Billy Coleman to be reunited with “MEV36J” on Circuit Déjà Vu.
Billy Coleman will have a busy time during Circuit Déjà Vu 2016 next Easter in Killarney since he will also drive the Ford Escort MEV 36J which he used to win the British Rally Championship in 1974.
It was was built in 1971 and that year Hannu Mikkola drove it and retired on both the Hankirally and 1000 Lakes in Finland. In 1972 Timo Makinen used it to finish 2nd on the Artic Rally, Gilbert Staepelare and Guy Chasseuil both drove it in 1973, the best result being 4th by Chasseuil on Rally Corsica.
In 1974 Billy Coleman bought it and next day finished second In the Welsh Rally to Markku Alen in a “works” Escort. Billy went on to win the British Rally Championship that year. No privateer has since won the BRC title.
MEV will also be reunited with Dan O’Sullivan, Billy’s co driver, who now lives in London and Stephen Mills, one of his service crew during the ’74 Championship year. Steve will be coming all the way from Sydney, Australia for the event.
It is now owned by Mark Falvey in Killarney and he has had many successes with this car in Historic Rallying.
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.
CLICK & WIN
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0044 7972 879895 or Alan Tyndall, 58 Edentrillick Rd, Hillsborough, BT26 6PG. email@example.com 0044 7887 827150.