Killarney garage owner Johnny O’Sullivan is the only Kerry driver to enter Déjà Vu Ireland West in Mayo next month.
Johnny was part of the organising team on the Déjà Vu Tralee event in May. He and his son John drove a Mazda RX-8 as a sweeper car in the event that visited old rally stages in West Kerry earlier this summer.
Déjà Vu Ireland West was originally supposed to run in 2021 but was postponed several times as a result of the pandemic.
After many false starts the Westport-based event will finally get underway next month. This great motoring re-union of 130 historic rallying and supercars, will leave The Mall in Westport at 10am on October 1 and will follow a non-competitive 180km run through Connemara.
Spectators are in for a treat as the fabulous array of World Rally, Group 4, and Group A cars travel over some of the special stages that were used on the Circuit of Ireland and Galway International Rallies in the past.
“I really enjoyed the Tralee event, it was great to be part of it but this time we are going as participants,” said Johnny, who will be co-driven by his son John.
They will use the same Mazda that they drove in Tralee earlier this year.
Déjà Vu Motorsport is an organisation set up by former motorsport TV personality Alan ‘Plum’ Tyndall and former international rally co-driver Beatty Crawford. Their events raise funds for local charities and after the Tralee meeting they donated €40,000 to Recovery Haven cancer charity in Tralee.