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Phoenix Park Speed Trials, 1903

The Royal Irish Automobile Club Archive is Ireland’s only motoring and motorsport archive and is housed in the Club’s premises at Dawson Street, Dublin. It comprises the Guinness Segrave Library together with an ever-growing collection of material related to all facets of motoring in Ireland. The Archive facilities are available to bone-fide researchers by appointment with the curator.

Among the resources of the Archive are runs of The Motor News, The Irish Cyclist, The Automobile, Motor Sport and Autosport magazines, extensive material on the 1903 Irish Gordon Bennett race and the Irish International Grand Prix that the Club organized between the years 1929 and 1931.

Club House, 34 Dawson Street, 1906

The development of the Irish Motor Industry is well represented in the Archive and there is an extensive collection of photographs recording all aspects of motoring history in Ireland.

A ‘Friend’s of the Archive’ group exists to support the important work of the Archive, and new members are welcomed. Talks are organized for this group in the Spring and Autumn as well as trips to places and events of motoring interest and an annual lunch. Members of this group also enjoy several special privileges with regard to the use of the Clubhouse.

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.

Irish International Grand Prix, 1929

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 +353 1 677 5141 or info@riac.ie for further information.

Archive Membership Application Form

Contact the Archive

If you would like more details about the RIAC Archive and its activities, please contact:

Bob Montgomery,
Royal Irish Automobile Club Archive,
34 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Telephone: +353 1 677 5141
e-Mail: info@riac.ie