2019 Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run

Friday May 31st - Monday 3rd June 2019

Come join us on an historic journey across spectacular Irish countryside once raced by the world’s greatest daredevils.

Some Limited Places Still Left with Scenic Tours

A warm welcome to all our visitors for June 2019

Open to cars 30 years old or over



We are fully booked for 2019. There are a few and very limited prebooked spaces available through our travel partner Scenic Car Tours www.sceniccartours.com, please contact them directly for details.

2019 Event

This fun run takes place over the June Bank Holiday with the midland County of Laois in Ireland as the event base. Also covering other Counties including Carlow and Kildare, all three of which were chosen for the original 1903 race. This historic route offers visitors many interesting and scenic locations in the region, while celebrating and discovering ” The Race that saved Motor Sport”. See Full Schedule >>>

The Route

The Gordon Bennett Route takes you on an historic journey across spectacular Irish countryside. While the famous Gordon Bennett route was raced by the world’s greatest daredevils at record-breaking speeds in 1903, we suggest you set yourself a much easier pace. Relax, follow in the footsteps of our motoring pioneers taking time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way. See Route Maps etc >>>


To enter your vehicle in the Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Run click the yellow button above and fill in the your details in the box provided then click “Add to Basket”. Your booking will be added to the cart. Each vehicle entered must complete an individual entry form. Proceed to purchase the optional Gala Dinner tickets,additional driver and BBQ tickets which will be added to your basket. Enter Your Car here >>

Gala Dinner

If you wish to meet the other participants in a relaxed casual evening location, you may make a booking for the Gala Dinner in the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise on Sunday 2nd of June at 8.00pm. Select options on the entry form box for “Gala Tickets” and click “Add to Basket”. Your booking will be added to the cart. This will also be added to your basket and you can proceed to payment.
Special Offer From Irish Ferries

Special Offer for this four day festival which gives you a choice of Ferry and accommodation at a very reasonable rate

 Irish Ferries :Corn Exchange Building, Brunswick St, Liverpool L2 7TP, UK

Tel: 0151 2421715 or 08717300400

Fax 0151 236 6927

email: ann.pye@irishferries.com

Please use the email above and reference the “Gordon Bennett Classic” when enquiring.