The Irish Motor Racing Club is holding the 49th Phoenix Park Race Meeting on September 16 /17th and would like to hear from owners of pre-war and post-war vintage and historic racingcars who would like to compete with them. As the racing takes place over closed public roads, almost unchanged, we are told, since the first meeting back in 1929, and as anything that happens in Ireland can be guaranteed to be lighthearted and trouble-free (in this untroubled part anyway), we imagine there will be many applicants, especially as starting-money is paid and reduced car-ferry and hotel charges apply. Incidentally, the IM RC is hoping this fixture will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, so good support for this year’s racing is earnestly sought. The first Irish GP was won by Ivanowski’s Alfa Romeo at 76.4 m.p.h. from the Bentleys, in 1930 Caracciola won it with a Mercedes-Benz at 85.88 m.p.h. and in 1931 the victor was Norman Black in an MG, at 64.76 m.p.h. Regulations and entry forms for the 1978 event from: R. Parker, Carden Bank, 15 Upton Park, Chester, CH2 1DF.
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The TR Register will be celebrating 25 years of the TR sports car with an International TR Weekend at Donington Park on August 11 th/1 2th/1 3th. Activities include the annual concours, gymkhanas, autojumbles. Camping and caravanning facilities are available.