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Targa Newfoundland 2017


Monday September 11th, 2017 Targa NL Day 1

If anyone is reading this….You are probably best off to see pictures and short stories from our team mates posted on Facebook each day and during the day. Check out Christina Kroner, Ruth Thorogood, Briar de Lange all on Facebook!
But here goes from me.
All 20 odd team members arrived safely and on time – a first !
Tech inspections and prologue practice Sunday went off without a hitch.
And now Day one is finished. All 6 cars made it through the day successfully. We had rain by the bucket loads today. However all races were run on time and quite successfully. Hume team spirits are very high. Our GT cars are standing 1,2,3,…for now, changeable by the day of course. John Jr and Justin Crant are in top spot in Modern with Jon Riddell/Briar de Lange in 4th. We did have some electromechanical issues to deal with on both M3s and the 2006 MINI. All as of 9:00 PM tonight have been resolved. Poor Ralph keeps getting flat tires on his rental van. Two in two days! He is just plain cursed when it comes to vans…
That is it until tomorrow PM.
short but sweet.
John Hume


Monday, August 28th 2017

Two weeks today the real racing begins!
Almost a full year in preparation, our largest race contingent ever.
We have six cars with 12 crew and 10 additional support crew, for 22 total team members this year.
I think this might just be the single largest race team ever entered in a Motor Sport event – hmm,,,

We pack off and transport five of six vehicles from our HQ in Toronto this Thursday.
Craig is driving his car from Halifax next week.

We are as prepared as we can be, having completed our route book math this past weekend.
It was a 6.5 hour marathon of number crunching. Necessary when racing GT, if you want to have any chance of winning.

On raising funds for M S and The Red Door, we stand at almost $26,000 pledged to our team to date this year.
And now are over $200,000 pledged or collected since we started doing this event years ago!

Our next Blog will be from the Rock around about September 10th…

Until then – Cheers
From Team Hume


Welcome to Targa 2017

We have done a lot of pre-planning and added two more vehicles  to our race team for 2017

Our team this year consists of:

2002 M3 – Driven by Jon Riddell + Co-piloted by Briar de Lange – rally veterans in GT – But now racing in Modern

2004 M3 – Driven by John Jr. and Co-piloted by Justin Crant – racing in Modern again

2013 MINI GP – Driven by John Sr. and Co-piloted by Christina Kroner – in GP again

2006 MINI GP – Driven by Ruth Thorogood  and Co-piloted by Andrew Thorogood – their 2nd year in GT – hoping to improve upon 3rd in 2016

2000 BMW 323ci – Driven by Ron Bartleet  and Co-piloted by Duncan Fregren – Ron is a Veteran – Duncan is a rally Virgin! – doing Fast Tour

2010 Dodge Challenger – Driven by Craig MacMullen  and Co-driven by David Jenkins – Craig is a veteran – David is a Rally Virgin! racing in GT

Our Charitable initiative this year has expanded to include The Red Door Family Shelter along with Multiple Sclerosis

We have our first practice track day up and coming April 23rd.

More to follow stay tuned…