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The Munster Vintage Motor Cycle & Car Club (MVMCCC) are holding this event to mark the 75th anniversary of the 1938 Cork Grand Prix.  Consisting of a Motoring and Memorabilia Event it will be held  on 23 June 2013 on the Carrigrohane Straight in Cork.  The 1938 GP Circuit still remains pretty much unchanged in layout from when it was used for racing in 1936, 1937 & 1938.

 The Commemorative Event will consist of a 3 lap Parade over the original Grand Prix Circuit, escorted by Garda outriders, under a Rolling Road Closure arrangement commencing at 10.30am.  Open to pre-1950 Race and Sports Cars and we have over 40 cars entered including 6 that raced in the 1930’s events, including the infamous Cork Bugatti (a Type 59/50B) which, on a timed kilometre stretch, attained a speed of  over 147 mph (236 kmh).  The car has been fully restored in recent years and is now used for historic racing in the UK and Europe.

The'Cork Bugatti' of Tom Dark at Loews hairpin during the 2013 Monaco Historic Grand Prix.  Pic courtesy Tim Scott.                                  Bertie Carleton - Riley Imp.

The Event is organised by the MVMCCC ( We are proud of our links to the Cork & District Motor Club, co-organisers of the 1936, 1937 & 1938 Motor Races. 

Other entries include an MG K3 which participated in the original Mille Miglia races, another Bugatti coming from Switzerland and Irish entries of a Riley Brooklands, the TRS Special and the Smithfield Ford Special.  

Entries have come from the UK, Northern Ireland and throughout Ireland and motoring enthusiasts will get to see and hear cars not normally seen here.  Marques represented include Bugatti, Alfa, Vauxhall, Riley, MG, Lagonda, Alvis as well as some very technically interesting specials.  

The event is taking place from 10.00am to 2.00 pm on 23 June and will include 3 parade laps of the original circuit behind a Garda Traffic Corps escort, followed by a display of all the cars at the County Hall and an indoor memorabilia display.

Programme sales on the day will benefit Marymount Hospice as will a specially produced book due to be launched the week of the event. 

Schedule of Events

Sat 22 June  2013     
2nd Titanic Rally held by Cobh Classic Car Club, based in Cobh
,  approx 15mls from Cork

  ...........................    This will include a morning drive on the island of Cobh plus a chance to drive your car through Fota Wildlife Park.  After a brief lunch halt in Cobh, the afternoon drive in the county will be a leisurely affair finishing in plenty of time for Cork GP entrants to complete scrutiny in Cork.


Sun 23 June 2013     
Cork Grand Prix Commemorative Event incorporating

                                                Assemble at County Hall, Cork city.

                                                Parade laps over original Grand Prix Circuit

                                                Cars on display to the Public until lunchtime

                                                Memorabilia Display at County Hall


                                                Short Road Run for Road Legal Cars to Blarney Castle

                                                Farewell Dinner at Rochestown Park Hotel.