Historic racers honour fast lane peer

Published 12/12/2012 | 15:50

Front: Liam Ruth and Frank Nuttal; Back: Dave Moloney, Ken Mc Avoy, Noel Kavanagh, Gay Nuttal, Rosemarie Smyth and Bernard Foley.

THE Historic Racing Car Association held its annual Dinner Dance and Awards evening in the Glen of the Downs Golf Club recently.

The HRCA was formed in 1984 and runs a series of events under the auspices of Motorsport Ireland both in Ireland and the UK. Their mission today is the same as it was some 28 years ago: ' To promote and preserve the racing of historic cars in Ireland.'

The drivers race both saloon and sports cars of the '60s and '70s with a separate and growing class for Pre '55 and Pre-War Cars. Events are held at permanent race circuits and also at speed events on closed public roads.

Current membership boasts nearly 70 members.

This year the Association will celebrate a remarkable achievement by one of its members. Frank Nuttal from Roundwood has been racing cars for 55 years. His first race experiences were in 1957, when as a young man of 20 he started building and racing cars. Now after 55 years he has decided to retire from circuit racing and hill climbs. He will carry on participating in trials driving.

In recognition of this achievement, Frank was honoured at the dinner and presented with an award to recognise this great achievement

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