ABOUT US

The history of the Club

The club was formed in November 2008 by Arthur McMullan and Brian (Boo) McCurry in memory of the late Jimmy Peak from Ballynahinch. Arthur is chairperson of the club and a life-time friend of Jimmy’s, Boo is vice-chairperson of the club and Jimmy’s nephew.

Jimmy started his sporting career in motor cycle scrambling in 1968 and in 1973 was All Ireland Novice Scrambles Champion.  He went to autocross in 1977 in a buggy called the Scoop which was originally built by Ronnie and Dessie McCartney.  Jimmy had four very successful years driving the Scoop.

Then  in 1981 he moved up to rallycross, the 83/84 rallycross season he was runner up in the STP Rallycross Championship.  In between rallycross seasons he took part in sprints before going on to autotesting in 1993 which he enjoyed up until his death from a brain haemorrhage at the age of fifty three in September 1998.  He loved his sport and success or a win to him was a bonus.

Jimmy was a real mini enthusiast and got great satisfaction from building his own cars and engines, just before he died he restored his 1275 GT which was his pride and joy, unfortunately he didn’t get long to enjoy it.

 

Jimmy’s Rallycross Mini

Jimmy had a lot of success driving mini’s over the years, this is the rallycross mini which he built in 1980 and raced for fifteen years.  He sold it in 1996 and it went to Co. Donegal.

The return of the mini all came about from our Peak Performance Motor Club logo on Marty Holland’s coat at a rallycross meeting at Bishopscourt and the rest is history.  The car was traced to Fore, Westmeath and now has been bought by Arthur and was brought back in June 2011.  Over the next few months the car will be restored to its former glory and will be on display at events as part of our club history.

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