Ulster Grand Prix House to be rebuilt in memory of David Wood

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Published August 13, 2013

Written by: Ulster Grand Prix

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Fans called to ‘Buy a Block’ to become part of the building’s history

The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club (DDMC) has announced that they have been granted planning permission to rebuild ‘Ulster Grand Prix House’ in the paddock at Dundrod. 

Launching the ‘Buy a Block’ campaign in Lisburn tonight for the reconstruction of Ulster Grand Prix House at Dundrod are Lee Wood, Robert Graham, Sally Best, Robert McKnight, Des Stewart, Sharon Courtney, Andy Pinkerton, Paul McGovern, Councillor Paul Porter and James Courtney.
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Promoters of the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix, DDMC, are working together with The David Wood Foundation, Lisburn City Council and the Ulster Grand Prix Supporters Club to fund the project, which will be completed in time for Bike Week 2014.

President of the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club, James Courtney said: “The original building was knocked down in the early 90s so we are delighted to announce that we are now in a position to rebuild Ulster Grand Prix House from the ground up.

“I can also confirm that the new building will be named the David Wood Ulster Grand Prix House. Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of David’s death. He was a fantastic ambassador for the sport, both as a racer and a racing manager – his most famous rider being Joey Dunlop. He also brought a lot of major sponsors to road racing, and gave his time freely to nurture younger riders.

“In memory of all David has done to help the sport, and as the David Wood Foundation is working to help fund the project, it is fitting that the building be named after him.

“We are indebted to the Foundation as well as Lisburn City Council and the Ulster Grand Prix Supporter’s Club for their support and would like to call on the wider road racing community to help out and be a part of this exciting new chapter for us, by participating in our ‘Buy a Block’ campaign.

“Fans can buy a block for just £5 each, and everyone who donates to the project will be personally named on a plaque once the house is built,” he added.

The David Wood Ulster Grand Prix House will house the race office, and will also be home to club meetings and wider community events throughout the year.

The Ulster Grand Prix Supporter’s Club will be selling blocks at their stand in the paddock, and you will also be able to buy blocks on the Ulster Grand Prix website or by calling James Courtney on 07771 846205.

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Launching the ‘Buy a Block’ campaign in Lisburn tonight for the reconstruction of Ulster Grand Prix House at Dundrod are Lee Wood, Robert Graham, Sally Best, Robert McKnight, Des Stewart, Sharon Courtney, Andy Pinkerton, Paul McGovern, Councillor Paul Porter and James Courtney.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON