Saturday 17 March 2018

Star turn for classic cars

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IT'S HARD to resist this picture of a 1946 Jaguar Mark IV. The car, which was supplied by Frank Cavey & Sons of Camden Street, Dublin, who were Jaguar Agents and Assemblers since 1937, to a jeweller in August 1946, was lovingly restored in the Nineties by a longstanding member of the Irish Jaguar and Daimler Club.

The Jaguar's original Gun Metal Grey colour was changed to a more attractive Maroon over Black two-tone scheme to better show off its very attractive styling.

The photograph arrived from the Royal Irish Automobile Club when it announced that the prestigious RIAC National Classic Car Show, which is supported by Axa insurance, will return to the Simmonscourt Hall at the Royal Dublin Society Showgrounds in Dublin on March 1 and 2 .

The inaugural show last February saw huge numbers attend the RDS to see the finest collection of classic, veteran and vintage cars ever gathered together in Ireland. Vehicles that were displayed included some of the rarest examples of their marque. Exit polls showed one of the highest satisfaction ratings ever recorded at an event in the RDS and this prompted the RIAC to proceed with an all-new show in 2014 and thereafter every two years.

The space allocated to clubs has been doubled and now 36 clubs will be featured, double the number at the 2013 show.

In addition to the increased numbers of clubs attending the show, there will be new feature stands, an autojumble for the first time, an Irish motor sport section, a dedicated restoration feature and much more.

As this is a family-orientated event, emphasis has also been put on creating a dedicated family section, which will, among other entertainments, feature the Road Safety Authority 'Street Smart Kids' interactive learning initiative promoting road safety for children from the ages of five up to 12.

Irish Independent

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