Some of my earliest Mondello Park memories are of Larry Mooney. He raced an ungainly Audi 80 GT in Production Saloons before moving to a very early VW Golf GTi … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- A Lap With Larry
Since its inception in 1972, the Formula Ford Festival has been the one all aspiring young drivers want to win. Traditionally, the winner would vault into F3 and the doors … Continue Reading Irish Contenders Chase Glory at The Formula Ford Festival
What a day, what a weekend. I love motor racing, I really do. I used to sit in the old grandstand at Dunlop (now Southside Motor Factors) corner with my … Continue Reading Underdog Rabbitt Throws Cat Amongst Pigeons!
Day one of the Leinster Trophy meeting provided more excitement than most two day race meetings normally do. There was huge speculation about qualifying for the BOSS Ireland race for … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Leinster Trophy Day One Entertains!
Come September in Irish motor racing circles there is always talk of Senna, Hakinnen, Watson and Eddie Jordan. Why? Because they all won the famous Leinster Trophy of course! Next … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Leinster Trophy Preview
Having already sampled, and enjoyed the Jeep Renegade last year, I was keen to drive the all new Compass- the vehicle which pitches the iconic brand right into the middle … Continue Reading ON THE ROAD- A Jeep Adventure to Youghal
Some months ago I popped into a Mercedes dealership and my attention was drawn to what looked like a stretched new A-Class and on closer inspection I discovered the badging- … Continue Reading ON THE ROAD- IAN LYNAS PREVIEWS A NEW PERFORMANCE MERCEDES – AMG SHOOTING BRAKE
Longtime racer and team owner Sean Woods was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Immediately there was a wave of shock when news reached the Mondello paddock, but almost as … Continue Reading Mondello “Fiestaval” Raises €10,000 for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
Well, well, well. I thought the Netflix F1 series was great, and I certainly wasn’t expecting the F1 season to rival it in that area, especially after Mercedes’ crushing domination … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Bahrain Grand Prix Thrills as Leclerc Stars for Ferrari
I’ll be honest, I make excuses to drop into the Virtual Race Academy any time I am in Mondello- which is quite a lot lately, courtesy of a number of … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Even Better Than The Real Thing!
Every year it happens- sometimes we fall for it, sometimes we don’t. The Ferraris are bang on the pace, or even setting it, in pre season testing. Every year, they … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- What Can We Learn From The Australian Grand Prix?
Despite horrendous conditions, excellent pre event promotion ensured healthy grids and a relatively good crowd turned up at Mondello Park for the opening round of the partsforcars Irish Rallycross Championship … Continue Reading Snow Fun at Mondello- as well promoted IRX Opener is Abandoned
One thing I have learned from many years of compiling this list is that the old adage is true; you can please all of the people some of the time, … Continue Reading Top Ten National Race Drivers 2018
It’s no secret that Sim racing is good for you if you compete in Motorsport. Max Verstappen is living proof and can still be found on many online races as … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- We Visit The Virtual Race Academy
“The first winner of the Leinster Trophy in 1934 and still the only woman to win the event was Frances “Fay” Taylour from Dublin. Fay Taylour had already established quite … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Leinster Trophy Ladies!
The Phoenix Park Motor Races and the Leinster Trophy meeting were always the two “big ones” on any club racer’s calendar. The Phoenix Park, or “The Park” as it was known- … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- It’s Leinster Trophy time- but don’t tell anyone!