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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ large) BMW 2002 Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ69
2) Jud Buchanan – Campellville, ON and Jim Adams – Pickering, ON in a Classic division (Class 4 Modified Ã¢â‚¬â€œlarge) Acadian Canso SC Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ67
3) Dyrk Bolger – St-Andrew’s, MB and Terry Milnes – East St-Paul, MB in a Classic division (Class 3 Modified Ã¢â‚¬â€œ small) Austin Mini Cooper S Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ63
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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ04
The winner of the Grand Touring Equipped division was Michael Martin – Toronto, ON and Cathy Martin – Toronto, ON in a Porsche 911 Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ03