May 25, 2014 by Andrew Bushe
Cunningham & Forde at the finish.
For Frank Cunningham and his co-driving nephew Ross Forde from Galway, the 2014 Rallye Du Maroc Historique was one of trials and tribulations, impending drama and fight-backs. It was a real team effort, where the men wielding the spanners played as big a part in keeping their 250 horse power MK2 Escort in this gruelling 5000 kilometre rally. To finish... [Read more...]
March 28, 2014 by Andrew Bushe
Kris Meeke views some Rally Retro prints....
Citroen World Rally Team driver Kris Meeke launched the new Rally Retro website this week. Comprising of an archive of over 300,000 rally photographs, the new www.rallyretro.com site takes rally enthusiasts on a historical journey back through time. Kris Meeke, whose father Sydney ran some of the top rally cars for Bertie Fisher and many others in the... [Read more...]
March 20, 2014 by Andrew Bushe
The top three crews pose for a picture after the event!
Round one of the 2014 McGrady Insurance MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place today at Bishopscourt with a superb entry, and last year’s Northern Ireland Rally Champion, Derek McGarrity took victory in his newly acquired Mini WRC. It wasn’t all plain sailing for the Belfast driver, as on stage one the red Mini spluttered... [Read more...]
March 19, 2014 by Andrew Bushe
Kelly and Flanagan at speed in the Northgate Focus WRC. Image from Paul McIlroy- TPM Photosport
Donagh Kelly and Kevin Flanagan pulled off a sensational victory this weekend on their first visit to the West Cork Rally in their Northgate Vehicle Hire supported Ford Focus WRC. After setting fastest time on special stage one, the pair took a thirty three second victory on an event which had five former winners pitting their skills against the visiting... [Read more...]
March 10, 2014 by Andrew Bushe
Alex Harper with her Superdrive Motorsports Centre Nissan Micra
The second round of the 2014 McGrady Insurance Junior 1000 Rally Challenge Ireland, takes place on Saturday at Bishopscourt, were the junior drivers, aged 14-17 will line up in their 1000cc rally machines. Exciting news for this weekend will be the addition of the first female driver in the series. 15 year old Alex Harper, from Hillsborough, Co.Down... [Read more...]
November 7, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
Amy Williams makes her WRC Debut in the Rally Hire Evo 9 next weekend
Based in Moneyreagh, just outside Belfast, the Rally Hire team, run by Raymond Mason are currently preparing their Mitsubishi Evo 9 for WRC Wales Rally GB, where Olympic medallist Amy Williams MBE, will be swopping her Skeleton for the co-driver’s seat. Amy, a gold medallist at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, has been learning the ropes in... [Read more...]
October 8, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
Champions Adam and Brian Bustard
The eighth and final round of the McGrady Insurance Junior 1000 Rally Challenge Ireland, took place on Saturday 5th October at Kirkistown. For the first time the Junior Rally run alongside a sprint meeting, and it proved very successful thanks to the efforts of the 500 MRCI. Six Juniors lined up for six stages, in fine weather and amongst those drivers... [Read more...]
October 2, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
Newly crowned champion Adam Bustard gets some air in his Chevrolet Spark!
17 year old Adam Bustard from Castlederg has been confirmed as the 2013 McGrady Insurance Junior Rally Challenge Ireland Champion, as the crews head into the final round this weekend at Kirkistown. Adam in his Chevrolet Spark cannot be caught when dropped scores are taken into account after a great season where he scored maximum points on three of the... [Read more...]
July 15, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
Kyle White leaps to win number five!
The fifth round of the McGrady Insurance Junior 1000 Rally Challenge Ireland, took place on Saturday 13th July at Bishopscourt Race Circuit. Organised by the Ballynahinch and District Motor Club, eight stages lay ahead for the six Junior 1000 crews that started on what was a dry day. It was to prove to be a superb day’s rallying, with once again a... [Read more...]
June 10, 2013 by Andrew Bushe
Winner Darren Gass at speed.
Round four of the 2013 Carryduff Forklift MSA ANICC Northern Ireland Stage Rally Championship took place on Saturday in the Mourne mountains for the Newry and District Motor Club’s Modern Tyre Service Mourne Rally. The format of three closed road tarmac stages looped three times proved extremely popular and were tackled in superb summer sunshine.... [Read more...]