Launch Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally 2017: 13th August 2017


You are invited to attend the launch of the Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally 2017; the event is worth over €850 thousand to the local economy yearly which makes it the largest sporting event in the County. We would appreciate if you could attend next Saturday to support this event.

The launch is taking place as follows on the 13th of August 2017. 

3.00 pm Photoshoot outside the Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford
  Welcome reception
4.00pm Interviews with
  • Many National Drivers & Navigators
  • Jim Moore – Mayor of Wexford
  • Graham Scallan – Chairman Wexford Motorclub
  • The Famous Paddy Whack!
  • Alex Sinclair – Motorsport Ireland
  • And many more
5.00 pm Finger food and light refreshments
5.30 pm Event close



About the Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally 2017


The event will have 15 competitive stages – a combination of both smooth and technical tarmac.
The format will consist of two classic stages run 3 times on Saturday, followed by three brand new stages run three times on Sunday, making a total of over 200 Kilometres. As usual, scrutiny will be at Hertz in Ferrybank, and central service will be at the Wexford Racecourse on the Newtown Road.

2017, year 2 of a 5-year event development programme, sees the launch of a new online payment scheme aimed at helping to keep the Clubman rallying. Competitors can now save and pay for their entries – using easy to purchase online vouchers/coupons on with values ranging from €10 to €500. Needless to say that the online gift of credit towards your entry would make an ideal birthday or early Christmas present, even a special wedding gift!!
Competitors can also use this system to enable their sponsors or employers buy vouchers for drivers and co-drivers – up to a value of €500 each – tax-free! Just like the One4all Voucher.

Chairman of Wexford Motor Club Graham Scallan said we are delighted to be the first motor club in Ireland to launch the new online payments facility for entries into all our motorsport events. With the rise in insurance costs and related costs within the sport, we have launched this new scheme to help members and competitors save and pay for their entry into our events more conveniently and flexible to help keep the Clubman rallying.
2017 also see’s discounted ferry crossings for all our UK competitors through Fairfield Motorsport.

Live feeds, interviews and breaking news will be available on various platforms over the rally weekend.
This is the 46th running of the event, the 11th consecutive time the HQ has been at the Riverbank House Hotel and the second time to have Volkswagen Ireland and Wexford Volkswagen as the events title sponsors.

The gallery of previous winners includes Steve Woods, Mark Straker, James Stafford, Damien Cole, PJ McGrath, Eamonn Boland, Stephen Murphy, Pete Doughty, Donie Keating, Bill Connelly, Frank Meagher, Austin McHale, Bertie Fisher, Ger Buckley and Billy Coleman.

The Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally is a round of the following championships:
• The Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship
• Wexford Motor Club Championship
• Irelands Modified Tar Masters

Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally would like to acknowledge the generous support of many businesses and organisations, including Wexford’s Local Authorities and Wexford Chamber of Commerce.

Regulations are available now on