Auto Heroes

Auto Heroes

Auto Heroes is a monthly event held in Mondello Park that aims to give underground car culture in Ireland a new home. Every scene or preference is welcome and we have plenty to keep you entertained. From on-track drift and grip action and judged display areas, to in-Gymkhana Arena and a freestyle area. Auto Heroes events will bring together the most eclectic mix of modified machinery in the country. Whether you are into the old-school, high-performance, stanced or drift variety, there will be something for everybody. If you’re a car enthusiast, this is the place to be … Auto Heroes next event will take place on Friday December 30th in Mondello Park. For registration and booking information see below. For all the latest new on Auto Heroes you can follow the events on facebook at

Next Auto Heroes Event

Friday March 17th

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Drifting is the fastest growing motorsport in the world and it’s easy to see why. The Irish Drift Championship alone has attracted 500,000 viewers in 2015 and Auto Heroes provides up-and-coming drivers (along with IDC superstars) a place to practice, test and have some fun behind the wheel, away from the pressure of competition. We will be using the national circuit in Mondello, run in two directions throughout the day, to challenge drivers.

Drift sessions will be divided into Beginner , Intermediate and Advanced groups who will alternate on track throughout the day.

Beginner: This class is intended for those that are in the learning stage and do not have competition-spec cars. The minimum requirement is a bucket seat/harness/tow hooks. This class is also for those running under-powered cars (sub 250bhp)]

Advanced: This class is dedicated to drivers who have taken part in Mondello Park practice days in the past, are familiar with the layouts, but do not have a competition-spec car. The minimum requirement is a bucket seat/harness/tow hooks. This class is also for those running high-power road cars (+250bhp)

Pro: The Pro class is dedicated to those who’s cars meet IDC (Or similar) safety regulations and have competed in the IDC (or similar) recently.

During the day you will get to run on three different layouts. From 09:00 to 13:00 we will run the circuit in reverse using both IDC layouts (Global Warfare and Japfest). From 1:30pm to 2pm the IDC Class will perform a demo and then from 14:00 to 17:30 we will run the full Mondello Park Drift Pracice circuit in the normal, clockwise, direction.

Due to stpulations by our insurers, only PRO Session drivers may carry passengers.

Grip Sessions

The Mondello Park International loop will be open throughout the event for grip driving.

Want to push your car to the limits or just experience track driving for the first time, this is the area for you. The Mondello Park International Loop combines high-speed straights with tight technical sections to get the most out of a car and driver.

Grip sessions will run with an open pit lane so you can have as much track time as you can handle.

The day will be divided into two sessions, morning from 09:00 to 13:00 and afternoon from 14:00 to 17:30 with a maximum of 20 cars per session. Drivers can book for the Morning or Afternoon session or for the Full Day.

Gymkhana & Freestyle

When it comes to performance, the ultimate question is, who’s is better – you or your mate? Now you’ll be able to put it to the test, in Auto Heroes very own Gymkhana and Freestyle areas.

Want to get involved in competition, then test your Cars’ and your own ability, by going head-to-head against your friends in our Gymkhana area where you can challenge fellow enthusiasts and test your skills and your cars performance on a set course.

If you’re not interested in competition and just want to have some fun in your road car then have a go at impressing the crowrds in our Freestyle area. The Freestyle area is a sectioned off section of the Mondello Park paddock where you can have some fun behind the wheel, performing donuts, burnouts or handbrake turns where it’s all safe and it’s all legal.

Show Area

Want to Show off your car!! Our Hard-Parked area will see the best custom machinery compete for coveted Auto Heroes Show N Shine Trophies across a number of categories.

Want to show off your new build, enter the Auto Heroes judged competition, or just hang out with like minded gearheads, then the Hard Parked area is for you. We are inviting all car clubs, forums, websites and individuals to come and display their machines in a fun, relaxed environment.


All drivers wishing to be part of the Drift and Grip sessions at Auto Heroes must pre register and book in advance to be sure of a space. Some spaces may be available on the day but this cannot be guarnateed.

The price for a full day Drifting is €130.

The price for a half day morning or afternoon Grip Driving on the Internatrional Loop is €70.

The price for a full day Grip Driving on the Internatrional Loop is €130.

To register or book for track sessions please contact Mondello Park on 045-860200 or

Entrants for the Show N Shine can be either groups or individuals. All entrants must pre register before attending an event and there will be an entry fee of €10 per car, payable on attendance at an event. at each event they attend. To register for the Show N Shine as an individual please fill out our INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FORM. To register a group for the Show N Shine please fill out our GROUP REGISTRATION FORM.

Gymkhana and Freestyle can be entered on the day at a cost of €20 per driver.