About McKinstry Motorsport


Kenny Mckinstry began his career in motorsport in 1975 competing in night navigation rallies before progressing into stage rallying and also competing in rallycross. In 1978 Kenny founded the company McKinstry Motors selling and servicing lawnmowers alongside preparing his own rallycars. This part of the company has gone from strength to strength over the years to become a leader in sales and services of garden equipment and power tools.


In 1995 Kenny saw an opportunity to hire rally cars in Ireland. This combined with his knowledge of the Subaru World Rally Car gained through his own competition made McKinstry Motorsport the only choice for rally car hire in Ireland. Some notable customer in Ireland include Kriss Meeke, Kevin Barrett, Brian O’Mahony, Andrew Nesbitt, Colm Murphy, John McGaffin, Dessie Keenan, as well as many international stars such as Mark Higgins, Markko Martin, Stig Blomquist, Patrick Snijers, Markku Alen, Ari Vatanen.


When time permits Kenny still takes the opportunity to compete himself and clearly hasn’t lost any of his pace, most recently claiming the 2011 NI Rally Championship.Kenny's daughter Emma also competes herself and was the first female to drive a World Rally Car in Ireland and has claimed 3 Northern Ireland ladies titles as well as several record placings on national events.