Ok , once again we face a fallow weekend for motorsport .
So in an attempt to keep our interest and desire to once again “get out” here are some wonderful images of Irish motorsport taken in the fifties by R.B.Healy .
These photos are of exceptionally rare quality for the period and taken at Wicklow , Dunboyne , Curragh ,Dungarvan and Farmers Cross hill climbs .
Featured are some cars that still race with us today in the pre 55 class, the Iona special and the TRS along with the ex Bobby Newell Alvis .
Also prominent is the Leprechaun driven by Redmond Gallagher of Urney chocolate fame and Joe Flynn in an MGA and Aston Martin DB2 .
The Leprechaun is currently having a complete rebuild and is in the collection of Frank Keane , perhaps we will hear it running soon .
With special thanks to Mark Healy for permission to post . B.K.
Click on link to view : https://www.flickr.com/…/413…/albums/72157711423456471/page1