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The Gordon Bennett Motor Race 1903 - Leinster Leader April 1903

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Leinster Leader, Saturday 18 April 1903, Last Edition – Page 5.
District Doings.
In Athy and Carlow.

During the past week Athy and Carlow have been literally besieged with motor cars. Some few complaints have been made of the speed with which they go in country districts, regardless of the inconvenience, if not danger, thus caused to those engaged in ordinary traffic.
On Tuesday Mr. Edge, winner of the trophy last year, visited Athy on a round of the course. On Wednesday Mr. V. G. D. Goff, Waterford, accompanied by Sir H. Robinson and Major Nugent, went around the course. When interviewed at Kildare, Mr. Goff expressed himself delighted with the course, and said that Sir H. Robinson was well pleased with the condition in which he found it.
Mr. Goff also stated that the manager of the Panhard Company (French) was well pleased with the condition of the roads, although he thought them somewhat narrow at places.