Historic Festival - Mondello Park

Step back in time with our Carole Nash Historic Festival, which is back for 2022. Irelands’ legendary and only historic motor race meeting celebrating Vintage, Classic, Racing Cars and Motorcycles from the glamour of the roaring ‘20s through to the swinging ‘60s. An unmissable event in Mondello Park for motor racing enthusiasts, car lovers and Formula 1 fans.

Transport yourself back in time to relish the glory days of Motorsport, ladies and gentlemen get dressed up to the nines, don your caps and hats. This is the biggest and best historic motor racing party of the year in Ireland.

On track, we will have The Irish International Grand Prix Trophy, The Dublin Grand Prix Trophy and new for ’22, the St. Brigids Trophy among our live racing. There is plenty to explore and entertain off track too. We will have live Swing and Drummer bands, a Vintage Funfair, Fairground rides, Games, Face painting and Street food pop ups, along with plenty of surprises – a world apart with everything in it.

To celebrate 50 years of the renowned BMW M brand, we will have an exciting activation of BMW cars to explore. Learn what the M stands for and what the blue, red and violet represents. BMW Ireland will answer all your questions!

Our unique Martin Birrane Collection will be open with our impressive collection of iconic cars from the world of motorsport with Formula One, LeMans, Nascar and procars associated with Porsche, Jordan, Jaguar, Benetton, Ford and many more legendary car manufacturers.


The Irish International Grand Prix Trophy

The first Irish International Grand Prix was held in the of Phoenix Park in 1929. Fast forward over 90 years and we are honoured to award such a salubrious and historic trophy to the Frazer-Nash class at this year’s Carole Nash Historic Festival at Mondello Park.

St. Bridget’s Trophy
(New for 2022)

St. Bridget, referred to as the patron saint of Kildare, with fame rooted in pagan folklore for her compassion and kindness, pays a fitting tribute to this inaugural trophy which celebrates the first Irish public holiday being named after a women.

Dublin Grand Prix Trophy

We are delighted to announce the Dublin Grand Prix trophy, a favourite amongst motor enthusiasts, is returning. The Dublin Grand Prix Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the race of stunning pre-war class cars from the ‘20s and ‘30s. Expect to see famous brands such as Alvis, Austin and MG on the grid.

Festival Timetable

Saturday 13th August

8:00HRCA Pre 55's Scrutiny & Sign On
8:20 Frazer Nash Scrutiny & Sign On
8:40HRCA Historics Scrutiny & Sign On
9:00 Future Classics Scrutiny & Sign On
9:20 Classic Motorcyles Scrutiny & Sign On
10:00 HRCA Pre 55's & Frazer NashQualifying (15 Mins)
10:30 HRCA Pre 55's & Frazer NashQualifying (15 Mins)
11:00 Classic MotorcylesPractice (15 Mins)
11:30 HRCA HistoricsQualifying (15 Mins)
12:00 Future ClassicsQualifying (15 Mins)
12:30 Classic MotorcylesQualifying (15 Mins)
12:45 Lunch
14:00 Demos30 Mins
14:30 HRCA Pre 55's & Frazer Nash 'B'Race 1 (15 Mins)
15:00 Future Classics - St. Brigid's TrophyRace 1 (15 Mins)
15:30 Frazer Nash 'A'Race 1 (15 Mins)
16:00 HRCA Historics - Birrane TrophyRace 1 (15 Mins)
16:30 Classic MotorcylesRace 1 (8 Laps)
16:45 Finish

Sunday 14th August

8:00Sunday only Cars/Motorcycles Scrutiny & Sign On
10:00Classic Motorcycles Practice (10 Mins)
10:20 HRCA Pre 55's & Frazer NashPractice (10 Mins)
10:40 SaloonsPractice (10 Mins)
11:00 Classic MotorcyclesRace 2 (8 Laps)
11:30 Frazer Nash 'B' Race 1 (15 mins)
12:00 Demos
30 Mins
12:30 HRCA Pre 55's & Frazer Nash 'A'
Race 1 (15 mins)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Classic Motorcycles
Race 3 (8 Laps)
14:30 Dublin Grand Prix
Race (20 Mins)
15:10 Demos & Campion Corner
30 Mins
15:45 Irish International Grand Prix Race (20 Mins)
16:30 HRCA Historics Race 2 (15 Mins)
16:45 Future Classics Race 2 (15 Mins)
17:00 Finish

Provisional Timetable. Subject to change

Please note there is no ATM on-site

About Carole Nash:

Carole Nash is part of Atlanta Group, one of the UK’s largest personal lines insurance brokers with 2.6 million customers and sits within the retail platform of the Ardonagh Group, ranked as the UK’s 3rd largest independent insurance broker by Insurance Times magazine in 2021. The company employs around 400 staff in the UK and Ireland, and provides insurance for over 300,000 classic, vintage, modern, custom and off-road motorcycles – equivalent to around 25 per cent of all licenced machines.

  • Winner of Personal Lines Broker of the Year (2021: UK Broker Awards, 2020: British Insurance Awards)
  • Winners of the Industry’s prestigious Insurance Times awards for Marketing Campaign of the Year – B2C 2018
  • Winners of the Personal Lines Broking Innovation of the Year award for ‘Bikers Only’ at the British Insurance Awards 2016
  • Winners of the Industry’s prestigious Insurance Times awards for Excellence in Motor Broking and Personal Lines Broker of the Year 2015