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Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix

Postby MickR » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:27 am

Does anyone remember this event? Cant imagine we could get away with the road closures these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZNBRCRMjW4
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix

Postby Rocker » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:57 pm

That was fabulous MickR I wonder where they all are now?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix

Postby Toss » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:49 pm

MickR wrote:Does anyone remember this event? Cant imagine we could get away with the road closures these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZNBRCRMjW4


Great find MickR.

Few familiar faces and names in it, yet I dont remember it tbh..... i was probably in the Joy at the time :roll: :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix

Postby Micheál » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:39 am

Great video mickR. I never saw this version before.

I not only remember the event, I was there! And I even did battle with the stewards and won!

All the roads were closed and anyone entering the circuit had to pony up and sit in a designated stand. But I figured out that the footbridge at the West Pier was not covered by the closure order and approached it from Seapoint olong the sea side. I was able to sit above one of the camera positions.

The stewards were not pleased and tried to move me on but I was having none of it. They even called the guards but I managed to convince them the closure order did not cover the steps.

I've always felt a certain empathy with the Orange Order at Drumchree ever since. :)

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix

Postby MickR » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:11 pm

That's a great memory Micheal, A sit in on the mainly Catholic West Pier foot bridge! Ha. It would be amazing to do something like that again. Dun Laoghaire had some real balls in those days, always a great buzz around the town and local pubs.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix

Postby Sinead » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:40 pm

Thanks MickR, that was great to see. Yes, I do remember that weekend. Great to see the town as it was when I was growing p there.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Grand Prix

Postby keeper » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 pm

Remember it well ! The smell of burning fuel and rubber and leaving the races wanting a souped up Ford Capri in my life ! :cry:
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