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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Live from Targa Newfoundland

2010 Ford Shelby GT 500
by Kate Tompkins

Yes, I’m actually in St. John’s, and will be doing some coverage of this year’s Targa Newfoundland. The official start is later today, but things began for the spectators yesterday with a car show at the Remax Centre, or, as the locals call it, the curling club.
2012 Fiat Abarth
by Kate Tompkins

I’ve never seen so many rally cars in one place before—or so many Porsches for that matter. It was the first of a series of shows, as there will be one each night in whatever community that day’s driving has ended in. Loved getting a close look and peeking through the windows at the interiors.

I’ll be posting more pictures once I get home, but here’s one of the 2012 Fiat Abarth entered by Chrysler’s team (I still wish they’d put a Viper in—maybe next year), and a 2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 which is raising money for autism, this year’s official charity.

The really exotic cars weren’t out last night, but I’m hoping to catch them at the official start. You can 

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