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Icons of Irish Rallying Book

January 2, 2022

Honered to be included in Michael O' Mahoney's Icons of Irish Rallying Book



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Otago Rally New Zealand

February 26, 2020

Time to head back to New Zealand.

This time with Catherine and to the South Island for the Otago Rally.

We will drive a Magnum Motorsport classic rear wheel drive Toyota Starlet over the 280km two day event.

Check out the unseeded entry list. 



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National Autocross Champion '19

December 15, 2019

Matt retained the National Autocross Championship title in 2019.

After 6 rounds with three wins, two seconds and a third place driving his Subaru Imperza Matt clinched the title.

Matt was presented with champions award at the Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards 2019 in Citywest Hotel in Dublin on Tuesday, 10th December.

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Shinnors clan in Motorsport

November 20, 2019

At the Birr MC loose Autocross held in November 2019, the entry list included ten members of the Shinnors family from Bruff Co. Limerick.

Not an everyday occurrence in Irish Motorsport circles, we may need to scour the autocross archives to see if it is a record.

Left to Right: Austin Shinnors, Timo Shinnors, Catherine Shinnors, Alan Shinnors, Matt Shinnors, Greg Shinnors, Joe Snr Shinnors, Joe Jnr Shinnors, Elaine Shinnors and George Shinnors 

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National Autocross Champion '18

December 4, 2018

Today, (December 4th) at the Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards in the Mansion House Dublin Matt recieved his award for the National Autocross championship.



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Gazoo article - (Shinshiro Rally)

November 11, 2018

Article by Gazoo about our Shinshiro Rally adventure


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Shinshiro Rally Japan 2018

November 5, 2018


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Matt & Catherine on Irish TV Chat Show

September 21, 2018


Footage of Matt and Catherine chatting about their rallying adventures on the  chat show on (TV3)

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Irish Independent Article

July 4, 2018

The Irish Independent, Ireland's national news paper did a feature on Matt & Catherine unique rally story......


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Safari Rally 2018

April 20, 2018

Unreal experince the Safari Rally, delighted to get to the finish line!

Results : https://www.safarirally.co.ke/2018/03/20/final-wrap-up-tundo-wins-2018-safari-in-the-final-day-of-drama/


On recce we came across a lot of different wild life on the stages, camels, zebra, monkeys, impala, Buffalo, jackal, cattle etc

We were told by the organizers not to stray too far from the car as there were Lions in the park also!

We did see lots of Zebra on the event and they are known cross the stage, I kept an eye on them as we passed them.

We had a challenging event, but I guess that part of the adventure, as they say if it easy everybody would be at it!

The weather was hot and 30 degC + and was challenging for us Irish in 3 layer suits!

There was some relief when the rain came it got cooler, but there were floods on the road knee high, a number of people were killed in the floods around Nairobi.

The rain had its own challenges with the mud pools, you need to trying and keep the car going and avoid breaking car parts due to water pressure, if you go to fast through the water/mud.

The “mud pools” we a...

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