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
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
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
“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!
Well, what a weekend. I know I sometimes drone on about the old days, but I was practically brought up in the Mondello paddock. I remember the screaming Formula Atlantics, … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Mondello Turns 50 and Winds Back The Years
Many moons ago, Dad had an MG TD and we used to go on lots of classic car run. These were mainly run by the Classic Section of the IVVCC … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Picnic On The Pier with the NEVCC
Left hand in, Anti clockwise, wrong way round- call it what you like, but there was widespread delight when the Mondello Park management announced that they were to run a … Continue Reading Motormouth’s Mutterings- Action Packed Anti Clockwise Meeting at Mondello!
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!
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