If you haven’t got enough of the Targa Truck on camera then, to quote Tommy Callahan, “Get ready to live!”
If you need a recap on what the Targa Truck is, see here. TLDR – it’s a fifteen foot long sledgehammer forged of steel, horsepower, and bad ideas. Imagine War Pigs era Black Sabbath covering Wichita Lineman, and you’ll just about have it.
Here we see owner/driver Mark Bovey and co-driver Miles Markovic taking on the Brigus stage of last year’s Targa Newfoundland. Last leg of the Targa, Brigus is all tricky little roads little wider than back alleys – the road actually went in after the houses. Imagine hammering along some Nefoundlander’s footpath in a 1971 GMC farm truck with 600hp under your foot and a lobster zip-tied to the roll cage. Madness – especially with both Bovey and Markovic just having completed a hail-Mary repair to the Targa Truck’s shaken-apart rear end.
For Canadian hoons, the Targa Truck is featured on this season of Discovery Channel’s Megaspeed (making-of video above). Further, the Targa Truck might just be showing up on a few more worldwide screens, now that it’s out there on the loose. Stay tuned.