Tag Archives: Simon McKinley

Gone- but never forgotten. Simon McKinley


The picturesque village of The Naul in North County Dublin came to a halt yesterday. Aptly, the sun shone on the lines of Race, Rally,  Kart and Hillclimb drivers, all wearing their racesuits and carrying their helmets. The mood, predictably, was sombre. The man who could arguably described as the King of Irish Hillclimbing, Simon McKinley, was about to be

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Simon McKinley- A Man, a legend. R.I.P

Simon McKinley in action at Mondello Park. Image from Cregor Elliott.

When I was thirteen, my hero Gilles Villeneuve was killed in a crash during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. I can still remember where I was, how I found out and how I felt- as if it were yesterday. I have a feeling today will be a very similar day. Simon McKinley was (and I can’t believe I am

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Naylor Engineering Hillclimb Championship Launch


The world’s oldest motorsport, Speed Hillclimbing, took centre stage in Dublin City today when a selection of Ireland’s fastest cars and drivers were on hand to mark the launch of the Naylor Engineering Hillclimb Championship 2015. Motorsport enthusiasts from across the city were drawn to the Mansion House to check out the rare machinery on display. These cars would usually

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Naylor Engineering National Hillclimb & Sprint Championship 2015 Opener Preview- with Derek Power

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Preparations are well under way for Rounds One & Two of the “Naylor Engineering National Hillclimb & Sprint Championship 2015” which will take place on Saturday April 25th. and Sunday April 26th. among the fabulous Burren Landscape of Ballyvaughan, in North County Clare. This year’s 12 round Championship will run over six weekends taking in some of the most scenic parts of Clare, Galway, Wexford,

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