Targa Miata
February 19, 2009 - We finally got to watch the show thanks to a shadowy benefactor who shipped us a copy!
And I'm all giddy. It's more of a motorsport show than previous years, focusing on the race up front. Only about a dozen of the cars that ran the race got much airtime, either because they were leading or they suffered failures of the serious or humourous kind. But we managed some decent coverage without resorting to leading or breaking! The announcers were very flattering of the team, saying we looked good all week and using some of our in-car footage. Plus, I got to show the fun way to take a corner with some light gravel on it. Sure, it's only a bit more than 30 seconds, but it's a good 30 seconds.
Don't forget, March 15th on Speed at 3 pm Eastern. Or, if you can't wait, the DVDs are for sale on the Targa site. The DVD is simply the hour-long TV show, nothing else.
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August 23, 2011 - In case you didn't know, the Targa Miata's sister car is being navigated by Zach Bowman from Autoblog.
He'll hopefully be posting during the race, giving his viewpoint on the experience. He's just posted an update about his change of driver's thanks to Bill's damaged shoulder - and about how he narrowly escaped a similar fate.
Autoblog at Targa Newfoundland
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March 2, 2012 - The air dates for the Targa TV show have been posted!
This is for the official event show, not the special project involving the FM team - there's exciting news to come on that front shortly. Still, it's an hour of hot Targa action so you know it's going to be fun.
These times are for the Canadian TSN and TSN2 channels. It will be shown on SPEED around the world, but the dates for those have not yet been released.
In case you're wondering, that's a screenshot from the 2008 show, taking the rally line around the Brigus hairpin...
March 22, 2012
12:00 am EST / 1:30 am NST

March 23, 2012
1:00 pm EST / 2:30 pm NST

March 10, 2012
10:30 am EST / 12:00 pm NST

March 11, 2012
1:00 am EST / 2:30 am NST

March 12, 2012
3:00 pm EST / 4:30 pm NST

April 5, 2012
7:30 pm EST / 9:00 pm NST
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March 2, 2012 - The Grassroots Motorsports article about our 2011 race is now available online.
While you can no longer get a copy of the February 2012 issue on newsstands, you can probably buy a back issue from GRM directly. And, of course, they're happy to send you a free trial issue.
Read the article - 4 MB PDF. Thanks to GRM for providing the digital copy!
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