Prologue Day

TARGA Newfoundland 

2003-09-15

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804 - Tom Collingwood Jr. & [Unknown], 1996 Pontiac Firebird

ALMOST the last picture --- Forever! 806 - Ben Thomas & Darrell Mouland 1995 Saturn SL1 Turbo
These three pictures span the 10 seconds or so of time when I nearly lost my life taking these photos.  I was standing on Cadigan's Lane in Logy Bay, looking eastward and photographing the TARGA cars that were coming along Marine Drive from the north.  Car 804 passed by normally, then car 806 approached.  Instead of following the eastward curvature of Marine Drive, the vehicle headed directly toward me.  As seen by the centre image, I failed to snap a usable photo of the fast approaching car but I did live to tell about it as the car passed just a meter or so to my right.  Three men who had been sitting on the ground behind me also came through the incident unscathed.   I'll have to credit either the driver, good fortune or the Good Lord with saving me, because I can recall doing very little to get myself out of the way of the oncoming vehicle.  In the end, the battery on my digital camera went dead and I therefore failed to photograph all the cars.  I'd normally be upset about that but I figure better a dead camera than a dead me!  The NTV Evening News for Sept 15th and the Noon news on Sept 16th carried a segment on TARGA, which included a video clip of 'my near-miss'. A freeze-frame from the the NTV coverage of the incident shows just how close I came to disaster.

 

1002 - Terry DaSilva & TBD 1980 MG B 1004 - Harald von Langsdorff & Steve McKelvie 2002 Mini Cooper S 1005 - JD Fentie & Ross Nicol 2001 Porsche Carrera 4
1008 1009 - Barbarian Mutter Werks Rally Team: Brian Jarvis & Ken Jarvis 1973 BMW 2002 Tii 1010 - Jason Cahill & Luke Viau 1981 Mercedes Benz 300 SD
1011 - Team Porsche North America Pete Stout & Jack Baker 2003 Porsche 911 Targa 1012 - Jean-Francois Drolet & Rejean Beaulieu 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe 1014 - Richard Harper & Cairne Harper 1969 Jaguar "E" Type
201 - Michael Salter & Blair Harber  1953 Austin Healey  204 - Richard Paterson & Reg Cook  1959 Austin  Mini 303 - Tom Silver & David Fuss 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback
304 - Jonathan Fryer & Peter Sullivan 1965 Sunbeam Tiger 401 - Jud Buchanan & Peter Wright 1967 Acadian Canso 402 - Edison Wiltshire & Marg-o Wiltshire, 1969 Citroen Model DS
403 - Alex Winchie & Greg Miller 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 405 - Ralph Grant & Linda Bartlett 1970 Volvo 142 GT 427 - Mark Armstrong & Greg Davies 1966 JohnEx 427  Shelby Cobra
431 - Doug Mepham & [Unknown] 1971 Volvo  142 S 501 - Jack MacDonnell & Carson Rasmussen 1976 Datsun 280 Z 502 - Scott Giannou & Tim Winker 1976 Porsche 911 Targa
504 - Bill Arnold & Peter Guagenti 1972 BMW Bavaria 506 - Steve McCrory & John McCrory  1975 Porsche 911 602 - Glen Clarke & Evan Gamblin 1979 Porsche 911
603 - Ernie Jakubowski & Scott Gerard 1981 Porsche 911 SC 701 - Craig Seko & Steve Carrick 1990 Porsche 944 S2 703 - Bruce McNutt & Steve Ellis 1989 Suzuki Swift GTI
704 - Branko Brkovitch & Ian Crammond 1988 Honda CRX Si 705 - Jim Turner & Karl Vuccish 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 706 - Roy Hopkins & Adrienne Hughes 1988 BMW M3
809 - Brian Oldford & John Harris 1995 Acura Integra 850 - Ken Bavis & Trevor Giles 1995 Honda Civic Turbo Hatchback 902 - Arthur Partyka & Jerzy Jamroz 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
903 - Tim Horton's/Sean Hyland Motorsports, Rick MacLeod & Richard Dupuis 2000 Ford Mustang 904 - Team KIA Canada, Bob English & Ken Ash  2003 KIA Rio RX-V 905 - Subaru Rally Team Canada, John Paynter & Clarke Paynter 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
P001 - Tom Hayes & Andy Vann 1953 Studebaker Commander

 

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