This week’s Motorsport Ireland – RIAC classic video from the RPM Motorsport collection is highlights from the 1996 Dungarvan Hillclimb.
The popular Dungarvan Hillclimb had been included in the Irish Hillclimb Championship for many years, but for 1996, the event also became a counting round of the FIA European Hillclimb Challenge. Unfortunately, the event’s new found status didn’t bring any continental competitors but it did serve up a high class field of home grown talents such as Karl Cleary, Jenny Kennedy, Padraig Forde, Norman Kittle and Richard Young, all of whom were trying to break the 57.6 second barrier to become the first driver to average 100mph over the hill.
This programme will be available to stream below from 7pm on July 8th.
Next week’s upload will feature highlights from the 1996 Ypres Rally where the RPM cameras journeyed to the continent to follow the progress of Liam O’Callaghan and James O’Brien in their Toyota Celica GT4.
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