Second Class of the Stage Operations Accreditation Program

This evening at 7:00 PM we will be starting our second class of the Stage Operations Accreditation Program.
 
The class will start at 7 pm and run approximately two hours each class.
 
Held in Classroom L216 at the Murphy Centre (building L).
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The course teaches the do’s and don’ts of being out on a live stage during the event, the proper way of securing a stage, setup of a stage, radio communications, emergency protocol and other associated topics relevant to Bambina/Targa Newfoundland.
 
The course will be led by our senior management team and other special guests to follow up on specialized topics within the Stage Operations Accreditation Program. If you can’t make it to the in-class Stage Operations Accreditation Program, an online version will be made available.
 
If you are interested in volunteering with Bambina Newfoundland, Targa Newfoundland or maybe both events?
 
Email Leah Dalton today to volunteer for 2018 season; volunteer@targanl.com.

Welcome Back Mark Williams

We are very pleased to welcome back Mark Williams; a long-time competitor, scorer, course setter, advisor, the governor and general factotum of Targa Newfoundland… He has quite a history of the event, to say nothing of the fact that he has the singular record of having the very first incident in Targa Newfoundland. Yup! It happened at Confederation Park demonstration in 2002 when Mark brought his beautiful Classic 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint rally car to the first Targa.

Mark was navigating, and Tom McGeer was driving when they came thundering up Allandale road and turned right into the back entrance of the building and then… Tom lost it… Big time!

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The car spun and ended up on its left side with a very unhappy crew. But this story does have a silver lining wherein a bunch of local folks came up with a new rear axle that actually fitted the car. H&H repaired it and they managed to be in the prologue next day. Oh yes, they also placed second and overall and would have gotten first had it not been for aaaaa…. Yup another spin.

Mark has been a Targa aficionado ever since and quickly became involved with the organization of the event starting in 2002 a practice he has continued to the current year.

He has only missed being here for three events and that was in 2015, 6 and 7 for various schedule and health reasons. Mark attended the first training session of the Stage Operations Accreditation Program last night and then he will proceed to spend a week on the road with Robert Giannou setting courses for both Bambina and Targa.

We will have new ideas and new ways of doing things which we are very much looking forward to learning. Welcome back Mark!

 

 

Interest in or being a Rally Co-Driver? Check out Marks Williams book “A Guide To Rally Co-Driving”

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Stage Operations Accreditation Program

Tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM we will be starting our annual Stage Operations Accreditation Program.

Class starts at 7 pm and runs approximately two hours each session. Held in Classroom L201 at the Murphy Centre (building L).

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This four-week course is free. The course teaches the do’s and don’ts of being out on a live stage during the event, the proper way of securing a stage, setup of a stage, radio communications, emergency protocol and other associated topics relevant to Bambina/Targa Newfoundland. A certificate and license will be issued.

The course will be led by our senior management team and other special guests to follow up on specialized topics within the Stage Operations Accreditation Program. If you can’t make it to the in-class Stage Operations Accreditation Program, an online version is available.

If you are interested in volunteering with Bambina Newfoundland, Targa Newfoundland or maybe both events?
Email Leah Dalton today to volunteer for 2018 season; volunteer@targanl.com.

It’s National Volunteer Week!

We celebrate this week as recognition and a show of respect for all those who volunteer their time, energy and services, to the organizations they support. In this world, in this country and in this province, volunteerism would not exist without the people who do the volunteering. THANK YOU!
Targa Newfoundland and its developing child Bambina Newfoundland could not exist without the work, effort and long dedicated hours spent by those who volunteer to help and assist the event. That said it must be understood that all of the motorsport; from the World Championship Grand Prix events to the World Rally Championship, to the Autocross club events, can only exist through the work and efforts of those volunteers who love the sport. THANK YOU!
Volunteerism is probably one of the few examples of pure unmitigated selflessness in this oh-so-fast and the oh-so-electronic world. People from all walks of life joining together to help and support the sports or things they love and or care for. THANK YOU!
Some volunteers support sports, some medicine, some the disenfranchised, and some the less fortunate. But, regardless of what they support, to a person they or you, all support something bigger and better than themselves and that to me is the essence of selflessness, love, caring and personal growth. THANK YOU!
So, let’s keep up the good work! But also, let’s pause for a moment to congratulate and thank ourselves and each other because we are, each in our own way making this a better world and that is a great thing.
Sincerely,
Robert Giannou
President of Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited

20 Days until the Stage Operations Accreditation Program begins on May 2, 2018

Every spring Targa Newfoundland puts off its four-week safety training program for Special Volunteers who are planning on being out on the road with us for the Bambina Newfoundland on Canada Day long week and the entire week in September for Targa Newfoundland.

This spring is no different, with the course beginning on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the Prince Philip Drive Campus of the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Class starts at 7 pm and runs approximately two hours each session. Held in Classroom L201 at the Murphy Centre (building L).

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This four-week course is free. The course teaches the do’s and don’ts of being out on a live stage during the event, the proper way of securing a stage, setup of a stage, radio communications, emergency protocol and other associated topics relevant to Bambina/Targa Newfoundland. A certificate and license will be issued.

The course will be led by our senior management team and other special guests to follow up on specialized topics within the Stage Operations Accreditation Program. If you can’t make it to the in-class Stage Operations Accreditation Program, an online version is available.

If you are interested in volunteering with Bambina Newfoundland, Targa Newfoundland or maybe both events?

Email Leah Dalton today to volunteer for 2018 season; volunteer@targanl.com.

Bambina and Targa Newfoundland Update, April 6, 2018

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Greetings!

This note is an experiment and will be sent to all those interested in or registered for the 2018 Targa Newfoundland or its child the Tom Hollett Memorial Bambina. Now that the Easter Bunny has visited (some of us are still looking for our eggs) and we have had a bit of a holiday, spring is in the air and the snow is just about gone so it is time to get very busy on the coming events. We have decided to pass any new information along with this note as well as by our monthly newsletter. This note will be focused on: Organization, Course, Communities, Volunteers and Training. The subsequent note will have a different focus. As our rules are essentially stable except for small adjustments we will only refer to them when there are changes.

Organization: We are making good and solid progress putting in place the final organizations for each of these events and will, in the next newsletter, be announcing who will be doing what for each event.

Courses: The course routes are set and we will be (weather permitting) starting the first runs this coming week. Shortly after that Joe Dowden Clerk of the Course for both events and I will be doing a detailed run of each of the courses the results of which will be given to Chris Langdon who will produce the first of each route book. Then In the first week of May, our long-time friend and course setter Mark Williams will be returning to Targa to detail both the Bambina and Targa courses after which he will return to do the event timing for Targa Newfoundland.

Communities: We have over the winter been meeting with the various communities involved in each event and can safely say that most are totally on the side and working with us to resolve schedules and any issues that may have arisen from last year or from schedules. We are making a concerted effort to bring the communities closer to the 2018 events and to assist that will be appointing a community liaison officer for 2018.

Volunteers: As most of you know our special volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the event runs smoothly. We are recruiting and rearranging the teams so they will be even more effective especially for Targa which has such a broad footprint.

Training: Our annual training and accreditation course has been scheduled to start on Wednesday, May 2nd and proceed for four consecutive Wednesday evenings. It will be held at the Brother Murphy building behind CONA and starting at 7:00 pm.

Sincerely,

Robert Giannou
President of Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited

Targa Newfoundland Announces the Newest Addition to the Management Team

Targa Newfoundland announces the newest addition to the management team

ST.JOHN’S, NL (April 1, 2018) – Robert Giannou, President of Targa Newfoundland, is proud to introduce A. F. Day as the event’s first Wildlife Relations Officer (WRO). Day’s duties will be similar to those of the existing Competitor Relations Officers (CRO), who liaise with and assist the event’s competitors, with the distinction being that she will work solely with local wildlife. Her appointment is effective immediately and her duties begin with the 2nd Annual Targa Bambina which is scheduled for June 29 to July 2.

“The position of WRO has been in development for several years,” said Giannou. “Ms. Day’s list of qualifications is as lengthy and impressive as Targa’s history and I am pleased to have her join our already exemplary  team.” Giannou went on to explain that information sessions are planned for the wildlife who live in the immediate areas where Targa stages will be held. These sessions, tentatively scheduled for mid-June in Clarenville and Marystown, will ensure wildlife are aware of best safety practices, road closures and can make necessary adjustments to their schedules.

Day, who has over 30 years experience in Wildlife Management feels that birds and fish will not be affected by Targa’s presence, but land animals may have to use alternate road crossings or adjust feeding areas. “In my experience, the best way to ensure the local wildlife stays safe and has fun is to make sure they are properly educated on the event,” Day stated, “and with some advance notice they can enjoy this world-class event as much as their human counterparts.”

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2018 competition will start in St. John’s on September 17th and concludes back in the capital on September 21st. The annual rally will cover more than 1,500 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 400 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

Wildlife Relations Officer

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Contact:

Media: Robert Giannou, 709-682-7900, rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com

Targa Newfoundland Website and Social Media Platforms

targanfld.com  www.facebook.com/targanl  www.twitter.com/targanl  www.instagram.com/targa_nl

 

Bambina Newfoundland Website and Social Media Platforms

targabambinanl.com  www.instagram.com/bambina_nl  www.facebook.com/bambinaNL/

Stage Operations Accreditation Program begins May 2nd,2018

Every spring Targa Newfoundland puts off its four-week safety training program for Special Volunteers who are planning on being out on the road with us for the Bambina Newfoundland on Canada Day long week and the entire week in September for Targa Newfoundland. This spring is no different, with the course beginning on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the Prince Philip Drive Campus of the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s Newfoundland.

Class starts at 7 pm and runs approximately two hours each session. Held in Classroom L201 at the Murphy Centre (building L below).

13000313_10153522491896517_6030966913709943052_nThis four-week course is free. The course teaches the do’s and don’ts of being out on a live stage during the event, the proper way of securing a stage, setup of a stage, radio communications, emergency protocol and other associated topics relevant to Bambina/Targa Newfoundland. A certificate and license will be issued.

The course will be led by our senior management team and other special guest to follow up on specialized topics within the Stage Operations Accreditation Program. If you can’t make it to the in-class Stage Operations Accreditation Program, an online version is available.

If you are interested in volunteering with Bambina Newfoundland, Targa Newfoundland or maybe both events? Email Leah Dalton today to volunteer for 2018 season; volunteer@targanl.com.

2018 Event Photographer

It is now official; Holyrood native Curtis Walsh will be the photographer for both Bambina and Targa Newfoundland events for 2018. Being a long time spectator of the Targa Newfoundland event has enriched his experience of capturing live action shots of hot rally vehicles zooming right before his camera lens.

Curtis Walsh

Curtis, what are your current hobbies?” asks David. “Well,” replies Curtis, “I am heavily involved in the local car scene since 2013. I attend most car shows such as the Drag Racing events at Eastbound, Capital Subaru – NL Subie Expo, the annual Hickman Show as well as the A&W lot nights on Kenmount Road, St. John’s. I also spend time fixing my Subaru STI and racing my dirtbike at the local MX track on the Avalon Peninsula.”

“In previous years Curtis, as a Targa spectator which was your favorite stage to capture photographs?” “Definitely the famous bridge in Brigus, the final stage!” he chuckled. To that, he added, ” I appreciate the opportunity to work with the competitors and their crew members as well as with the volunteers this year. The most fun part would be making new friends.”

Being directly involved in the Bambina and Targa events this year, Curtis will be on the stages capturing live shots against our beautiful summer/fall Newfoundland scenery for which we are famous for. Curtis’s work can be viewed on his Facebook page under “Curtis Walsh Media. He can be contacted directly by email curtis.walsh@outlook.com to view or order any past Targa prints.

 

 

Targa Newfoundland Welcomes Third Generation of Managers

Targa Newfoundland is very proud to announce the appointment of Luke Frampton as Stage Operations Assistant Coordinator. Luke has been a volunteer with Targa Newfoundland since 2015; he was part of the timing personal on the Stage Operations Team eventually moving over as Stage Operations Commander. He has held this position for the past three years.

Luke will be working closely with Matt Dowden, Stage Ops Coordinator as they start planning the Stage Operations personnel for the upcoming Bambina and Targa Newfoundland.

Robert Giannou, President of Newfoundland International Motorsports stated; “In the events that Luke Frampton had participated in, he has shown himself to be an extremely able problem solver and very popular with the operations personnel. As one of the first representatives of the third generation of Targa managers, we are proud to have Luke on board.”

Luke Frampton Stage Operations Assistant Coordinator
Luke Frampton
Stage Operations Assistant Coordinator

And the moment you’ve all been waiting for…Targa Newfoundland Schedule!

September Schedule 2018

Sept. 15th (Saturday) – St. John’s Area
Registration, Tech, Meetings and Evening Car show at Torbay, Jack Byrne Arena

Prologue, Sept. 16th (Sunday) – St. John’s Area
Flatrock, Bauline, Evening Car Show overnight in Torbay, Jack Byrne Arena

Leg One, Sept. 17th (Monday) – Burin Peninsula area
North Harbour, Black River, Garden Cove, Jean de Baie, Spanish Room, Rock Harbour, Evening Car Show, overnight in South Burin(Location to be decided).

Leg Two, Sept. 18th (Tuesday) – Burin Peninsula area
Baine Harbour, Rushoon, Parkers Cove, Boat Harbour, Petite Forte, Beau Bois, Evening Car Show, overnight in South Burin (Location to be decided).

Leg Three, Sept. 19th (Wednesday) – Burin Peninsula area
Frenchman’s Cove, Path End, Burin, Marystown, South Burin (Location to be decided).

Leg Four, Sept. 20th (Thursday) – Burin Peninsula area
Mooring Cove, Harbour Mille, Grand Le Pierre, English Harbour, Terrenceville, Evening Car Show overnight in Clarenville Event Center.

Leg Five, Sept. 21st (Friday) – Avalon North area
North West Brook, Colliers, Marysvale, Turks Gut, Brigus, with Finish on George St.

Targa Newfoundland to be Based out of Southern Burin for 2018 Events

For Immediate Release

Targa Newfoundland to be Based out of Southern Burin for 2018 Events

ST. JOHN’S, NL (February 12, 2018) Targa Newfoundland and Targa Bambina were invited back to run stages in Marystown in the fall of 2017.  Meetings this past week with officials in Marystown and surrounding area confirmed that Targa will run the majority of its stages in the Burin Peninsula basing its activities out of Marystown for three nights and four days. 

Targa Newfoundland stages will run throughout the Burin Peninsula on a schedule to be confirmed in the coming weeks. Nightly car shows will be held in Marystown, Burin, and other communities.  The influx of competitors for these 2 events together with their support crews and Targa officials will provide a significant economic boost to the area. 

Robert Giannou, President of Newfoundland International Motorsports, expressed great satisfaction with the way that the “Targa Days” are evolving. Mayor Sam Synard echoed his comments and added that a local committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Mayor Gary Myles has been appointed and will look after coordinating the many social events to be run during “Targa Days”. He hopes that all communities in the area will coordinate any social events they’re planning with this committee.

Mr. Giannou confirmed the preliminary schedule and requested that any towns wishing to be part of “Targa Days”, please contact Mr. Myles or himself at 709-682-7900 or at rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com. It is hoped to have the schedule finalized by March 1st.

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world. The 2018 competition will start in St. John’s on September 17th and concludes back in the capital on September 21st. The annual rally will cover more than 1,500 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 400 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

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Contact:

Media: Robert Giannou, 709-682-7900, rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com

Targa Newfoundland Website and Social Media Platforms

targanfld.com  www.facebook.com/targanl  www.twitter.com/targanl  www.instagram.com/targa_nl

Bambina Newfoundland Website and Social Media Platforms

targabambinanl.com  www.instagram.com/bambina_nl  www.facebook.com/bambinaNL/

Valentine’s Day Special

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