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Deja Vu Ireland West - NEW DATE 21-22 May 21

Posted: July 1, 2020 4:00 PM - 1705 Hits

WAS 25-26 Sep 20

Deja vu Ireland West - 21-22 May 21

Posted: July 1, 2020 4:00 PM

The demographics are not on our side and in view of the uncertainty regarding COVID we have decided to postpone until May 21/22, 2021.

With regard to entry and dinner fees already paid, we will either roll these over for the May, 2021 date or give you a refund, minus the PAYPAL fee, should you wish to cancel.

If you have reserved accommodation at Hotel Westport they will roll over your reservation. However please confirm this with the hotel.

?Stay well, stay safe and keep the revs Up. ?

Beatty and Plum

Austin MacHale will lead the parade

Posted: March 11, 2020 10:13 AM

Six-times Galway International Rally winner, Austin MacHale, will head the parade at the sixth Déjà Vu Motorsport event when the cavalcade of mouth-watering rally cars leaves The Mall in Westport County Mayo on Saturday 26th. September.

? Austin, who is a native of Luisburgh, which is just down the road from the Déjà vu Ireland West start, first won his ‘home’ international rally in 1985 with Christy Farrell as his co-driver in the Shell backed Manta 400. By 1990 Austin had acquired a BMW M3 and Ronan McNamee partnered him to his second Galway win. He kept the car but changed his co-driver to Dermott O’Gorman for his third win in 1991.

O’Gorman was still with Austin in 1993 when they topped the time sheets in a Toyota Celica ST165, but Kenny McKinstry’s Subaru Legacy proved to have the upper hand over the aging Toyota the following year. Austin again had to settle for the runner up spot in 1995 when Frank Meagher’s Ford RS Cosworth pipped him in a real cliff hanger, but two years later Austin sprayed the champagne for the fifth time in Eyre Square when Brian Murphy joined the team which had upgraded to a Toyota ST185.The ST185 proved to be Austin’s all-time favourite car as it not only brought him his sixth Galway win in 1998, (again with Brian Murphy co-driving), but also his fourth and record breaking fifth Irish Tarmac Rally Championships.

But that was not be the last time that the MacHale name appeared at the sharp end of the Galway International Rally’s result as in 2010 Austin’s sons took two of the three places in a pair of WRC Escorts. Gareth won with the old ‘family retainer’ - Brian Murphy by his side and Aaron was third with Eugene O’Donnell reading the notes.

Forty crews have already registered for the autumn event including Ireland’s first lady of motoring Rosemary Smith who will again be driving Andy Hennessy’s V8 powered Sunbeam Tiger over the 130 mile route through Mayo and Connemara which takes in many of the classic Galway International and Circuit of Ireland stages.

Registration details are on: www.rpm-motorsport.com, link below.

Profits will be donated to the Mayo and Roscommon Hospice.

Famous co-driver joins Deja vu Ireland West

Posted: February 7, 2020 6:31 AM

Phil Short won the Circuit of Ireland in 1973, co-driving for Jack Tordoff in a Porsche 911. He has remained a big fan of Ireland ever since and has taken part in all Deja vu events since the Paddy Hopkirk Gala. He will be navigated by his wife Lyn. He is seen in this photo co-drivng for Dai Llewellin.

His international co-driving career started in 1970 and he enjoyed considerable success alongside the likes of former world champions Hannu Mikkola, Björn Waldegård and Walter Röhrl. He also partnered Pentti Airikkala, M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson and David Llewellin, twice winning the British international series alongside the Welshman and claiming 17 international victories.

Short switched to team management and oversaw nine world drivers’ titles and seven manufacturers’ crowns during his time at Audi, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Ford.

Short has guided more than 100 promising young drivers and co-drivers through the early stages of their WRC careers and witnessed the likes of Ott Tänak, Hayden Paddon, Craig Breen and Elfyn Evans progress to the sport’s top level. ?

For the last 11 years, Short has held a key management role in various incarnations of the series, including the Pirelli Star Driver, WRC Academy and the current FIA Junior WRC. He stepped down as sporting supervisor after the final round at Wales Rally GB.

ENTRIES ONLINE
Entries opened on the 1st. February on www.rpm-motorsport.com and already 30 entries have been received.
Drivers and passengers should be aware that they will be required to download and post indemnity forms this year.

The entry fee is €230.00 or £200.00 and includes route book & programme; rally plate; rally sticker; souvenir polo shirt and welcome reception. Gala Dinner tickets, always a popular feature of the DéJà vu weekends, are available at €100.00 (£87.50) per person, and will be strictly limited to 300 with preference being given to the Déjà vu crews.

Profits will be donated to Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

DEJA VU IRELAND WEST BOOKINGS OPEN

Posted: February 1, 2020 4:43 AM

Nobody is sure where the phrase “Go West Young Man” came from. Some say John Babsone Soule invented it in an editorial in 1851, but it was the American Horace Greeley, author and newspaper editor who put it into popular parlance.

We will be celebrating a young man who “Came out of The West”, Louisburg, County Mayo, to be precise, during Déjà Vu Ireland West. That young man is the six-time winner of the Galway international Rally - Austin MacHale.

Austin will lead the classic car cavalcade out of Westport and into the Mayo and the Connemara mountains on the 26th September on a 130-mile route that will pass over famous Circuit of Ireland and Galway International Rally stages and through some of the most breathtaking vistas on the Wild Atlantic Way.

EXPERIENCED PLANNING
The route for this sixth Déjà vu charity event has not evolved by chance but through years of rallying experience, as one of the organisers Dr. Beatty Crawford will be literally going over old ground.

It was Beatty who guided another young man Adrian Boyd to victory on the 1973 Galway International Rally, so some of the territory will seem familiar even though that was forty-seven years ago.

ENTRIES ONLINE
Entries open on the 1st. February on www.rpm-motorsport.com, link below and drivers and passengers should be aware that they will be required to download and post indemnity forms this year.

The entry fee is €230.00 or £200.00 and includes route book & programme; rally plate; rally sticker; souvenir polo shirt and welcome reception. Gala Dinner tickets, always a popular feature of the DéJà vu weekends, are available at €100.00 (£87.50) per person, and will be strictly limited to 300 with preference being given to the Déjà vu crews.

Profits will be donated to Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

DEJA VU IS GOING WEST.

Posted: February 1, 2020 4:42 AM

Déjà vu Motorsport is going west in 2020 to fire up memories of some of the great Galway and Circuit of Ireland stages. Our rally re-union will centre on Westport. This Georgian architectural gem, with its tree lined malls and stone bridges over the river Carrowbeg, designed by William Leeson in 1780, will host Déjà Vu Ireland West this September.

The popular tourist destination was first put on the map in the 16th century by the pirate queen Grace O’Malley who plundered the seas from her base on Clew Bay. Déjà Vu Connemara will be setting out to rediscover famous stretches of road like the Lough Nafooey and Sky Road stages that were used on the five-day Circuit of Ireland and Galway International rallies.

Our weekend will have a familiar feel to the Déjà vu’s run in Killarney, Belfast and Donegal. Arriving in Wesport on Friday, entrants will register and enjoy a welcome reception. Then on Saturday morning they set off on a 100 + mile run through the spectacular Connemara scenery.

On their return there will be time to change before the gala dinner featuring big screen footage of historic rallying action; personality interviews; and top class entertainment. The cavalcade of mouth-watering motors will be a travelling museum of rallying history and the entry will be sprinkled with former champions and some special international guests.

As on all Déjà vu Motorsport events, all the proceeds will go to a local charity, shortly to be announced. Registration, limited to the first 120 crews, will open on the 1st, February 2020.

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Posted: February 1, 2020 4:41 AM

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