The Directors and Members of the Munster Car Club are deeply saddened to announce the sad passing our esteemed long standing Club Member, former Director & past President Kevin W. O’Riordan. (Kev Snr).
Kevin passed away on Friday 9th April in the presence of his family. We offer our sincere condolences to his wife Maggie, sons Stephen, Brian & Andrew, daughter Jennifer and his extended family.
Kevin has been described as a true friend and gentleman, and indeed was both to our club and was proud to be Club President up until 2019. He will be a huge loss to all that knew him.
Kevin had a life time involvement in Irish Motorsport / Rallying spanning 50yrs from competing, car preparation, servicing and organising & assisting in all aspects of the clubs activities.
Kevin’s funeral arrangements are private due to Covid restrictions, but sympathies can be left on the condolences page on the below link.
Irish Tarmac Rally ChampionshipAs a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, TROA has decided not to run the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship in 2021. Organisers remain focused on bringing the series back to its former glory as soon as circumstances allow. ...
This week’s Motorsport Ireland – RIAC RPM Motorsport classic video upload is coverage of the 1980 Munster Car Club / Cork 20 International Rally with commentary from George Hamilton.
Jimmy McRae and his Vauxhall Chevette HSR were a dominant force in 1980 having already claimed victories on the Galway International Rally, the Circuit of Ireland Rally and the Donegal International Rally before the Scottish driver ventured to Cork in early October with co-driver Frank Main. Local opposition was strong but gradually fell away, allowing McRae to cruise to a commending victory over the closing stages including a spectator stage on St. Patrick’s Street in Cork city centre.
Next week’s upload will feature coverage from the 1990 Ulster Rally where the British and Irish Championships went head to head for the second time that year.