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  • Targa Newfoundland – How it all began

    Targa Newfoundland – How it all began

    by Jim Kenzie, Targa Newfoundland co-founder and three-time winner  We owe it all to Bob English. Bob, a fellow auto scribe, and his wife Helen had invited me to dinner in their then-home in Erin Ontario, a bit north-east of us in Milton. During dins, Bob mentioned that our mutual friend, Doug Mepham, a former…

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  • Targa 2023 in review – a team’s perspective

    Targa 2023 in review – a team’s perspective

    By: Erin Crant of Husband + Wife Racing, Car #135 – 2009 BMW 135Targa is an absolutely gruelling week – a complete whirlwind, full of ups and downs and a mix of emotions – adrenaline, defeat, gratitude, happiness, exhaustion, elation, and the list goes on. Finishing the event is an emotion like none other. We…

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  • Racing royalty Randy Pobst returns to Race the Rock

    Racing royalty Randy Pobst returns to Race the Rock

    Fan favourite superstar racing driver Randy Pobst will head back to the challenging roads of Targa Newfoundland this fall to defend his win last year. Targa Newfoundland, the only tarmac car rally in North America, hits the roads of Newfoundland (a.k.a., the Rock) September 12-19, 2024. Pobst, John Hume Sr., and Craig MacMullen claimed the…

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  • Targa returns to Gander

    Targa returns to Gander

    Targa Newfoundland, the only tarmac car rally in North America, will return to the streets of Gander this September for the 2024 edition of this exciting world-famous event.   “We are delighted to welcome Targa back to Gander!” said Mayor Percy Farwell. “With the meticulous efforts and commitment of the organizers to ensure a safe and…

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  • Exciting Updates for Targa Newfoundland 2024 and Beyond!

    Exciting Updates for Targa Newfoundland 2024 and Beyond!

    Welcome back to Targa Newfoundland! After a four-year break, we’re thrilled to share some exciting news about our recent 2023 event and future plans. In 2023, Targa Newfoundland made a triumphant return, and while the entry was smaller than in previous years, it added a special touch of fun for everyone involved. Overcoming initial challenges,…

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  • After a successful return, Targa Newfoundland looks toward 2024 

    After a successful return, Targa Newfoundland looks toward 2024 

    Fresh from thrilling spectators from St. John’s to St. Bride’s to Leading Tickles and everywhere between, the first event since a four-year hiatus, Targa Newfoundland organizers, fans, and competitors eagerly await the 2024 edition. Competitors returned to the capital city of St. John’s on Thursday, September 21 after covering close to 2,000 km of the…

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  • Targa Newfoundland welcomes pro road racer Randy Pobst

    Targa Newfoundland welcomes pro road racer Randy Pobst

    Fresh off setting the modified electric production record in a 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Targa is excited to welcome Randy Pobst. Randy is a career pro road racer with 80+ pro wins. He earned factory driving contracts with Porsche, Audi, Mazda, and Volvo, winning twice at The…

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  • Targa Newfoundland Celebrates the Heartbeat of Newfoundland Communities in Its 21st Annual Event

    Targa Newfoundland Celebrates the Heartbeat of Newfoundland Communities in Its 21st Annual Event

    Targa Newfoundland, the legendary motorsports event that has become an integral part of Newfoundland’s vibrant culture, is gearing up for its 21st exhilarating edition, set to take place from September 14 to September 22, 2023. This year’s event promises to not only push the limits of automotive enthusiasts but also celebrate the essence of the…

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  • Targa NL Enters Development Agreement with Sphere Media for Documentary Series

    Targa NL road rally is pleased to announce a television development agreement with Sphere Media, one of Canada’s largest independent and most respected production companies. Sphere’s documentary credits include 9/11: Cleared for Chaos (Discovery Canada, National Geographic International) and 100 Days to Victory (History Canada, BBC, Foxtel). “Sphere is the perfect partner to translate the…

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  • Targa Newfoundland introduces electric vehicle touring class

    Targa Newfoundland introduces electric vehicle touring class

    As part of its first event since 2019, Targa Newfoundland is excited to invite the owners of electric vehicles to participate in an all-new touring class. This new class is a non-competitive tour within Targa that focuses entirely on electric vehicles. “The EV tour is designed to allow the owners of electric vehicles to push…

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  • Targa Newfoundland recognizes National Volunteer Week

    Targa Newfoundland recognizes National Volunteer Week

    With preparations in full swing for Targa Newfoundland’s first event since 2019, organizers are proud to acknowledge the contributions of volunteers spanning its two-decade history. Since its first event in 2002, Targa Newfoundland has benefitted from the participation of thousands of people with varying skills and backgrounds. “Without the invaluable contributions of our amazing volunteers,…

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  • Corey Finkelstein joins Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited

    Corey Finkelstein joins Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited

    We would like you to meet your friendly neighbourhood car enthusiast and racing aficionado, Corey Finkelstein. As a long-time fan of Targa Newfoundland, it is truly an honour for us to have him as part of our incredible event and its dynamic team.  Corey has always had a deep appreciation for the thrill of speed…

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  • Targa Newfoundland improves on safety ahead of return in 2023

    Targa Newfoundland improves on safety ahead of return in 2023

    With the goal of building on an already spectacular safety record, Targa Newfoundland has updated its rules and regulations to better reflect advances in technology, and to incorporate safety measures learned from similar events. After a 3-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Targa organizers felt it was the perfect opportunity to make important changes.…

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  • Confirmation of the 2023 Targa Newfoundland

    Confirmation of the 2023 Targa Newfoundland

    We are pleased to announce the confirmation of Targa Newfoundland 2023. Registration is now open to a limited number of entrants. The deadline to register is May 21st, 2023. It’s been 4 years since the last event and this year’s event is anticipated to be the best Targa yet, with some exciting details soon to…

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  • Robert Giannou- Inducted into Canadian Motorsports Hall Of Fame

    Robert Giannou- Inducted into Canadian Motorsports Hall Of Fame

    NEWFOUNDLAND INTERNATIONAL MOTORSPORTS LIMITED  We are extremely honoured to announce Robert Giannou’s induction into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Robert joins an elite group of 262 members that have been recognized for their significant contributions to Motorsports in Canada.   Giannou has held various roles with CASC over the years, including Race…

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