2008 – Celtic Malts

We entered this event, planning to do it in the Talbot. If I remember, we had a last-minute oil-pressure problem so I wheeled out Penny’s MG TC, gave it a quick service and too it instead.

It was organised by HERO, The Historic Endurance Rally Organisation and was the first event we have done with them and I must say we were very impressed with the extremely slick organisation. The start was just over the hills behind Holywood at the Stormont Hotel and the very first test was on the main drive up to Parliament Buildings. From there we made our way to Letterkenny in Donegall for the overnight stop then back to Belfast for the ferry to Scotland. Normally this even is called the “Classic Malts” and plans to visit as many Whisk(e)y distilleries as possible for driving tests and to collect miniature bottles of the “Water of Life” but this year it was taking in Bushmills too hence the name change.

Unfortunately the wee car broke it’s differential, a very important part of the back axle so we had to retire at Ben Nevis. Still, we enjoyed touring around with the rest of the rally for the last few days.

the start
photo by remy steinegger
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
photo by remy steinegger
Somewhere in Northern Ireland
photo by remy steinegger
Letterkenny I think
photo by remy steinegger
photo by remy steinegger
waiting for the ferry
waiting for a start time behind the Harrison Lagonda Rapier on “Rest & be Thankful”
an idyllic morning on Logh Fyne at Inverary
Magnificant Glen Coe
bust differential!
the Harrison Lagonda
father & son, Angus & Hamish Foster’s Alvis Speed 25

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