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Targa Newfoundland '04 Saturday on Global

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by AcidGord, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. AcidGord

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    Global is showing their coverage of last years Targa Newfoundland Saturday at 7pm. Should be good for a watch. Some local competitors and amazing cars from all over the world!
     
  2. shaun

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    Oooh. I will watch, if not tape it. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Awesome! Cant wait to watch it! One of the shows i look forward to every year!
     
  4. nb132

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    actually thinking of going over this year. I have the time booked off...just need to work out a few details.

    defo have to check out the show on the weekend.
     
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    If you see a light blue early 70's BMW 2002, that is my uncle and cousin. This was their second year running. I've seen some in car footage and it looks like a blast!
     
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    NastyBoy: Its great, my wife and I are already worked up to go back again this year, though going purely to spectate would probably be tiring chasing the event around half the island.
     
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    I was posted in Gander, NL for the summer and volunteered for the few days in Gander and went to the big party in St Johns. It was a blast !

    If you ever plan a vacation to NL and you are into mottorsports - make it in Sept when they run Targa -weather is still great there.

    Cheers
     
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    The weather wasn't so great last year. We watched all the coverage from 03 where they were cooking their asses off and packed nothing but shorts and T-Shirts, we ended up in the cold/wind/rain all week FREEZING our asses off. Hell on one of the early stages it SNOWED. :) The Argentia ferry was cancelled because of severe wind so we had to haul ass 10 hours across the island to Port Au Basques. :) Lots of teams had to do the same or leave their cars and ship them out later. Holy mess.
     
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    was great to watch! wish it was longer with more coverage though :(

    Anyone know if sean hyland raced this event. didnt speak of him on the show.
     
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    Yeah, the coverage was a bit stunted this year. There were a few competitors that totally got the shaft. One of the competitors on the TNF message board called the coverage 'Bill and Tammy's Summer Vacation to Newfoundland' which isn't far off. :) I guess thats to be expected from a show that isn't really targeted at a motorsports audience.

    I know there was a SHM Mustang there but I don't remember seeing him directly. Everybody looks the same in their helmets and everyone was a number rather than a name when you're dealing with checkpoints.
     
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    :) thats the fun of it isn't it?

    i'll probly try to pick a couple big checkpoints or something and just take it from there.
     
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    Yeah, true enough, if you post on Targa Newfoundland I'm sure you can get a good laundry list of the best places to watch. There's some good standbys, anywhere in Gander, the bridge at Marystown, pretty much anywhere they had cameras for the show.

    I got my tape back from TV2Go today, I'll rip and re-encode it and throw it up. I've got pretty much every car going through Gander on it.
     
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    I had the pleasure of driving the targa car this week... the damn thing has NO body roll at all... its freakin sweet
     
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    Past or future competitor? Which car?
     
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    i assume he means the mini that they sent over there last year. it was talked about on the show
     
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    can't wait to see the vid.
    and yeah i should probly head to the targanf site
     
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    I missed it, definatly throw it up on here! Could you shoot me a PM when you do?
     
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    This one, it's also going to be at the Toronto Auto show in a couple weeks
     
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    I've been slack and haven't ripped the tape yet. I just rebuilt my machine so I have to get around to reinstalling Vegas Video. I'll have it up by the weekend though.

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    There's a bunch more at http://pics.spoon.org/Cars Not many exciting shots though. I was too busy to take pictures when the cars were in action for the most part. :)
     
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    Here's a quick compilation of clips from a bridge outside Marystown. (I think, we covered so much of the damn island that week I have trouble remembering what was where. :) ) Some of the nicer/faster cars anyway. I did up my gander footage but I need to trim it/make it more interesting, its 20 minutes straight of cars hauling around the same corner. Don't figure anyone is going to want to download 50 megs of that. :)

    http://spoon.org/stuff/Marystown-Bridge.wmv (6.8 megs, Save as please)
     
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    how much does it cost to enter?


    Did you get a chance to rip the complete footage yet?
     
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    WHAT ARE THE TARGA COMPETITION COSTS & WHAT DO I GET WITH MY ENTRY FEE?

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    The Targa Competition has a Super Early Bird Entry Fee of $3395 + Tax until January 31st, 2005, an Early Bird Entry fee of $3695 + Tax until March 31st, 2005 and a Regular Entry fee of $3995 + Tax (All prices are in Canadian Dollars).

    Entry Includes:
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    Entry into the Targa Competition.
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    Insurance covering 3rd party damage/medical and driver/co-driver medical (vehicle is not covered by event insurance).
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    All Lunches for the Driver & Co-Driver/Navigator for the 6 days of competition.
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    2 tickets to the 2005 Official Kick-Off Barbeque.
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    2 tickets to the 2005 Awards Banquet.
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    Identification for 1 Crew Vehicle.
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    A clothing package for the Driver and Co-Driver/Navigator which includes:

    * Competitors Jacket
    * Targa Baseball Cap
    * Targa T-Shirt
    * Targa Lapel Pin

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    Transportation from the evening vehicle expos to various hotels for the crews.
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    Luggage transportation for the crews from each overnight stop to the next.
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    And more...


    ** Accommodations are extra, and can be arranged through Maxxim Vacations by calling 1-800-567-6666 or 1-709-754-6666, or Email info@maxximvacations.com. Visit Maxxim Vacations online @ www.maxximvacations.com! **
     
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    Awsome pictures of the Mini ! Wow, it looks so high off the ground in those pics :D We SLAMMMMMED it for teh auto show
     
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    = :jackoff: hopeless wannabe. Way to go volunteer boy.
     
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    anyone have the vid ripped?
     

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