Fall/Winter 2016

A Racing Tradition Since 1974
A gearhead all his life, Jerry had aspirations to be a racing driver. However, a lack of resources forced him to trade racing rubber for a pair of rugby boots and make that his primary sport for over twenty years instead. Ironically, by the time he could no longer play, injuries from his rugby career prevented him from driving in competitive motorsports. Instead, he became involved with racing preparation and crew support in vintage racing, as well as in Jaguar concours. Old Irish Racing has produced two JCNA North American Concours Champion Jaguars. While we are no longer regularly participating in concours, our XJC and XKR-R still bring home the odd trophy. Jerry's love for racing has extended to his vast collection of miniature racing cars which occupies a good portion of this site.
This website is a celebration of our automotive interests. We occasionally offer Jaguar cars, racing models and other memorabilia for sale. We also build scale racing dioramas for sale in high detail, of historic events in sports car and F1 racing. Our world headquarters are in Eugene, Oregon USA and our winter headquarters are in Honakaa, Hawaii. Thanks for visiting our website. Jerry & Su Liudahl

Cars & Racing:

We are passionate about Jaguar! Old Irish Racing is home to some very special motorcars and is the home to Jaguar Clubs of North American concours champions.Click here to see all the award winning Jaguars currently in our stable.

Old Irish Racing is a private enterprise and is not open to the general public. Direct all email inquiries to: OLD IRISH RACING

The Old Irish Model Auto Collection I have collected miniature versions of both the cars I own and the ones I enjoy for,over 50 years. I cataloged my collection of models and Jaguar memorabilia and put it here on the website. Come visit the collection of over 1,000 miniature Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes, Austin Healey, Alfa Romeo, and other marque sports, vintage, touring and racing cars. We are adding to the collection all the time, Click HERE to see what's New.

Racing Dioramas For Sale Handbuilt racing dioramas from my collection of famous race scenes, cars, personalities. I Accept PayPal.

I am passionate about Le Mans and the race and the rich racing history there. I have combined that with my interest in miniature racing cars to create, "The Le Mans Champions 1949 - Present". Click HERE to have a look at our collection of post-war Le Mans Winners.

I have owned a variety of cars over the last forty plus years, here are some of them: Click on this link to see some of what we've owned, some we wish we still had today!

The Jaguar Club of Victoria is our home club. Join us in July for Jaguars on the Island!

The Sports Car Shop is owned by our good friends Bob & Brenda Macherione, and they provide expert care to the Old Irish Jaguars.

The Vancouver All British Field Meet is put on each May by our friends Patrick & Joan Stewart and is the best show of its type in North America! ABFM Weekend now also features the Vancouver to Whistler Run, join us!

Click here, read about my NASCAR debut at Texas Motor Speedway. It was great to know I still had it!

Purple Lips Racing is a Eugene, Oregon based racing team that campaigned Austin Healey and Datsun race cars. I was a member of the championship winning team in the glory years. Check out the team history and cars.

Memorabilia and Miscellany:

Being a Jaguar fan, as well as being a motor sports fanatic, I have collected memorabilia from Jaguar's racing days in Group C, LeMans and IMSA GTP. Click here

Ian Cooling runs great postal auctions of Jaguar automobilia You will find everything from rare mascots, art work, brochures, models, driving suits, etc. To go to his website, Click here

From my non-motorintg life:

Play Ball!!! My interest in baseball rubbed off on me from my father's love of the game. I was never any good at it, but that didn't mean I didn't spend countless hours playing it, or watching our hometown minor league team, the Salem Dodgers. I also have been a life-long San Francisco Giants fan. My baseball collection is here.

Carnation Fresh Milk My family was in the dairy business and we distributed Carnation Milk products. Here is some information on the "dairy days".

Rugby click here to see a picture of the 1974 OSU Rugby Team. I hope to have more rugby career pictures coming soon!

1971 South Salem Saxon Football Team click here

If you love your Jaguar, you must also visit


and SelfStudio by clicking on the image above

The Jaguar XJ13 at the top of this page is being driven by the legendary Jaguar test driver Norman Dewis in 1971. To read more about Norman, click here.

For copies of images, questions or comments about the website to: OLD IRISH RACING

PLEASE NOTE: From 1968 into the 1990's tobacco companies sponsored many significant race cars. In the interest of historical accuracy, Old Irish Racing chooses to display models or images in our collection as historically accurate as possible. While seeing a tobacco advert on a car gives me no more desire to go smoke than seeing a car makes me want to go suck on its exhaust pipe. If tobacco (or alcohol) adverts on race cars offend you, please take your politically correct a$$ to another website to go look at nice pictures of sunsets, bunnies and kittens on another site. This is a private site and we will display what we want.

Old Irish Racing 2016