ALMC Stages Rally-4/5th July-Rally Launch
The Countdown to the ALMC Motor Club Stages Rally on the weekend of the 4/5th of July continued on Wednesday 10th June, when the Rally Launch took place at the Rally HQ, the Castle Arch Hotel in Trim, Co. Meath.
The Launch was very well attended, with representation from Trim Area Councillors, Rally Sponsors, An Garda Siochana, local media, the Midlands East Rally Championship Committee, as well as a large turn-out of ALMC Club members.
The organisation of the Rally is progressing at a rapid pace, with three Special Stages, Safety Plan and important elements of the event such as Service Area, Parc Ferme, and Ceremonial Start all now in place in and around Trim. Entries to this year’s Rally are now arriving on a daily basis, with regular ALMC Stages competitors from the UK and all parts of Ireland now focussing their attention on the challenging roads of Co. Meath.
Speaking at the Launch, ALMC Stages Rally Clerk of the Course, John Carroll, emphasised the importance of Safety at this year’s event, not only on the Special Stages themselves but also on the roads in the area over the Rally weekend itself. Like all Motorsport Ireland affiliated clubs, the message to all road users over the Rally weekend is;
Keep the Race in its Place!
With nearly a year’s work by ALMC Club members on the Rally, from the selection of Special Stages, to securing the necessary locations to run the event, the Rally promises to be a fascinating weekend for locals and Motorsport enthusiasts all over the country.
For further information on the Rally, see www.almcstagerally.com, as well as our Facebook page @ ALMC Stages Rally, and Twitter feed @almcmotorclub.
All photos by Martin Costello, with thanks from ALMC Motor Club.
Rally and Club Information
The ALMC Stages Rally is a round of the REIS/MSA UK Asphalt Championship (www.asphaltrallying.co.uk) and the Loughransigns.com Midlands East Rally Championship (www.mercrallychampionship.com), and ALMC Motor Club are looking forward to welcoming competitors from all parts of Ireland and the UK, Service crews, supporters as well as Motorsport Ireland officials, Timekeepers and volunteer marshals to Trim and County Meath on Rally weekend.
The ALMC Stages Rally is supported by many different businesses in the local area, including,
- The Cusack Hotel Group, with four hotels in the Trim and Navan area, cusackhotels.ie
- Smartpart, Trim, who are leading suppliers of Car Parts and Accessories in Meath, smartpart.ie
- Patrick Kavanagh & Sons, Trim, Car Sales and Service, 046-94312897
- O’Neill’s Plumbing and Heating, Tara, 1890-911220
- Souhans, Haggard Street, Trim, Exhaust Systems Specialists, souhan.ie
- Trim Hire, Trim, for all Hire Product requirements, trimhireanddiy.ie
ALMC Motor Club is an affiliated Motorsport Ireland (MI) Club, and fully supports the ongoing initiatives between MI and the Road Safety Authority to make our roads safer, especially for younger road users.
This year, the nominated Stages Charity for the Rally is the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Trim, which helps people living with MS in the North East.
We are also extremely appreciative of support from Meath County Council, its staff, local Councillors and the Meath Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative.