IE Motoring Events In 2019

Posted on Friday 5 April 2019 by CarTakeBack

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Grab your tickets and get those dates in your 2019 calendar - we’ve put together a list of unmissable motoring events happening this year in Ireland and beyond for car enthusiasts.

Strap yourself in as it’s a busy agenda. Get ready to attend some of the most thrilling events, you won't want to miss them!


All American, Car, Truck and Bike Show

What: The biggest gathering of all American vehicles in Ireland.
When: 28th April
Where:  Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
Web: View Event Website

Midland American Auto Club


Irish Rallycross Championship

What: Round two of the 2019 Parts for Cars Irish Rallycross Championship.
When: 19th May
Where: Mondello Park
Web: View Event Website

Irish Rallycross Championship



What: Travel back to the '80s and '90s to recapture the automotive world in all its glory. From old school touring cars, rallying and modified cars, to round three of the Drift Games Extreme combined with an '80s party and tributes bands from the '90s, this is one festival any petrolhead will enjoy.
When: 1st - 2nd June
Where: Mondello Park
Web: View Event Website 

Retromania at Mondello Park

Kilbroney Vintage Show 2019

What: An action packed day full of vintage cars, traders, autojumble, music, children's entertainment, fun fair rides, and much more!
When: 16th June
Where: Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor
Web: View Event Website 

 Kilbroney Vintage Show

Joule Donegal International Rally

What: The toughest three-day tarmac rally challenge in Ireland, from Knockalla coast road to Carnhill to the wide-open bog land landscape of Glen.
When: 21st - 23rd June
Where: Donegal
Web: View Event Website 

Joule Donegal International Rally


JDM Car Culture FT. Drift Games

What: Largest indoor gathering of everything from rare Japanese classics to highly modified cars, all under one roof for its second year. The event will also introduce Drift Games! 
When: 6th - 7th July 
Where: Eikon Exhibition Centre
Web: View Event Website

JDM Car Culture

Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show

What: The 28th largest classic car show in Ireland. With classic cars to supercars, fire brigades, to kit and custom cars on display this motoring show will provide a great selection for all to enjoy. There will also be Autojumble and trade stands, and children entertainment throughout the day.
When: 7th July 
Where: Teenure College, Dublin 6W
Web: View Event Website

Irish Classic & Vintage Motor Show

Retro Road Trip

What: The Cannonball classic road trip featuring cars from the '70s, '80s and '90s to enjoy stunning views from Kinsale to Dingle and Tralee to Bunratty.
When: 12th - 13th July
Where: Ireland
Web: View Event Website 

Cannonball Retro Road Trip

The Irish Formula Vee Festival

What: With plenty of track action throughout the day, this event will get your adrenaline pumping! The festival will also include entertainment and side attractions over the two days.
When: 13th - 14th July 
Where: Mondello Park
Web: View Event Website

Formula Vee Festival

Irish Rallycross Championship

What: The 2019 rally championship continues at the iconic Mondello Park with two days full of action watching various vehicle classes competing such as supercars, modified cars, RX buggies and rally cars.
When: 20th - 21st July 
Where: Mondello Park
Web: View Event Website

Irish Rallycross Championship


Historic Racing Festival

What: The annual Historic Racing Festival returns to the track full of classic cars and motorcycles. This event will be headlined by Historic Mini races.
When: 17th - 18th Aug
Where: Mondello Park
Web: View Event Website

Historic Racing Festival

Irish Motor festival

What: The Irish Motor Festival hosts a variety of exotic, modified, classic cars and plenty of family fun!
When: 24th - 25th August
Where: Punchestown Racecourse
Web: View Event Website

Irish Motor Festival 


Retro Stock

What: Retro Stock brings like-minded individuals together, to share their love of cars more than 20 years old. If you're a fan of Ford Escorts, Capris, Sierras, Opel Mantas, Toyota Starlets, and other retro classics, this is the place to relive your youth!
When: 1st September
Where: Mondello Park
Web: View Event Website

Retro Stock Show

Cannonball Ireland

What: Register your interest now for this unique road trip! Enjoy the stunning views of Ireland along the proposed route from Malahide Castle finishing in Edenderry.
When: 6th - 8th September 
Where: Ireland
Web: View Event Website

Cannonball Ireland Road Trip

Other events throughout the year

Irish Drift Games

When: 16th February - 28th October
Where: 11 events at various locations across Ireland.
Web: View Event Website

Outside the UK

A few top motoring events that you can attend further afield, grab your passport!

The Isle of Man TT 

When: 25th May - 7th June
Where: Isle Of Man
Web: View Event Website

Le Mans 24 Hour

When: 15th - 16th June
Where: Le Mans - France
Web: View event Website

New York International Auto Show

When: 19th - 28th April
Where: NYC, USA
Web: View event Website

Tokyo Motor Show

When: 24th October - 4th November
Where: Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Web: View event Website


When: 5th - 8th November
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Web: View event Website


When: 17th - 19th May
Where: Virginia, USA
Web: View event Website

Gumball 3000

When: 7th - 15th June
Where: Mykonos to Ibiza
Web: View event Website