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

2017 – Josh Collins/Matt Collins (Canada) – 2002 Subaru WRX Sti

2018 – Mark Rittenhouse/Corey Proser (Canada) – 2008 Mitsubishi Evo X

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

2017 – John Hume Jr./Justin Crant (Canada) – 2004 BMW M3

2018 – John Hume Jr./Justin Crant (Canada) – 2004 BMW M3

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

2017 – Jack Rogers/C.J. Strupp (U.S.A.) – 1965 Ford Mustang

2018 – Jack Rogers/CJ. Strupp (U.S.A.) – 1965 Ford Mustang

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

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

2017 – John Hume Sr./Christina Kroner (Canada) – 2013 MINI GP

2018 – Darren Brake / (Canada) – 2017 Subaru WRX STI

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

  1. These events are a great way to experience the people, the natural beauty, and the adventure of a lifetime here in the island of Newfoundland.
  2. These events are the only Targa style rallies of their kind in the Northern and Western Hemispheres (The others are all located in Australasia).
  3. Either of these events is a must on the bucket list of every Gearhead, Motorhead, and motorsports lover.
  4. As an added attraction you can become an honorary Newfoundlander by getting “Screeched In” This is a ceremony that is a must do when you first visit Newfoundland!
  5. You will not be racing or competing on a track or doing your weekend thing.  You will have the experience of competing in an international event with international, national, and local media coverage; television shows; radio interviews; and thousands of fans watching you during the event!
  6. You will be able to enjoy the speed and your driving abilities on closed public road stages (where everything is controlled, and proper safety measures are in place).
  7. Make new friends with other competitors, who like you, are here to do one or both of the Targa events.
  8. These events will both provide you with an ability to promote your own company, sponsors, or charity to a large audience.
  9. Seeing gorgeous tourist destinations and beautiful towns on the Avalon Peninsula and Burin Peninsulas.
  10. Experience, up front and personal the event that many have called the “Ironman of Motorsports”, of 5 days, 40 stages, and over 1,500 km’s of total distance…it’ll be an adventure you won’t forget!

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.