With the Gathering in full swing around the Island of Ireland, there’s yet another reason to take a trip to the Emerald Isle.
Declared the ‘Monza of its day’, County Cork in the south of Ireland played host to a Grand Prix in 1936, 1937 and 1938. The 1938 round, attended by big names such as Maserati and Bugatti, drew up to 70,000 petrol heads to Carrigrohane. Now, the Munster Vintage Motor Cycle & Car Club have organised a special comemeration event scheduled for June 22nd and 23rd of this year.
The three lap re-running will be held on almost exactly the same layout as the Grand Prix 75 years ago with up to fifty classic sports cars from before 1950 on show.
Although Formula One itself was not set up until 1950, the Cork Grand Prix was held as part of a series of races which also took place in Crystal Palace and Brooklands, England; Pau, France; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
For more information about the race, check out their website, here http://www.corkgrandprix.com/home/
Image courtesy MVMCCC.