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This is the story of Flyin' Miata and how their legion of loyal fans sponsored their trip to race at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland. Read more

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This is the story of Flyin' Miata and how their legion of loyal fans sponsored their trip to race at the 2011 Targa Newfoundland.

Portland, ME Documentary
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Day 1: Portland to Halifax Tracy and I left Portland around 10AM this morning in her Corolla. We were going to take my MX-5 as well (we'll need two vehicles to cover the Targa) since it was marginally cheaper to drive two than to hire a local car for the week. In the end, though, we decided that the lack of storage space in the MX-5 made it pretty worthless as a crew vehicle, and we would be better off just renting a small hatchback when we got there. So that's what we're doing. We reserved it last week. In the end, it'll only be about $100 more expensive than driving, and it means that my wife and I don't have to drive the whole way to Newfoundland and back in separate cars. That would have sucked. A lot. I digress.... We left Portland at a leisurely hour this morning, and we powered through to Nova Scotia, stopping only for coffee and bathroom breaks. It took us just about nine hours door to door. We've got a pretty sweet hookup here in Halifax. Tracy's good friend, Craig, lives here. His condo association has a guest suite that's basically a glorified hotel room on the premises. It's free to members of the association, you just have to reserve it, which Craig did for us a while back. Hooray for free place to stay! Tomorrow is a day for visiting and sightseeing, so I doubt there'll be much to report. Wednesday morning we're back on the road and headed for the ferry crossing to Newfoundland. Expect another update then.