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Coleman & Brookes join Circuit “Deja Vu” Event! – MOTORSPORT.IE

Do you remember that Easter buzz and all those great moments from an ill spent youth? The trip to Killarney and the Sunday Run through the Kerry Mountains? The classic stages like Molls Gap, Borlin, Tim Healey Pass, Killmakilloge, Ballaghbeama and Caragh Lake? The parties in the Great Southern Hotel?

Well Beatty Crawford and Plum Tyndall will be bringing you the opportunity to relive those carefree days on Circuit Déjà Vu when they will be recreating much of the old magic in the Kingdom of Kerry over the Easter weekend (26-28 March 2016). Relive the friendships, the cars, the stages, and the craic next Easter in Killarney at the Malton Hotel, (the Great Southern in the days of the Circuit). Join former drivers and team members, organisers and anyone who was a fan of the old Circuit format. Two days of fantastic memories and much more.

Circuit Déja Vu 2016 is for all the family. The chance to meet old friends and rub shoulders with famous drivers, to take part in a fun competition and a spectacular drive.

You will have plenty of time to savour the spectacular scenery on the classic stages of the Sunday Run. We will supply the co-ordinates in advance, a marked map and away you’ll go. No pressure, no tricky navigation, no passage controls, no secret checks and no timing. All you will need is a SATNAV and a mobile phone or a digital camera.

Complete the route and snap the clues and you could be in the prizes on Sunday night!

Historic Rally Cars and their road replicas, Classic Cars, Sportscars and Supercars, we hope to see them all. Arrive in anything on four wheels that will get you to Killarney! There will be no unsurfaced or rough roads en route.

You may prefer to come just for the entertainment and chill out during the day before joining in the evening festivities. The weekend’s finale will be an Irish cabaret and dinner dance with good old 60s rock and roll dancing.

Easter Saturday 26th March 2016
15.00 – 17.00 Registration & welcome glass of sparkling wine.
19.30 Welcome Dinner, star driver Interviews and an Irish cabaret.

Easter Sunday 27th March 2016
10.00 – 17.00 The Sunday Run.
19.30 Gala Dinner, star driver Interviews and dancing to 60s music

Easter Monday 28th March 2016
10.30 Farewell coffee morning.

A very competitive package has been arranged with the Malton Hotel and bookings will be first come, first served.

To book a place on the event, click HERE.

Three time Circuit of Ireland winner, Russell Brookes, will return to the land in which he had many Group 1 and outright rally success in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Russell is the latest of the increasing list of Circuit winners, including Billy Coleman, Adrian Boyd and others yet to be announced who will be traveling to Killarney for the Circuit Déjà event next Easter. The stocky Englishman conquered the five-day marathon event in 1977 and 1978 in MkII Escort RS 1800s and again five years later in a Vauxhall Chevette HSR. The former British Rally Champion will be reunited with his old Andrews Heat for Hire Sunbeam Lotus for the Sunday Run over the stages in the Kerry Mountains, stages he will remember well as it was in this territory that Russell clinched the 1989 Irish Tarmac Rally Championship driving a Sierra Cosworth.

Billy Coleman, the three times Circuit of Ireland Rally winner will be reunited with a Rothmans 911 at the big Circuit reunion in Killarney next Easter, (26/28 March 2016). The car now owned and beautifully restored by John Mulholland the County Antrim motor trader was a genuine Prodrive 911 similar to the car that Billy drove for the Dave Richards run team in the 1985 season.

Billy’s first Circuit win was in 1975 in an Escort RS1600 partnered by Paul Phelan. He repeated the win a year later in an RS1800 with Dan O’Sullivan alongside him. But it was another eight years before Billy, this time at the wheel of an Opel Manta 400 and with Ronan Morgan as his co-driver sprayed the champagne again at the finish of the five-day marathon.


Circuit Déjà Vu 2016 is being organised by Beatty Crawford and Plum Tyndall through RPM-Motorsports Ltd. Please contact Dr. Beatty Crawford, 10 Governor’s Gate Meadow, Hillsborough.BT26 6FY. or call 0044 7972 879895 or Alan Tyndall, 58 Edentrillick Rd, Hillsborough, BT26 6PG. 0044 7887 827150.

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