Golden Jubilee Celebration of Paddy Hopkirk’s Monte Carlo victory
January 14, 2013 by Beatty Crawford
Belfast native Paddy Hopkirk became a folk hero in Ireland following his victory in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally. He is unquestionably Ireland’s greatest ever rally driver and one of the Emerald Isle’s best known sports personalities. This will be a celebration of the golden jubilee of his famous success, one which will undoubtedly catch the public imagination.
February 22, 2014
- Floodlit display of MINIs, old and new, in the forecourt of the Titanic Belfast.
- Pride of place will go to 33 EJB which has never been to Ireland.
- Cocktail reception
- 15 min compilation video of Paddy’s rally career shown on large screens.
- Introduction of Paddy.
- Gala dinner
- Concert by Phil Coulter one of Ireland’s greatest musicians.
Invited personalities: (To be confirmed)
First Minister and Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland.
An Taoiseach of Ireland. Paddy went to school and university in Dublin
Lord Mayor of Belfast
BMW and Mini representatives.
All profits will go to The Integrated Education Fund for Northern Ireland and SKIDZ
Television feature on Paddy’s life.
Promotional DVD for BMW/MINI utilizing the TV program to be distributed
in motorsport magazines such as Pacenotes and Carsport.
Assoc. Professor Dr. David Beatty Crawford, MB., FRCR
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