Cork motor club have organised an information stand at the cork grand prix at county hall (old motor tax office) On Sunday 23rd june.
The stand will include; special stage rally cars, a 4x4 trial jeep, a night navigation car and an autotest car. Experienced drivers, navigators, marshalls and club officials will be on hand to answer any queries you may have about getting involved in Motorsport, whether you would like to compete or help at events.
They can also offer guidance on how to become a member of cork motor club. We will also have some photos from various events organised by cork motor club along with in-car footage to give you an insight into the experience of competing in a special stages rally.
We look forward to meeting you there!
Click Here for details and a list of accommodation for our round of the 2013 VALVOLINE Irish Forest Rally Championship on Sunday, August 18 next.
The second Way Forward Review Group presented its Final Report to MI Affiliated Clubs last Tuesday night, May 28.
Copies of the Report were circulated to all club representatives at the meeting and both the Report, and the Presentation made at the meeting, are now available on the MI website under
Cork Motor Club will be considering the Final Report document over the next few weeks, and will then vote either to accept or reject it. All club members are urged to read the document and make their feelings known at club meetings.
A decision needs to be received by the convener of the Way Forward Group not later than Friday, June 21.
Our Club meeting on Tuesday next (May 21) will discuss ideas for club information nights dealing with different topics of motorsport over the coming months. We are looking for club members to let us know their ideas by coming to next Tuesday's meeting or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. with your suggestions.
It is with sadness that we at Cork Motor Club have learned of the death of Brian Davies, following a short illness. Brian was a well known and much liked competitor on the West Cork Rally over many years in his Cortina and later in his Toyota Corolla with his long time navigator Hu Kent. Our condolences to his wife, family and friends. Brian was a gentleman of the highest order. He will be sadly missed. RIP.
Cork Motor Club's two night navigation trials were voted first and second at the recent National Navigation Forum and prizegiving. The event, which took place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, was attended by both competitors and organisers who voted our 1000 Shakes in top spot, closely followed by the Startrek in second place. Take a bow COCs Nial Murphy and Sean Daly, and all the many others who helped to make both events such a success.
Plans for our forest rally in August are well advanced with Sean Daly taking over as COC, a new HQ in Ballyhea and stage distance increased to 85Km. Read more details here.
Congratulations to Carrigaline’s Brian O’Mahony and Mayo's John Higgins (Subaru WRC) who won the 2013 Quality Hotels West Cork Rally on Sunday. Ballincollig’s Owen Murphy and Anthony Nestor (Mitsubishi) took a excellent second place. Last year’s winners Daragh O’Riordan and Tony McDaid (Ford Fiesta WRC) finishing third. Ballylickey’s Denis Cronin and Coleman Hurley crashed out on the final stage while leading. Full report here
Regulations and Entry Forms for 2013 Quality Hotels West Cork Rally available HERE
More information on www.westcorkrally.com
Full results for our 2012 Christmas Autocross can be viewed HERE
Robert Beamish has won the 2012 Cork Motor Club Drivers' championship while the Navigators' championship has gone to James O'Brien. Full details and final points here
Billy Coleman Award goes to Daniel McKenna, Graig Breen gets Driver of the Year, and National Rally champion Brian O’Mahony is awarded the Vard Memorial Trophy. Read full details here
A press release issued today, Friday, Dec 14, 2012, states that the Circuit of Ireland International Rally will not run in 2013. However, the UAC later issued its own statement saying that the National event will take place. Read the two press releases here.
Have you got what it takes to organise an event? Would you like to find out more?
The COCs for our next two events, the Christmas AutoX and the 1000 Shakes Nav event are looking for an assistant. This is an excellent way to learn how an event is organised and get more involved in the club.
Both COCs will be more than happy to take you through the ropes and learn. It is not confined to just one person. If you are competing at present, you and your driver/navigator can get involved.
And there is no obligation to take over the COC's job in the future. If you decide later that it is not for you, then no problem.
If you are interested, come along to our club meeting any Tuesday evening at 9pm at the Commons Inn.
Read the first press release for the 2013 Quality Hotels West Cork Rally HERE
The club’s Rally Lectures for 2012, organised by Jerry Hynes, last Tuesday October 16, and will continue on Tuesday October 23, Tuesday October 30 and Tuesday November 6.
The lectures will be open to non club members. Get more details here.
Contact the course organiser Jerry Hynes, 087 2514019 email: email@example.com
On our Startrek Navigation Trial on Saturday night Sunday morning (Nov 3/4, 2012). Dermot Whelton and Barry O’Sullivan, Golf GTi were the winners Read full report HERE