The journal of Paul M. Watson.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Speedy Ireland

I just found out, via Top Gear on telly, that the first auto Grand Prix was held in Ireland. It was meant to be held in England but parliament set a "giddying speed limit of 12mph" and so the venue was swapped to Ireland.

Go Ireland!

1 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

Any idea when?

The Isle of Man TT Races started out as car races around 1900 because of the restrictions in Britian at the time.

Story at http://www.iomtt.com/history/intro.shtml

5:12 PM

 

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