Third Stage Operations Training Night

Tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM we will be starting our third class of the Stage Operations Accreditation Program.

The class will start at 7 pm and run approximately two hours each class.

Held in Classroom L201 at the Murphy Centre (building L).

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.

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.

Husband and Wife Racing Through Life…

Written by: Erin Crant

We are a husband and wife duo who competed in the inaugural Targa Bambina over the Canada Day weekend 2017. My husband, Justin Crant, knew right away that he wanted to compete. Little did I know, the wheels were turning in his head and he wanted ME to be his navigator? We’ve done TSD rally before and let’s just say it didn’t go so well!

Justin has been racing in Targa Newfoundland since 2010, so he is a seasoned driver and navigator. I, on the other hand, was a total rookie. Was I nervous? Of course! I wanted to do well and make the proper calls – I’d never live it down if I did. Luckily, I surprised both of us and we held our own against some super-powered cars.

What was my experience like? The camaraderie that developed between the teams during Bambina was great; the experienced teams befriended many of the rookies and gave some competition tips and tricks. The volunteers were great! If I had to describe them in three words – happy, helpful, and friendly.

What was my most memorable moment? The scenery along the coast of Garnish; it was spectacular, even if only a blur at speeds of 150 km/hour.

Would I do Targa Bambina again? In a heartbeat! I had so much fun and would recommend it to anyone, especially those thinking of competing in the week-long event. Bambina gives you a little taste of Targa Newfoundland. We’ve already signed up for 2018 and are counting down the days.

This year, we will be competing in our 2004 BMW M3 Convertible. Here’s to many more racing adventures as Husband and Wife!

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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http://rallycodriver.com/

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.