All roads will lead to Piltown on Sunday July 13 as the launch took place last Friday evening of the 2014 Festival of Motorsport which will be held at the Iverk Show Grounds in Piltown, Co Kilkenny.
Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club, in association with Piltown Community Enterprise and South East Radiotherapy Trust, are organising the Festival. For those of you lucky enough to have attended a similar event in 2008 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club you will know what to expect.
The festival will host a vast array of motorsport displays and activities, including every type of automobile imaginable, from the early 1900s right up to recent ERC Acropolis winner, Craig Breen and his new Peugeot 208 T16. Many well-known faces from the rallying world will be making an appearance. Displays will include rally cars, track cars, vintage, trucks, tractors, cars and motorcycles. There will be steam engines, static engines and a live arena where you can sit as a navigator in a modern rally car for a few laps of a purpose built track.
Piltown Community Enterprise is a voluntary group of local business people and community volunteers who endeavour to support local businesses and create new jobs in the area. They have just embarked on a new project to renovate the Old Creamery building in Piltown to provide incubation units for new start-up businesses. When restored, this derelict site in the centre of the village will be a significant marker in preserving the heritage of industry in Piltown.
Launched in 2005, SERT provide an incredible service to cancer patients in the South East region providing free transport for patients undergoing radiotherapy. SERT are a 100% voluntary organisation with a fleet of eight vehicles covering most of the counties in the South East bringing patients to radiotherapy units in Waterford & Cork. In 2013 SERT drivers made over 8,000 journeys, transporting approximately 50,000 people to their hospital appointments.
The show is easily accessible from any part of the country – from Dublin and Northern Ireland from the M9 motorway at junction 10, and from the west via the N24 and N25. More information is available on the website www.festivalofmotorsport.com and you can follow updates on Facebook (festivalofmotorsport2014) and twitter (@motorsport2014)