Randles and Cronin to mark 40 years of motorsport at Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally

At least two Killarney and District Motor Club driver will celebrate their 40th year in motorsport this weekend.

Denis Cronin, a former winner of the Rally of the Lakes and Kerry Winter Rally made his debut at the 1981 Killarney event.

Thomas Randles, from Kilgarvan, is around slightly longer than Cronin. He made his rally debut on the Circuit of Munster Rally in June 1981 when that event was based in Lissdoonvarna, County Clare.

“I used my Ford Escort road car,” explained Thomas, “We had no idea what we were doing, I was serving my apprenticeship as a mechanic in Cork, we put two helmets into the back seat and struck off for Clare. When the rally was over we drove the car back to Cork.”

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