Residents; We would like to express our thanks for the positive feedback received from the residents, and businesses, along the route of the event’s Parade Laps and hope you enjoyed the cars as they passed. We apologise for any slight inconvenience they caused as they passed County Hall, Dennehy’s Cross, Model Farm Road and on to Poulavone Roundabout before coming back in the Carrigrohane Road. We hope the spectacle made up for any inconvenience caused.
Marshals; To each and every marshal, thank you for making the event happen. Like any motoring event, marshals ensure events run smoothly & safely – this was no different. Entrants were unanimous in their praise of the pure volume of marshals, ensuring they got three non-stop laps of the circuit. We met many old friends who turned up on the day to help out and we are grateful to John Quill of Cork Motor Club who took on the onerous task of Chief Marshal as well as the many local vintage club members who ensured the smooth running of the event.
Emergency Crews; To Dr Hugh Doran of East Cork Rapid Response, The Irish Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance Brigade and the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, many thanks and we’re glad you all had an uneventful day.
Volunteers; To all who assisted on the day, and leading up to the event a warm thank you. Whether you were a programme seller, scrutineer, car park assistant, club member or general dogsbody of any ilk your assistance played no small part of the event’s success. Be grateful we won’t ask you for another 25 years!
Sponsors; A sizeable budget was needed for the event and we are extremely grateful to all programme sponsors who contributed to the event.
Spectators; It was especially gratifying to see such a large turnout of spectators on the day. The chance of seeing some of the original cars driving over the actual 1938 course proved to be an attraction too good to miss. The impeccable behaviour ensured a safe and enjoyable event for all.
Entrants; We were honoured to have such an impressive lineup of pre-1950 race cars to undertake the parade laps. Having original cars from the Cork Races was a huge bonus and we thank all entrants for making it such a great occasion. We especially thank those who brought cars and crews from overseas. All your efforts made our work seem worthwhile.
Press; The coverage afforded to us by local, national and international bodies was most welcome. We would especially like to thank The Irish Examiner for sourcing original photographs from the races in the 1930s.
The Garda Traffic Corps, Gardai at Anglesea Street, Cork Co Council, Brooke Catering, Marymount Hospice, Cork Motor Club, Cobh Classic Car Club, Motorsport Ireland, Jon Waterman, The Gathering 2013, Bob Montgomery and the RIAC Archive were all part of the event’s success from the start.