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Gordon Bennett Motor Race 1903

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Leinster Leader, Saturday 4 April 1903 – Page 7.



In reply to Mr. Hayden, Mr. Brown said that he was pleased to be in a position to deny authoritatively the statement that Naas was struck out of the route of the motor race on account of the apathy of the people. The sole reason of the change was the unsuitability of the Naas and Kilcullen, and the Naas and Newbridge roads, and the secretary of the Automobile Club assured him that the project had received every possible assistance and support from the people of Naas. It might be that Naas would yet derive some benefit from the race.