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.