News — Carlow Vintage and Classic Motor Club

By: Carlow Vintage And Classic Motor Club  05/12/2011
Keywords: motor club, Classic Motor Club

Category: News


November 30th, 2011 — 8:20pm

November 21st, 2011 — 7:40pm

Yet again the classic car show at the NEC BRIMINGHAM showed some of the finest cars under one roof.This year FORD celebrated their 100th birthday ,and with that all the ford clubs displayed their finest.You could get lost in some of the car stands looking at the high quality of restoration work .The amount of irish clubs that traveled over for the show had  increased this year also.CVCMC decided that we would meet for a group photo at the IRISH VINTAGE SCENE stand ,we lost three on the way in the crowds.

CARL TOM AND ANDREW from the IRISH VINTAGE SCENE at their stand.

November 20th, 2011 — 9:22pm

November 2nd, 2011 — 10:00pm

October 26th, 2011 — 8:30pm

CVCMC have decided that the BEETLE and all the VW aircooled family are going to be the feature car and van for next years show in August.CVCMC are already planning to have two shows next year ,one in RATHWOOD HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE in may which is a show and sale and the other the in TULLOW RUBGY CLUB now famous because of local hero SEAN O BRIEN,which will be held in august.So anyone that has a aircooled bug now has plenty of notice to have it ready for show next year.

October 24th, 2011 — 8:02pm

After a lot of time and energy Toms jag XK140 is really taking shape.You would think by looking at the pictures below that it was nearly finished ,but tom had to fit all the parts to the shell before painting it ,at the moment it is in primer.I cannot wait to see this car on the road ,its  such a beauty in real life.Have a look in the gallery under Tom jag for other photos.

September 20th, 2011 — 10:02pm

February 1st, 2011 — 6:25pm

A  friend of mine bought a 1972 Austin 1300 advertised in Manchester so he asked two of us to go over to collect the car with him. Buying a second hand car nowadays has its advantages and disadvantages but buying a classic  or vintage car is a great buzz  especially when the owner describes it exactly the way it is . For years people have been importing cars from England, some good and some bad. but now I think the Irish have got alot cuter when it comes down to buying cars ,now we want cars close to perfect or pristine . It all started Saturday morning leaving Carlow town in the early hours when people were going home from a night out ,three of us were making a voyage to Manchester. Alot of people associate Manchester with football but we were collecting a 70s classic. We were met by the owner at the airport who had brought the car directly to the car park. From a distance we could see a retro orange coloured car,  it stuck out from the rest of the cars in the car park. We approached it and gave it the once over and unlike Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers we didn’t have to hit the car with a branch to get it started, half a turn  of the ignition switch and the BMC engine fired up.You can buy all the air fresheners in the world, but the smell of the old leather mixed with old timber is priceless, we fell in love with the little Austin. Without delay we paid for the car before someone else seen it and we headed for the boat to Holyhead. Driving a classic car on the motorway took a bit of getting used to after trying to set up the wing mirrors to see what was behind us, but all we could see in the mirror was our own reflection( some sight). A car like this sticks out on the road like any classic people have memories of the cars . They could be parked up beside a new merc or Lexus and people young and old will have more interest in pointed or curved wings on the older cars. Half way through the drive we had to stop at the picturesque town of Llandudno where the annual transport festival is held. We drove around it as if it was our local town. The Irish are Welcomed every year to this show in May and many return year after year.As we got out of the car to get some sea air, we were approached by a local couple ,they were fascinated by the little austin  and how it was only  half way home ,some might say we are  mad.Leaving llandudno we drove along side the lovely welsh coast with its winding motorway and mountain tunnels we could have being driving through Monte Carlo and not knowing any different.Its amazing how good the Austin was on petrol at one stage we thought the gauge was faulty, it shows how Austin were thinking about emission levels in the seventy’s.At last we seen the tall chimney of hollyhead ,it was like reaching Everest when we drove onto the boat and all was left to do was designate a driver for Carlow so we could celebrate our journey. 

Davy

November 21st, 2010 — 1:23pm

Have a look in the gallery at some of the most beautiful garages in the world and their contents.

June 30th, 2010 — 10:05pm

HAVE A LOOK IN THE GALLERY AND SEE THE PROGRESS TOM HAS MADE IN JUST A FEW WEEKS THE JAG IS REALLY SHAPING UP AND THE QUALITY OF WORK IS VERY HIGH.

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