May 18, 2013 by Cregor Elliot
Cregor and Con enjoyed their trip north!
Ah isn’t it just great that racing is back. This year saw a later start in the year than most recent times this is probably a good thing given the weather in Ireland the past few weeks. Con Connolly picked me up at 6am (I’d say bright and early but it was still dark) for the drive to Kirkistown that went through frost glistening fields and... [Read more...]
January 23, 2013 by Cregor Elliott
The longest short race ever!
The longest short race ever! Irish Formula Vee Race, Anglesey Wales, 4 July 2009 The Irish Vees visited Anglesey for a double header in July ’09 and Saturdays race was bizarre to say the least. Officially it was one of the shortest races I’ve ever seen while unofficially one of the longest due to rain, and incidents up at Radar corner. The... [Read more...]
January 9, 2013 by Cregor Elliott
Donington Park was a magical place to me
I could see the huge benefits of Youtube when it started in 2005 and was quick to sign up but was initially hampered by the length of time it took to process videos ( in ’05 it would take all night to process a short film), and dial up internet, which when thinking back I wonder how anything atall was uploaded to the internet as it was so slow. By... [Read more...]
January 1, 2013 by Cregor Elliott
This weeks video comes from 2002 when the Vees visited Anglesey for their annual visit to the UK, and while it looks fairly hairy it scared the living daylights out of me. I used to do a separate intro to the video in those days and was always looking for something different for each meeting. I think it was Jimmy Lyons that lent me his goped for the... [Read more...]
December 21, 2012 by Cregor Elliott
This video has hit over a staggering half million views on YouTube!
Today’s offering is my most famous video, the so-called ‘Seagull Video’ It hails from the Saturday Formula Vee race of the Phoenix Park Races in 2007, and has a bit of everything really being high on comedy, drama, along with being on first glance unbelievable. What initially appears to be a car with a seagull on the front spreading... [Read more...]
November 24, 2012 by Leo
Check out this Cregor Classic to kick off our new Video of the Week piece!
Welcome to our new Video of the Week piece on motorsport.ie! Now that we’re coming into the quiet winter season, we all need something to keep that appetite for the sport alive while we wait for the new season to arrive. Each week we’ll post our favourite videos from the now vast selection online, but please feel free to submit any crackers... [Read more...]
August 27, 2012 by Cregor Elliott
Leo had asked me the previous week to help out in the commentary box, and I jumped at the chance. Photo: Jennifer Tonin
I started my Park weekend with a visit to the paddock on Friday evening after work. Teams were arriving and setting up while the track builders were putting final touches to the circuit leaving themselves with as little as possible to do when the roads closed Saturday morning. I stayed a couple of hours and arranged a lift for the following morning. The... [Read more...]
August 10, 2012 by Cregor Elliott
Finol put on an impressive paddock display including an F1 simulator at the Vee Festival. Photo: Craig Elliott
A welcome return to Mondello Park calendar this year was the Vee Festival or the Dunlop / Total Oils Formula Vee Festival supporting Barretstown to give it it’s correct title having last been run in 2005. I had a hand in organising that one, and was up to my neck in it this time too. The weekend kicked off at Saturday lunchtime following open... [Read more...]
August 1, 2012 by Leo
A few final words with Gary Newsome before the start of the Formula Vee Festival Final. Photo: JayTee Photographic
Something for everyone- Pony Express even had kids Facepainters in the paddoock. Photo: JayTee Photographic. Paul Heavey, Ivan Casey, Cregor Elliot and John Downey, take a bow. This quartet made up the Formula Vee Festival Committee who organised and promoted the hugely sucessful event last weekend. Aided by Trevor Gray, they attracted sponsors, spectators... [Read more...]
June 2, 2012 by Leo
Mondello Park Grid Girls join in for the launch of Motorsport.ie. Photo: Tony Keane
Welcome to www.motorsport.ie. As many of you know, I have been blogging on Alan Kessie’s askracing.com site for some time now with increasing success. I had always harboured ambitions to set up a website but it took a suggestion from P1:Digital’s Paul Grogan (for which read a kick in the A55!) to get me to finally do anything. Paul and I have worked... [Read more...]