Category: Targa Newfoundland

Back at Performance Publications

Alas, the day has come. After diving head first in to the automotive freelancing waters some seven-and-a-half years ago, it’s finally time to come back up for some air. I haven’t crossed over to the Dark Side (as in Public Relations), but I have come back to the land of full-time working zombies as the new Group Managing Editor for… Read more →

Targa Newfoundland Final Report

From Rock star back to reality Following two days of rally school, a day of practice, one prologue day, and a full five days of competitive racing, I’m sad, happy and ultimately relieved the 2011 Targa Newfoundland is in the books. Let it be known, this was no cake walk. It’s been a tough slough and the Kia Forte Targa… Read more →

Targa Newfoundland Preview

Soldiering On: Life, Luck, Racing and Second Chances on the Rock Targa Newfoundland is a week-long 2,200-kilometre tarmac rally held annually throughout eastern and central Newfoundland. It is one of three internationally recognized Targa events and quite possibly Canada’s most-grueling motorsports event. The route is made up of approximately 40 competitive Targa stages where the road is closed to public… Read more →

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2011 Targa Newfoundland

I was in Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada to compete in the 10th annual Targa Newfoundland from September 7th to 18th, 2011. I navigated for CTCC driver Jacques Deshaises in a 2010 Kia Forte Targa Koup SX. The car was owned by Kia Canada and powered by the 2.4-litre four-cylinder 16V DOHC engine that sends 176 hp and 170 lb-ft of… Read more →

Leg Five – Sept 16

Day 5: Staying Alive At 5:45 AM this morning, I sprang to my feet and looked out the window, face pressed to the glass like a child on Christmas morning, only to see curtains of driving rain blowing in the wind. It came as no surprise to anybody involved with the Targa Newfoundland rally, however, that Hurricane Maria would be… Read more →

Leg One – Sept 12

Day One: Done The first day of the rally was one of extremes. Full of excitement for some and disappointment for others, it’s now crystal clear why the Targa Newfoundland is considered the most difficult and gruelling motorsports event in the country. Arriving at the Re/Max Centre before 7 AM, I was interviewed by Leigh Anne Power, host of the… Read more →