It’s always a bittersweet time for Mondello racers when the Leinster Trophy comes around. It’s the biggest meeting of the year (although the Vee Festival comes close) and was traditionally … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Leinster Trophy 2017- Class By Class
Whilst wandering around the paddock on the morning of the recent Historic Car Festival, I met Steve Griffin and his son in law Jason Loughrey. As we chatted, they introduced … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Want Some Soup?
I remember it well. Donal Loughrey had purchased a very second hand Zip 100cc kart- from Morgan Dempsey in Mullingar. We were both studying at Bolton Street at the time … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- How My First Class Teacher Helped me Start My Race Kart!
A few years back, through the Mercedes Club, dad found out that the SL Shop, a UK parts supplier, were organising a run for Mercedes SL owners. He mentioned it … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- My Dad Won At Brooklands, in a Mercedes!
The Formula Ford Festival is, for many, the highlight of the season. The pilgrimage to Brands Hatch to see the best of Europe and sometimes the world, is always a … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- It’s Formula Vee Festival time at Mondello Park!
Since I was young, my dad always had something interesting in the garage- so I blame him for my petrolheaded obsessions- and the fact that I own far too many … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- The Wild Atlantic Way with Dad!
The first two day meeting of the year takes place at Mondello Park this weekend, with almost all of the Irish racing classes taking to the tarmac on Saturday and … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- June Mondello Preview By Class
FF1600 in Ireland is something of an enigma. We have a history of producing some of the fastest and best FF1600 drivers in the world. Happily, this continues to be … Continue Reading Murray Walks ‘Er- #FF1600 Report from Kirkistown / @NiallMurray5 / @Murray_Msport
Two things happened at Mondello Park on Sunday that I’m not sure have ever happened before at the Kildare venue. Firstly, Shane Rabbitt’s spectacular Mazda RX-7 ignited itself on the … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- April Mondello Park Roundup
Time for the second Mondello meeting of the year this weekend folks- and it looks like an absolute cracker. ITCC, SEAT Supercup Ireland and the Pirelli Supercars all make their … Continue Reading Motormouths Mutterings- April Mondello Preview
Last Sunday, the 2017 Motor Racing season kicked off at Mondello Park- with a host of new drivers and cars making their debuts. Despite the atrocious conditions, the racing was … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Mondello Season Opener Entertains!
I usually start these pieces by saying it seems like yesterday that last year’s season ended and already we are ready to start a brand new season. This time though, … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings Mondello Preview- It’s Time To Go Racing!
Colin Dowling, his team and the Mondello Park management crew deserve a collective pat on the back. What they have done with Irish Rallycross in the last 18 months is … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- IRX continues to shine!
As you will probably have read (HERE) the opening round of the Irish Rallycross Championship was a resounding success. An impressive social media campaign, combined with Mondello Park’s exciting decision … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- IRX Mondello Round 2 Preview
On Sunday last at Mondello, there was a definite buzz in the air at the opening round of the partsforcars.ie Irish Rallycross Championship. The fact that the circuit was to … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- A New Beginning For Irish Rallycross?
Definitely age related this one, but it honestly does not seem that long since the end of the season. This weekend sees the Galway International Rally kick off the Irish … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- The Winter Break Is Over