Over 30 Years in Irish Motorsport


The Co. Kildare Motor Club Ltd., was founded in 1968, the same year that Mondello Park opened. In the intervening years under the auspices of the Royal Irish Automobile Club (R.I.A.C.), the club has built a reputation as one of the most progressive and forward looking clubs in the country.

Today the club caters for a very wide variety of motor sport events. In the early years it organised motor races at Mondello as well as Economy Runs and Night Navigation Rallies on the open road. In the early '70`s they brought Super Saloon Racing over from the UK. Later came the unique Aughavanagh Single Stage Rally with the world's top rally drivers taking part.

In the early 1980`s the C.K.M.C. introduced Rallycross to its varied programme and gradually built up a large number of Irish competitors. 1987 saw the club run a round of the European Rallycross Championship, the first ever in this country.

Since the mid-80`s, C.K.M.C. have run Production Vehicle Trials or as they are more commonly known "4 x 4 Off Road" events, which have become one of the fastest growing areas in Irish Motorsport. In this area of Motorsport C.K.M.C. are also pioneers, hosting a Championship which averages 9 rounds over the winter months and from its inception, has encouraged 4 x 4 vehicles manufacturers to become involved.

Other activities engaged by the Club include Test Trials and Forestry Rallies.