VIDEO- Phoenix Park 1979- includes Eddie Jordan Interview!
March 8, 2014 by Leo Nulty
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 the Commodores and Kadett GT/Es. In the second race, for the Hawthorn Trophy, there is a Le Mans type start with a twist. The mechanics have to race across the track with the ignition keys before the drivers set off! The late Norman Williams gets away well in his MK1 Golf GTi and scythes his way through the hordes of 128 3Ps and Escort Sports but is the closing stages he is chased down by George Windrum in a remarkably standard looking Opel Monza!