Nobody is sure where the phrase “Go West Young Man” came from. Some say John Babsone Soule invented it in an editorial in 1851, but it was the American Horace Greeley, author and newspaper editor, who put it into popular parlance.


We will be celebrating a young man who “Came out of The West”, Louisburg, Co. Mayo to be precise, during Déjà Vu Ireland West. That young man was the six-time winner of the Galway international Rally – Austin MacHale. 


Austin will lead the classic car cavalcade out of Westport and into the Mayo and Connemara mountains on the 22th May on a 130-mile route that will pass over famous Circuit of Ireland and Galway International Rally stages and through some of the most breath taking vistas on the Wild Atlantic Way.



And the route for this sixth Déjà vu charity event has not evolved by chance but through years of rallying experience, as one of the organisers Dr.  Beatty Crawford will be literally going over old ground.

It was Beatty who guided another young man, Adrian Boyd to victory on the 1973 Galway international, so some of the territory will seem familiar even though that was forty-seven years ago.



Entries open on the 1st. February on and drivers and passengers should be aware that they will be required to download and post indemnity forms this year.


The entry fee is €230 (£200) and covers route book & programme; rally plate; rally sticker; souvenir polo shirt and welcome reception.


Gala Dinner tickets, always a popular feature of the DéJà vu weekends, are available at €100 (£87.50) per person, and will be strictly limited to 300 with preference being given to the Déjà vu crews. 


For further information contact:

Dr. Beatty Crawford [email protected] 0044 7972 879895

Alan Tyndall [email protected]  0044 7887 827150