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Post  JOB on Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:00 pm

The Irish Tarmac Championship celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Their annual bunfight is scheduled for The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on 20 October and invites have been issued to all the former winners . From what we can see all but 3 drivers (Bertie,Mark and Frank)are still alive and 2 navigators (Roger and Peter Diekman).

I have (foolishly?) offered to restage an updated display we had back when the West Cork Rally first joined the Championship. At that time I know the Boyle Subaru was missing. So I am putting this up to see what "the usual suspects" have in their collections that they would be willing to loan for an evening should a display go ahead.

Champions
Season Driver Co-driver Car
1978 Scotland John Taylor John Jenson Ford Escort RS1800
1979 Northern Ireland Brian Nelson Rodney Cole Ford Escort RS1800
1980 Scotland Jimmy McRae Frank Main Vauxhall Chevette HSR
1981 Scotland Jimmy McRae Ian Grindrod Opel Ascona 400
1982 Republic of Ireland John Coyne Christy Farrell Lotus Sunbeam
1983 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Christy Farrell Vauxhall Chevette HSR
1984 Republic of Ireland Billy Coleman Ronan Morgan Opel Manta 400
1985 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Christy Farrell Opel Manta 400
1986 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Christy Farrell Opel Manta 400
1987 England Mark Lovell Roger Freeman Ford Sierra Cosworth
1988 England Mark Lovell Terry Harryman Ford Sierra Cosworth
1989 England Russell Brookes Diekman/Wilson/Brown Ford Sierra Cosworth
1990 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy BMW M3
1991 Northern Ireland Kenny McKinstry Robbie Philpott Ford Sierra Cosworth
1992 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy Subaru Legacy RS
1993 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy Subaru Legacy RS
1994 Northern Ireland Kenny McKinstry Robbie Philpott Subaru Legacy RS
1995 Republic of Ireland Frank Meagher Pat Moloughney Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1996 Northern Ireland Bertie Fisher Rory Kennedy Subaru Impreza 555
1997 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Brian Murphy Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185
1998 Republic of Ireland Austin McHale Brian Murphy Toyota Celica GT-Four ST185
1999 Northern Ireland Ian Greer Dean Beckett Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
2000 Northern Ireland Andrew Nesbitt James O'Brien Subaru Impreza S5 WRC 99
2001 Cancelled due to foot-and-mouth disease outbreak
2002 Northern Ireland Andrew Nesbitt James O'Brien Subaru Impreza S6 WRC 2000
2003 Northern Ireland Derek McGarrity Dermot O'Gorman Subaru Impreza S8 WRC 2002
2004 Northern Ireland Derek McGarrity Dermot O'Gorman Subaru Impreza S9 WRC 2003
Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2005 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2006 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Toyota Corolla WRC
2007 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paul Kiely Subaru Impreza S12 WRC 2006
2008 Republic of Ireland Eamonn Boland Damien Morrisey Subaru Impreza S12B WRC 2007
2009 Northern Ireland Eugene Donnelly Paddy Toner Škoda Fabia WRC
2010 Republic of Ireland Gareth MacHale Brian Murphy Ford Focus RS WRC 06
2011 Republic of Ireland Tim McNulty Paul Kiely Subaru Impreza S12B WRC 2007
2012 Northern Ireland Darren Gass Enda Sherry Subaru Impreza S10 WRC 2004
2013 Northern Ireland Garry Jennings Kevin Flanagan (co-driving for Donagh Kelly) Subaru Impreza S12B
2014 Republic of Ireland Declan Boyle Brian Boyle Subaru Impreza S12B WRC
2015 Republic of Ireland Donagh Kelly Ciaran Geaney (co-driving for Joe McGonigle) Ford Focus WRC
2016 Republic of Ireland Keith Cronin Mikie Galvin Citroen DS3 R5 2016
2017 Republic of Ireland Sam Moffett Karl Atkinson Ford Fiesta R5
2018 republic of Ireland Josh Moffett Andy Hayes Ford Fiesta R5

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Post  brian on Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:26 pm

Great picture in this months Pacenotes rally magazine of 23 ITC winners. Doesnt mention whos models they are but its great too see models in such a popular magazine.
Have some of the original pacenote magazines (newspaper back then) that had adverts for KMD and other model makers. Must dig them out

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Post  Dr Tumbo on Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:35 am

I'd happily loan some models - just a bit too far of a journey for them to make the night lol! Laughing
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Post  JOB on Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:10 pm

As some on here will know Xav was and probably still is an avid model collector and builder. Xav is now the Editor of Pacenotes. As I said above I made the offer and as I am an invited guest its not my gig and I will do no more than make the offer. As anyone who has put on a display will know that no matter how small it is its a time consuming business. So I am relieved that the offer was not responded to.

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Post  bmd on Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:28 pm

I'd happily loan some models - just a bit too far of a journey for them to make the night lol!

awk michael sure come on, ill get you a bed for the night lol!!
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Post  Dr Tumbo on Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:53 am

bmd wrote:I'd happily loan some models - just a bit too far of a journey for them to make the night lol!

awk michael sure come on, ill get you a bed for the night lol!!

Maybe I could start a go fund me for the flights lol! The joys of impending fatherhood means I'm likely to never purchase another model again Laughing
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Post  bmd on Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:55 pm

ah michael nice one, big changes ahead then!! but its possible m8 to find a few minutes for modelling around the needs of the wee one.......a few minutes per month that is!!
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Post  turn the wheel on Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:57 am

Well James im sure that was THEIR LOSS !!!!!!!

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Post  JOB on Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:35 pm

turn the wheel wrote:Well James im sure that was THEIR LOSS !!!!!!!

Great night - just happy I didn't have the hassle of set up and take down.

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Post  JOB on Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:20 pm



From the left
Paddy Flanagan TROA Manager
Diarmuid Cronin KDMC - hosts
Gareth McHale
Christy Farrell
Pat Moloughney
Ronan Morgan
James O'Brien
Tim McNulty
John Coyne
Rory Kennedy
Austin McHale (partly hidden)
Karl Atkinson
Josh Moffett
Paddy Toner
Andrew Nesbitt
Mikie Galvin
Frank O'Mahony Chairman TROA
Phil Collins - Special Guest
AN Other
AN Other
AN Other
Paul Kiely
Keith Cronin (with glases)
AN Other
Sam Moffett
Brian Murphy.

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Post  Cess on Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:50 pm

Kevin Eves is one of the AN Others for sure, James.

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Post  JOB on Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:51 pm

Cess wrote:Kevin Eves is one of the AN Others for sure, James.

I agree - but for my money it was to be a photo of the "oldies" but it was not my place to ask some of the young uns to excuse themselves.

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