VIDEO- Galway Rally from 1986 with Coleman, McHale & Fisher!

March 30, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

One of the most famous clips in Irish rallying- brake failure on Bertie Fisher's Manta!

This one is a classic. Austin McHale in the black Dealer Opel Team Manta against Billy Coleman in the Rothmans Porsche 911 and Bertie Fisher- also Manta mounted. The Rothmans Team also brought Saeed Al Hajri in a 911 and despite being new to the Irish stages and weather conditions, he performs admirably. Fisher has the dubious honour (back then!) of... [Read more...]

VIDEO- Production Saloon Revenge at Mondello Park!

February 14, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

Shorthall Regan and Tuite lead the pack into Shell for the first time.

This is one of the more famous televised races from Mondello Park. Frank O’Rourke’s Dealer Opel Team Ireland Commodore was on pole position for the large Production Saloon Race but got swamped by the pack when the lights. Whilst battling his way back up towards the front, he spins Eddie Regan’s 3.0 Capri at Shell corner, having already... [Read more...]

Production Saloons <1300cc from Mondello Park in 1985

December 28, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

Bob Mont
Montgomery's Corsa SR was one of three to hit the front in this hectic race! Image from Con Connolly.

Another great Production Saloon race from Mondello Park, this time the “tiddlers” as Robin Rhodes used to call them, the “Up To 1300cc” class. The ever spectacular John Burns gives the works DOTI Opel pairing of Bob Montgomery and Frank O’Rourke a real run for their money with the rest of the grid left in their wake. Some... [Read more...]