The Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry

The Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry

ST. JOHN’S (May 31st, 2018) Bambina Newfoundland and Cars of Newfoundland partnered up to create a contest of a lifetime, “The Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry”.  The contest was created for people who want to enter Bambina Newfoundland for the very first time, chance to get their feet wet in motorsports.  The idea was to vote for the vehicle that most represents Targa Bambina.  Members of Cars of Newfoundland posted all different type of vehicles, some of the vehicles posted; 1992 Toyota MR2 GT-S, 1993 Nissan Skyline GTST, 1995 Toyota Supra. After three weeks of voting the top 10 vehicles were moved over to Bambina Newfoundland for the public to vote.  Over 11,300 viewers, 870 likes and 51 shares, we got our winner after one week of voting. Winner of the Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry was Mike Gulliver with 331 likes, Mike’s vehicle was a 1981 Honda Civic 1300 DX.

The Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry package Includes; Targa Bambina or Fast Tour Entry, Targa Competition Driving School (Driver/Codriver), Two Competition Licenses (Driver/Codriver), Bambina First Responder Class.

David Noseworthy, Communications of Targa Newfoundland spoke briefly to Mike Gulliver yesterday afternoon to tell him the news. “Thank you very Much! This is something I always wanted to do!”

Our runner-up of the Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry was Tyler Gould with 156 likes, His car is a 2010 Honda Civic Si. Tyler will receive a $500.00 credit towards a 2018 Bambina Newfoundland entry.

Thank-you to Cars of Newfoundland for letting us host this great contest on their Facebook group of 16,000 members and everyone who took part in liking there Ultimate Targa Bambina Entry.

Owned and operated by Newfoundland International Motorsports Limited, Targa Newfoundland is one of three internationally recognized Targa motorsports events in the world.  The 2018 competition will start in St. John’s on September 15th and concludes back in the capital on September 22nd. The annual rally will cover more than 1,600 kilometers of the challenging, twisty roads of the central and eastern portion of Newfoundland, including over 440 kilometers of closed-road, flat-out Targa stages.

Bambina Newfoundland 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. This mini version of the internationally acclaimed competition will be held from June 29th – July 2nd and will consist of three days of competition, offering 16 competitive stages on the lower Burin Peninsula. Entry for this event is a fraction of the cost of the Targa, and the overall winner will gain free admission to Targa’s 17th annual event in September 2018.

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*photos available upon request

Contact:

Media:           Robert Giannou        1-709-682-7900        rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com

David Noseworthy     1-709-222-2053        david@targanl.com

Websites:      www.targanfld.com      www.targabambinanl.com

Community Meeting Tonight

Community Meeting will be taking place tonight at Marystown Hotel Boardroom, a Community meeting will be starting at 7:00 PM, it is open to the public.

Find out information about Entering Bambina Newfoundland, Become a Special Volunteer, Safety Marshal or just ask general questions about the event.

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!