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Fergus McAnallen
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RALLYRETRO.COM Launched

AWESOME RALLY PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE LAUNCHED
www.rallyretro.com


www.rallyretro.com is literally a pictorial step through rallying history, as over 11,000 professional rally images have already been uploaded onto this innovative new website. Started by rally enthusiast Fergus McAnallen, from Dungannon Co. Tyrone the extensive archive actually consists of over 200,000 black and white and colour images, spanning the last forty years of rallying, from International level, to single stage events all over the UK and Ireland. Fergus has had much assistance with the project from his friend Kevin O’ Driscoll of Co. Cork, the pair taking on the task of scanning the thousands of prints, and purchasing the relevant archives. The superb pictures are being made available to the media and private collectors alike.

Images can be easily found on the site, which was designed by Barry Meeke of intramega.com. Searches can be carried out by using the drivers name, event, or year, and you will find drivers such as Ari Vatanen, Jimmy McRae, Russell Brookes, Bertie Fisher, Austin McHale, Tony Pond, Henri Toivonen gracing the site. The list is endless! Indeed the list of rallies in possession of the RallyRetro archive includes the Circuit of Ireland- 1964-2005, Donegal 1975 – 2005, Ulster International 1976 – 2005, Cork ’20’ International1978 – 1988, Galway International1977 – 2006, Manx International 1971 – 2004, West Cork Rally 1979 – 2005. Other smaller events from Ireland covered from 1983 to 1987 include: Cavan - Circuit of Kerry - Circuit of Munster - Carlow – Donegal Harvest - Galway Summer - Glenside – Killarney Lakes – Longford - Skibereen – Stonethrowers –Wexford.

The site also contains around 100 major British International rallies from the 1960’s to the 1990’s including the Scottish, Welsh, Mintex, Audi National, National Breakdown and Cartel rallies. With British Nationals, selected European and WRC events, also featured, this has to be one the largest and most valuable motorsport archives in the World. Further developments are also in store later in the year.

Whilst on the site you can also view blog entries, see high resolution sample images, enquire about photos not online or suggest a caption for photos not captioned. There is also a newsletter to keep in touch with the latest site updates. RallyRetro is indebted to the following people: Andrew Bushe, Kieran McAnallen, Colin & Chris Taylor and Adam Cathersides of CTP, Frank Williams of SpeedSports, Richard O'Rourke of Autofocus and Kevin Kiely, all who have either contributed or provided to the archive, and Graham Curry, John Stafford and Robert Ewing for other technical issues.

To view these stills of rallying folklore log onto www.rallyretro.com

For more information on RallyRetro contact:
Fergus McAnallen
E: [email protected]






[Edited on 11-4-2006 by rallyretro]
 

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Alan Dalton
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It is just fantastic, I have spent hours just looking and remembering. Just pure brilliant, well done Fergus and the lads that helped unreal, the memories came flooding back.
 

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best of luck with the site.

Carefull of the pics of iconic drivers smokin ould ****! it might warp fragile young minds like mine..........hero worship and all that.

Bit like the time I dragged Kaliber into me buggy when Mum was in the off licence...................oh Mc Kinstry look what you made me do:wine:



Great idea for an ould site anyway good luck with it.
 
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