Old GT Race from Mondello Park

December 3, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Here is another one from the attic. GT racing started in Ireland when the flagging Modsports and Modified Saloon grids were combined giving the MG Midgets and Sprites a chance to race against the various Imp and Mini saloons. In 1983, the capacity was increased to 1600cc to allow the Irish built TMC Costin to race and this class grew with George Crozier’s Maguire Metro-Ford and Morgan Dempsey’s mid engined MD GT machines joining in. The “Up to 1350cc” class remained however and in this one, they get a headstart before the 1600cc screamers are released to chase them down. The bigger cars should have easily caught and passed the “tiddlers”- if they could stay away from each other. As you will see, they don’t, giving us an extremely close David and Goliath style finish!


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