“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
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 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…..
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!
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!
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!
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