Another edition of the Targa Newfoundland is in the record books. Quite possibly Canada’s most important motorsports event these days, the 2009 Targa pitted 41 rally cars against each other and The Rock. Fortunately, in most cases the cars won this year, with The Rock claiming few casualties. Competitors in the Classic, Modern and Open divisions battle it out for in class wins along with overall honors. For the 2nd year in a row, the top spot overall was taken by the Classic division entry of Hopkins & Hughes in a 1969 BMW 2002. In fact, the top 5 spots were taken by Classic vehicles. So much for some of the new monster cars! As with many rallies, sometimes patience and attention to detail are more important than overall power!
Speaking of patience and attention to detail, the Grand Touring division is essentially an old school TSD rally that follows along after the speed demons. This year’s GT event was won by the Trauttmansdorf’s in their BMW 325i.
Sounds like a pretty good showing for the BMW folks.
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