St. John’s, Newfoundland – Mini will be the Honoured Marque at the Targa Newfoundland 2009 road rally in September, with Mini owners invited to special events during the seven-day race.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009, the Mini will be featured prominently on the event posters, programs, website and literature, while special Mini Corrals will be set up to display Mini competition cars and street versions.

Targa Newfoundland co-founder Jim Kenzie will debut a new 2009 Mini John Cooper Works Challenge car with his co-driver Brian Bourbonniere in the Targa division, while Tom Thornton and Ron Bartleet of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario will drive a Mini Cooper S Clubman in the Grand Touring competition under the banner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.

A special two-day Hot Package has been created to allow Mini owners VIP access to the Sunday demonstration stage in St. John’s, special stage access, Mini Corral participation, luncheon, dinner, clothing package and more.

For more information, visit Targa Newfoundland.

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