Register for the
Gordon Bennett Rally
We are happy to announce details of the
2023 IVVCC 47th International Gordon Bennett Rally
commemorating the 120th Anniversary of the 1903 Race in Ireland
and are delighted that we continue to have sponsorship from
CHUBB – Barrett Private Insurances.
The event is open to all cars registered before 31st December 1930
and is being held over 3 days from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th.
In this special commemorative year,
and to encourage the very early cars to participate,
the Board of the IVVCC offers a
Complimentary Entry to cars
registered prior to 31st December 1904
for all entries received by Friday, 14th April 2023.
In order to REGISTER,
please complete the online form on the left,
or if you prefer you can download a PDF below.
The event is open to all cars registered before 31st December 1930.
The four classes are:
ANTIQUE: Class A
Prior to 31st Dec, 1904
VETERAN: Class B
1st Jan, 1905 – 31st Dec, 1918
VINTAGE: Class C
1st Jan, 1919 – 31st Dec, 1926
VINTAGE: Class C1
1st Jan, 1927 – 31st Dec, 1930
All classes of cars are eligible for the Overall Prize.
Once again, we are based at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co Carlow and we are delighted to announce that Frank Hussey, as Clerk of the Course and his team, including Ian McCulloch and Tom Callanan, have already planned an interesting routes for the three days for our 2023 commemorative event.
The event will start on Thursday 8th at 2pm with our welcome lunch and scenic run, commencing in Bunclody, Co. Wexford. We will hold a Drinks Reception on Thursday evening at 7pm and a Buffet Supper at 7.30pm. On Friday we are organising a Scatter Rally and entrants are free to enjoy lunch and/or dinner en route at a place of their own choice. Car Number Plates will be issued to all entrants prior to the runs on Thursday and Friday.
Registration will commence on Saturday 10th at 7.30am, in Mount Wolseley Conference Centre and all cars should be away, in numerical order, from the starting area by 10.30am. Whilst this is an event, which appeals to the keen competitor with regularity sections, it is also a very social event with opportunities to experience some early summer scenery and social occasions at the designated lunch stop before returning to Mount Wolseley in the late afternoon.
Our Gala Dinner on Saturday night is at 8pm and is always a very popular evening and an opportunity to see the worthy prize winners and share anecdotes from the Rally.
Closing Date for receipt of entries is Friday 14th April 2023. Refunds WILL NOT be possible six weeks prior to the event.
Queries to: [email protected]
Our allocation of rooms in Mount Wolseley will be managed directly by the hotel. Anyone intending to stay overnight in the hotel should contact Mount Wolseley Reception on +353 (0)59-9180100 at an early date. The hotel will release any unreserved rooms six weeks prior the event. Please quote IVVCC 2023 for our negotiated rates.
We have negotiated the following rates with Mount Wolseley:
1 Night B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Twin/Double
2 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Twin/Double
3 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Twin/Double
1 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Single
2 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Single
3 Nights B/B: Deluxe Bedroom – Single
Mount Wolseley has a number of private houses available for rent which should be negotiated directly with the hotel.