Category Archives: Rally Cars

Targa Newfoundland – Completing the journey and working through a hurricane

We woke up yesterday morning to high wind gusts and sheets of rain, mostly sideways.   Given the conditions we were not optimistic that Targa would be able to finish the last day of stages. Sure, we were all tired.  As … Continue reading

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Targa Newfoundland – Gander

After a very busy Monday in St. John’s the team has moved to Gander for two days of stages.  Whew. Every day is a long one so I think the best thing I can do for all of you is … Continue reading

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Targa Newfoundland – ReMax Center

Today was the final preparation class where the Stage Operations teams received all their equipment and instructions.  Updates had been made to the stages so it was important that we all had the latest information. Vehicles were set up radios and … Continue reading

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Targa Newfoundland – Bell Island

Today consisted of a drive to a ferry that carried me and the Evo to Bell Island, just off of Newfoundland and about fifteen minutes from St. John’s. The ferry ride was only about ten minutes and gave me a … Continue reading

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On the Road to Newfoundland – Across Canada

There is so much I can write about as I travel across Canada and yet there are still things that I would like to share about my adventures in New Hampshire.  There have just not been the wireless connections that … Continue reading

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Targa Newfoundland – Flyin’ Miata LS33

The Miata was an instant hit when it came out decades ago and the Spec Miata class is crowded with some very happy enthusiasts. One of the performance shops for Miata owners is Flyin’ Miata.  This year they will be at the … Continue reading

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What Does a Co-Driver Do?

If you have ever watched any televised rallies (WRC) there is both a driver and a co-driver in the car.  You might have asked yourself – What the heck is the co-driver doing? He will be reading off notes and … Continue reading

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Targa Newfoundland 2011

September first I will start my drive to Canada and an eventual 16 hour ferry ride to the island of Newfoundland where I will be there for the tenth running of the rally known as Targa Newfoundland.  The only one of … Continue reading

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2011 Targa Newfoundland

On September 1, this year I will be driving my Mitsubishi Evolution IX from here to the Canadian island of Newfoundland to work as part of the Stage Operations Team in the tenth Targa Newfoundland.  Judging by this recent photograph I … Continue reading

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New York to Paris 1908 – Once Again in 2011

In 1908 Teddy Roosevelt was president, the Olympic Games would be held in London, and in October the Cubs would win the Baseball World Series.  But in February a crowd of 250,000 people stood in the chilly weather to watch … Continue reading

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