June 2nd Entry Deadline for Bambina

With only a few more weeks until the start of the Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina, we are asking those who plan to register for the event to please do so by end of business, Friday, June 2nd.

We need your registration in so we can get an accurate count for ordering Route Books, decals, merchandise and meal orders. We also must adjust timing schedules regarding the number of entries so that the roads are not closed for a greater time than absolutely necessary in the communities we are running stages.

We will also be doing a heavy public relations campaign using those who are entered at that time, so if you would like to have your team and vehicle involved in that campaign, enter before June 2nd!

Please contact registrar@targanewfoundland.com or call 1-877-332-2413 for more information and to register your team!

Be a part of history!

NEWS RELEASE                                                            MAY 11, 2017

Be a part of history!

The Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina event launches on the Burin Peninsula in just six weeks!

What a great way to kick off Canada Day weekend, with a first of its kind event in one of the most scenic areas in Newfoundland! We hope the Bambina will be the go-to event for Newfoundlanders and visitors alike for the holiday weekend, and mark the unofficial kick off to summer.

With stages set for Burin, Garnish, Frenchman’s Cove, Spanish Room, Rock Harbour, Jean-de-Baie, Parkers Cove and Rushoon, the Targa team is pleased to be a part of such a great event in memory of one of our former supporters from the area, the late Tom Hollett.

Competitors will be coming from all over Newfoundland, with some participants travelling from the mainland to take part beginning June 30th and running until July 3rd.

In order to make this event a success, we will require support and involvement from communities, individuals and our team here at Targa.

The bigger the success, the greater boost to the economy of the Southern Burin Peninsula.

For this to happen, we require many local volunteers to work along side our team during the event. We will provide training for each role, and all Safety Marshalls, Stage Sector Captains and Deputy Stage Sector Captains will be fully aware of all safety procedures.

Join us in making the Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina a real success.

If you or your whole family wish to take part in the event as a volunteer or sponsor, please reach out to President of Targa Newfoundland Robert Giannou at:

Email: rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com

Cell: 1(709) 682-7900

Office: 1(709) 722-2413

Residence: 1(709) 722-7711

Competitors contact Darren Sheppard at


Or call 1-877-332-2413

Visit our website at http://targabambinanl.com for further details.

See you at the races!

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, the Tom Hollett Memorial Targa Bambina rally covers more than 300 kilometers of the challenging, twisty road of the lower Burin Peninsula. The 2017 competition will start in Burin on June 30th and concludes in Swift Current on July 3rd.  With more than 15 closed-road Targa Bambina stages, the lower Burin Peninsula will become the motorsports centre of Newfoundland during Canada Day weekend.


Melissa Jenkins

Media Relations Coordinator, Targa NL


(709) 743-4837

Bambina Motorsports School open to the public

If anyone would like to take part in either one of our Motorsports Driving Schools, then please download the attached file below. We plan on having a school in St. John’s June 17th/18th and one in Burin on June 24th/25th. These are not done on closed-road stages, so we will be following all posted speed limits and rules of the road.

The school teaches safe driving techniques to use in both Bambina and Targa events, general defensive driving techniques for everyday use, navigation techniques, what to do in an emergency, and other driving/motorsports information. Each participant will receive a 55 page manual for the school, lunches for each day of the school, small trainer/student ratio, Q & A sessions with Bambina/Targa officials and competitors, plus classroom training and in-car team building sessions.

Physical locations and start times of each school will be announced in the near future. Participants will also receive Competition Licenses and certificates at the conclusion of the school, which is mandatory if they wish to compete in Bambina or Targa in 2017.

Any questions please send Darren a note at registrar@targanewfoundland.com.

2017 TNB School Entry Form