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Southern Region had a stand at this year event held at Cork Marts Depot, Fermoy. 4 cars attended and we recruited 2 new Porsche owners for club membership. The event had a collection of Trucks, Drifing cars, Motor cycle stunt rider Mattie Griffin, Irish Landspeed Record Holder Mel Nolan with his 1000cc Turbo Honda, Ex USA NHRA National Champion 2800cc V twin Harley owned by Eddie Galvin, Cork. This machine touches 200 mph in 440 yrds in 7 sec. I had my first taste of drifting as a passenger in a 320 bhp Nissan run by the Mc Namara family from Buttevant. It was a memorable experience and I am going back to their Academy later in the year to take tuition. If any members are interested please contact me and we can arrange a club session. The skill and control of the drivers is unbelieveable. Have a look on You Tube here.

This young man from Buttevant is a Works Professional Falken Driver in USA Drifting Championship.

Big Thanks to Dave Whelan, Alan Coughlan and Kieran Twomey.

Denis Collins, Southern Organiser


14/05/2011

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