Derek Mcma­hon 1941-2016

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - Brian and Liz Pat­ter­son

MN is sad to re­port the death of Done­gal Mo­tor Club chair­man Derek Mcma­hon, who died last week­end at the age of 75.

Mcma­hon, from Mil­ford in County Done­gal, was a hugely in­flu­en­tial fig­ure in mo­tor rac­ing as well as ral­ly­ing.

He pro­moted and backed many driv­ers, in­clud­ing Derek Daly, into the rar­efied world of F1. He was larger than life in ev­ery way. At home he was known as ‘The King of Done­gal’ and did much, par­tic­u­larly through the Done­gal Oil Com­pany, to raise the pro­file of ral­ly­ing in his beloved home county.

The sto­ries in­volv­ing his ex­ploits over the years are the stuff of leg­end. He was truly one of a kind. Derek was pre­de­ceased by his wife Anne three years ago. To his three sons and two daugh­ters, along with the wider fam­ily cir­cle and all his friends, we ex­tend our deep­est sym­pa­thies and con­do­lences.

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