New book on Rally of the Lakes available to buy online

THE KERRY DANCERS – Killarney Rally of the Lakes winners – 1979 to 2022

Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing

Oh the ring of the piper’s tune

Why, you might well ask, does Alan (Plum) Tyndall’s fourth book in his series of Irish Tarmac Rally Championship round winners, open with the words of a traditional Irish song?

‘The Kerry Dancers’, a 100-page full-colour publication, contains reports of all the Rally of Lakes rallies to date and photographs from the best lensmen in the land including timeless pictures from the RallyRetro archive.

And that song? Well, as Plum sees it, the spirit of the rally is in the lyrics. The drivers dancing across the tarmac, thrilling the crowds with the ring of their piper’s tune,  the treble notes from the BDAs and BDGs and the bass sounds of the flat-fours. As the legends of those rallying broke the silence in the Kerry Mountains, Ireland’s premier rallying playground,

The book which covers all 40 Killarney Rally of the Lakes to date and takes you from Group 4 days; through the Group B and Group A years; into the splendour of the World Rally Cars, and finally to the highly competitive present-day R5 era.

It highlights all the winners, Billy Coleman in 1979, the six wins that made Bertie Fisher the ‘King of the Kingdom’, the stars of today.

It’s on sale now at:

Or via the Killarney and District Motor Club website:

£20.00 (€23.00) + P&P

Alan ‘Plum’ Tyndall will be in Killarney for the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally.

He will be signing copies of The Kerry Dancers at the following locations over rally weekend.

Ceremonial start: Friday 6pm to 730pm

Rally HQ – Friday 8pm. To 10pm.

All day Saturday at Service Park

And Saturday at the finish ramp

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