March 22, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Adjusting the carbs on one's Bentley, as one does!
This short clip was a bit of an add-on to the coverage of the Hawthorn Saloon and Formula Atlantic races in the Phoenix Park in 1979. Set to music, with no commentary, it includes an interesting interview with Wj “Bill” Summers at the end, explaining that his Maserati is the ex Tazio Nuvolari car! Watch out too for various Bugattis, Aston... [Read more...]
March 14, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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...]
March 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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...]
February 7, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Marlboro sponosred the 1980 Phoenix Park Meeting.
This one is from back in 1980. Vivian Candy entered but didn’t show in the “Hallspeed” Imp which created all the controversy at the park previously and ironically enough, there was a class for “superloon” or fully spaceframed cars at this event. This attracted UK entries such as Viv Wallace in the incredible Maguire Mini,... [Read more...]
February 4, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Some interesting names and machines in this one....
Looking at the entry list for this one, you would expect a Sunbeam Tiger or maybe the E Type Jaguar to be first across the line. That, though, would be reckoning without the incredible supercharged MG TB of UK visitor Glyn Giusti. Giusti has been to the Park before and always gone well, despite a few technical issues. In this one Paddins Dowling outbrakes... [Read more...]
January 18, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Metro Mayhem at Dublin Corner. Image from Con Connolly.
The UK MG Metro Challenge visited The ‘Park in 1986 and somebody talked Billy Coleman into taking a drive in one. The results are hilarious with Billy describing his turn one tangle as a “Territorial Dispute”. Roger Eccles also brought his new Merc 190 over and blew away all the Production Saloons on the Saturday- the second race on... [Read more...]
April 22, 2013 by Leo Nulty
Following on from my recent FF1600 piece, this weeks Video Of The week is some coverage of FF1600 action from the Dundalk Road Races and the Phoenix Park, with the late great Fionn Murray on top form! 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...]
September 3, 2012 by Richie O'Mahony
Richie rounds Dunlop Corner during Qualifying. Photo: Terry Holmes
The weekend of the 18th& 19th of August held host to the 110th anniversary of the Phoenix Park Motor Races. The first time I was ever in the Park was at the age of just 3 months old in a pram but through the last 20 years I have been to everyone that has been held, either through club events or with Dad racing in the Historics or the Porsches. My... [Read more...]
September 2, 2012 by Paul Heavey
Bit of a heart stopping moment in the Spire! Photo: Cregor Elliott
4pm on Friday of “The ‘Park”, Clock off work, the truck is waiting outside and hit the N7. Arrived at the Park at 5.30pm and thankfully Keno has saved me a spot but we decided to move.. parking took a while! Finally park up the trailer and start unloading the truck. I’m racing the Formula 5 in the Libre race and the Spire in the... [Read more...]