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I was just flicking through some pictures on Roy Dempster's site and came across this car:



The picture was taken on the ALMC Rally in 2010, Kenny McKinstry at the wheel. Be interested to know a bit more about the car if anyone knows anything?
 

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Sean Lyons from Galway. Built by Dennis Osborne a few years ago. Has a 3.4 V6 Jag built by Mountune. Originally appeared with a N/A Cosworth , then a Millington. Gearbox I think is a Hewland 6 Speed. This car was featured in Irish Vintage Scene magazine last year.
 

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Thanks for that fellas!

I did suspect it might be RWD, but the wheels, exhaust, roof vent, and driver for that matter, did make me wonder if it was a messed-with/rebuilt kit car, but it seems not.

Certainly sounds well enough though, not enough V6s on the stages!
 

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Thanks for that fellas!

I did suspect it might be RWD, but the wheels, exhaust, roof vent, and driver for that matter, did make me wonder if it was a messed-with/rebuilt kit car, but it seems not.

Certainly sounds well enough though, not enough V6s on the stages!
I seem to remember this have having been developed by somebody/company called DOME. It also had a larger spoiler and there was a sister car in silver driven ny seamus mc cosker afaicr also with dome written on it.

V6 @ 0.30

Seamus car
 

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I think DOME have done a few converted MK5/6 Escorts. I know of one, owned by the late Gary Midwinter, had a fruity Millington engine in it and 4WD. Looked like an Escort Kit Car on the outside. DOME definitely built that.

Does anyone know what the splitter is on the yellow car? I think Davy Percy's Escort Kit car has one on too?
 

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I think DOME have done a few converted MK5/6 Escorts. I know of one, owned by the late Gary Midwinter, had a fruity Millington engine in it and 4WD. Looked like an Escort Kit Car on the outside. DOME definitely built that.

Does anyone know what the splitter is on the yellow car? I think Davy Percy's Escort Kit car has one on too?
saw garys car in lurgan park rally, looked & sounded mighty.
 

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Lyons car in 02

DOME built huge original car BUT Mattie McNamara( a circuit racing legend from what I'm told) has done a lot of re engineering to it with the help of DOME, Mattie Mc has had the engine lowered and moved further back for better weight distribution and loads of other bits lightened etc!! AFAIK the rear bumper was removed at one stage for less drag at high speed..

Sean Lyons has always been entertaining to watch in it over the years..
 

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DOME built huge original car BUT Mattie McNamara( a circuit racing legend from what I'm told) has done a lot of re engineering to it with the help of DOME, Mattie Mc has had the engine lowered and moved further back for better weight distribution and loads of other bits lightened etc!! AFAIK the rear bumper was removed at one stage for less drag at high speed..

Sean Lyons has always been entertaining to watch in it over the years..
Mattie is his father in law. Mattie was a very quick pilot in his day, he has a supr-charged engine in a Mini in the early 70's and couldn't keep driveshafts in it. He was once banned from Mondello for being too fast that they thought he was cheating but didn't know how! A lovely fella, helpful and very knowledgeable.
 
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