The two year run in which a factory backed MINI of Canada team has won the Targa Newfoundland “Unlimited” class is over. The team featuring a 2004 JCW MINI with Jim Kenzie and Brian Bourbonniere driving finished 23rd overall and 3rd in Unlimited behind two factory Suburu STIs.

However (and a big however) the 3rd overall finisher was indeed another Mini. That’s right… the lower case variety. The ’63 Austin Mini Cooper S driven by Dyrk Bolger and Terry Milnes came in an impressive 3rd overall.

The winner this year was a 1969 BMW 2002 driven by Roy Hopkins and Adrienne Hughes.

Congrats to all who finished and to Dyrk and Terry for making it to the podium!

The top-three overall were:

1) Roy Hopkins – Spencer Port, NY and Adrienne Hughes – Spencer Port, NY in a Classic division (Class 4 Modified – large) BMW 2002 ‘69

2) Jud Buchanan – Campellville, ON and Jim Adams – Pickering, ON in a Classic division (Class 4 Modified –large) Acadian Canso SC ‘67

3) Dyrk Bolger – St-Andrew’s, MB and Terry Milnes – East St-Paul, MB in a Classic division (Class 3 Modified – small) Austin Mini Cooper S ‘63

In seventh overall and the winner of the Modern division was Jeff McKague – Cobourg, ON, Mike Gayowski – Ajax, ON in the Modern division (Class 9 Standard – small) Mazda RX-8 04

The winner of the Grand Touring Not Equipped division was Alan Kearley – Gander, NF and Greg Martin – Gander, NF in a Mazda 3 Sport GT ‘04

The winner of the Grand Touring Equipped division was Michael Martin – Toronto, ON and Cathy Martin – Toronto, ON in a Porsche 911 ‘03