How many people can claim to have twenty-six national and international motorsport trophies? Well Dubliner Dermot Carnegie has all that silverware and he is the latest legend to add his name to the growing entry list for Déjà vu Monte Carlo.
Dermot has been the master of many forms of motorsport, rallying, autotesting and particularly rallycross. He has won the coveted Castlereagh Trophy which was awarded to the highest Republic of Ireland finisher on the Circuit of Ireland Rally when it was a monster five-day event. Dermot has won ten Hewison Trophies for his autotesting skills. ‘The Hewison’ was Ireland’s most prestigious championship in the post war years, when dexterity tests at cross-roads and navigation was king, before special stage rallying took the limelight. Paddy Hopkirk was a previous winner.
But Dermot’s greatest achievements have been in the short, sharp, and often brutal battles over mixed paved and loose surfaces, that have made rallycross such a firm favourite. Dermot has been eight-times Irish Rallycross Champion, twice Northern Ireland Rallycross Champion, and the icing on the cake has been his six British Rallycross titles. A truly remarkable record.
Dermot will be accompanied by Paul Bosdet, a most accomplished co-driver. Paul started road rallying in 1978 and won the Illuminations Rally in 1982 with Ian Joel. They went on to finish second in the ANCC Road Rally championship. In 1985 he started stage rallying with Ian Joel in a TR8 and won the Roadsport North Stage Rally Championship.
Paul started rallying with Geoff Hall in a Mini in 1982 and they are still competing together after 40 years having won numerous historic rallies in both England and Ireland, the TDC Classic Retro twice. He began navigating for Dermot on historic events back in 2009 and have done 43 events together winning Northern Ireland’s Classic Retro and the Three Castles rally, among others.
He has competed on LeJog three times, twice with Ireland’s Ted Gaffney and achieved a gold medal on his last outing. He currently is competing on HERO historic events with Ed Abbott in his V12 Jaguar XJS.
Please visit www.dejavu-motorsport.com for full details and entry form.