2019 DÉJÀ VU DONEGAL

2019 DÉJÀ VU DONEGAL

Donegal was always going to be a must as rallying can do no wrong in the north west and sure enough the response was beyond all expectations. We ended up with one hundred and sixty five crews, eleven former winning drivers and six former winning co-drivers. The sun shone between the showers on the big day and the undoubted highlight was the run through the Ramelton Town stage where their Festival Committee put on a fabulous welcome for the crews as hundreds lined the streets.

 

 

Theme Donegal Rally Winners.  
Entrants – 165.
HQ –Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey. 
Route –  Letterleague, Glen, Atlantic Drive, Fanad, Knockalla, Ramelton.
Personalities – Patrick Snijers, Antony Warmbold, Jimmy McRae, Andrew Nesbitt, Cathal Curley, Adrian Boyd, Brian Nelson, John Lyons, Vincent Bonner, Austin MacHale, James Cullen, Eugene Donnelly, Garry Jennings, Rosemary Smith, Francis Tuthill, Phil Short, Dennis Biggerstaff.
Charity The Donegal Hospice.

2018 TITANIC DÉJÀ VU ULSTER

2018 TITANIC DÉJÀ VU ULSTER

We set out to fire up memories of the great Ulster and Texaco rallies on Titanic Déjà Vu and added the extra dimension of basing the event in Belfast’s spectacular Titanic Quarter. Registration was in the newly opened Porsche Centre, Parce Ferme at the Titanic Exhibition Complex, our HQ in the Titanic Hotel with the Gala Dinner in the spectacular function room of the Centre.

 

When the presence of Walter Rohrl was secured the response was incredible reaching a new record of 130 crews.

 

Theme – Ulster & Texaco Rallies.  
Entrants – 130.
HQ Titanic Quarter Belfast. 
Route – Knockagh, Glen, Cairncastle, Antrim Coastal Route, Glen Dunn, Torr Head.
Personalities Walter Rohrl, Louise Aiken-Walker, John Taylor, John Haughland, Adrian Boyd, Derek Boyd, Cathal Curley, Jimmy McRae, Rosemary Smith, Francis Tuthill, Phil Short, Dennis Biggerstaff 
Charity – Macmillan Cancer Care & Cancer Fund for Children.

 

2017 DÉJÀ VU KILLARNEY

2017 DÉJÀ VU KILLARNEY

We had never intended to return to Killarney so soon, but when the 2017 Circuit of Ireland Rally was cancelled it left an gaping hole in the calendar that Easter which Déjà Vu Killarney filled admirably. Our aim was to recreate the great Rothmans Rally Team of the 1980s by inviting back many drivers, co-drivers, managers and staff from that golden Group B age in Irish Rallying.

Theme The Rothmans Rally Team.
Entrants – 75.
HQ The Malton Hotel.
Route Molls Gap,  Tim Healey, Cods Head, Ardgroom, Killmakillogue, Molls Gap.
Personalities Stig Blomqvist, Bernard Beguin, Saeed Al Hajri, Adrian Boyd, Cathal Curley, Billy Coleman, Jimmy McRae,  Rosemary Smith, Francis Tuthill, Dennis Biggerstaff, Donagh Kelly and William Morrison & Ian Parry of the Rothmans Rally Team. 
Charity – Irish Cancer Foundation.

 

2016 TARGA FLORIO DÉJÀ VU

2016 TARGA FLORIO DÉJÀ VU

 This was something quite different. Essentially Targa Florio Déjà Vu was a two-centre holiday where everyone flew out to enjoy a week in the late summer sun, equip themselves with a Fiat 500, and retrace the route of the famous Sicilian road race.

Targa Florio legends, Nino Vacarella and Paddy Hopkirk

Theme –Targa Florio Road Races.
Entrants – 30.
HQ –Taormina and Cefalu.
Route –A days driving through the mountains and a run round the old 37 mile road course.
Personalities –Paddy Hopkirk and Nino Vacarella.

2016 CIRCUIT DEJA VU

2016 CIRCUIT DEJA VU

The Déjà Vu adventures started in Killarney at Easter in 2016 where Circuit Déjà Vu took in many of the classic Circuit of Ireland stages that had been traditional used on the ‘Sunday Run’ of the great Easter classic. Eleven former winning drivers and eight former winning Co-drivers turned up for two nights of revelling, and a damp but enjoyable day in the Kerry Mountains.

Beatty Crawford, Adrian Boyd, Austin Frazer, Dan O’Sullivan, Dai Llewellin, Billy Coleman, Paddy Hopkirk, Jimmy McRae, Phil Short, Ronan Morgan, James O’Brien, Paul Phelan.

 

Russell Brookes

Ballaghbema Pass

Theme – Circuit of Ireland winners.
Entrants – 110.
HQ – Molton Hotel (Originally Gt. Southern).
Route – Molls Gap, Borlin, Tim Healey, Killmakillogue, Ballaghbeama.
Personalities – Paddy Hopkirk, Adrian Boyd, Cathal Curley, Billy Coleman, Russell Brookes, Jimmy McRae, David Llwellin, Andrew Nesbitt, Brian Nelson, Rosemary Smith, Barry Williams, Francis Tuthill, Phill Short, and former Circuit C of Cs Malcolm Neill & Donald Grieve.
Charity – Marie Curie Cancer Care.