I was in Mondello when Tommy Byrne blitzed that FF2000 race in the Ola/Navan Shopping Centre Van Diemen. I have said it before, but I think there was far more … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Crash And Burn Wins an IFTA!
When Meeke was “stood down” from the WRC by Citroen earlier last year it was touted as a chance for him to regroup. The then boss at Citroen Racing, Yves … Continue Reading Opinion- Were Citroen Right To Sack Meeke?
It is that time again, when all the Irish domestic classes pack their bags and head North to Bishopscourt to compete for a championship round or two on the historic … Continue Reading Motormouths Mutterings- It’s Bishopscourt Time
Everyone has that one memory of a certain moment in history- when their hero died. Elvis, Senna, you name it. For me though, May the 8th 1982 is the one … Continue Reading Motormouths Mutterings- The Fastest Of Them All
So with the first Kirkistown of the season already come and gone, and the Mondello opener fast approaching, it is fair to say that the season has officially started this … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Formula Vee off to a Great Start in 2018
We have a history in Ireland of having produced very quick drivers, specifically FF1600 ones. Roe, Acheson, Devaney, Byrne, Daly, Kennedy etc etc. This has not changed in recent years … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Where Next For Niall Murray?
I make no secret of my love of old cars and especially old racing cars. I have always been a fan of the IVVCC sports Section races and subsequently the … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- The Mondello Historic Festival
I always wanted a pre war race car, or at least one that would allow me to race in the current Pre 55 class. People who race them told me … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Pre-War Racing Cars, old boy, that’s where it’s at…..
The famous Top Ten. It started off in Michael O’Carroll’s much missed Irish Motorsport Annual and was penned by such luminaries as Robin Rhodes, Tommy Burke and Declan Quigley, before … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Leo’s Top Ten 2017
It’s been a while since I have put virtual pen to paper for a non specific rant, so here goes. Firstly, as you probably know if you read my virtual … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Tipos, Austin Sevens, Westfields and The Candyman!
It is that time of the year again. That’s right, The Fiesta 6 Hour race is upon us. A great concept, always so much fun and this year, there are … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings-All Star Lineup for the Fiesta Endurance Race!
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!