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2021 event cancelled

We regret to inform you that, thanks to Covid 19, we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 Rally.

Uncertainty around the

  • issuing of Permit by Motorcycling Ireland,
  • likely lingering Government restrictions on indoor gatherings,
  • Possibility of Quarantining requirements for Overseas entrants,
  • pace of roll out of vaccinations, (progressing slower than initial indications),
  • possible last minute cancellations by Entrants,
  • local reaction to 200+ Rally people descending on  towns and villages where there may still be Covid restrictions in place,  

all contributed to our decision to cancel.

We know that this is disappointing news for many, particularly as most of you had carried over your 2020 Entry fee to this year.

As stated in the Regulations, we will be refunding the 2020 Entry fees.

  • Irish Entrants will be refunded by cheque.
  •  Overseas Entrants will be refunded by EFT or by Paypal.

We will be contacting each overseas entrant requesting their Paypal email address or their Bank details.

Please note that refund by Paypal is our preferred method. 

Once details are to hand, we will then progress the repayments.

This will take some time as approx 60 of you paid by EFT.  

Roll over of Entry fees to 2022 is not an option.

We regret having to make the call to cancel and hope that you will appreciate that the health and safety of entrants, marshals, hotel staff and the public is our primary consideration.

Yours in Vintage Motoring (we wish)  

Morgan Joe and Chris

2020 event cancelled


Set against the current CoVid-19 backdrop and the introduction of distancing regulations once the country starts returning to normal, the Club Directors  are in agreement  that the cancellation of the event  is, unfortunately, necessary.

This is due to the current Covid pandemic, the likely distancing regulations to be introduced in Hotels and Pubs and the expected quarantine period that is likely to be applied to overseas visitors coming to Ireland once the current lockdown is relaxed.

Motorsport Ireland have cancelled all Event Permits and Insurance up to July 20 next and MotorCycling Ireland are likely to extend their embargo to this date also.

I’m sure we are all equally disappointed with the cancellation but all the more time to crack on with our various projects and rebuilds.

Entrants have been contacted in relation to entry fees and the 2021 event which will be held from 23rd to 28th Aug.