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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