrance Day discount to veterans and serving armed forces members

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and the Commonwealth. We pause to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, to allow us the freedom to do the things we love in this country.

As Targa’s Thank You to veterans and current serving members, we are taking $1,000.00 off the advertised price of entry into Targa and Grand Touring divisions for the next week. At end of business on the 18th of November, this special will end. We ask those who know veterans or serving members of the armed forces to share this post and let those who are interested in Targa or motorsports in general, that if they wish to enter Targa, then do it now!

Two things are needed in order to apply for the special rate:
– proof of being a veteran or current serving member of the armed forces.
– Either the driver or co-driver has to be a veteran or current serving member of the armed forces (both also can be however the discount will still be $1,000.00).

Please contact for more information or to register for Targa 2016.

Review video of Open Class & Overall 2015 Champion Jean Luc Bergeron

If you have 13 minutes to spare, then you really need to watch this GREAT video of what Targa is all about! Put together by Open Class and Overall Winner Jean Luc Bergeron and his crew, it shows what Targa is all about, and how 4 guys can prep a car and win the event.

Also, very cool story on why they did it in the first place. A promise that was kept, right to the end. Enjoy!

New look website launched for Targa Newfoundland!

It is with great pride that the Targa Newfoundland Board of Governors introduces the start-up of Targa’s new website.

Today our main website,, has been updated and given a brand new look! Developed and designed by the hard working staff of Hume Media Inc., the new website brings in the information from the old website, but sets it out in a much easier layout with faster downloads. A specific “Results” page for past results and where the 2016 results will be posted is easily to access. Clicking on any of the main headings will open up other subcategories once the new page loads. These subcategories include the 2016 Entry list, News, and other information that competitors and fans can access.

We at Targa Newfoundland are thrilled with the layout and how the updated website will allow users to easily gain information and access to other social media sites related to Targa.

“This new website created by Hume Media Inc. really shows the creativity and the amount of effort that can go into such a site”, said Giannou. “The new Targa site will provide fans the option to see the entries, read about the latest news and access our YouTube, Twitter and other social media feeds all through the main website. And it’ll give possible competitors the option to learn about the event, by seeing what past competitors have to say about the event. They can continue to register directly on the website, just as they did with the old one.”

Updates to the main website will continue over the next couple of weeks. Additional headings and pages will be added, such as the newsletter sign-up and forum access, as well as images of past years that need to be uploaded. New entries will also be added to that section as they officially enter the 15th Anniversary Targa.