Tralee is in for an action-packed weekend over the Bank Holiday weekend as the official pit stop for the Banna Beach Resort Kerry Winter Rally will take place in the Brandon Car Park.
Kerry Motor Club is celebrating 50 years this year and its end-of-season event has been included in the month-long An Turas Mor Kerry Homecoming Festival.
The club has attracted a large entry from Wales and London as a result of being included in the festival.
As part of its 50th anniversary year, the club organised a charity classic car show in the Brandon Car Park in February. The club also ran t the Déjà vu motorsport heritage event in May. Both events raised a total of 65,000euros for local charities.
Keen to build on the success of these events and as a final event in the club’s 50th year, it was proposed to bring the rally into the heart of Tralee on October 31.
Thanks to support from Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance the official service halt for the rally will be held at the Brandon Car Park.
Over 130 cars are expected to start the rally and they will visit the town centre car park three times over the course of the day.
The final visit will come a short time before a fireworks display takes place in Denny St to officially close A n Turas Mor to ensure that visitors and locals will have plenty to keep themselves entertained over the course of the day.
“This is our final event in our 50th year, we really wanted to do something special to mark this milestone,” said club PRO Sean Moriarty.
“This began by being included in An Turas more and we are delighted to get an overseas entry, which is the whole reason behind the festival. We wanted to show Tralee at its best to these visitors and where better, than in the heart of the town, outside our lovely town park and next to the impressive Siamsa Tire. We would like to thank Kerry County Council and Tralee Chamber Alliance for their work in making this happen.”
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