2013 Monaghan Stages Rally and Launch Day

Posted: April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


Planning is at an advanced stage for this years Monaghan Stages Rally to be held on Sunday 20th April. Once again head quarters for the event is to idealic Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan. Clerk of the Course, Paul Hughes and his team have been hard at work over the last 4-5 months to ensure this event lives up to its billing as one of the top stages events in the Irish Rally calendar. Entries are flooding in with regulations and entry forms available on the club website at http://www.monaghanmotorclub.net As with any stages event there are hundreds of marshals required and if you are available and willing to help at any stage over the course of the weekend please do not hesitate to contact any committee member.

            A Rally launch day is at an advanced stage of planning and is to be held in the Hillgrove Hotel on Sunday 14th April from 2pm to 6pm. This launch event is sure to have something for all the family to enjoy. A host of trade stands will be in attendance along with a display of historic and vintage cars. The 1982 Irish tarmac championship winning car will be on display alongside the 2012 tarmac championship winning car of Darren Gass. Interesting to see how these cars have evolved over a 30 year period! There will also be simulators and many local rally cars there on the day for all to enjoy. Rally videos will be on the big screen and old/new rally photos will be on display which is sure to evoke a few memories of yesteryear on the local rally scene. Monaghan Motor Club will have their own stand as well as the Sligo Pallets Border Championship stand. Our very own Sean McCaffery will be MC for the day and keep all in attendance up to speed with everything that’s happening.  Plans are also afoot for a scrutineers forum at the launch event which will give local rally people an opportunity to have a chat one on one with some MI scrutineers, so whether you are building a car and have some queries or maybe just want to express your opinions or have suggestions regarding car safety etc. this is an ideal opportunity for you. This is only the tip of the iceberg of what is guaranteed to be an enjoyable day in a relaxed atmosphere so come along to the Hillgrove on Sunday 14th with fun for all the family. More details next week.


Upcoming Events

Squealing Pig Border Night Navigation Prize giving in Squealing Pig, Monaghan this Friday, 5th April at 8.30 sharp. Please come along for what is guaranteed to be a great night and support the Border Night Navigation Championship sponsor’s, the Squealing Pig. Contact Andy on 087 2558957 to book tickets ASAP.



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