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    Video: Watch Sam Hubinette and Jen Horsey run Targa Newfoundland in a Fiat 500 Abarth
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    We'd grown pretty accustomed to seeing Sam Hubinette sling a Dodge Challenger around a drift course, but the guy knows how to do more than go sideways. Back in September, the Crazy Swede partnered up with Jen Horsey to take on the Targa Newfoundland in a Fiat 500 Abarth in the open class. How'd ...

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    Report: Health Canada clamps down on Targa Newfoundland over collectable Marlboro suit
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    We're sure you remember Zahir Rana, the gentleman who piloted a Ferrari Enzo into the Atlantic Ocean during last year's Targa Newfoundland. When the gentleman took his co-pilot and his car for a swim, he happened to be wearing a racing suit once worn by Rubens Barrichello. Back when the Formula ...

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    Video: Flyin' Miata gets the documentary treatment
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    It's been nearly a year since Flyin' Miata took two cars to the Targa Newfoundland. As you may recall, I got to tag along and do my best to get the supercharged Grand Touring entry as lost as possible. While we were there, one very dedicated film crew followed us from stage to stage, thereby ...

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    Video: MotoMan at Targa Newfoundland, Part Two
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    The crew at MotoMan has rolled out the second episode of its Targa Newfoundland coverage. This time around, Brandon Fitch and I spend plenty of time talking with the guys about the challenges of Day One, how the Flyin' Miata supercharged NC MX-5 Miata handles some of the more technical stages and ...

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    Video: Stream the one-hour SPEED Targa Newfoundland special
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    If you've got an hour to kill and an itch to watch some exciting Targa Newfoundland action, we've got good news for you. SPEED has been kind enough to stream the network's one-hour special free online. The episode spends plenty of time following both the Modern and Classic divisions with barely a ...

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    Video: MotoMan gives Targa Newfoundland the documentary treatment
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    It's been seven months since I crammed into a supercharged Mazda Miata with the Flyin' Miata crew and fought tooth and nail for a fifth-place finish in the Grand Touring class of the 2011 Targa Newfoundland. That amount of time has done nothing to dull my desire to head right back into the fray ...

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    Report: Crashed Ferrari Enzo to lead 20-car return to Targa Newfoundland [w/video]
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    Newfoundland is a bit of a funny place. It's the easternmost point of the North American continent, has its own half time zone, was the last province to join Canadian confederation (having existed as a British colony until 1949) and has its own linguistic dialects. It's also the kind of place ...

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    Quick Spin: Flyin' Miata V8 Targa MX-5 Miata
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    Point. Shoot. Grin. Wedging myself into the cockpit of Keith Tanner's 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata turned Targa Newfoundland podium finisher, I'm struck with the realization that most race cars are the automotive equivalent of a pet electric eel. They look fantastic lounging around, and you may even be ...

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    Exclusive: How to lose the 2011 Targa Newfoundland in one easy step [w/video]
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    Mid-stage is no time to let your driver know his navigator has no damn clue what's going on.
    My helmet has just been crammed into the cross ribs of the roof of our Miata for the third time in less than a kilometer, driving a guttural "OOMPH" from my lungs mid-sentence at the same time. I regain ...

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    Submarine Ferrari Enzo heads to Edo Competion by air mail
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    If, like the rest of us, you were wondering exactly what would become of the bright yellow Ferrari Enzo that took a dive into the bay at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland, wonder no more. According to the owner's Facebook page, the carbon-fiber beast will ride again courtesy of the good people at Edo ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #248
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    Targa Newfoundland, Hyundai Veloster, the last Crown Victoria, Chevrolet Caprice PPV Episode #248 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. This week Chris, Zach, Dan and Chris Paukert talk about the Targa Newfoundland, Hyundai Veloster, the final Ford Crown Victoria, and the Chevrolet Caprice PPV. Your ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog #248 LIVE
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    We record Episode #248 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 6: The final days
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    Two mistakes. After six days of late nights bent over the route book with calculator in hand, long days of non-stop rallying and lengthy transits, we've covered over 2,200 kilometers, raced 41 stages and made two penalty-worthy mistakes. There simply aren't words to convey the spectrum of ...

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    Exclusive: How to fish a Ferrari Enzo out of the ocean
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    We reported earlier today that a rare Ferrari Enzo went off course yesterday while running the 2011 Targa Newfoundland and wound up swimming with the fishes in the Atlantic. We even had a video showing what happened leading up to the Ferrari's off-road and then underwater excursion. We didn't, ...

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    Video: Watch this Ferrari Enzo splash into the Atlantic at 2011 Targa Newfoundland
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    Many of you have been following the 2011 Targa Newfoundland here on Autoblog, what with our own Zach Bowman competing. Perhaps you were surprised to find out that rare supercars like a Maserati MC12 and a Ferrari Enzo had entered the demanding race. Unfortunately, the Enzo has bowed out early ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 5: Stay on target
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    It's a good day to be in the Flyin' Miata camp. As of the conclusion of Day 3 of competition, both the Targa Miata and the Supercharged 2006 MX-5 hold the top position in their respective classes. While Keith and Janel Tanner have managed to sling their 430-horsepower machine through Wednesday's ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 4: Off to Gander
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    While I thought that I grasped just how unique and amazing the Targa Newfoundland is in the world of motorsports, the breadth of this event's character didn't hit home until I got here. We spent the majority of yesterday's morning and afternoon tackling stages in and around Gander, a small town ...

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    Featured: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 3: Welcome to the jungle
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    The 2011 Targa Newfoundland is officially underway after three prologue stages on Sunday. As our first real taste of targa competition, the day was instrumental in alerting Brandon Fitch, driver of the number 1680 Flyin' Miata Supercharged Mazda Miata, and myself to the fact that we had no holy ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 2: Technical difficulties
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    While Keith and Janel Tanner took Friday to hash out setting the odometer on the Targa Miata, Brandon Fitch and I continued on with our education with the Open Road Motorsports Targa School in our trusty Supercharged NC. The day's instruction orbited around two simulated stages on Bell Island ...

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    Featured: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 1: Meet your classmates
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    While the 2011 Targa Newfoundland doesn't officially kick off until Monday, a handful of competitors have already arrived in St. John's to take advantage of the Open Road Motorsports Targa School. Operated by veterans of the event, the school gives novice competitors a little taste of the days to ...

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