April 17, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Image from Raceline Photography
Last Saturday 12th April 2014 saw the 25th running of Croft Hillclimb Holywood, Co Down, under the stewardship of the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI. With the sprinting season already underway this ever popular event gave Ulster’s hillclimbing fraternity their first competition action of the year, playing host to Round 1 of the 2014 ANICC Millers... [Read more...]
Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle to drive Citroen Rally car in the Paddy Hopkirk Gala Cavalacade this weekend!
February 17, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Meeke, who will drive a Citroen DCS R3, is proud to be associated with the Paddy Hopkirk event.
World Rally Championship stars Kris Meeke and his co-driver Paul Nagle will drive a Citroen DCS R3 rally car in the Paddy Hopkirk Gala Cavalcade, which starts from Stormont at 10.30am on Saturday February 22nd. Kris is proud to be joining the cavalcade. “I’m delighted to be part of the celebrations to mark Paddy’s victory on the Monte... [Read more...]
February 16, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Adrian Mullholland's 1971 Ford Escort RS tackles the course in 2013. Image from Reinis Babrovskisr
It has been announced that Minis, Mods and Monsters will be the overall theme for this years Cultra Hillclimb Event 2014, evoking memories of the swinging sixties as well as spectacular recent machinery. The event is located within the grounds of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood, Northern Ireland and will be held on Saturday June 14th... [Read more...]
February 6, 2014 by Tony Gregory
Kris Meeke receiving his ANICC Motorsport Award from Alan Drysdale, Chairman of 2 and 4 Wheel Motorsport Steering Group Limited (Guest presenter), Nicky Moffitt, ANICC Secretary and Henry Campbell, Chairman. Image from John O’Neill, Sperrins Photography
Despite being a relatively small country, Northern Ireland has again showed it is bursting with motorsport talent and that was evident at the recently held annual Association of Northern Ireland Car Clubs (ANICC) awards evening. With an impressive array of more than 200 trophies, the finest competitors in the country were present at the Armagh City... [Read more...]
November 28, 2013 by Mondello Park
Ireland's Top Drifters will be back in action at Mondello for the new December event.
Drift fans starved of sideways action during the winter months now have a new event to look forward to during the Christmas break. Mondello Park will host the first ever Drift-Jam Matsuri, a single day drift festival on Sunday December 29th. The event will feature Pro and Street Drift Cars on two separate drift tracks, and a Drifting demonstration by... [Read more...]
November 8, 2013 by ALMC
The ALMC 50th Celebration Dinner promises to be a great night!
THIS YEAR 2013, ALMC (or Aer Lingus Motor Club as most of you still know it) IS 50 YEARS OLD AND WE HAVE DECIDED TO ORGANISE OUR OWN “GATHERING”. To achieve this, we are planning to hold a 50th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday 14th December in City North Hotel, Gormanston, with guest speakers, a collection of memorabilia and some light music. We would... [Read more...]
October 22, 2013 by Alister Jackson
Series leader Alan Davidson made it 9 wins from 12 events as he closes in on the championship!
The sideways Mutch was a strong second! As another season’s racing draws to a close, the champions are starting to identify themselves. In Formula 1 Vettel is looking more and more dominant, and in the BTCC Andrew Jordan has clinched the title already. In the Used Cars NI Sevens Challenge it’s Alan Davidson who is out in front, carrying... [Read more...]
September 9, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Simon McKinley chose the Lant this time out and was victorious again, on both days in Knockalla.
DONEGAL M C HILLCLIMB AT KNOCKALLA (DAY 1) (ROUND 10 OF NAYLOR ENGINEERING NATIONAL HILLCLIMB/SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP): 1 Simon McKinley (Lant RT2 Warrior) 45.61s, 2 Joe Courtney (OMS-Suzuki) 47.39s, 3 Simon McKinley (Escort) 47.79s, 4 Robert Bell (Crossle 30F-Yamaha) 49.53s, 5 Barry Morris (Lancer Evo) 49.96s. DONEGAL M C HILLCLIMB AT KNOCKALLA (DAY 2)... [Read more...]
August 26, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Todd's Leap Ulster Rally, CCC Mondello Race Meeting & Mayo & District MC Autocross.
TODDS LEAP ULSTER INTERNATIONAL RALLY AT ENNISKILLEN (ROUND 4 OF IRISH TARMAC CHAMPIONSHIP): 1 Garry Jennings/Rory Kennedy (Subaru Impreza WRC) 1h 59m 43s, 2 Derek McGarrity/James McKee (Ford Focus WRC) 2h 01m 02s, 3 Donagh Kelly/Kevin Flanagan (Ford Focus WRC) 2h 02m 13s, 4 Josh Moffett/John Rowan (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 Gp N) 2h 07m 53s, 5 Stephen... [Read more...]
August 19, 2013 by Motorsport Ireland
Naul Hillclimb, C Plate Karting Championships, The Monaghan Endurance Trial and the Jim Walsh Cork Forestry Rally all took place over the weekend.
MOTOR ENTHUSIASTS’ CLUB HILLCLIMB AT NAUL, CO MEATH (ROUND 8 OF NAYLOR ENGINEERING NATIONAL HILLCLIMB/SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP) (DAY 1): 1 Simon McKinley (Lant RT2 Warrior) 37.98s, 2 Rory Stephens (Radical SR8 Hayabusa) 42.39s, 3 Brendan Keane (Swallow DR14 F3 Zetec) 42.77s, 4 Simon McKinley (Escort) 43.05s, 5 Deirdre McKinley (Reynard GM) 44.85s, 6 John... [Read more...]