VIDEO- Formula Atlantic Race from the Phoenix Park 1979

March 14, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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The Formula Atlantics were always a favourite with the crowds at the Phoenix Park!

1979 was the 50th anniversary of the 1929 Irish Grand Prix in the Phoenix Park and the main race was for Formula Atlantics. Names like Eddie Jordan, David Kennedy, Huub Rothengatter, Alo Lawlor, Patsy McGarrity and many many more took part. Watch out too for Dutch visitor Rothengatter, who was to graduate to F1 and go on to race in 30 Grands Prix. In... [Read more...]

VIDEO- Phoenix Park 1979- includes Eddie Jordan Interview!

March 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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EJ explains his hairstyle to the RTE cameras!

nSome coverage from the 1979 Phoenix Park Races. This was the 50th anniversary of the 1929 Irish Grand Prix at the same venue. It includes interviews with Eddie Jordan, Frank O’Rourke, Des Cullen etc. It features two production saloon car races, the first one is a straightforward scratch race, where the Mazda RX-3 of Phil Sparkes puts it up to... [Read more...]