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2020 Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run

Thanks to Our Main Sponsors Laser Tech Ireland

Event Update

Dear Friends

In light of recent events, circumstances beyond our control and governmental advice, and in a
measure to protect our participants, committee members, families and the wider communities, the
committee have decided to cancel the 2020 Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car run which was to take
place from 29 th May to 1 st June.
Due to the evolving nature of the situation worldwide, and facing unprecedented circumstances, the
health and wellbeing of our participants and communities is paramount to us during these uncertain
We are monitoring the global situation and we will update details of our 2021 event in the coming
months. We would be delighted if you would join us for our event in 2021, 4 th to 7 th June.
We wish you good health and stay safe in the coming weeks and months and very much look
forward to the opportunity of seeing you next year on the roads of Ireland.

A warm welcome to all our visitors for June 2020

Open to cars 30 years old or over only



 We are open for June 2020 bookings 

2020 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 Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise on Sunday 31st May 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

Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run
29th May – 2nd June 2020

[5 days 4 nights]

The Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run is more popular than ever and getting there with your car is
made easier with the accommodation and ferry package from Irish Ferries.
Sail from Holyhead to Dublin on the Irish Ferries’ Ulysses, the largest car ferry in the world, or opt for their
fast-ferry, Dublin Swift. Alternatively sail from Pembroke to Rosslare on the Isle of Inishmore.

Sailing Times: Ulysses – Cruise Ferry departs Holyhead daily at 02:40 hrs and 14:10 hrs and Dublin at
08:05 hrs & 20:55 hrs [crossing time 3hrs 15 mins] with the Dublin Swift leaving Holyhead at 10:40 hrs &
16:45 hrs and Dublin at 07:30 hrs and 13:50 hrs [crossing time 2hrs].

Isle of Inishmore Cruise Ferry
departs Pembroke at 02:45hrs and 14:45hrs and Rosslare 08:45hrs & 20:45hrs [crossing time 3hrs 46
mins]. Ferry Supplements per car per single journey: Dublin Swift £37 Sunday – Friday and Saturday
£55. Cruise ferry Saturday £23.

Prices below includes 4 nights ensuite accommodation sharing twin/double room with Irish breakfast and
return car cruise ferry crossing. Entry Fee for the Car Run, Gala Dinner and any additional meals is paid
direct to the organisers of the event.

The Gandon Inn
This popular friendly Inn is located just 5 minutes from
Portlaoise and 45 minutes from Dublin city.
Car + 4 adults £288 each
Car + 2 adults £326 each
Car + 1 adult £520 [for single room]

The Killeshin Hotel

The hotel is 4 star with secure parking and leisure centre
Car + 4 adults £336 each
Car + 2 adults £374 each
Car + 1 adult £592 [for single room]

For bookings and enquiries please contact Irish Ferries Holidays

Call 08717 300 400

Office open Monday – Friday 9.00am to 7.00pm and Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Deposit to secure your booking is £100 per booking.
Subject to Terms & Conditions and Irish Ferries Holidays are bonded with ABTA Membership Number Y6089
Irish Ferries Holidays, The Plaza, Suite D – 4 th Floor, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool. L3 9QJ