Don't think you'll have it all your own way, Toad and I are debating whether to use his D******u or my 75, Finbarr and another friend are bringing our Rover 111.
Regarding buses, someone did it 2 years ago in a Merc 500 SEL.
This is all a bit of fun for St. Stephen's Day (@Toronto, note: NOT Boxing Day as it is known on the other island!!). For the great unwashed, autotesting is the only form of motorsport where you come to Ireland to meet the World Champions. I believe that the SCCA have something like it called "Solo 2" in the States, but with none of the difficulty involved in it. Here is a taster from the Trials Drivers Club of Ireland website:
What are Autotests?
Autotests are a form of Motorsport in which a car is driven on a set route around various obstacles against the clock (typically in a car park or Industrial Yard). Time Penalties are given for touching an obstacle (usually Pylons = Vertical Sticks) or not performing the manouvres correctly. Drivers are required to travel forwards or in reverse between manouvres, perform spin turns, stop in garages and on various lines, including the finish line. The Competitor with the lowest total time for the event is the winner.
There are generally between 8 and 12 tests per event and each test normally takes an expert between 30 and 60 seconds to complete, using first and reverse gears only. The entrants are divided up into various classes depending on their skill level and the car they are driving, and awards are presented to the best drivers of each. Points are also scored in any relevant championships.
When driven well a car travels smoothly around the test, without excessive wheelspin, stopping only on the required spot for an instant with the driving wheels already turning in the next direction, any other changes of direction being performed without stopping at perhaps 2Omph. Great satisfaction is derived by competitors from driving the tests skilfully.
There are classes in the National Championship (known as the Motorsport Ireland Hewison Autotest Championship) for various types of cars and one class for novice drivers, as follows:
a) All Mini saloons b) Front wheel drive Specials
c) Rear wheel drive Sports Cars and Specials d) All Saloons, other than Minis, up to 1300cc
e) All Saloons, other than Minis, over 1300cc
f) Novices (in the championship only, - Best novice in each class award given at events)
The TDC run several Autotests each year from the novelty handicap St. Stevens day event through a beginners championship and Hewison Championship round to the International Trophy Autotest where National teams from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic battle for honours.
Sample Test Diagram