The Toronto Star has a great account of the Targa Newfoundland race actually written by the winning MINI driver Jim Kenzie. Definitely worth a read:
Unlimited. You don’t have to read the rule book for the Targa Newfoundland car rally to understand what that means.
It means, run what you brung. No holds barred.
Bring on your 650 horsepower supercharged Mustang.
Bring on your 450 horsepower Hemi V8 Dodge Charger SRT8.
There are other classes, but Unlimited is the greatest challenge, so we entered our Mini-sponsored 2004 Cooper S with the John Cooper Works Edition package with its throbbing 208 horsepower in Unlimited, against all that might.
And we won!
I said two weeks ago that success in Targa goes not always to the swift, but to the durable, the lucky and the persistent.
Our strategy to enter what was supposed to be the fastest division in the event with one of the least modified cars in the field of 85 entries was based on the inexperience of the other teams who chose to run here.
You can read Jim’s full account of the race at the link below:
[ Not that I want to rub it in at all … but we won! ] Toronta Star