Motoring enthusiasts gather at the Deerpark to promote the first street motor racing Grand Prix event in Dun Laoghaire scheduled for 18-19 July 1986.
David Manley, Director of the Leinster Motor Club explains how a comment by Gay Byrne germinated the idea to set up the Dun Laoghaire Street Race.
If you like your sport fast and exciting, then Dun Laoghaire will be the place to be
The climax of the event will be a 15 lap race for 2000cc racing cars with a full grid of 20 racing cars.
Two of the top drivers in Irish motor racing Vivian Daly and Alan Kelly discuss the circuit and highlight the potential dangers of street racing.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 10 July 1986. The reporter is Vere Wynne Jones.