Daily Archives: September 19, 2010

MINI wins Targa Newfoundland 2010


A MINI has again won Targa Newfoundland.  Driver Jim Kenzie and navigator Brian Bourbonniere won the Targa Open class in the MINI CHALLENGE car No. 807.

From Jim Kenzie’s website:

What can I say – WE WON!

The Open Division, I mean.

But this afternoon was quite the roller-coaster ride.

At the start of Day Five, it turns out we had a substantial if not insurmountable lead over Roy Hopkins and Adrienne Hughes in the Dodge Dart Demon for the Open Division championship.

They had slid off the road on Day Three, banging the car up quite a bit, but they were determined to get their finishers’ medal.

So all we basically had to do was keep our Mini on the island, and we’d be good.

Unfortunately that didn’t happen and the no. 807 MINI had a breakdown near the end of the final stage.  After checking the rules and doing some calculations, the MINI team of Kenzie and Bourbonniere were declared the Targa Open class champions.

Read a first-person account at Jim Kenzie’s blog The Driver’s Seat.

You can also see the rally results on the Targa Newfoundland website.

collectible of the day: THE MINI STORY flipbook

THE MINI STORY flipbook comes from Germany and measures less than 3″ by 1.5″.  But it has 96 pages of small photos and captions covering the historical moments of the classic Mini.  It is bound by a shiny metal stud.

Mini models and special editions are covered, but the majority of pages are given to Mini’s legendary rally wins in the 1960s.