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Wanna run a Targa Stage

If you have ever wondered what it is like to run a Targa Stage here is your chance.

This is a picture of my buddy Dick Paterson’s very hot 1959 Mini “Betty” taken by Gordon Sleigh. You can see the rest of Gordons pictures at :


The following is a video from the inside of Betty while Dick and his Kiwi co-driver Tony Mattson hot shoe it through the very tight Brigus stage in the 2006 Targa Newfoundland. They were one of only two cars that managed to “clean” the stage. See the results here.
Turn up the sound and enjoy the ride.

Comments (13)

  1. Guys,

    Car sounds great but you could not pay me enough to thread that needle you call a special stage….

    Give me the two lanes of mountain roads, burros, horses and other wildlife and shear cliffs versus mailboxes, picket fences, stores and telephone poles…

    Change the final drive, add a couple of radiators and come on down to Mexico.

    Regards, tom

  2. the video is off the hook but would like to see pics of the van you used to haul the car to newfoundland.

  3. Hi Dick,

    I am reading through this site, and I remember a quote for you in 2005, in which you said,”Brakes don’t work in the AIR!”, I believe you made it in reference to having to slow for a hard left over a crest after having cleared our wonderful wooden bridge.

    Believe me when I say I think you will be even more impressed and suprised with the brigus stage for 2007. We are hoping to ad an additional 2 kms to the course this year.

    I will probably see more of you all this year, I have moved up to Leg Co-ordinator for the entire Avalon Region.

    Take Care, See You in September…

    Greg Hiscock
    Avalon Region Leg Co-ordinator
    Stage Co-ordinator – Brigus
    2004, 2005 & 2006

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