1985 - Rally of Cork 20
Winner: Austin McHale/Christy Farrell - Opel Manta 400
The Cork 20 Rally is a long standing motor endurance test lasting twenty
hours which is held annually in the vicinity of Cork in Munster, Ireland.
It is now a well established international event, and a round of the Irish
Tarmac Rally Championship drawing competitors from Ireland North and South,
Britain, Europe and further afield. The rally was part of the National
Rally Championship between 1966 & 1976. It became a full International
Rally in 1977.
Currently run under the auspices of the Munster Car Club, the Cork 20 Rally
is one of the oldest motor rallys in the world, the 2010 event will be the
95th. The first rally was held in 1912.
Donegal International Rally 1978
A review of the 1978 Donegal International Rally which was famously won by
Ari Vatanen in his black beauty Mark 2 Escort.
This year was argued by many as the greatest Donegal rally ever
Footage from RPM Motorsport
Donegal International Rally Stages 1982
Unseen footage, not mine, apoligies for quality, left on VHS over 20 years,
John Lyons won this rally in an Escort RS 1800 28 years ago'
I believe Billy coleman drove the Ascona 400 and John Coyne the Sunbeam
Lotus, different era, different times
Donegal International Rally 1991 - McClatchey's Shed
A video showing various rally cars having near-misses, hitting the wall,
shed and TV aeriel of Hugh McClatchey on the Atlantic Drive stage on the
1991 Donegal Rally
This footage is taken from the 25th Anniversary video of the Donegal
Tribute to Ari Vatanen
A tribute to Ari Vatanen, 1981 World rally champion. A great character and
a gentleman by all accounts.
I do not claim ownership to any of the clips in this video