The Spring Challenge 2018 Rally – Wexford Quay – New Ross

The Spring Challenge 2018 Rally –

Wexford Quay – New Ross Via The Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey

I stumbled upon the Spring Challenge 2018 by mistake as I was driving through Wexford, I drove past the main Quay where I was pulled in
Official Abarth Biposto on Wexford Quay

by some friendly chaps who asked me to bring the Abarth in.

I drove up the quay to find all sorts of different cars from a Nissan GTR to an old classic Fiat rally car,, there really was something for everyone.
Nissan GTR on Wexford Quay


There was some stands set up with South East Radio also been involved. the whole rally and day before show is set up by a local club called “the Wexford sports and classic car club”. I met some great people this day and decided to join them on the rally the next day.





The Rally in its 7th year started from the Quay in Wexford where it took the coast road up to Courtown before then heading on to The Amber Springs Hotel where we all stopped off for Lunch (this hotel used to be like my second home where I set up office  most days for some time).
Spring Challenge 2018 at the Amber springs Hotel, Gorey
Spring challenge 2018, Carpark lockdown








We then headed off on a windy scenic drive to NewRoss where I some how manged to lock my keys in the Car…. The guys on the rally were a great help and very soon there was a lock smith there and straight in the car to get the keys out.

three of the cars that really stood out to me were a Gold M3, a red Porsche 911 Carrera cup and a red Lancia Delta, all in amazing condition – We would be glad to have these three on “The Ireland Rally” next year….
Porsche 911 Carrera cup








all in all the Spring Challenge 2018 was an awesome experience with around 100 cars taking part. this is one not to be missed next year.


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