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Who remembers the circiut when it was the hole of ireland instead of this crap

Who Worked on it from this fourm when they done the 4 or 5 days can we not get something like that again

i was too young to remember that so has anybody got info bout if from them years

Take it back

Who would like to c it return to the way it was
4 or 5 days nite stages whole of ireland

wat use think

[Edited on 11-2-2006 by BTM]
 

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Would People Not Love To C Eugene And tim and Everyone elese Rallying through the nite through some of the best stages north and south of the border

we should get it bak the way it use to b
 

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My first COI was in 1979. Jimmy, Bertie, Billy, Ari, Malcolm, Austin, Russell, Stig, Tony, -Escorts, TR7 V8, HSRs, Sunbeam Lotus, Saab Turbo, Avengers, -it was a hot weekend. I remember ARI and Jimmy swapping times all weekend. I went to Killarney on good Friday-committed a mortal sin by eating a burger in a Limerick chippie n the way down, there was a fuel strike so we had all our petrol in cans in the boot. Dancing in the Gleneagle hotel on the Saturday night and the Sunday night, the bands were Sunshine-Linda Martin and Chips-top of the pops was Turning Japanese by the Vapours. Got pissed on 5 pints of larger, met some horrible girl who didn’t snog me, we got a puncture and we were getting it fixed in a garage near Millstreet-I went into the garage-there was a one armed bandit-I put 10p in and won four quid, the puncture cost 2 quid to fix-guy not impressed when I paid him from my winnings-followed the rally up as far as Limerick on the Monday morning-came home wrecked-went to my school dance and got off with my first ever girfiend-what a good kisser she was-What a rally
 

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Rubywax, Don't you mean 1980? I know Ari and Jimmy had a ding-dong battle in 1980, but Ari was a non-finisher in 1979 ? Infact, did he even start in 1979?
 

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i think that was 1980 with the McRae and Vatenan battle.
i was there too, but in a push chair, unfortunatley.
the aul boy won group 1 and was 7th o/a, i wish i was old enough to remember it.
 

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i can rember going to a stage when i was only very young and the only car i can think of is eamon bolands escort i think this was when they had that week rallying not sure
 

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VATANENS BLACK ESCORT, MIKKOLA QUATTRO TOIVENAN ASCONA IN COUNTY MEATH ALL THOSE YEARS AGO WHEN ROTHMANS SPENT ALL THAT MONEY PROMOTING RALLYING. NEVER GONNA BE THE SAME WITH ALL THE RACING FUEL EXPENSE NOWADAYS. WE DROVE FROM NEWRY TO TALLAGHT AND SLANE TO BANGOR WITH NO STAGES IN 97 WHICH COST A FORTUNE ON FUEL FOR NO ENJOYMENT
 

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So Who Want To C it Done 4 Days

Scruitny On Holy Thursday
Start Good Friday
Stages Fri To Mon
Finish Easter Monday

Based in Donegal Or Sligo Or mayb in the north
Do the whole of ireland
 

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I would love to see the old format - sort the men from the pussy's.

It would also sort the size of some peoples cheque books unfortunately. How much would it cost to do a rally like that now adays?

WOuld 60k sort the rally and the rekky?
 

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Originally posted by rallyretro
Rubywax, Don't you mean 1980? I know Ari and Jimmy had a ding-dong battle in 1980, but Ari was a non-finisher in 1979 ? Infact, did he even start in 1979?

Think you might be right. Was there in 1979 and 1980-proberbly mxing up my years. Jimmy in the HSR and Ari in the Rothmans Escort battle was 1980. 79 was the petrol strike so Galway to Killarney stages were cancelled. I remember Stig in the SWB Saab turbo pulled in to a petrol station we were in and filled up beside us. The organisers somehow got fuel for the rally as it was going to grind to a halt otherwise. Great days-a five day rally-the WRC cars would proberbly not be up to it now-nor the drivers.:cool:

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Lads, it's time you looked forward. Yes, there were great days, but like any business, you must look forward.:laugh:
 

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Originally posted by BTM
So Who Want To C it Done 4 Days

Scruitny On Holy Thursday
Start Good Friday
Stages Fri To Mon
Finish Easter Monday

Based in Donegal Or Sligo Or mayb in the north
Do the whole of ireland
It definitely wont be based in the North West as long Rally Ireland is there.
 

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The problem is that the cars are so complicated now and expensive to run. This makes it impossible to have a good 4/5 day circuit. If WRCs were a bit simpler and more cost effective we could have the rallies we wish for. Last good Circuits in my opinion were 92-94 and 96,98&99. What ye think lads (& lasses!!)??:dunno::cool:
 

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Originally posted by screamer
Heard that there might not be a Circuit this year:eek::eek: Anyone else hear this or am I just hearing pineapple?:dunno::dunno:
I heard that too, from a geunie source that the event is struggling, I dont know the whys and the wherefores, but I do wonder about it- it may not be true but................

and before anyone screams about starting rumours.......

where are the regs for this rally?

when do entries open?

Is there a sponsor CONFIRMED

Have road closing orders been granted???
 
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