Welcome to the unofficial site that gives a history
on Billy Coleman who was Irelands most successful rally driver ever. The site aims to give
a history on Billy's rally career from the beginnings right up until he retired
in 1987. His career spanned the most of 20 odd years with a retirement between 81 and 83.
Usually he was back
out in a rally car about once a
year or so.
Billy Coleman originated from Milstreet Co. Cork
where he still resides today. He first came to province in 1969 in rather tatty
self-prepared green Mark I Escort (TIU 250) on the Circuit of Ireland when he took special
stage time off the works Escort of Rodger Clark which was almost unheard of at
the time. Billy was born in 1948 in Cork. From an early age he
developed an interest in motor cars, confessing for the bug when he sat up on his fathers
knee to drive the car when he was five years old. His father owned a garage in Milstreet
and was the Ford Main Dealer which helped nurture Billy's interest in cars. So
look and see and follow the story of this
great Irish legend
in Motorsport .
Hope you enjoy !!!
********* Billy Coleman Award announced
********* Details on Line Shortly
If you have any comments or pictures of
Billy please mail me.
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Contact me | This site was created by Pat O'Sullivan.