HOPKIRK AND McRAE WILL LEAD THE DÉJÀ VU PARADE
Rally enthusiasts won’t have to wait until next year for a Déjà vu Motorsport fix as the organisiers of these charity reunions have announced Déjà vu Donagh Day. This pilgrimage to Donagh Kelly’s new Stables Motorsports Centre in the Frosses, near Donegal Town will start in the centre of Donegal Town at 12.00 noon on Sunday 24th October 2021.
Paddy Hopkirk, Ireland’s legendary Monte Carlo Rally winner, will lead the way, navigated by Rory Kennedy, in a Mini Cooper S, identical to the one he used in 1964 to win the sports most famous event. Jimmy McRae, the Scotsman, who won the Circuit of Ireland seven times, will follow in the Subaru Impreza once driven by his World Rally Champion son Colin. The 1982 Irish Tarmac Rally Champion John Coyne will be returning from America to drive the Sunbeam Talbot) that brought him so much success. Other names including Donagh Kelly, a Tarmac and National Rally Champion in 2015, are expected to join the eighty car spectacle on the thirty-mile route from Donegal Town around Lough Eske special stage and into the Bluestack Mountains.
Sunday 24th October.
09.00 Gather at Donegal Quay car park. Registration and Drivers Briefing at the Abbey Hotel.
12.00 Start at Donegal Quay of the 30 mile trip around Lough Eske and through the Bluestack Mountains.
13.15 Arrive at The Stables Motorsports Centre at the Frosses. Admission to the centre is by invitation only.
Registration will be on a first come first serve basis and is restricted to 80 cars. On this occasion only rally cars and rally replicas are eligible. The entry fee of €175.00 (£150.000 covers two people per car and includes: Morning coffee, Route book, Car Plate, Motorsports Centre entry, entertainment and a BBQ lunch for two people.
All the proceeds will go to The Bluestack Special Needs Foundation, the community organisation that helps special need children and their parents in the Donegal area.
Registration is now open on: www.rpm-motorsport.com
Keep the revs up!
Beatty and Plum.