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#1 AByrne27

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 20:51

So, out of curiosity, I've been putting together a list of drivers who have won the Leinster Trophy race, but it's turned out to be quite difficult to locate them all and I've been wondering if anyone can help fill in the gaps?

 

Here's what I have so far:

 

1934 - Skerries - Fay Taylour - Adler

1935 - Tallaght - Jack Toohey - Ford Special

1936 - Tallaght - Jack Toohey - Ford Special

1937 - Tallaght - Desmond McCracken - Morgan

1938 - Tallaght - Jock Horsfall - Aston Martin

1939 - Tallaght - Ernie Robb - Alvis Special

1940-47 - not held due to WWII

1948 - Tallaght - Billy Leeper - Singer

1949 - not held due to lack of entries

1950 - Wicklow - Pearse Cahill - Iona-MG Special

1951 - Wicklow - Mike Hawthorn - Riley

1952 - Wicklow - Desmond Titterington - Allard-Mercury

1953 - Wicklow - Freddy Smyth - Ford Special

1954 - Wicklow - Bill Lacy - MG Special

1955 - Wicklow - David Piper - Lotus-MG

1956 - Wicklow - Brian Naylor - Lotus-Maserati

1957 - Wicklow - Brian Emerson - Buckler-BMC

1958 - Dunboyne - John Anstice-Brown - Austin-Healey

1959 - Dunboyne - Bob Jameson - Berkeley

1960 - Dunboyne - Gerry Ashmore - Cooper-Climax

1961 - Dunboyne - Tommy Hayden - Lola-Climax

1962 - Dunboyne - Bob Olthoff - Austin-Healey

1963 - Dunboyne - Sidney Taylor - Lotus-Climax

1964 - Dunboyne - Jack Pearce - Lotus-Ford

1965 - Dunboyne - Chris Summers - Lotus-Chevrolet

1966 - not awarded, sources have since erroneously credited John Watson, winner of that year's Dunboyne Trophy, with the Leinster Trophy

 

From this point on I can't say with any certainty if most of these are correct:

 

1967 - Bishopscourt - David Furlong - Lotus-Ford

1968 - Mondello Park - John Pollock - Crosslé-Ford

1969 - Mondello Park - John Pollock - Lotus-Ford

1970 - Mondello Park - Brian Nelson - Crosslé-Ford

1971 - Mondello Park - John Watson - Brabham-Ford

1972 - Mondello Park - Ken Fildes - Crosslé-Ford

1973 - Mondello Park - Tommy Reid - Brabham-Chevrolet

1974 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford

1975 - Mondello Park - Jay Pollock - Crosslé-Ford

1976 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford

1977 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford

1978 - Mondello Park - Eddie Jordan - Chevron-Ford

1979 - Mondello Park - Trevor Templeton - Ralt-Toyota

1980 - Mondello Park - Trevor Templeton - Ralt-Toyota

1981 - Mondello Park - Ray Mallock - Ralt-Ford

1982 - Mondello Park - Ayrton Senna - Van Diemen-Ford

1983 - Mondello Park - Robert Lee Lewis - Reynard-Ford

1984 - Mondello Park - Maurício Gugelmin - Reynard-Ford

1985 - Mondello Park - Bertrand Fabi - Reynard-Ford

1986 - Mondello Park - Henrik Larsen - Reynard-Ford

1987 - Mondello Park - JJ Lehto - Reynard-Ford

1988 - Mondello Park - Mika Häkkinen - Reynard-Vauxhall?

1989 - Mondello Park - Paolo de Cristofaro - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1990 - Mondello Park - Vincenzo Sospiri - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1991 - Mondello Park - Kevin McGarrity - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1992 - Mondello Park - Wim Eyckmans - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1993 - Mondello Park - David Wright - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1994 - Mondello Park - Vivion Daly  - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1995 - Mondello Park - Jason Watt - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1996 - Mondello Park - Derek Cunneely - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1997 - Mondello Park - Marcello Battistuzzi - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1998 - Mondello Park - Etienne van der Linde - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

1999 - Mondello Park - Tomas Scheckter - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car

2000 - Mondello Park - Paul Dagg - Formula Europa?

2001 - Mondello Park - John O'Hara - unknown Formula Europa car

2002 - Mondello Park - Robbie Coleman - Van Diemen-Honda

2003 - Mondello Park - Emmett Queenan - Van Diemen-Honda

2004 - Mondello Park - Simon Walker-Hansell - Mygale-BMW

2005 - Mondello Park - Neville Smyth - Ray-Ford

2006 - Mondello Park - Kris Loane - unknown Formula Ford car

2007 - Mondello Park - Peter Dempsey - Ray-Ford

2008 - Mondello Park - Robert Barrable - Swift-Ford

2009 - Mondello Park - Gary Newsome - Sheane-Volkswagen

2010 - Mondello Park - Dan Polley - Leastone-Volkswagen

2011 - Mondello Park - Ray Moore - Leastone-Volkswagen

2012 - Mondello Park - Kevin Sheane - Sheane

2013 - Mondello Park - Barry Rabbitt - Sheane

2014 - Mondello Park - Stephen Daly - Ray-Ford

2015 - Mondello Park - Stephen Daly - Ray-Ford


Edited by AByrne27, 18 September 2016 - 15:28.


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#2 larryd

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 22:36

I seem to remember that the 1967 event at Bishopscourt was won by David Furlong in, I think, an FF Lotus 51?



#3 AByrne27

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 23:03

I seem to remember that the 1967 event at Bishopscourt was won by David Furlong in, I think, an FF Lotus 51?

I had my suspicions over whether or not Watson actually won that one. Everywhere I've seen John's name listed among the Leinster Trophy winners he was explicitly referred to as the 1966 (erroneously, as noted earlier) and 1971 winner. My source for the 1967 results is here: http://www.oldracing...php?RaceID=X14C

 

As you can see, it's quite incomplete, listing only 1600cc entries, with the exception (possibly an error) of Richard Heeley, who drove a 1650cc Lotus. The finishing order (well, the top three) appears to be how they finished on handicap, judging by the fact that Templeton's listed as finishing ahead of Pollock despite a lower average speed.



#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 04:46

According to the Autosport report of the 1967 Leinster Trophy meeting, the Leinster Trophy itself was won by David Furlong in a Lotus 7:

The Leinster Trophy itself, awarded to the winner of the formule libre handicap, went to David Furlong in his Lotus Seven. With four credit laps and 50 secs, Furlong had only to pass three or four other cars with a 20 secs lead to take over the running on the ninth lap and, in the end, build up a 50 secs lead over George Crawford, one of the limit men, in his 1.6 Ford Anglia. Alec Poole yet again demonstrated how quickly he could drive the little Wolseley Hornet by pushing it through the field into third place, followed by John Robson in a 1.3 Mini-Cooper S, which was one of the early leaders. Unfortunately the handicappers were somewhat severe on the really fast cars; Malcolm Templeton, who started his twin-cam Brabham with 30 secs credit over scratch man John Watson in a similar car, had to drive hard to finish 10th overall and still finished 2 m 45 s behind the leader.


The event whose results appear on the ORC site is listed as a scratch race divided into three classes. One class was an Irish Championship round for single-seaters up to 1600 cc, with another class for racing and sports-racing cars over 1600 cc and a third for Impala specials.

The Holmpatrick Trophy was a formule libre handicap for 'cars with a speed potential considered to be 82 mph per lap or less' and was won by Robin Eyre-Maunsell in a Hillman Hunter.

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 05:33

Moving to 1966, Brian Foley in Autosport reported that the Leinster Trophy, originally scheduled as a 100-mile Formule Libre scratch race, was cancelled as the recent British seamen's strike had led to insufficient English entries.

The Holmpatrick Trophy was a Formule Libre handicap won by Adrian O'Connell in his Healey 100-engined Aster. The race won by John Watson was the Dunboyne Trophy, another Formule Libre handicap. This race was marred by the fatal accident to Kenny McArdle.

#6 Michael Ferner

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 06:01

1934 - Skerries - Fay Taylour - Adler
1935 - Tallaght - Jack Toohey - Ford Special
1936 - Tallaght - Jack Toohey - Ford Special
1937 - Tallaght - Desmond McCracken - Morgan
1938 - Tallaght - Jock Horsfall - Aston Martin
1939 - Tallaght - Ernie Robb - Alvis Special
1940-47 - not held due to WWII
1948 - Tallaght - Billy Leeper - Singer
1949 - not held due to lack of entries
1950 - Wicklow - Pearse Cahill - Iona MG Special
1951 - Wicklow - Mike Hawthorn - Riley
1952 - Wicklow - Desmond Titterington - Allard/Mercury
1953 - Wicklow - Freddy Smyth - Ford Special
1954 - Wicklow - Bill Lacy - MG Special
1955 - Wicklow - David Piper - Lotus-MG
1956 - Wicklow - Brian Naylor - Lotus-Maserati
1957 - Wicklow - Brian Emerson - Buckler/BMC
1958 - Dunboyne - John Anstice-Brown - Austin-Healey
1959 - Dunboyne - Bob Jameson - Berkeley
1960 - Dunboyne - Gerry Ashmore - Cooper-Climax
1961 - Dunboyne - Tommy Hayden - Lola-Climax
1962 - Dunboyne - Bob Olthoff - Austin-Healey
1963 - Dunboyne - Sidney Taylor - Lotus-? (1216 cc Elite)
1964 - Dunboyne - Jack Pearce - Lotus-Ford
1965 - Dunboyne - Chris Summers - Lotus-Chevrolet
1966 - not awarded, sources have since erroneously credited John Watson, winner of that year's Holmpatrick Trophy, with the Leinster Trophy
 
From this point on I can't say with any certainty if most of these are correct:
 
1967 - Bishopscourt - David Furlong - Lotus/Ford (a Seven, actually)
1968 - Mondello Park - Jay Pollock - Crosslé-Ford
1969 - Mondello Park - Jay Pollock - Lotus/Ford
1970 - Mondello Park - Brian Nelson - Crosslé-Ford
1971 - Mondello Park - John Watson - Brabham-Ford
1972 - Mondello Park - Ken Fildes - Crosslé-Ford
1973 - Mondello Park - Tommy Reid - Brabham-Chevrolet
1974 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford
1975 - Mondello Park - Jay Pollock - Crosslé-Ford
1976 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford
1977 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford
1978 - Mondello Park - Eddie Jordan - Chevron-Ford
1979 - Mondello Park - Trevor Templeton - Ralt-Toyota


Corrections and additions in bold from Mike Kettlewell's MRD. From my own records, I can only confirm Templeton as the 1980 winner. I do recall that the race was for FOpel in the nineties, and I think it was mostly/always? a special (non-points) race. I feel pretty sure that Vivion Daly won one year, so that may have been 1999.

Edited by Michael Ferner, 18 September 2016 - 06:10.


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 08:34

Some corrections, confirmations and clarifications. Source : Irish Times Online Archive passim.

 

1968: John Pollock

1969: John Pollock

1983: Robert Lee Lewis - Reynard FF

1984: Mauricio Gugelmin

1985: Bertrand Fabi

1986: Henrik Larsen

1987: Martin Boyle won the race but JJ Lehto (2nd) won the Leinster Trophy. This was because the race was part of the European FF2000 Championship, for which Bridgestone tyres were specified. After a promised special consignment of Bridgestones failed to arrive, the home drivers were allowed to use their normal Yokohamas, which were reckoned to give an advantage of half a second a lap.

1989: Paulo de Cristofaro (Formula Vauxhall Lotus)

1992: Wim Eyckmans

1994: Vivion Daly

1995: Jason Watt

1999: Tomas Scheckter

2002: Robbie Coleman (run to Formula Ireland)

2004: Awarded to the (unreported) winner of a Formula BMW support race during the BTCC meeting at Mondello on Jun 13th

2005: Neville Smyth - Ray

2007: Peter Dempsey - Ray GR05



#8 AByrne27

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 15:38

Great stuff, guys! Really appreciate the help!

 

[...] The race won by John Watson was the Dunboyne Trophy, another Formule Libre handicap. This race was marred by the fatal accident to Kenny McArdle.

Ah yes, it was the Dunboyne Trophy, you are correct. I got a bit mixed up there. :drunk:

 


2004: Awarded to the (unreported) winner of a Formula BMW support race during the BTCC meeting at Mondello on Jun 13th

 

 I think I've just found the identity of this one: http://www.gazetteli...irthday-3827382

 

Interesting, I never knew FBMWs raced for the Trophy!



#9 BrianF1Man

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 13:44

So, out of curiosity, I've been putting together a list of drivers who have won the Leinster Trophy race, but it's turned out to be quite difficult to locate them all and I've been wondering if anyone can help fill in the gaps?

Here's what I have so far:

1934 - Skerries - Fay Taylour - Adler
1935 - Tallaght - Jack Toohey - Ford Special
1936 - Tallaght - Jack Toohey - Ford Special
1937 - Tallaght - Desmond McCracken - Morgan
1938 - Tallaght - Jock Horsfall - Aston Martin
1939 - Tallaght - Ernie Robb - Alvis Special
1940-47 - not held due to WWII
1948 - Tallaght - Billy Leeper - Singer
1949 - not held due to lack of entries
1950 - Wicklow - Pearse Cahill - Iona-MG Special
1951 - Wicklow - Mike Hawthorn - Riley
1952 - Wicklow - Desmond Titterington - Allard-Mercury
1953 - Wicklow - Freddy Smyth - Ford Special
1954 - Wicklow - Bill Lacy - MG Special
1955 - Wicklow - David Piper - Lotus-MG
1956 - Wicklow - Brian Naylor - Lotus-Maserati
1957 - Wicklow - Brian Emerson - Buckler-BMC
1958 - Dunboyne - John Anstice-Brown - Austin-Healey
1959 - Dunboyne - Bob Jameson - Berkeley
1960 - Dunboyne - Gerry Ashmore - Cooper-Climax
1961 - Dunboyne - Tommy Hayden - Lola-Climax
1962 - Dunboyne - Bob Olthoff - Austin-Healey
1963 - Dunboyne - Sidney Taylor - Lotus-Climax
1964 - Dunboyne - Jack Pearce - Lotus-Ford
1965 - Dunboyne - Chris Summers - Lotus-Chevrolet
1966 - not awarded, sources have since erroneously credited John Watson, winner of that year's Dunboyne Trophy, with the Leinster Trophy

From this point on I can't say with any certainty if most of these are correct:

1967 - Bishopscourt - David Furlong - Lotus-Ford
1968 - Mondello Park - John Pollock - Crosslé-Ford
1969 - Mondello Park - John Pollock - Lotus-Ford
1970 - Mondello Park - Brian Nelson - Crosslé-Ford
1971 - Mondello Park - John Watson - Brabham-Ford
1972 - Mondello Park - Ken Fildes - Crosslé-Ford
1973 - Mondello Park - Tommy Reid - Brabham-Chevrolet
1974 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford
1975 - Mondello Park - Jay Pollock - Crosslé-Ford
1976 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford
1977 - Mondello Park - Patsy McGarrity - Chevron-Ford
1978 - Mondello Park - Eddie Jordan - Chevron-Ford
1979 - Mondello Park - Trevor Templeton - Ralt-Toyota
1980 - Mondello Park - Trevor Templeton - Ralt-Toyota
1981 - Mondello Park - Ray Mallock - Ralt-Ford
1982 - Mondello Park - Ayrton Senna - Van Diemen-Ford
1983 - Mondello Park - Robert Lee Lewis - Reynard-Ford
1984 - Mondello Park - Maurício Gugelmin - Reynard-Ford
1985 - Mondello Park - Bertrand Fabi - Reynard-Ford
1986 - Mondello Park - Henrik Larsen - Reynard-Ford
1987 - Mondello Park - JJ Lehto - Reynard-Ford
1988 - Mondello Park - Mika Häkkinen - Reynard-Vauxhall?
1989 - Mondello Park - Paolo de Cristofaro - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1990 - Mondello Park - Vincenzo Sospiri - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1991 - Mondello Park - Kevin McGarrity - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1992 - Mondello Park - Wim Eyckmans - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1993 - Mondello Park - David Wright - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1994 - Mondello Park - Vivion Daly - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1995 - Mondello Park - Jason Watt - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1996 - Mondello Park - Derek Cunneely - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1997 - Mondello Park - Marcello Battistuzzi - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1998 - Mondello Park - Etienne van der Linde - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
1999 - Mondello Park - Tomas Scheckter - unknown Formula Opel/Vauxhall car
2000 - Mondello Park - Paul Dagg - Formula Europa?
2001 - Mondello Park - John O'Hara - unknown Formula Europa car
2002 - Mondello Park - Robbie Coleman - Van Diemen-Honda
2003 - Mondello Park - Emmett Queenan - Van Diemen-Honda
2004 - Mondello Park - Simon Walker-Hansell - Mygale-BMW
2005 - Mondello Park - Neville Smyth - Ray-Ford
2006 - Mondello Park - Kris Loane - unknown Formula Ford car
2007 - Mondello Park - Peter Dempsey - Ray-Ford
2008 - Mondello Park - Robert Barrable - Swift-Ford
2009 - Mondello Park - Gary Newsome - Sheane-Volkswagen
2010 - Mondello Park - Dan Polley - Leastone-Volkswagen
2011 - Mondello Park - Ray Moore - Leastone-Volkswagen
2012 - Mondello Park - Kevin Sheane - Sheane
2013 - Mondello Park - Barry Rabbitt - Sheane
2014 - Mondello Park - Stephen Daly - Ray-Ford
2015 - Mondello Park - Stephen Daly - Ray-Ford


Anthony,
I am very late to this but I've been working on compiling all the Leinster Trophy race results for the past 2 years and have amassed a lot of information. I'd like to take this conversation off-line if you're interested. I also curate the FB page
https://www.facebook...17282088619439/
Can you respond with a way to connect to you?
Thanks,
Brian

PS I have the following approx. 90+% complete.
Year
Date
Event #
Circuit
Class
Distance
Winner
Nationality
Car -1st
Av. Speed -1st
2nd Place Car -2nd
Av. Speed -2nd
3rd Place Car -3rd
Av. Speed -3rd
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