September 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Plum Tyndall and John Crosslé at the RIAC last year, where they entralled the audience with some stories from their new book. Image from Michael Chester.
John Crosslé, a man who made a huge contribution to motorsport in Ireland, has passed away over the weekend. The Crosslé Car Company, which John founded back in 1957, produced some incredibly successful cars in many different formulae and disciplines. John’s first cars, as with Colin Chapman’s, were Ford 1172 based specials. The Mark... [Read more...]
January 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
In the mid 80s, the Irish built Crossle & Mondiale chassis were amongst the best available.
Another FF1600 battle from Mondello Park. In this one the experienced Martin Boyle in the latest Mondiale, battles with Pat Duffy, the Meath ace having stepped down from a successful FF2000 campaign, in an old Crossle, with Alan McGarrity right there too in a current Crossle. Vivion Daly is also there, having swapped from the unsuccessful Reynard FF85... [Read more...]
May 17, 2013 by Ian Lynas
Crossle's Paul McMorran at speed in his 32F
The Cultra Hillclimb is staged at one of the oldest motorsport venues in the world and takes place on Saturday 1 June and local racing car constructor Crossle has a long association with the event. Based close by they are inviting customers past, present and potential to join with them at Cultra Manor where there will be a focus on Crossle at Cultra. There... [Read more...]
March 22, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Fionn Murray leads the similar Reynard of Vivion Daly, with Pat Duffy holding a watching brief in third! Image from Alan Eaton.
I know I am getting old when my articles start off talking about memories of childhood trips to Mondello- but I won’t apologise for it! Back then, I was more into saloons but once I started karting, I took a far keener interest in single seaters- and especially FF1600. Back in the day, there were so many entries that there were three races... [Read more...]
January 15, 2013 by Tony Gregory
John at Cultra Hillclimb and with the family
Over the Christmas season it was announced that Dr John Crossle, founder of Holywood based Crossle Car Company had been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. John Crosslé, a former champion motor cyclist built his first racing car in 1957, The Crosslé Mk 1 and subsequently the Mk 11 and Mk 111 – all 1172cc Ford Specials and... [Read more...]
November 20, 2012 by Leo
A superb looking Crossle 9s sitting in the workshop. Photo: Raceline Photography
Name: Paul McMorran Age: 54 Occupation: MD, Crosslé Cars. Formerly drilling engineer and executive in the oil industry, based in various countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Road Car: Land Rover Discovery Paul McMorran, the proud new owner of Crossle Cars. Photo: Raceline photography Dream Road Car: Lamborghini Miura SV Racecar: Various... [Read more...]