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The Gordon Bennett Motor Race 1903 - Leinster Leader February 1903

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Leinster Leader, Saturday 28 March 1903, Last Edition – Page 5.
District Doings.
In Naas and North Kildare.

Naas and Newbridge have been struck out of the course for the motor race on the ground that there are awkward turns etc. on the road. This allegation would no doubt pass muster were there not still more awkward turns on portions of the roads yet included.


It is rather peculiar that it was not till the eleventh hour the difficulties in regard to Naas and Newbridge were discovered, and that, when the secretary of the Automobile Club came before the County Council, no suggestion was made that anything of the kind existed. It is doubtful, however, if any representation on the subject would now avail, inasmuch as the change seems to have received the necessary official sanction.