Schedule of Events


The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Run is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1992. Entry is at the committees discretion.

EventsAll events are non-competitive.

Day 1- Friday 3rd of June 2022

Venue to be decided

Day 2- Saturday 4th of June 2022

Heritage Route

Today’s run will see us  drive through the Laois and Kilkenny countryside to the historic city of Kilkenny for a day of fun and entertainment (schedule to be advised) we will then return to the Gandon Inn for the Drivers Dinner.

Assembly at Treacy’s, The Heath, Portlaoise at 10:30 – rally will commence no later than 11:00 a.m.

The Drivers Dinner, will be served in The Gandon Inn directly after the return from Kilkenny. The driver’s meal is included in the overall entrance fee, however, additional passengers are extra. Additional tickets can be purchased from the website on initial booking, or from a committee member on the day.

Day 3- Sunday 5th of June 2022

Gordon Bennett Route, and a celebration of this great historical event

We want to see you in ‘tweed’ today or in costume matching the period of your car…. it is not full fancy dress, a hat or scarf will suffice, but a simple nod to mark the celebration of this great historical event is what we want..but if you want to go the whole way please don’t let us stop you…

After assembling at Treacy’s, The Heath, Portlaoise, we will drive the original Gordon Bennett Route. The run will start at 11:00 a.m. There will be a number of stops and refreshments en route. The run ends at Treacy’s, The Heath.

There will be prearranged stops on the route at the Moate of Ardscull, Ballitore Quaker village for lunch and refreshments and in Kildare Town for an event hosted by the Cill Dara Car Club, before ending at the Treacy’s The Heath. ( all subject to confirmation and schedule alterations).

The evening Gala Dinner will be held at The Midlands Park Hotel in the heart of Portlaoise this year from 7.30pm, until late. Here we will have speeches,pictures of the days events and much more.

Again we encourage the fancy dress theme of period costume from the time of the race or the era of your car. Formal attire is not required.

Day 4- Monday 6th of June 2022

Venue to be decided

Entry Fee – €75 per vehicle entered for all 4 days, no charges apply to passengers but meal options are extra.

All drivers will receive a commemorative plaque of the rally and full race pack with Rally plate, Tulips Maps and other useful information.

PLEASE NOTE ALL ENTRIES CAN ONLY BE MADE ONLINE WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING POSTAL ENTRIES OR ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

ALL VEHICLES MUST BE OF QUALIFYING AGE INCLUDING ANY LAST MINUTE SUBSTITUTION VEHICLES. CLASSIC VEHICLE HIRE IN SUCH AN EVENT CAN BE MADE VIA OUR PARTNER COURTYARD CLASSICS.

Enquiries

Any queries on the event please e-mail  info@gordonbennettclassic.ie

Telephone   +353 (0) 862625999  /  +353 (0) 879885204 

For entry online visit www.gordonbennettclassic.ie

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