About DejaVu Motorsport

In a nutshell, it is a gathering of rallyheads in classic rally cars, driving over classic special stages followed by a dinner with lots of great entertainment. With the added plus of aiding a worthy charity. No timing, no pressure, no competition, just savouring the moment. We have raised over €250,000.00 for various charities such as hospices in the past seven years. See our previous events https://rpm-motorsport.com/tours/

So what is my background? First, I am a doctor and trained at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Then I specialised in radiology at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. I received further training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and then worked for 35 years in the USA before returning to Belfast.
When 16, I was smitten with the very contagious rally virus and so far haven’t  been able to find a cure. I didn’t have any money and I’m extremely myopic so I wasn’t much of a driver, thus I began navigating. I worked my way up the drivers ladder and eventually began co-driving for late Adrian Boyd, whom I consider one of the finest ever Irish drivers. We won the Circuit of Ireland International Rally in 1971 in a Ford Escort Twin Cam and finished second in the British Rally Championship in the same year.

After a hiatus, when I was in the USA, I restarted rallying in historic special stage events and I have navigated for Stig Blomqvist, Mark Duez, Jimmy McRae, Sandro Munari, Walter Rohrl and Bjorn Waldegard.

I have always liked organising and while in the USA I started arranging international medical congresses and formed my own company. www.radiologyintl.com

This organising gene led me in 2014 to put together a Gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of fellow Ulsterman Paddy Hopkirk, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini Cooper. We made £55,000.00 for the Integrated Education Fund for Northern Ireland.

I now live in Provence, so what better way to fully enjoy life here, than by organising Déjà vu Monte Carlo, almost 55 years after I competed in this iconic event, navigating for Adrian Boyd in a Hillman Imp.