It’s not so very long ago that Motor Racing in Ireland was in big trouble. Dwindling grids and lack of promotion meant the discipline was in real danger. The first … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- ICCR Impresses Again at Mondello Park
After being excluded from both races at the second round of the TCR UK/Goodyear Touring Car Trophy at Castle Coombe, Irish driver Max Hart could be forgiven for thinking the … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- When The Wind is Against You- with Max Hart
I moved office towards the end of last year and once I had set everything up, I decided to add a Sim to the place- just to see what all … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Sim Racing, How Hard Can It Be?
What a week for F1 news! Who would have thought we could have so much excitement so close to the end of the season? Firstly, we had the incredible, and … Continue Reading Motormouths Mutterings- Excitement Builds Ahead of #SakhirGP
John Joseph Campion, the serial energy technology entrepreneur whose innovations powered everything from one-night-only concert tour stops to entire cities facing blackout conditions in the wake of natural disasters, died … Continue Reading Obituary- John Campion
Ní bheidh a leithéad arís ann- one of a kind. There won’t be another one like him. Well you can sing that. When John Campion passed away the other day, … Continue Reading John J Campion- Ní bheidh a Leithéad Arís Ann
Michael Cullen is one of the most successful drivers in the history of Mondello Park. He practically dominated a number of saloon series, against top class opposition in the mid … Continue Reading Cullen adds spice to Strykers as Leinster Trophy Looms
It’s the opening round of the Irish motor racing season. The steely eyes give it away. He looks older, but not much. He certainly is as trim and as fit … Continue Reading Barrable Back With A Bang
The lockdown of counties Kildare, Offaly and Laois, announced and implimented last weekend, has had an immediate affect on the Mondello Park calendar. Having just got up and running again … Continue Reading Kildare Lockdown Claims Three Mondello Events
Let’s face it- we aren’t used to sitting in. At this time of the year, most of us would be getting ready for a season of racing, rallycrossing, karting, road … Continue Reading The Best Ten #Netflix Motorsport Films
Having double driven with Michael Cullen at the TDC Beginners Autotest at Mondello Park earlier in the year, I had thought seriously thought about buying a car for the discipline. … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- A Spot of Autotesting!
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