Paddy Hopkirk Gala cash to support SKIDZ’ work with youngsters

May 31, 2014 by Beatty Crawford  

Beatty Crawford, Chair of the voluntary committee right which organised the recent Paddy Hopkirk Monte Carlo anniversary gala in Belfast, meets Baroness May Blood, Campaign Chair of the Integrated Education Fund and veteran rally driver Paddy Hopkirk, patron of SKIDZ, left, to present £55000 raised at the gala to be shared between the two charities. Photo M T Hurson/Harrisons

Buckinghamshire-based young people’s charity SKIDZ is to benefit from funds raised at a 50th anniversary celebration of Patron Paddy Hopkirk’s 1964 Monte Carlo Rally victory. The event in February this year brought together some of motorsport’s greatest personalities and 200 Minis in Paddy’s hometown, Belfast, to commemorate his famous win... [Read more...]

Golden Jubilee Celebration of Paddy Hopkirk’s Monte Carlo victory

January 14, 2013 by Beatty Crawford  

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Paddy Hopkirk's famous '33 EJB' Mini will be on display for the first time ever in Ireland!

Belfast native Paddy Hopkirk became a folk hero in Ireland following his victory in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally. He is unquestionably Ireland’s greatest ever rally driver and one of the Emerald Isle’s best known sports personalities. This will be a celebration of the golden jubilee of his famous success, one which will undoubtedly catch the public... [Read more...]