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'67 Canso photos from Targa Newfoundland (2004)


I was looking through some old photos last night and came across some from Targa Newfoundland in 2004 that I figured y'all might be interested in.

At the "demonstration" day in St. John's:

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Flatrock:

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Middle Cove:

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Petty Harbour:

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And a couple from the charity autocross event our club put on with some of the Targa drivers after Targa wrapped up:

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Driver was Jud Buchanan from Ontario. Found this article with some more details on Jud and the car: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-0809-1967-acadian-canso/

 EDIT: looks like this topic has come up before, though most of the photo links are dead: https://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t24587314/1967-acadian-canso-sport-coupe-on-speed-tv/?page=1



-- Edited by jduffett on Thursday 4th of February 2021 02:31:55 PM

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Jud took me for a couple of hot laps around Mosport in that. Phenomenal ride.


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Do you have any other pictures ? My Parents attended that for a few years when they were vacationing on the Rock.

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Watched that car for a few years. Then back in the days when the brother in law and I were racing thought maybe we'd build a car and go there. Shipping for the
car...bust my nu@s!! 2 teens with a bit of $$..but not that much! Would luv to have a venue on the Island for this kind of race! But don't think anyone on the Island would put up with that now! I would be totally up to an old back road Cowichan run. Anyone into this on the Island??We need to get something going

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This car was very competitive in the years it was here for the Targa; that said, it's been a while since it's competed. I loved the look and sound of that car going down the road. 



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Hello all,

I haven't been on this site in quite sometime, so it was a fun surprise to see photos of my Acadian at Targa. It ran Targa from 2002 to 2009 with the Acadian, then went back in 2011 for the 10th anniversary with a C5 Z06 Corvette.

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Targa Acadian wrote:

Hello all,

I haven't been on this site in quite sometime, so it was a fun surprise to see photos of my Acadian at Targa. It ran Targa from 2002 to 2009 with the Acadian, then went back in 2011 for the 10th anniversary with a C5 Z06 Corvette.


 omfg.gif I am talking to a Legend! I watched but never researched.no Where was the car from and what suspension??  Never realized how clean that car is until I saw the still pics. Remember it kinda stuck out like a BIG Thumb watching the race...wink Do you still have the car? Drive it on the street/strip? Run any other tracks? I could go on &on......



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Thanks for the reply.

I found the car though an Old Auto Trader ad and travelled with my wife and dog to Kelowna, BC to check it out. We purchased the car and proceed to drive it back to Ontario. It too forever ....

It was a 283, bench seat, powerglide equipped sport coupe with a radio. The body was pretty solid and it had recently been repainted. It is the original Nantucket Blue. I was never a big fan of the Acadian grill, so I replaced it with a '66 Chevy II one so I could also put the signal lights into the bumper.

I've been hot rodding it ever since and competing in autocross, time trails, time attack and running track days.

I built a 'truck arm' NASCAR style rear suspension, complete with adjustable coil-overs, panhard bar and anti-sway bar.

I still have the car and plan to run the Ontario Time Attack Championship series with it this year.

He is known as Brutus.

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I'm sensing car of the month here for the future!

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Drove my '70 Estate back home for vacation just over 4 years ago. When they were doing the stage through Brigus, my hometown, I placed my wagon in a spot that it could be seen by every car camera.

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Targa Acadian wrote:

Thanks for the reply.

I found the car though an Old Auto Trader ad and travelled with my wife and dog to Kelowna, BC to check it out. We purchased the car and proceed to drive it back to Ontario. It too forever ....

It was a 283, bench seat, powerglide equipped sport coupe with a radio. The body was pretty solid and it had recently been repainted. It is the original Nantucket Blue. I was never a big fan of the Acadian grill, so I replaced it with a '66 Chevy II one so I could also put the signal lights into the bumper.

I've been hot rodding it ever since and competing in autocross, time trails, time attack and running track days.

I built a 'truck arm' NASCAR style rear suspension, complete with adjustable coil-overs, panhard bar and anti-sway bar.

I still have the car and plan to run the Ontario Time Attack Championship series with it this year.

He is known as Brutus.


 Thanks for the info. Looks like you arched the front wheel wells a bit? 2nd the nomination for feature car. Would luv to hear more about the car and it's owners.



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Jim,

Good observation on the change to the front wheel wells. I did that over 20 years ago and you're the first person to comment about them. I raised the top of the wheel well opening about 1 1/2". I did this to get around the challenge of limited tire space when the car is lowered. It's timely that you mention this as on my 'to do list' is to raise the rear arches about the same amount to allow me to more easily remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.



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Targa Acadian wrote:

Hello all,

I haven't been on this site in quite sometime, so it was a fun surprise to see photos of my Acadian at Targa. It ran Targa from 2002 to 2009 with the Acadian, then went back in 2011 for the 10th anniversary with a C5 Z06 Corvette.


 Any photos or information on the Corvette?



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I don't want to violate any forum rules, so let's just say it was a my co-driver's yellow 2003 that we succeed in finishing 5th overall at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland.

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