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STILLEN Targa Newfoundland In Car Footage Now Online

October 4, 2009 Comments off

Just got the heads up from STILLEN on these being posted to Youtube. Some really great videos from the action at Targa Newfoundland 2009. The guys finished first in the Modern Class in the rally which has some suprisingly large number of suburban stages. In the wet they seem pretty hairy.

Great driving from Steve in these, check the rest out after the jump below…

Link: STILLEN Website

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STILLEN Targa Newfoundland: Winners of Targa Newfoundland Modern Division 2009

September 19, 2009 Comments off


Legs 3, 4 and 5 have wrapped up and after 2,200 km of targa the team STILLEN Nissan GT-R driven by Steve Millen and Mike Monticello has finished first in the modern class for 2009. The team incurred just 1:20 of penalties through the course of the five days of racing which placed them sixth in the overall standings.

The car itself seems to have held up extremely well suffering really only a tiny CV boot failure which was patched and then finally replaced for day 4. Considering the rules requiring a maximum average speed of 135km/h over each leg, maybe it was even too fast as the guys had to consider backing off for stages.

Congratulations to team STILLEN and big thanks to the guys manning the STILLEN blog and taking photos / video for Road & Track for keeping us in the loop through the rally.

Link: Targa Newfoundland Results
Link: STILLEN Blog
Link: Road & Track STILLEN Site


STILLEN Targa Newfoundland: Still Leading Modern Division After Leg 2

September 16, 2009 Comments off


No major problems to report as the team STILLEN GT-R held up great through the 7 stages of Leg 2 in the 2009 Targa Newfoundland. The schedule called for 8 stages originally but one was canceled. The CV boot repair is still holding up to punishment and has not leaked.

Steve has managed to pilot every stage without penalty except for the last of the day where they actually caught up to the competitor in front. The inability to pass caused them to be held up and incur a 6 second penalty for the stage.

The overall results for day 2 leave STILLEN in fourth position but first in the Modern Division.

Head on over to the STILLEN blog and the Road & Track STILLEN microsite for more images and videos of the days racing.

Images: Formulaphoto and Marc Urbano (R&T)
Link: STILLEN Blog
Link: Road & Track STILLEN Site

STILLEN Targa Newfoundland: Competitive Day 1 of Racing – Photos and Wrapup

September 15, 2009 Comments off


A fairly ordinary weather outlook greeted team STILLEN this morning for the kickoff of competitive racing for Targa Newfoundland 2009. Fortunately it didn’t manage to dampen their spirits too much and they laid into the first 8 stages of day 1 of 5 total days of racing.

Today they scored zero penalties for each stage, meaning they finished each inside the goal time and consequently, are in equal first position with three other top teams. That is, amongst two Subaru STis and a Porsche GT3RS in the Modern division.

It was not all rainbows however as the team spotted a micro hole in one of the CV boots that could cause a lubrication failure. When changing out the CV boot they found the part they received was the wrong type. They plugged the hole and the boot has so far been ok the entire day so fingers crossed they either receive the right boot and change it out or it holds together in a plugged state. No doubt they’ll be keeping a close eye on it.

Thanks to Kyle Millen for keeping us up to date, follow the STILLEN twitter to get more regular updates and head over to the STILLEN blog for a more detailed update including more photos and video from the Road & Track team…

Link: STILLEN Blog
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Link: Road & Track Magazine
Link: Targa Newfoundland – Day 1 Results

STILLEN Targa Newfoundland Coverage: Tech Inspection Day

September 13, 2009 Comments off


Well can you believe it’s mid-September already? I can’t but it is so that must mean team STILLEN are in Newfoundland prepping for Targa. The car spent today on the lifts / hoists having it’s suspension worked on. Steve was not happy with the ride height and softness settings on their GT-R’s Penske/STILLEN suspension so they’ve adjusted the height and stiffness and put the car back together for tech inspection.

Head over to STILLEN’s blog to check the video and other info from Kyle Millen who’ll be live-blogging from Newfoundland throughout the race.

Sunday’s leg is the Prologue so we shall see how the GT-R fares!

Update from Targa Newfoundland – Prologue leg: The car went well today and the team is satisfied with the pace, reaching 196km/h at one point. The prologue event does not count towards the Targa itself so Steve did not push it to the limit today.

Competitive racing begins tomorrow so stay tuned for Leg 1 of racing updates soon…

Link: STILLEN Blog: Targa Newfoundland: Saturday Day 1

Road & Track: STILLEN GT-R Vids With AP Racing Carbon Brakes

July 31, 2009 Comments off


Picked this up off STILLEN’s twitter feed today. Road & Track have published a few new videos on their STILLEN GT-R video minisite of the car’s prep for the Targa Newfoundland. Some of these showing the fitting up of the new AP Racing Carbon Ceramic brakes for the GT-R as well as the bed-in procedure.

The car looks amazing and can’t wait to see more details on the carbon brakes.

Link: R&T: STILLEN GT-R Videos

STILLEN Targa Newfoundland Update: Videos, Sweepstakes

May 2, 2009 Comments off


STILLEN’s preparation for Targa Newfoundland continues and today Road & Track magazine have also announced their involvement in the project. R&T Editor Mike Monticello will be navigator for team STILLEN in the Nissan GT-R during for the race with the man himself Steve Millen driving.

To promote the entry into Targa Newfoundland, STILLEN and Road & Track magazine are giving away a trip to Canada to see the event and hang out with team STILLEN. To enter head over to the STILLEN Sweepstakes link below. Sounds like a great prize.

Road & Track have also published 9 videos taken during the development of the STILLEN Targa GT-R today. Various topics covered from weight reduction to parts development. Check ’em out at the link below.

Link: STILLEN Sweepstakes Website
Link: Road & Track – STILLEN Targa Videos