Officially accepting entries in Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina!

Bambina year logo

Anyone who is interested in signing up for the Bambina, please contact Darren at I’ll email out the Rules, the Entry Form Part 1 & 2, and the Competition License form for both the driver/co-driver must have in order to compete.

Currently, the Part 1 Entry Form would be the main document to register; the other stuff can be completed and paid for over the next few weeks and months.

$500.00 for Fast Tour; $1,000.00 for Targa Bambina (add taxes to both).

I’ll also need an image or two of the vehicle you are entering in the event to post on social media and the Targa website once we get that section completed (another week before we have the Bambina section up on the Targa site).

Please tell your friends who are interested, and get the word out! Take advantage of the Early Bird registration. Certainly would make a great Christmas gift! And don’t forget, Targa’s accepting registration as well, so enter both if you really want to have the full Targa experience!

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2017 TNB Entry Form

Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina officially on the start line

ST. JOHN’S (November 14, 2016) – Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited is pleased to announce that plans to hold a Targa Bambina competition during the Canada Day long weekend in 2017. This mini version of the internationally acclaimed competition, will be held from June 30th – July 3rd and will consist of three days of competition, offering 16 competitive stages on the Burin Peninsula.

At the conclusion of the 15th annual Targa in September, it was obvious that there was strong demand for increased competitive motorsport activity within the province.  With over one hundred competitors involved in the recent Targa, it became clear that another secondary event could be supported, this one by mostly local competitors.

This smaller version of the Targa is designed as a compact, three day adventure, instead of the grueling week-long event that is held each September.  Two categories will be featured in the Bambina event for competitors to choose from – Grand Touring, the competitive division, and Fast Touring, the non-competitive division.

The Bambina gives the opportunity for people with an interest in motorsports to try their hand at stage rallying, without having to commit to the time and effort that the full Targa would involve.  Entry for this event is a fraction of the cost of the Targa, and the overall winner will gain free admission to Targa’s 16th annual event in September.

Tom Hollett was an immense supporter of the tarmac rally and embodies what Targa Newfoundland is all about.  He was larger than life and created what he dreamed of.  Targa will assist the Oldest Colony Trust, a registered charity that Tom created, that creates and maintains public amenities such as historical buildings, recreational areas, and trail systems in the Burin area.  Funds generated by the Bambina, through nightly car shows, the use of community accommodations , and other initiatives, will go directly to the Trust, to support this worthy cause.

Managed and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsport events in the world.  The Tom Hollett Memorial Bambina competition is scheduled for June 30 – July 3, 2017.  The event will utilize the roads on the Burin Peninsula and be based out of the community of Burin.

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Competitors/Media:      Darren Sheppard   1-877-332-2413

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Targa Newfoundland Volunteer Blitz

‘Experience the Drive’ as a Special Volunteer with Newfoundland’s most fabulous annual international event.

When? Sunday, November 20th,
Time? 1pm – 3pm,
Where? Targa Newfoundland offices, 303 Thorburn Road (Atlantic Building) Suite 2-D,
Parking? Available in front of building

Targa will be holding a volunteer blitz, for anyone interested in volunteering with the 2017 event, which will be held between September 9th to 16th. Members of the Targa Operations team (all senior long service volunteers) will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Signup sheets will be available.

Some of the benefits to volunteering are:
• Live a week-long adventure with accommodations, meals, and transport paid (some restrictions apply)
• See the beautiful Avalon, Burin and Bonavista Peninsulas
• Be up close and personal with drivers and their teams (people come from all over the world).
• Experience a unique and most exciting motorsports adventure.
• Earn volunteer hours (for high school students).

Refreshments will be served – also will be selling remaining 2016 Targa jackets in various sizes (makes a great gift)! $50.00 each! And you can order special Targa license plates on site! $10.00 each! Cash or credit cards accepted.

Come meet some of the people who help organize this fabulous international event, and start getting excited for Targa 2017!

For more information, contact or call the office at 709-722-2413.

Last Special Order of 15th Year Targa Plates!

Are you looking for an unique gift for the holidays? Like to collect motorsports memorabilia? Then you must jump at this last chance to order specialized Targa plates!

We sold out of the remaining extra Targa plates from the event, so we’re now doing this last special order.

Final order of these 15th annual plates will be made on the 21st of November. That’s two weeks! Two weeks to order these one of a kind Targa plates! Maximum of four characters – numbers or letters – per plate, you decided what goes on the plate!

$10.00 a plate; add $5.00 for shipping. If local pickup then no charge for shipping.

To order, email or call the office at 1-877-332-2413. Credit card is preferred payment.


Updated Rules & Regulations for Targa 2017

Version 7 of the Rules & Regulations document for Targa has been released for interested parties to review for the 16th annual event. New regulations and updated rules are highlighted in yellow within the document, to help with finding them.

The biggest changes would include:

  • Addition of a Targa Open Pro Division, which competes on a “0” base time system (Open division itself will still exist for other Open competitors).
  • All Targa tech details must be into the office by August 1st, 2017.
  • Mandatory first time competitor driving school attendance – those competitors in Targa and Grand Touring who are completing for the first time must attend the Targa Driving School prior to the event.
  • Financial penalties for speeding and time penalties for cutting corners.

Other minor edits are also done throughout the document, however rules regarding roll cages and other major safety devices are unchanged.

The current Rules & Regulations document is attached to this article.

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