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Ballybannon Hill to Magilligan Strand. June 1922 to June 1933

Available from 6th December 2023. From Ballybannon Hill to Magilligan Strand. Hills climbs, sand racing and a cancelled Grand Prix June 1922 to June 1933.

Harry Feguson, and others believed that road racing would bring competitors, tourists and investment to Northern Ireland. This is the story of some of the first motorsport events organised in Northern Ireland including the hill climbs at Ballybannon (Castlewellan), Craigantlet (Belfast), Croft (Holywood) Red Brae(Carrickfergus), the sand races on Magilligan Strand and the Ulster Motor Grand Prix at Clady, cancelled due to a fatal crash.


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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.