Saturday September 5th 2015

Gordon Bennett 2013 Registration

7th to 9th JUNE 2013

The I.V.V.C.C. International Gordon Bennett Rally is held each year in June. This Rally commemorates the Gordon Bennett Race held in Ireland in 1903, which was the forerunner of modern Grand Prix racing. This year, the Rally will be once again based at the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare.

The event is open to cars manufactured before 31st. December, 1930. The eligible classes are as follows:
Class A Antique Cars prior to 31/12/1904;
Class B Veteran Cars 1/1/1905-31/12/1918;
Class C Vintage Cars 1/1/1919-31/12/1926,
Class D Vintage Cars 1/1/1927-31/12/1930.

The rally attracts an entry of approx 175 cars, with competitors coming from the U.K., the Continent, Australia, America and of course, Ireland. It is a marvellous spectacle of wonderful cars, not often seen in public. The Rally consists of timed regularity and free driving sections. The route covers a distance of approximately 90 miles with a shorter route for Class A cars. There are ample opportunities to enjoy the scenery, as well as the social aspect of the rally. This year the route will follow as closely as possible the original 1903 route, travelling through counties Kildare and Laois. The rally will start with a lunchtime get together at 12.30p.m. on Friday, 7th June, 2013, Registration will take place at the get together and entrants will be provided with route details.

After lunch there will be a scenic drive to our base for the weekend, the Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. Bonhams are once again very generously giving us their most enjoyable drinks reception at 6.30p.m. that evening. There will be a get together barbeque at the hotel, at a cost of €20.00 per head. Entertainment is planned for the evening so we shall have the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones.

Registration will open on Saturday morning at 8.00a.m, and all route details etc. will be given out at that stage. Following the morning route, the rally will stop in a village where there are ample picnic areas as well as several pubs and restaurants. An enjoyable afternoon route is planned with cars arriving back in the hotel from 4.30pm onwards. Dinner will be at 8.00pm, followed by prize giving.

On Sunday morning there will be a drive consisting of a number of car trials that promise to make for a great fun morning out. Prizes for this section will be presented after lunch in the Killashee Hotel and we would request that as many people as possible stay for lunch. As part of your entry there will be one free lunch ticket for this farewell launch. We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a very interesting rally. We look forward to seeing all our old friends and making many new friends as well.

Early entry is advisable, as the first Seventy Five entries received will receive a €20 fuel allowance and the next Seventy Five received will receive a €10 fuel allowance.

Barbeque tickets for the Friday evening get together are available at €20 each. Saturday Evening Dinner Tickets are €40 each. One free Sunday lunch ticket is provided with each entry. Additional tickets are &euro20 each.

To register online please follow this link. Please note your car class before proceeding, the entry fee for the event is €80.

To download and register using paper form please follow this link.

Two guides to accommodation close to Kilashee House Hotel where the 2013 Rally is centred. Accommodation should be booked directly with the establishment concerned and, as hotel accommodation is limited we recommend that you book as soon as possible. List One     List Two

If you have any queries please contact Bernadette Wyer at +353 (0)87 222 0770 / +353 (0)1 4934561
or email: Event Secretary


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