About the author

Paul Robinson

A graduate of the Ulster University, Paul Robinson spent most of his working life in a variety of project management roles in different Northern Ireland Civil Service departments. He retired nearly three years ago. Originally from Dunmurry, he lives in east Belfast with his wife Jacqui and a cat called Boots. They have two grown up children who live in England.

His interests include classic cars, reading (fact and fiction), Northern Ireland motorsport history (up to the 1950s) and going to the cinema. He has competed in motor hill climbs all over the UK in classic Triumph sports cars he restored himself and several times at the Hill Climb held in the grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum Cultra.

He is editor of the Ulster Automobile Club magazine Wheelspin and a member of the Society of Automotive Historians in Britain. Cultra - Motoring with panache , is his first published book and has received financial support from the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust. The M.S.M.T. was founded in memory of the motoring historian and author Michael C. Sedgwick (1926-1983) to encourage the publication of new motoring research and the recording of Road Transport History .

Paul is currently working on several more books covering aspects of motoring history in Northern Ireland between 1913 and 1933. 

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Discover the Thrilling World of Early Irish Motoring: Get in Touch With Robinson Books

Interested in learning more about motorsport in Northern Ireland? My first book, Cultra - Motoring with panache, covers the period 1905 to 1911. The next book, From Ballybannon Hill to Magilligan Strand, will be available from 6th December and covers the hill climbs at Ballybannon, Craigantlet, Croft, Red Brae , the sand races at Magilligan and the cancelled 1924 Ulster MotorGrand Prix.