Billy Coleman is happy to hold the title of “the slowest driver” in Castlemagner. Ironically, he is also of that generation that never had to sit a driving test in order to gain a license. But for anyone that was around in the 1970s and 1980s, Billy is a motoring legend. He was the man that showed the world of rallying what the Irish were made of. This was in a time when rallies were broadcast on national TV and the sport had a huge following.

In a career spanning almost 20 years, the Millstreet Maestro won numerous titles including the British rally championship in 1974 and the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship in 1984.