The Dun Laoghaire Zanussi Street Races 1986

January 16, 2014 by Leo Nulty  

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Frank O'Rourke's Corsa battles with John Burns' Alfasud Ti and Peter Faulkner's Kadett GT/E at Crawfords Corner! Image from Con Connolly

This is the full version of RTE’s coverage of the event- complete with pre race interviews, scrutiny and even a visit to the home of the late great Vivion Daly as he prepares for the event. The low speed hairpin at Crawfords Garage was where most of the action happened with Mick Fitzgerald famously destroying his 3.0 Capri bringing out the red... [Read more...]

1985 GT Race at Mondello Park

December 13, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

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Dempsey, Crozier and Hall go at it mid race!

Another GT race, this time from 1985. The works TMC Costin, now into it’s third season, has sprouted a few aerodynamic aids and changed colour from red to green. Running as Team Apple, they also had a horde of other sponsors onboard. The MG Midget based Lotus twin cam powered MDGT of Morgan Dempsey and the Maguire Mini- Ford of George Crozier... [Read more...]

Old GT Race from Mondello Park

December 3, 2013 by Leo Nulty  

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Dan Rooney was never far from the front when the >1350 GTs were on track! Image from cregornews.com

Here is another one from the attic. GT racing started in Ireland when the flagging Modsports and Modified Saloon grids were combined giving the MG Midgets and Sprites a chance to race against the various Imp and Mini saloons. In 1983, the capacity was increased to 1600cc to allow the Irish built TMC Costin to race and this class grew with George Crozier’s... [Read more...]