Gerry Faloona is the Motoring Journalist for the Belfast Media Group of publications which includes the Andersonstown News, The North Belfast News, The South Belfast News and the Irish Echo. Gerry’s motoring experience began at 17 with the purchase of his first car, since then (over 45 years ago) he has been writing about, racing, rallying and restoring cars of all shapes, makes & sizes, but mostly he has a passion for Vauxhalls and Opels.
He wrote the motoring column in the Andersonstown News over 30 years ago and recently re-joined the team to help develop the motoring section. His has a wealth of vehicular experience in a myriad of roles across a broad spectrum of the motor industry and motorsport.
Gerry worked as a Supercar & Rally Car driving instructor and competed in stock, saloon and rally cars and is currently a 4X4 demonstrator. Along with a business partner he owned and operated a car repair and maintenance business which included second-hand car sales.
He has been involved in rallying for over 30 years as a driver, a technician, a team manager and as part of the management team on a myriad of rallies including the Circuit of Ireland Rally.
Gerry works part-time as a professional Chauffeur driving for one of Ireland's premier chauffeur businesses driving corporate, entertainment and high-class tourism clients using a fleet of Mercedes Benz V & S Class cars,
Gerry's favourite pass-time is restoring or recommissioning modern classic cars and his private collection includes an Opel Manta GTE, a Ford Cougar V6, a Vauxhall Astra Classic Rally car and his most recent acquisition a Vauxhall Tigra Exclusive 2 door, 2 seater convertible which he is currently recommissioning after being off the road for more than 2 years.
Gerry was a presenter on the motorsport Television show RPM on UTV and RTE and for more than 4 years presented the Friday Drivetime radio show on Belfast89.