Club House, 34 Dawson Street, 1906
Irish International Grand Prix, 1929
The R.I.A.C. has an extensive archive encompassing motoring and motor sport This activity receives additional support from Motorsport Ireland.
The Club’s Archive is Ireland’s only motoring and transport archive. It comprises the Guinness Segrave Library together with an ever-growing collection of material – photographs, films, DVDs and other automobilia – relating to the history of motoring and motorcycling in Ireland. This ranges from mementoes of the Irish Gordon Bennett Race in 1903 to documents relating to the establishment of aviation in Ireland.
Included in the Archive are some of Irish motorsports most famous trophies as well as a very large collection of event programmes. In addition, the Archive actively encourages the production of publications relating to Irish motoring subjects and mounts occasional public exhibitions. Access to the Archive is available to bone-fide researchers by prior appointment only (Phone (01) 6775141).
The ‘Friends of the Archive’ Group
The ‘Friend’s of the Archive’ Group was formed to allow those who wish to support the work of the RIAC Archive in recording and preserving Ireland’s motoring heritage an opportunity to be more directly involved.
Membership is open to all and a number of events and outings are arranged exclusively for Archive Members each year. Membership costs just €50.00 currently per calendar year and an Archive Membership application form can be downloaded here. Members of the RIAC are automatically included as Archive members. A regular Archive Newsletter is circulated to members of the ‘Friends of the Archive’ Group.
Contact the Archive
If you would like more details about the RIAC Archive and its activities, please contact:
Royal Irish Automobile Club Archive,
34 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone: +353 1 6775141
Double 20 Club
The 'Double 20 Club' represents those who competed in motorsport over forty years ago.
Formed in 2003, the ‘Double 20’ Club is an idea that was long overdue. It provides an opportunity for people who competed in Irish motorsport 40 or more years ago to meet on a regular basis and renew old friendships.
To be eligible for membership, persons should have held a competition license and competed with either cars or motorcycles 40 or more years ago.
Members of the ‘Double 20’ Club automatically become members of the Archive ‘Friends’ Group and can attend all Archive functions and enjoy the various privileges of Archive ‘Friends’ membership. Membership costs just €50.00 currently per calendar year.
Double 20 members also receive regular Archive Newslettercontaining their own exclusive ‘Double 20 News’ section. An Annual Lunch is held each year in the spring as well as an Autumn Lunch and Outing in September.
Please contact the RIAC at (01) 6775141 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.