Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2012 Targa Newfoundland Car Show

As I’d posted several days back, I was at the opening car show for the Targa Newfoundland on September 8. I’ve now had a chance to label and edit my photos, so you can check out the cars in the attached video. Not all of the cars entered were in the show—there were vehicles coming and going throughout the day—but most of them were. At least one was out in the parking lot being worked on.

In particular, note the lady with the crutch in the picture of the 1979 Porsche 911, not the two SCs, but the black one. Believe it or not, she was the navigator, and yes, she went through the entire Targa with a broken foot.

In addition to getting a chance to see the cars and some of the drivers, the $5 admission got you a copy of this year’s official guide, which I’ve just now discovered has a page in the back for autographs, and a snazzy Targa poster, currently hanging on the wall in my office.

The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, this year’s official Targa Newfoundland charity, had a booth selling food and also had volunteers selling tickets on a new car. Several of the competitors were also racing to raise funds for autism. Targa management encourages the teams to raise funds for the charity of their choice and many were doing exactly that. Ronald MacDonald House seemed to be a popular pick.

Of course there was also a booth selling official Targa Newfoundland gear. I hadn’t meant to get anything, but somehow ended up buying a Targa cap and a very nice lady’s polo shirt. I blame my husband for encouraging me. They must have sold out of the shirts because I don’t see any left on their merchandise page. I know I got the last blue one. Lots of other things still available though, including a DVD of the 10th anniversary Targa held last year.

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